Edgecombe Community College Launches Online Bookstore to Improve Student Experience

Edgecombe Community College (ECC) is enhancing the student experience and improving affordability.

Edgecombe Community College (ECC), a public, two-year institution, launched an online bookstore to enhance the student experience and improve affordability. The college now offers all required textbooks and course materials through the online model and plans to rebrand the Campus Store to support the community in new ways.

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Rising to Meet Student Needs in a Post-Pandemic Era

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift from an in-person college experience to virtual learning and simultaneously brought increased awareness to the reality of students’ challenges and educational barriers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article, “Connecting with the Whole Student Experience,” offers insight into the socio-economic challenges today’s college students face – including food and housing insecurities, childcare costs, and mental health struggles. The article, which is part of a larger report, “Reimagining the Student Experience,” was published in August 2022. 

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What is EDGE Equitable Access?

At Akademos, we understand that the textbook and course materials landscape is always changing. There seems to be a new model that promotes textbook affordability for students everyday. In the midst of the rising popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Inclusive Access (IA), equitable access is only just emerging. So what exactly is it, and how does it enable student success? Check out our infographic below!

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North Central College Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

Unique platform and marketplace will provide students with personalized service and affordable course materials, and the College with data and tools to support student success  

North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials, a wider selection of textbook formats and payment options, and a best-in-class personalized ordering experience. The College plans to launch its online bookstore in the fall of 2018.

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