We are proud to announce that Akademos has been named to the 2020 list of Top EdTech Solution Providers! Our all-in-one solution supports institutions in their quest to increase utilization of the bookstore, guarantee course material access and preparedness on day one, and improve student success and retention. It is an honor to be recognized by CIO Applications and we are excited to continue developing innovative technology that provides solutions to the challenges being faced in the EdTech space.
Akademos will provide students with access to lower cost course materials and highly personalized service
We are thrilled to announce that the University of Lynchburg has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials.
A nationally recognized private university with more than 3,000 students and 24,000 alumni around the world, Lynchburg’s mission to prepare students for engagement in a global society and for effective leadership in the civic, professional, and spiritual dimensions of life, will be further strengthened with the Akademos partnership. The new online bookstore and course materials platform will launch in support of the summer 2020 term.
A few hours ago, the CSU system announced that the majority of their classes will be held predominately online in the fall. As a system, CSU comprises 23 individual institutions and 500,000 students. It is one of the largest systems in the United States and, as a bellwether, will surely drive additional institutions to contemplate similar actions for the fall.
This domino is the latest to fall as the rules relative to higher education – and our lives – are rewritten due to COVID-19. Basic activities such as recruiting prospective students by touring the campus have been upended and we now face the very real prospect of classes being held online through the end of 2020.
Providing the campus bookstore and staff additional support with industry-leading technology
We are very excited to announce our newest partnership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). Southern is one of the largest seminaries in the world, and it is committed to offering students a deeper, richer, and stronger educational experience. With so many invaluable responsibilities in the daily operation of the campus bookstore, SBTS decided to have a trusted technology partner to help alleviate the tedious management of a course materials program that would free the staff to focus on the parts - and people - that matter. Enhancing the bookstore with Akademos technology will optimize the dedicated on-campus store in an online setting.
Further advancing an integrated approach to learning in higher education
We are very excited to announce our newest strategic partnership that brings additional benefits to students and faculty through the Akademos course materials platform. The partnership integrates CogBooks’ engaging adaptive learning courseware into Akademos’ industry-leading online bookstore and course materials platform. In addition to a more comprehensive course materials ecosystem and agile learning environment that keeps students engaged, this strategic agreement will provide higher education institutions valuable tools and insights into student success.
Amy is the newest Director of Business Development at Akademos, responsible for building new partnerships in the Western US. She has worked in Higher Ed for over 20 years, specializing in Retention, Data Analytics, Financial Aid and Enrollment. Amy is passionate about bringing new ideas to the industry to foster a successful student lifecycle.
The student of today looks much different than 10, or even 5, years ago, which is why it can be extremely difficult to diagnose what may be at the heart of declining enrollments and higher attrition rates. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 30 percent of students who entered college in the fall of 2014 did not return for year 2.1 The 6-year graduation rate in the U.S. is reported at 59%2, however, some believe this to be even lower due to the method upon which colleges are reporting these rates, and if transfers are included as part of the calculation. For many schools, the cost to retain a student is more cost-effective than recruiting a new one, and this shift will continue as we see a trend in educational sectors closing schools, merging or moving to predominantly online models.