A recently published article in the May issue of Business Officer Magazine (“Livening Up the Shelves,” by Apryl Motley) profiles three institutions who have found innovative content delivery methods — online and on campus — to stock their bookstore shelves:
We received a visit from Akademos founder and chairman of the board Brian Jacobs today!
As noted previously on our blog, Brian left Akademos to start a new company focused on Open Educational Resources called panOpen. panOpen was selected to be part of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator program and has been busy building an OER platform for a list of new client schools. To sign up for panOpen's OER pilot program, visit them at http://www.panopen.org/.
Last week the team at Akademos received a visit from some of Connecticut's government officials as they toured the state visiting education organizations and growing businesses. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, State Senator Bob Duff, and State Representatives Bruce Morris and Chris Perone all stopped by Akademos' corporate headquarters in Norwalk, CT to talk about textbook affordability and overall college affordability.
Akademos board director Eric Fingerhut was just named the President of Jewish student organization Hillel. Congratulations to Eric and we support him in his endeavors to continue supporting student learning.
For those of us who live and work in the New York metropolitan area, Sandy's effects continue to linger. Even now, gas stations in NY and NJ remain shuttered, and many people speak about their inability to get much work done. The Akademos office in CT and our employees fared well, though some were without power and were displaced from their homes temporarily. Many of our partner schools are located in areas that were in the path of the storm. To those schools, as we have said, if any of your students are experiencing hardship, please let us know. We have already given out a number of textbook scholarships to students at Akademos partner schools whose lives were affected. There is still work to be done in order to rebuild the community. We thank everyone for their well wishes as we begin to get back to normal.