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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Quincy University Introduces a ‘Books in Tuition’ Program

Quincy University supports digital initiatives with a new bundled textbooks program, takes ownership of their brand, and the customer experience.

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What's Next for Student Success? [Webinar Recap]

Helping students succeed is a priority for us at Akademos, which is why our focus is on continually tracking industry trends on products and features to support student success in higher education. Pam Mueller, Senior Director of Account Development, along with two senior members of our Product team, Clay Salit and Brett Horton, led a 20-minute discussion in July that highlighted the up-and-coming products and features being developed to support student success.

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Sul Ross State University Increasing Degree Affordability

In collaboration with online course materials platform Akademos, the West Texas public university is taking the high cost out of buying course materials and textbooks

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North Park University Online Textbook Platform Boosts Affordability

In a move to increase affordability for its socio-economically diverse student population, Chicago’s North Park University has made the move to an online course materials platform. The new initiative will enable the nearly 3,000 university students to access textbooks and course materials at a lower price.

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