The Burden of Course Material Costs

Textbook prices are on the rise and students realize that not obtaining the required course materials will affect their academic performance. There are many financial burdens students face while in college and they sometimes have to choose between purchasing textbooks or paying for food, rent, or other everyday necessities. While many colleges are working to utilize more OER (Open Educational Resources) as course material, the availability is limited for more advanced level courses. Lower cost alternatives are being provided more and more from publishers, but most of the time students don't utilize the same publishers across their various classes and students end up sharing textbooks, making copies of chapters, or just not acquiring the materials at all.

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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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Wingate University Partners with Akademos to Provide Lower Course Materials Prices to Students

Personalized service, support of student success, and actionable data to be provided by Akademos platform and marketplace  

We are proud to announce that Wingate University has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials. A multicultural, private university with students from 37 states and 13 countries, Wingate offers undergraduate degrees in its schools of business, arts and sciences, sport sciences and education. Nine graduate programs are also offered in a variety of disciplines. The University, which values getting to know each student as an individual, will launch its online bookstore this spring to support its Summer Term 2018.

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The Impact of Generation Z on the College Course Materials Marketplace

How Your Campus Can Prepare for the Influx of the First True Digital Natives

While many of us remember life before the Internet, there is an entire generation that’s never lived without it.  Generation Z, born 2001–2013, grew up in the digital age, where tablets, smartphones and instant access to information were all a part of their day-to-day reality literally from birth. They’ve seen technologies become obsolete as quickly as they’ve been created so, despite their young age, they’re skilled at adapting to new modalities. Generation Z is accustomed to choice, instant information, speed and ease of use  –  at home, socially, and in their classrooms.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Launches New Online Bookstore To Deliver Significant Savings On Textbooks To Students

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced that it will be launching a new online college bookstore, just in time for its 2018 summer semester. The story was recently covered by North Carolina's Charlotte-based news station, WBTV. In a press release covering the details of its partnership with Akademos, the college had this to say about offering its students low cost textbook options and significant savings:

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California Institute of Integral Studies Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

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

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) has selected Akademos as its
online bookstore provider to help its students obtain considerable savings on
course 
materials. The Institute’s mission is to offer traditional degree programs that
are expanded through transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies, utilizing
face-to-face, hybrid and online pedagogical approaches. 

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