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:
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.
Akademos Exclusive Resource Reveals Use of Digital Course Materials at a Tipping Point Across Colleges and Universities
New Course Materials Platform (CMP) presented as a solution to help institutions thrive
in a dynamic and rapidly changing textbook and bookstore services marketplace
As the costs of college textbooks and course materials continue to rise, colleges and university leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring that they are developing the best resources to provide affordable, convenient and impactful solutions for their students. Today, we announced the release of an exciting new eBook, The Future of Course Materials is Now, which reveals that the use of digital course materials and services on college campuses is at a tipping point – and this accelerating trend towards digital course materials provides a clear path for educators to satisfy the demands of students today and provide valuable services that improve instruction and student success in the future.
To get your new year started off right, we are re-releasing our most popular white paper from the past year, The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model.
This exclusive report provides key learning and updated case studies on how institutions are successfully implementing low-cost online bookstore offerings, while building best-in-class
Akademos' online college bookstore solution has saved their 120 partner institutions over $10 million off the list price of textbooks and course materials last year.
“We are thrilled that in 2014, we were able to partner with 120 higher education institutions and drive over $10 million in savings for students,” said Chief Executive Officer John Squires of Akademos. “We believe that our low-cost, high-service approach will deliver positive results for college and university students throughout the country and save students even more in 2015.” Most recently, we welcomed Roanoke College to our growing list of partner schools.