May 2, 2019 | by Kelly Johnston | in Partnerships

The College of St. Scholastica Introduces New Online Course Materials Platform

Akademos to manage course materials process through CSS online bookstore and benefit administration, faculty, and students

How do you compete effectively in the college textbook environment? A significant decline in bookstore sales for the past 5+ years has caused many university administrators to look at the campus bookstore model differently and re-examine its role in serving the student population. Course material needs are changing and books are being replaced with access codes, eBooks, and custom CoursePacks. Shoppers have more options, the convenience and price factors of eCommerce has helped sales grow 15% in the last year alone.  

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April 30, 2019 | by Kelly Johnston | in Partnerships

University of South Dakota Partners with Akademos for Hybrid Bookstore Model

New USD online bookstore meets the convenience and affordability needs of students while retail store supports student life

Student expectations are becoming increasingly challenging for administrators. When 1 in 3 freshmen do not return for their sophomore year, there is significant pressure to find strategies to successfully retain students. From the admissions process through graduation day, many institutions are looking for unique ways to serve the changing needs of their campus communities.

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April 25, 2019 | by Eric Choi | in Partnerships

Los Angeles Pacific University and Akademos Partner to Support Accessibility and Textbook Affordability

In a world where time is a commodity and the rate of inflation for education expenses has far surpassed that of health care, the idea of a traditional college experience is taking on a new dimension. The erratic economy over the past two decades has dictated the need for low-cost and innovative alternatives to higher education. This need coupled with the rise of a digital world has bred a college experience that can be specialized and completed from anywhere. Online programs allow students the opportunity to participate in class and complete coursework when it fits their schedule and at a price that is increasingly more affordable. More than three million students in the U.S. are currently pursuing a degree entirely online. This number is only expected to grow as student interest increases, institutions expand their online offerings, and employer acceptance of an online degree rises.

In an effort to make online education more affordable, we have seen an increase in accredited online-only universities. Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU) was built to provide a best-in-class online university - making it their mission to remove the barriers to affordability and accessibility with a high-quality, faith-integrated education that is intentionally accessible, career-relevant, and committed to student success. Backed by over a century of experience in providing superior on-ground educational opportunities with Azusa Pacific University, LAPU is taking online education to the next level.

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June 19, 2018 | by Jonathan Shar | in Partnerships, Course Materials

Fort Hays State University to Launch New Hybrid Bookstore with Akademos and indiCo

Akademos virtual course material store will provide students with lower cost course materials and indiCo will provide an innovative retail environment on campus

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) has announced a partnership with Akademos, to provide a full-service, virtual course materials store and indiCo, to provide the institution with a best-in-class on campus store for all general merchandise such as FHSU clothing and gifts, school supplies, tech accessories and more. The hybrid partnership will dramatically lower textbook prices and provide an innovative and customized retail environment on campus.

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June 12, 2018 | by Jonathan Shar | in Partnerships, Course Materials

Snow College Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

Unique platform and marketplace will provide students with personalized
service and more affordable course materials

Snow College has selected Akademos as their online bookstore provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials. Consistently ranked as one of the top educational institutions in the country, Snow is ideal for students looking to achieve academic success in a fun, safe, residential campus environment.  The Institution has two campuses in Utah as well as an online degree option and plans to launch its online bookstore to support the Fall Semester 2018.

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May 30, 2018 | by Lisa Marie DeSanto | in Partnerships

Presbyterian College Partners with Akademos to Address Textbook Affordability

The Akademos online bookstore and Marketplace will provide students with lower cost course materials and highly personalized service

Presbyterian College has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students save on course materials. The College offers a rigorous education with a built-in support network, inspiring students to learn and value service along the way. Over one thousand students attend the College, which will launch its online bookstore to support its Fall Term 2018.

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