February 11, 2014 | by Kirk Bodick | in Research, Textbook Affordability

New Student PIRGs Survey Confirms High Textbook Costs Impact Course Selection and Student Success

If you’re not aware of the work of the U.S. PIRG Education Fund & The Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), you should be.  Among other initiatives, they focus efforts on making higher education more affordable.

They’ve recently released a new study on the textbook market and the rising impact of cost to students.

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December 12, 2013 | by John Squires | in Research, Textbook Affordability

Learn how to lower textbook costs while increasing student and faculty satisfaction at your school bookstore

We are pleased to announce that our college President, Provost, and CAO survey on textbook trends is now complete!

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April 24, 2013 | by Jen Slemp | in Research

Why Students are Leaving the College Bookstore (According to College CFOs)

As an education technology company that provides online bookstore services to schools and their students, Akademos has always had anecdotal information from clients and students regarding the changing landscape for textbook services. We sought to validate the concerns that college chief financial officers (CFOs) had expressed to us about the future of their textbook services given the challenges presented by a vast marketplace of external competition, and the requirements of meeting new digital delivery needs presented by growing online curriculum.

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April 1, 2013 | by Jen Slemp | in Research

College CFO Survey on Textbooks in Bookstores

What do CFOs think about the future of textbooks sold in college bookstores? Our 2013 College CFO Survey on Textbook Delivery and Bookstore Services has been completed and posted to our resources webpage. Check out the summary in our Textbook Delivery infographic below. Or download the full report.

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September 24, 2012 | by John Squires | in Research

Infographic: Students Want OER and eBooks

Check out this new infographic from Inside Higher Ed summarizing an EDUCAUSE student survey study about technology in coursework. Take aways for us here at Akademos and TextbookX? Students want more technology in their coursework, including Open Educational Resources and eBooks.

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