Students desire cost savings and convenience. Faculty desire flexibility and academic freedom. But above all, everyone wants to see students succeed. Inclusive Access is transforming learning by enabling students to easily access affordable textbooks and more from the first day of class.
With a revamped merchandise platform and new partnership with American Solutions for Business, Akademos is elevating the eCommerce experience for college and university online bookstores
Our team has been hard at work transforming the eCommerce platform and developing a modern, easy to navigate design to support colleges and universities with the best online bookstore user experience available. Looking at the current trends and the future needs of our partner schools we saw that elevating the merchandise experience with a new look, easier navigation, and a wider selection of course materials, technology, and branded merchandise, would bring a unique value to each user. Over the next few weeks, we will be giving you a sneak peek into the changes happening on our platform and the long-term benefits students will experience because of them.
The syllabus is a bedrock document for ensuring academic preparedness in higher education. It establishes expectations, learning goals, and, of course, the booklist for the semester. Yet, through our conversations with administrators and faculty, we have seen how difficult it is to track, organize, and maintain these documents at an institutional level.
The biennial survey provides insights from academic leaders on the rapidly changing textbook and course materials environment
Our 2020 Survey of Academic Leadership white paper is now available for download! This survey explores the current state of textbooks and course materials, and how institutions continue to prioritize reducing course material costs and understand their impact on student success. It also compares trends from previous surveys to give you a broader understanding of the changing course material environment and the pace at which it has evolved.
When it comes to getting work done, whether it’s “real world” work or classwork, everyone has preferences of how they like to get things done. For college students, it could be studying in a cube in the library or sitting at a table with friends. Some study better in their dorm while others can’t focus in their rooms. Those with a traditional job might prefer sitting in an office with the door closed or try to find an opportunity to work remotely.
At Akademos, we understand that the textbook and course materials landscape is always changing. There seems to be a new model that promotes textbook affordability for students everyday. In the midst of the rising popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Inclusive Access (IA), equitable access is only just emerging. So what exactly is it, and how does it enable student success? Check out our infographic below!