Akademos eBook Reveals Use of Digital Course Materials at a Tipping Point Across Colleges and Universities

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New Course Materials Platform (CMP) presented as a solution to help institutions thrive in a dynamic and rapidly changing textbook and bookstore services marketplace

The Future of Course Materials is Now eBook

The Future of Course Materials is Now eBook

While the transition to digital course materials is complex, it also provides colleges and universities with an opportunity. – John Squires, CEO, Akademos

As the costs of college textbooks and course materials continue to rise, college and university leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring that they are developing the best resources to provide affordable, convenient and impactful solutions to their students. In its recently released eBook, The Future of Course Materials is Now, Akademos Inc., a leading provider of college bookstore solutions, reveals that the use of digital course materials and services on college campuses is at a tipping point. It also proposes that the 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.

As the use of digital has risen, institutions are striving to meet the multi-format, price-driven demands of providing students physical materials (new, used and rental), while also preparing for the future by building the capability to distribute digital course materials (from eBooks to immersive courseware). The new Akademos eBook introduces the concept of a Course Materials Platform (CMP)TM as a way to meet the resulting complex needs of institutions, faculty and students. It proposes that educators benefit from the insights gained through a CMP’s actionable data, which helps them understand how learning materials impact student success.

The Future of Course Materials is Now eBook provides strategic insights for college and university administrators in areas including:

  • The latest usage trends on digital course materials
  • Predictions for the future of textbooks and course materials
  • The need to transform textbook services into a Course Materials Platform (CMP)
  • At-risk factors for institutions that aren’t prepared for the changing landscape
  • Plus insights on a variety of additional topics, from the utilization of CMP data to the digital upbringing of Generation Z

“Institutions have the great responsibility of providing easily accessible, affordable and effective course material to their students and supporting their academic success,” said John Squires, Chief Executive Officer, Akademos. “While the transition to digital course materials is complex, it also provides colleges and universities with an opportunity. Digital materials provide an affordable solution with day-one access. The concept of a Course Materials Platform facilitates the ability of institutions to support all of their academic programs and students, while providing rich data that informs better decision making in the classroom and on campus as a whole, now and in the future.”

Download a copy of the eBook for more information.


About Akademos
Akademos offers customized, online bookstore services and solutions that support what's most important to institutions - from full-service virtual bookstores to unique partnerships and products supporting on-campus shops. Akademos delivers cost savings on course materials for students while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the textbook delivery process.

Akademos offers an innovative textbook marketplace, best-in-class eCommerce platform, eLearning solutions, and a unique adoption and analytics portal. The company’s comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes it the choice of leading institutions throughout the country.

Akademos helps institutions deliver the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more at akademos.com.

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