We believe schools that move to 100% online service for the delivery of textbooks, eBooks and other course materials can improve student outcomes and dramatically lower costs for their students.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that Colorado State University-Global Campus, the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, has joined its list of partner schools.
“Signing with Akademos is right in line with a key part of our mission to make the cost of an education more transparent," stated Gus Skinner, vice president of finance for CSU-Global. "We guarantee a fixed tuition. We don’t assess added student fees. And now we will offer students a textbook delivery platform with more competitive course material prices, helping reduce the total cost of completing a course or program at CSU-Global.”
A recent survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. That number is projected to increase as both the popularity of online courses and the need to retrain the country’s workforce rises. CSU-Global currently has 7,000 active students, including more than1,000 U.S. military members, veterans, and dependants worldwide.
"We’re rapidly growing our list of online colleges and online college programs, and we’re delighted to add CSU-Global," said John Squires, chief executive officer of Akademos. "We believe schools that move to 100% online service for the delivery of textbooks, eBooks and other course materials can improve student outcomes and dramatically lower costs for their students. Online schools already understand that model given their successes in online course delivery."
About Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant online bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU-Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU-Global offers a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight week courses that start every four weeks. Visit http://CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.