ByPass Publishing Makes a Bold Move for 2015

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Education start-up grants free access to psychology and sociology course content for full first semester of use. Instructors are offered semester-long access to Bypass' easy-to-use online database of peer-reviewed content that they can organize and customize to match their individual course learning objectives — all while saving students the cost of purchasing a textbook.

Every instructor likes to bring something unique to their particular course. We have given the ability to the instructor to edit content down to the letter if they want.

Amidst extensive discussion surrounding higher education and rising costs to students, education start-up, ByPass Publishing, elects to grant semester-long access to their premier Psychology and Sociology in the Fastlane content free of charge. During the introductory semester, instructors are given access to a comprehensive database of peer-reviewed content that they can customize to complement their individual course objectives. The company’s founders describe their decision as a direct response to the call of instructors advocating for reducing costs to students.

Providing instructors with complete control over their course materials is at the core of the ByPass Publishing model. President and co-founder, Chad Chandlee, notes the instructor-centric nature of company’s approach, stating, “Every instructor likes to bring something unique to their particular course…We have given the ability to the instructor to edit content down to the letter if they want.” In developing the Fastlane series, teams of subject matter experts crafted content to specifically address key learning outcomes for each respective subject area, providing a robust launching point for instructors to tailor to their individual courses.

Not only are instructors afforded the opportunity to be in full control of content, but now they are also able to regulate what their students are paying for course materials. Instructors have expressed growing concern over the prices that students are required to pay for textbooks, a barrier that often leaves them with a significant number of students unprepared for their course. Cognizant of the challenges that this poses for both instructors and students, ByPass offers solutions that ensure preparedness without generating added costs for students.

Bypass Publishing’s efforts to reduce student course material expenses extend well beyond the free semester-long access. The Fastlane Series allows instructors to create texts that include only the material covered in their course, eliminating instances in which students pay $200 for a textbook that is only partially covered. Even after the conclusion of the introductory semester, the most that a student would pay for their Fastlane content is $55, further demonstrating ByPass’ commitment to providing solutions that meet the changing needs of the market.

During this pivotal time in higher education, ByPass Publishing is listening and responding to the collective concerns of students and instructors with innovative, individualized course solutions. Chandlee adds, “We stand for meeting the unique needs of a university and their students. That’s what we do.” This latest move by ByPass certainly proves that to be true.    
About ByPass

ByPass publishing is a different kind of company: one that sees the world changing, and understands the impact on higher education. Seeing the general dissatisfaction with the status quo, we are bucking tradition to bring you intuitive, affordable solutions.

Professors across the nation have had a hand in creating this rich database of flexible, instructor-approved content, giving you more control than ever with fully customizable, digitally-based course material that can be presented to students conveniently and effectively.

Students get top-of the-line, pertinent material that has been tailored specifically for your course, so that you can get straight to the point. Accessible online, via smartphone, tablet, or in print.

Low pricing and flexible purchasing options make it even easier to take control and ByPass traditional boundaries. No hassle. No inflated prices.

You can listen to the full interview with co-founders Chad Chandlee and David Brake here:

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