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Liz Schulte

About Liz Schulte

Liz is a marketing copywriter for MBS. Her background ranges from customer service to business owner. She has firsthand experience with creating marketing plans as well as ensuring the customer’s needs are met. When she isn’t in the office, she is an avid reader, a prolific writer and the owner of two very spoiled dogs.

Recent articles by Liz Schulte

Colleges in Crisis

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Colleges face changes in the educational landscape daily. However, the current storm of revenue losses, student stressors and negative public perception has thrust many into uncharted territories. What are the issues facing today’s administration and what can be done to help? 

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The Evolution of Chatbots

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

While talking with my mother one weekend, she was tapping away on her phone, eyebrows drawn together as she scowled at the screen. Immediately, I knew something was up. First, my mother isn’t technologically savvy. It took about six months with her writing down the instructions three times to teach her how to check her email. Second, she doesn’t text. She had only sent one text message — it was to me and complete gibberish.

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Stay Informed With Direct Network

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Direct Network helps you stay ahead of the curve by providing:

  • Course materials insight: OER, rush, adoptions, buybacks and online bookstores
  • Cost saving strategies for schools and students
  • The latest industry and educational technology news
  • Stories about how other schools adapt to the ever-changing educational landscape
  • How to maximize MBS Direct’s services and tools

Here are some posts you might have missed.

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Can Virtual Reality Become the Perfect Learning Aid?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 4, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Something is always changing or improving in technology. If you turn your back on the industry too long, a new piece of tech will have been developed, implemented and on the way out before you even knew you missed it. Right now, some of the most exciting developments are coming out of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, but what implications will they have on the world of education?

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Barnes & Noble Education, Major Educational Content Providers Commit to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 2, 2017 11:39:40 AM

Press Release:

Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson today announced an agreement with Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. to implement the industry’s Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices. The best practices were developed to assist publishers and distributors in combating counterfeits of print textbooks, a growing problem facing the industry.

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The Pros and Cons of OER

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Open Educational Resources are a hot topic in education. Students need ways to lower costs. Naturally, they look to schools to provide them with better solutions. In turn, many schools look to OERs to help accomplish that goal. However, these no-cost options are just a piece of the course materials puzzle.

Let’s look at strengths and weaknesses of OERs.

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Streamline Adoptions With Course Director

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Multitasking is a way of life, especially for teachers and administrators. Rarely are there enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do. While course materials adoptions are important for a variety of reasons, managing them often becomes one more task that takes precious hours.

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5 Things Successful Executives Do to Increase Productivity

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 27, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Too often people need more hours in a day. The lists of tasks that need to be completed grow rather than shrink in size, especially when you are the central decision-maker for a school. Meetings, interruptions and office politics eat away at your time. Here are five ways some of the country’s top executives manage their time to increase productivity.

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Feed Student Hunger, Fuel Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 26, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As food insecurity and homelessness among college students grow, the once parodied image of the starving student eating everything in sight ceases to be a laughing matter. Higher education for many is the pursuit of a better life. Along the journey toward that idealized destination, some students will face impossible hardships: surviving on one — if that — meal a day, finding a safe place to sleep each night and struggling to make it through each day until graduation. Without assistance, some will be forced to drop out.

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Inclusive Access: the Solution You Need

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

There are plenty of areas schools have to be concerned with: enrollment numbers, student success, faculty relations, public perception, recruitment, profitability and the list could continue.  Whether or not students have their required materials in hand before the start of class is a growing concern. However, not for all schools. Some have already found a solution to the problem: inclusive access.

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