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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

Preparing Students for Careers

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The worldwide growth of artificial intelligence will change the job requirements of future generations. Preparing students to be successful in an increasingly digital world requires more than a college degree. Students need to start developing computer science skills at least by high school if not sooner. It will better prepare them for almost any future career they decide to pursue.

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The Benefits of OER

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Lowering the price of education is important for enrollment numbers, retention, inclusivity and student success at every grade level. Offering used books, rentals, course packs and digital options can cut immediate costs, but adding open educational resources (OER) can take efforts a step above by enhancing learning and further decreasing expenses.

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Stay Informed With MBS Direct

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

Education and technology are constantly evolving. The best practices one day might change or be improved by the next. Learning from the experiences of other schools and staying in the know about the latest offerings in field keeps your school on the cutting edge of education and provides benefits. The latest course materials options can affect your bottom line, student success rates and the job-satisfaction of teachers. Making the wrong choice can negatively impact these same areas. That’s why it is important to research new topics and innovations as well as listen to the experiences other schools have forging the same waters.  

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Build Loyalty by Offering Students Options

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Price comparison is a regular part of consumers’ lives. Students and families may start their search for course materials in your online bookstore, but the temptation to go outside of the school to make their purchase is ever-present.  This can lead to numerous problems: students receiving the wrong materials, deliveries being delayed until weeks after classes have started and identity theft from untrustworthy sites. Offering price comparisons in your online bookstore not only keeps customers from leaving, it saves them time and money.

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6 Alternative Revenue Streams for Colleges

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Despite the market being up, student numbers are down with little relief in sight. Finding additional income can provide stability without raising tuition is necessary.

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Ed Tech Showdown

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Google, Microsoft and Apple are vying for the coveted K–12 market. These three corporate giants have products and services they say will help overwhelmed educators carry their workload, boost student achievement and increase student interest. In some ways, all the products offer similar solutions, but there are also differences in the functions they are capable of supporting. Today, we are going to break down what each product is capable of achieving in the classroom.  

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The Winter of Students’ Discontent

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Bill Gates didn’t graduate college. Neither did Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and the list can go on with the names of highly innovative, creative and intelligent individuals.

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College Transparency Act

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

A new federal, bipartisan bill has been proposed in the United States Senate and House of Representatives that would create a college student data system. The system would evaluate enrollment patterns, progression, completion and post-college outcomes, as well as the cost to the student and financial aid. The stated goal of the act is to provide students and families with information that will help them make a more informed decision about higher education pursuits. The bill would benefit students, especially in light of student financial concerns, but it also raises questions about how the information will be used.

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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: Bill Dampier on Benefits of Scale

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

Anyone can ship a book. MBS Direct, however, does far more than simply shipping books from one point to another. They provide customers with economy of scale, personalized service and 25 years of industry experience. We sat down with Bill Dampier, executive vice president MBS Textbook Exchange LLC to discuss the benefits MBS Direct provides to its customers.

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 29, 2017 5:30:00 AM

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