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Lori Reese

About Lori Reese

Lori Reese is a Marketing Copywriter with MBS. She has more than 15 years’ experience teaching in college and K-12 classrooms. In her free time, she loves reading, creative writing and playing with her three-legged cat, Boss.

Recent articles by Lori Reese

Waiting for Superbots: Why the Next Great Teachers Might Use AI

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 11, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Teacher, student, text: Of these three fundamental education components, which is the least necessary to the learning process? The teacher.

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The Places to Be

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 8, 2017 8:15:00 AM

It’s got to be cool. It can’t be too generic. It’s got to be ultra-convenient, and, most of all, today’s college store must speak directly to the peculiar needs, tastes and lifestyles of a diverse student body.

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5 Hidden Problems an Online Bookstore Solves

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 7, 2017 5:30:00 AM

I had witnessed the convenience of an online bookstore first-hand as a college instructor, but it wasn’t until I visited a brick-and-mortar college store during rush that I realized how much can go wrong while a student is doing something as seemingly simple as buying a textbook. I thought that listing the book, the author and the ISBN number on my syllabus was more than enough to ensure students had their course materials in time for my class. Little did I know.

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Quality Counts: Why Faculty Need Streamlined OER

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

State legislators and administrators alike wonder why faculty aren’t clamoring to use Open Educational Resources. Though the academic community has been abuzz with talk of OER for years, research shows teachers have been slow to latch onto the trend.

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Happy Labor Day!

Posted by Lori Reese on Sep 4, 2017 5:30:00 AM
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Spotlight: Kelly Jones It All Comes Back to Service

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 30, 2017 5:30:00 AM

MBS Direct Executive Director of Client Services, Kelly Jones, has been helping educators find course materials solutions since 2002. We sat down with her to discuss the latest challenges in education, the reason more schools are investing in hybrid solutions and the future of the textbook industry.

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Deepening Charter School Ties

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

A partnership between an institute of higher education and a charter school network can be a beautiful thing. For the charter, college and university connections help introduce students to a broader array of possibilities for higher education than they might normally see. The college or university, in turn, is offered a chance to reach a greater number of students, increase campus diversity and boost enrollment numbers.

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The Unexpected Longevity of Print

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 18, 2017 5:30:00 AM

When the iPad® first appeared in 2010, I was among those who believed print texts were going the way of vinyl. Print might fulfill the longings of future collectors and fetishists, I thought, but for those of us whose profession relied on books, the practical attractions of a digital library would trump any sentimental attachment to the gleam of a paperback spine.

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How Faculty Perceive Their Role in Course Materials Choices

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 17, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As pressure mounts to reduce student costs, it’s critical for administrators to understand how faculty regard course materials. Instructors are the top decision-makers when it comes to instructional design. Without faculty buy-in, administrative initiatives are likely to fail.

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What Prospective Students Really Think of Your School

Posted by Lori Reese on Aug 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Vacant buildings, unhappy administrators and limited high-tech offerings: These are just a few of the things that can prompt a visiting prospective student to reject your school. Yet young people often hold back on negative comments when asked what they think of a campus, turning the task of recruitment into a game of mind-reading.

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