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Find Your Fulfillment Flavor: The Best Course Material Model for Your School

Posted by Dean Asher on Mar 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Finding the right course material fulfillment model for your program might seem like walking into an ice cream parlor: the choices can feel overwhelming. The trick? Know your flavors before going in. 

Some options are better for your institution than others. From contract terms to freedom to flexibility, your choice in fulfillment solution will have a major effect on how your school operates, how your students acquire their course materials, how much they save and ultimately their learning outcomes.

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Mizzou K-12; 130 Countries and Counting

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Mar 22, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Mizzou K-12 offers middle and high school students a learning experience other institutions cannot match — a global learning community and an affiliation with a state university.

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6 Questions Faculty Have About Creating Custom Course Materials

Posted by Kate Seat on Mar 21, 2017 5:30:00 AM

There are a variety of reasons to consider creating a custom course pack, including lowering the cost of course materials for students and adopting more curriculum-specific content. And there are different ways to create this custom content, ranging from completely hands-on (where the instructor chooses each resource individually), to a concierge approach, which engages a team of experts to complete the entire process. So why aren't more instructors choosing this option?

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Maximize Learning Outcomes With Thoughtful Adoptions

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Mar 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Picking the optimal curriculum and considering the types of content your students need can help your school provide quality and affordable course materials on-time — a crucial step for determining student success.

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4 Reasons Faculty Aren't Submitting Adoption Requests on Time

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Mar 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Having adoptions submitted on time is a team process. The staff member in charge of your book list bears the majority of the responsibility, and they are reliant on the cooperation of your school's faculty members to have everything done on time. A single unresponsive faculty member can hold up the entire process — they are often unaware their inaction is creating a problem.

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Check "Lower Course Material Costs" Off Your To-do List

Posted by admin on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Save your students the most money on course materials and maximize affordability at your school with this simple list. Now is the perfect time to begin exploring these options.

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Print and Digital Course Materials; The Iceberg Drifts On

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Mar 10, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The search for a clear winner in the battle for course material supremacy drags on. During the last 12 months there have been surveys and studies conducted with the goal of determining which direction students are moving in their preference, and like a search for the Loch Ness Monster, the picture is fuzzy.

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10 Ways Savvy Adoptions Can Lead to Student Savings

Posted by Kate Seat on Mar 9, 2017 5:30:00 AM

When choosing course materials, it’s possible to provide quality and lower costs for your students — all it takes is a little careful consideration.

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Centennials Focus on Quality

Posted by Liz Schulte on Mar 8, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As the millennials are graduating, centennials are moving in, bringing a new set of values with them. They have high expectations, a focus on quality, a strong sense of thrift and the shortest attention span to date. Having never experienced life without technology, this resourceful generation is about to change the rules and it is up to the rest of us to keep up.

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Why eCommerce Is Here to Stay

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

Everywhere you look there is another article espousing the benefits of eCommerce. The reasons why are fairly simple to see: eCommerce is impressive in its capabilities, it is growing while physical stores have declining traffic and it lowers costs.

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