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Win Student Trust From the Start

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

A student stares down at rows of books, perplexed, eyebrows drawn together as she squints at the shelf tags between the constant stream of other students shuffling by. To her left, another student stands with his friends trying to look up the books he needs online.

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3 Reasons Inclusive Access Benefits Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 31, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Getting the right course materials in students’ hands before the start of class has increasingly become a challenge for schools. Some students decide course materials are not a necessary expense, threatening their overall success. Others make purchases from unvetted third-party sellers which can lead to the wrong books, poor conditions, counterfeits and lengthy backorders that leave students without the necessary materials for class. Inclusive access provides schools a way to simplify course materials distribution for students and schools alike.

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3 Lessons Schools Can Learn From Amazon

Posted by Liz Schulte on Aug 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Amazon is one of the biggest retail innovators of the last two decades, arguably the 21st century. They seemingly dive into markets overnight and change the way things are done along with the public’s expectations. What wisdom can schools extrapolate from Amazon’s business practices to carry into the future?

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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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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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MBS Direct Expert Q&A: Inclusive Access

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 12, 2017 5:30:00 AM

We sat down with MBS Direct’s General Manager of Retail Operations Josh Wheatley to discuss the company’s inclusive access offerings.

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