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4 Reasons Course Material Fee Solutions Are Not as Scary as You Think

Posted by Dean Asher on May 17, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Every industry has its bogeymen that go bump in the night and threaten to disrupt business. Course materials have had their fair share, and one of them is a fulfillment model that is gaining a lot of popularity in recent years: The course material fee program. You might have heard some campfire stories about programs requiring restrictive long-term contracts and earning the ire of students who felt they were forced to acquire their materials and couldn’t choose formats or look for a better deal... but don’t worry: It’s not as scary as it seems.

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Is Your School Ready for a Course Material Fee Program?

Posted by Dean Asher on May 11, 2016 4:30:00 AM

If you want students to succeed, a good place to start is to make sure they have their course materials. In fact, according to the Book Industry Study Group's Spring 2015 Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education study, more than 50% of all students believe learning materials help them improve grades in their courses, prepare for their future careers, complete assignments and prepare for quizzes and exams. That's why schools, stores, publishers and just about everyone else involved in the course material business have been looking for ways to increase acquisition of their required titles before the start of class.

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