Our AIM: Timely Access to Affordable Materials
We all know the campus bookstore, and we’ve all had the experience of being shocked at the top sticker price of course materials, which seem to rise year after year. Students are in a tough spot — they can pay the high price, turn to the open market, or not buy at all. The dilemma puts students and your institution at risk.
Students who search on the open market may find affordable course materials that might not be the right edition or may not even arrive on time. Students risk not having the proper materials they need from the start. Institutions face the risk of not providing all the tools students need to be successful. This truly is an affordability dilemma.
The world of course materials is evolving, and the days of high-priced content are over. Sticking to an antiquated campus bookstore model is not enough anymore, which is why that model is quickly becoming obsolete. But how does an institution ensure that every student has access to affordable course materials?
The Answer Is Ed Map’s ALL IN MODEL (AIM)®
Instead of students paying high prices at the campus bookstore, shopping on their own in the open market, or not buying at all, they access course materials directly from their learning environment via our ALL IN MODEL (AIM)® solution. Materials already accounted for in their tuition or class fees are delivered digitally — unless students opt for a low-cost print-on-demand companion — on or before the first day of class.
Institutions point to fewer students who go without course materials as well as improved student outcomes, and they gain more reliable, recurring revenue. And students, since few of them tend to opt out from the model, benefit from volume discounts, meaning they end up paying less for their course materials. Now that’s solving the course materials dilemma!
How much can students and institutions save with Ed Map’s ALL IN MODEL (AIM)®? View the infographic to see how this solution increases bookstore revenue, student access and savings.