Trends, Best Practices, and Need-To-Know News

February 4, 2019  |  Author: Mark Christensen

Take a moment to check out our latest infographic and see how Ed Map's inclusive access numbers add up. This is an excellent resource if you are just starting to think about making the shift to a digital strategy or are in the early stages of planning your implementation.

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January 23, 2019  |  Author: Mark Christensen

The evidence is building, and it’s becoming harder to ignore — an ever-increasing number of institutions are making the switch to Ed Map’s ALL IN MODEL™ (AIM) and making course materials affordable.

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December 5, 2018  |  Author: Mark Christensen

We all know the campus bookstore and being shocked at the top sticker price of course materials. The prices seem like they continue to rise year after year. Students are in a tight spot. Either pay the high price, turn elsewhere to the open market, or not buy at all. The dilemma puts students and the institution at risk.

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November 26, 2018  |  Author: Mark Christensen

Developing an effective online course can be a bit challenging. Taking into account multiple factors – the nature of the content, the characteristics of your learners, and the role of the school community in shaping learning. You’re a pro, but it’s not always easy. And to truly find success, a newly minted online course requires a strong score (13 points to be exact) on the Quality Matters Instructional Materials Rubric.

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October 17, 2018  |  Author: Mark Christensen

The pace of change in course materials has accelerated; it's certainly an exciting time. More and more students expect content to be available at their fingertips right when they need it. These digital natives are increasingly comfortable with digital course materials, and digital course materials are becoming more available.

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June 13, 2018  |  Author: Mark Christensen

Over the years, there have been plenty of things that have changed in our shared educational space. New technologies, new ed-tech companies, and new higher-ed institutions. But the one thing that hasn't changed is how excited folks are when we talk to them about developing software and services to help academicians discover content fast and easy.

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May 11, 2018  |  Author: Mark Christensen

Making the switch to digital course materials provides an obvious benefit for students. It offers them an affordable option that is engaging, personalized, and, of course, available on or before the first day of class. Right from the learning environment. All good stuff for your students.

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