June 13, 2018
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.
May 11, 2018
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.
April 5, 2018
You keep hearing it. Everybody’s talking about it. The future of course materials is going digital. “It’s a sure-fire way to bring your content strategy into the 21st-century,” they say. Well, it’s true.
March 30, 2018
So, you’re the person at your institution tasked with working with a wide variety of course material vendors. From publishers and digital content providers to EdTech companies, each has its own unique requirements and specific way of doing business. There are many moving parts. Which means you have plenty of things to juggle, keep track of, and not let fall through the cracks when negotiating a contract. Geez, it can feel overwhelming.
March 16, 2018
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.
March 8, 2018
One of the most exciting and revolutionary technical innovations today is the application programming interface (API). APIs are used to connect one software application to another.
January 16, 2018
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.
October 16, 2017
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.
July 5, 2017
With skyrocketing course material prices and significant administrative costs associated with its textbook vendor, Hodges University knew it needed to make a change.