In an increasingly online world, digital textbooks and digital library reserves can be the keys to enabling student success. Learn how with our in-depth guide!
Financial costs and accessibility remain challenging for students, even with the rise of digital content. In fact, online program graduates report that paying for college while minimizing student debt is a top concern.
The cost of content in addition to tuition impacts financially disadvantaged students the most — approximately 65% of students will skip buying course content and textbooks because they cannot afford the additional cost. The same study found that unaffordable course materials most heavily impact students who face food insecurity: 82% of students who reported missing a meal also said skipping buying their textbooks due to cost.
Students who can’t afford to buy their textbooks rely on textbook reserves offered by the library to access the critical content they need to succeed in class.
By implementing a Learning Enablement solution, universities and colleges can create an arsenal of digital textbooks for students at library budget-friendly prices.
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Learning Enablement has three key features that all it to deliver a better experience for end-users. As Learning Enablement marries technology with educational best practices, these platforms are designed with both students and administrators in mind.
Learning Enablement applies automation to reduce the manual work traditionally associated with the curation, procurement, management, and distribution of content.
With Learning Enablement, students have access to the content they need to succeed right away, on any device, on- and offline.
Learning Enablement leverages analytics to give libraries a deep understanding of how students study, how learning resources and course materials are being used, and which students need support.
With Learning Enablement, student learning is facilitated by technology designed for interactivity, collaboration, and accessibility.
Learning Enablement ensures that education is inclusive and equitable by providing access to content for students from all backgrounds and removing the costs and constraints of printed materials.
With Learning Enablement, student access to learning is not limited by their financial means or learning disabilities.
In 2021, the yearly cost of textbooks and supplies was approximately $1240 for full-time undergraduate students at four-year universities.
Learn how the Allan Hancock College library uses BibliU to provide digital textbook access and ensure equitable resource access for all students.
With added difficulties of economic instability brought on by the pandemic, access to learning content has become an urgent issue of equity and inclusion. There is now unprecedented attention on the issue of accessibility of educational content. As schools rushed online last year, inequities in students’ access to the material they need for academic success became more evident.
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