Learn the ins and outs of digital learning, e-textbooks, and Learning Enablement.
While online learning is shaping up to be a permanent feature of higher education, financial costs and accessibility remain challenging for students.
According to educationdata.org, 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.
By implementing a student-centric, digital e-textbook solution, like Universal Learning, universities and colleges can provide affordable content access to all students on the first day of class.
Universal Learning is a content procurement and provisioning model where content is packaged with enrollment in a class, and there is a set per student fee per course.
With Universal Learning, course materials like e-textbooks are digitally distributed through learning management systems (LMS). Students enrolling in a course automatically gain access to the digital materials at no extra cost or a reduced cost on day one of class. For students, Universal Learning delivers a significant reduction in course material expenses: cost savings can range from 30 to 50 percent.
According to Educationdata.org, only 18% of institutions took steps to provide information on OER to faculty, and 11% signed up for inclusive access agreements. Universal Learning provides tangible benefits for students by making course materials like OER and e-textbooks lower cost, available on day one, easier to access, and more accommodating for different learners.
Together, these innovations have the potential to help institutions move the needle on student success.
The price of books and supplies at private, non-profit institutions average around $1,308 for students.
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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 on the first day of class.
Learning Enablement leverages analytics to give schools 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 equitable 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.
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The pandemic has brought unprecedented attention to the issue of accessibility of educational content. As schools moved rapidly online last year, inequities in students’ access to the material they need for academic success became more apparent to institutions and faculty. Especially with the added difficulties of economic instability that the pandemic brought with it, access to learning content has become an urgent issue of equity and inclusion.
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