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3 Expert Videos to Kickstart Your Digital Course Materials Strategy

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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.

By making a move to a digital strategy, you bring course materials back into the teaching and learning environment. Where they belong.

With lower administrative costs, real-time data reporting, and content aligned with learning objectives, it just makes sense. Plus, offering your students affordable and engaging course materials, on or before day one of class, right from their learning management system (LMS) will help support their success. And…


Discovery: 3 Tips to Make Negotiating Partner Contracts Easier

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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.

Working with multiple partners with different contract terms is a big job. How do you keep it all straight?

It’s a question I…


Rethinking the Content Supply Chain

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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.

At the same time, new content options and pricing models are emerging. Publishers and content providers are creating engaging, adaptive, and personalized learning options. They are innovative with their pricing models to make content more affordable. Also, there are new entrants into the market who are creating content, and Open Education…


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