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Discovery: The Top 3 Benefits to Course Materials Ordering You Didn’t Know

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Here’s a common course materials scenario. Let’s say your student signs up for ENG-102 for the upcoming semester. And the course materials for that class include the textbook “Grammar Essentials.” But wait! Didn’t the student already purchase that text for the previous course, ENG-101? It can be confusing and frustrating, but it doesn’t need to be.

You want to ensure a positive experience during the course materials ordering process for you and your students. But how?

It’s a question I asked Andrea Thogmartin, one of Ed Map’s Account Success Managers. She knows how OPENVUE®, our cloud-based platform,…


Ed Map and Columbia College Partner to Offer Students Free Textbooks and eTexts

Innovation, affordability, and access are key to Columbia College's vision and values. Ed Map will provide an all-inclusive digital access program to ensure affordable content for all students on or before the first day of classes. (PRNewsfoto/Ed Map)

Columbia College, a private non-profit college headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has announced a new partnership with Ed Map, Inc. to serve as the official etext and book provider for the college’s Adult Higher Education and Online Education divisions.

For more than 160 years, Columbia College has demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring student access to quality and engaging higher education. What started as the first women’s college west of the Mississippi River has grown to become a network of more than 35 nationwide locations and an online program that, in total, serve more than 20,000 students annually.

The college offers all…


My Students Share How OER Made a Positive Impact!


I’ve been open. Open with my intent to use open educational resources (OER) for my class. Open about the fact that I will ask questions about the experience to use OER. Open in my blogs about the wins and the difficulties of curating and using these wonderful open resources.

And now, that the Hungarian class I was teaching at Ohio University’s College of Business is over, my students are open with me.

I never intended to conduct scientific research about the impacts of OER. Frankly, my student pool wasn’t diverse or large enough to give a representative sample. But the group…


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