Whether public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit, an educational institution must be attentive to controlling costs while providing students an environment and services to help them succeed. Course materials are a key component of the education process and an increasingly large component of its costs. Whether you provide them to students or students pay for them directly, course materials should bring value to courses and nothing should distract you from doing what you do best — educating students.
The traditional college bookstore may be dying, but an institution’s need for an aggregator that is able to provide a centralized gateway to course materials is growing more important. Schools have wide variety of course materials needs, and as content becomes more and more plentiful, schools need to develop a content strategy and have a way to manage that content — regardless of its format or its provider. ED MAP helps its clients meet these needs.
Through its technology, advisory services and support services, ED MAP supports faculty, administrators and students as well as vendors that provide products and services to the higher education ecosystem.
In short, ED MAP is that ecosystem manager. We help clients aggregate content, serving as the single point from which content owners can get content into the channel and content consumers can access it, all the while allowing institutions to manage it.
“Charged with creating a voucher process to support our 400,000+ student population, University of Phoenix turned to ED MAP to provide a seamless experience for our students. Together, we were able to provide an integrated solution which created a positive student experience for our students participating in this program. Together, our voucher solution and ED MAP's supporting student website and shopping cart services provides a smooth transition for students.”
Wayne Bolen, Director of Financial Services, University of Phoenix
“Community College of Vermont has partnered with ED MAP for the past eight years to meet the course material needs of our students, assist faculty in choosing the most appropriate texts and ensure that our administration is up to date on newest trends in the industry. Critical to CCV is keeping costs low for students, ease of adoption and efficient administration for all members of the college community. ED MAP is a valued partner in this endeavor.”
Barbara Martin, Dean of Administration, Community College of Vermont
“In my opinion, ED MAP is on the forefront of digital technology solutions for colleges. Bryan University's long-term textbook strategy is to embrace technology and migrate to a digital process. And ED MAP has been very instrumental in helping us through this.”
Brian Stewart, President and CEO, Bryan University