An increasingly tech-savvy student population, intensified scrutiny on institutions to improve student retention and success, and a costly textbook model that is far short of optimal are consistently challenging traditional methods of teaching and learning. The burden falls to institutional leaders to drive down costs while also improving the quality of education.
Incorporating eTextbooks, while a great first step to easing the rising cost of higher education, only scratches the surface of what is possible. A bigger opportunity exists to truly transform the educational experience by addressing the core challenges facing higher education:
- Improving faculty and student engagement around all course content through a common toolset
- Enhancing pedagogy through the delivery of rich content
- Creating the conditions for the lowest cost on proprietary eTextbooks through aggregated demand
- Allowing instructors to supplement traditional course materials with low-cost alternatives, such as open educational resources and faculty-generated content
- Enabling immediate access to all course materials to support full-term learning
- Assisting with student retention and success efforts via current reading and engagement analytics
Learn more about how Courseload is helping institutions realize these benefits today, while also anticipating the needs of tomorrow.
Latest NewsCourseload Welcomes William Durham as Vice President of Program Services
Jul 16, 2014
Experience in Higher Education Program Development to Enhance Courseload’s Digital Transition Services
Courseload, an institutional solution for the delivery and use of eTextbooks and digital course materials in higher education, is pleased to welcome William Durham as its Vice President of Program Services.
William comes to Courseload with more than 20 years of experience building, managing and supporting distance-based learning...
Latest BlogFaculty: Increase Engagement with Students in Three Easy Steps
Jun 09, 2014
A previous blog described ways to successfully recruit faculty as a critical first step in implementing a digital course materials program. The second, and more important step, is to move from participation to engagement.
Working with early adopters from institutions of all sizes and types has helped us identify many ways that faculty are creatively leveraging Courseload Engage to enhance faculty and student engagement within the context of...