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 Releases Courseload Engage Learning Application for Faculty and Students
Jan 07, 2014
Latest Release Creates an Integrated Learning Experience with Enhanced Usability and Engagement
INDIANAPOLIS, January 7, 2014—Courseload, an institutional solution for the delivery and use of eTextbooks and digital course materials in higher education, today announced the release of Courseload Engage (Engage), its next generation application designed to enhance engagement and collaboration between students and instructors.
Latest Blog5 Ways to Successfully Recruit Faculty for Your Digital Course Materials Initiative
Jul 27, 2013
During discussions with partner institutions, we are often asked for guidance on the best way to recruit faculty for their etextbook and digital course materials program. Though many instructors may be aware of the benefits—lower costs for students, increased collaboration within course materials and improved student retention—they may feel wary of implementing new educational technology solutions.
Through our experience guiding a...