Redesigned web-based tool delivers savings for students, offers a variety of content choices for instructors.
Seattle, WA–Akademos, Inc. announced the release of its CoursePack Creator 2.0 tool today at NACUBO 2014.
“CoursePack Creator 2.0 is an enhanced web-based tool that makes it easier than ever for instructors to create cost-effective, custom compilations of academic material,” said John Squires, Chief Executive Officer of Akademos. “At Akademos, we are committed to developing forward-thinking solutions to improve the faculty textbook and course materials adoption process.”
Widely recognized as an alternative to traditional textbooks and class handouts, instructors in higher education have realized the benefits of adopting CoursePacks. “As a professor at Benedictine College, I know textbook affordability is a major concern for students, and CoursePacks certainly can provide a cheaper alternative,” said Andrew Jaeger, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. ”Akademos’ new tool offers a simple way to compile collected readings from textbooks, journals, online sources or even my syllabi. I’m eagerly looking forward to using the CoursePack Creator 2.0 tool to create content next semester.”
CoursePack Creator 2.0 will offer faculty and instructors a greater degree of control over their course materials. Features include, but are not limited to:
- Ability to create custom cover art and designs
- Easy to use drag-and-drop interface to organize chapters
- Blending of both publisher and instructor created content
- All copyrights and clearances handled by Akademos
- Choice of print (black & white or color) or electronic formats
- Low cost print-on-demand copies with no required minimum order size
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos’ direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.