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The Pros and Cons of OER

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/5/17 5:30 AM

Open Educational Resources are a hot topic in education. Students need ways to lower costs. Naturally, they look to schools to provide them with better solutions. In turn, many schools look to OER to help accomplish that goal. However, these no-cost options are just a piece of the course materials puzzle.

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OER by the Numbers

Posted by Lori Reese on 11/21/17 5:30 AM

Get the definitive guide to open educational resources.

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Spotlight Kim Miner: Keeping the College Store’s Voice at the Table

Posted by Lori Reese on 11/13/17 5:30 AM

With over 13 years in the course materials industry, MBS sales consultant Kim Miner has amassed an abundance of wisdom. We sat down with her to discuss the rapidly-changing industry — inclusive access, OER, hybrid store solutions and the future of digital. We also talked about why college store managers must ensure their voice is heard on campus.

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Spotlight: Jim Luecke How Student Savings Impacts Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/7/17 5:30 AM

Jim Luecke is a strategic sales consultant for MBS. In the over 12 years he has worked with schools and stores, Jim has collected an abundance of industry knowledge. He uses that expertise to help schools find course materials distribution solutions that best suite their unique needs and situations. We sat down with him to discuss where he sees the industry heading and what trends are gaining momentum as he visits schools across the country.   

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Email Courses Offer 25-Minute Digital Learning Education

Posted by Jason Smallheer on 2/2/17 5:30 AM

MBS Direct has taken a new approach to educating faculty about available content options your customers are using … sending a class directly to their email. Understanding key concepts, such as digital content options and Open Educational Resources (OER,) has been a challenge for some, and the free email courses are designed to provide a high overview lesson in each segment, in five minutes per day. As a retailer of course materials, this information is useful to store managers as well.

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