Many institutions are exploring a revolutionary course materials model: Equitable Access (EA). What is EA? EA is a program that provides every student day-one access to all required learning materials, for one flat rate.
Evolve the course materials purchase process by making costs predictable, improving convenience, and expanding access for all students, no matter their major.
Every campus is unique, so designing an EA program that works for your students and institution is critical. While the overall concept of EA remains the same, campus stakeholders—such as the campus store and administration—should have control over program structure, ensuring it meets the needs of your community.
Institutional and campus store leaders will:
From students and instructors to your LMS team and publishers—EA aligns efforts to provide a superior student experience, maintain academic freedom, and simplify course materials access.
It often takes time for communities to embrace new concepts, and new models need to be socialized on campus. Students and instructors may not be familiar with EA or may not understand the goals of the program. Developing a strategic plan to educate and inform is an important step in socializing and implementing an EA program at your institution.
Our EA Success Toolkit provides you with an implementation checklist, timeline, and strategic framework to help build momentum and prepare for launch.
Our team is here to support your Equitable Access journey and ensure your EA program utilizes the most advanced technology to create a superior campus experience. With VerbaOne, VitalSource’s revolutionary digital-first Equitable Access program, your store and institution can: