Faculty plays a larger role than you might recognize in ensuring students are able to obtain the textbooks and materials they need at reasonable prices. The Rocker Shop relies on you, the instructors and faculty, to submit textbook lists for your courses in a timely fashion each semester. Timely lists allow us to source the correct textbooks and obtain an appropriate supply of used textbooks. We all know that more used textbooks are exactly what students want!
On the other hand, a delayed textbook list can result in inventory shortages, students unable to obtain required texts and a complete lack of quality used textbooks.
Please do your part and submit your textbook lists as earlier as possible each semester. Your students will thank you!
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First Day Inclusive Access
Inclusive Access converts physical course materials into instantly accessible, totally interactive and adaptive digital content, while drastically reducing the cost to students. The Rocker Shop has upgraded our textbook model to improve access and affordability with 21st century tools.
- Two Main Goals:
- Reducing the cost of course materials.
- Improving educational outcomes for students.
- The Process is Simple
- Students are able to access the content through D2L on the first day of class.
- Students enjoy free access to the content during the first two weeks of class.
- After the free two weeks, in order to retain access, students simply do nothing; a charge is conveniently billed to the student’s university account (SDePay).
- If students choose to opt out, they can do so easily via a registrar link before the two-week deadline; access is turned off and no charge is assessed.
The Inclusive Access model is much less expensive than other options; because of the increased buy-in from students in a class offering Inclusive Access, publishers are willing to negotiate much lower prices than they are for print materials. It also gives students convenient day-one access to course content, and allows them to experience more interactive and adaptive digital content that has been shown to improve educational outcomes. In addition, it gives faculty members the freedom to better tailor their course materials, and they still have full academic freedom to choose the texts they want for their classes.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an Interactive or Adaptive Learning Platform?
- Interactive Learning Platforms, or ILPs, are much more than just e-books. They are interactive software platforms developed to provide an enhanced learning experience beyond reading the text. They may include multi-media video and audio presentations and animation, and adaptive quizzes and homework sets which link directly to the related section of text when incorrect answers are given. They also allow for various levels of customization by the instructor, peer-to-peer sharing of notes, and the creation of digital flashcards you can use with smartphone apps.
- How much does Inclusive Access cost?
- The price varies depending upon the course materials chosen by the instructor, but most Inclusive Access prices are lower than the cost to access the material direct through the publisher, and average 50% to 70% off the cost of the printed text.