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Why was the Inclusive Access model adopted?
Auburn University became a pioneer of Inclusive Access for several reasons. The bookstore sought to provide a digital solution that would empower faculty members in a new age and the model helped further the university’s strategic mission of engaging students and increasing success and retention rates.
How was the All Access program implemented?
Auburn University’s bookstore began implementing its All Access program in Fall 2014. Auburn’s system menu allows for use of an access code, an eText, or a Canvas (Learning Management System) integration of a digital product. The system emails students upon course registration to inform them that they have enrolled in an All Access class and are provided an individual access code. Students received instructions from the bookstore that explained how they would be charged for the course materials and how they could opt out of the program.
The All Access initiative at Auburn University Bookstore has translated to significant cost savings for students:
- Students have saved an average of fifty dollars for each unit.
- Student saved just over 50% off of the lowest price option.
- Over three years of implementation, students have realized a cumulative savings of almost one million dollars.
Was the All Access program beneficial for students?
The Auburn University bookstore surveyed students enrolled in courses that participated in the All Access program at the end of Spring 2017, of those that responded, 82% opted in to All Access for at least one course during the Spring semester.
- Affordability: 92% of student respondents believed that the cost of digital materials in the program were a similar or better value compared to print textbooks.
- Access: 78% of students who opted in to All Access agreed or strongly agreed that the digital course materials were easy to access.
The instructor experience
Dr. Daren Ray, Professor of History, felt Inclusive Access has streamlined student access to course materials. In the All Access program, all students receive the same access code for the course. That way, students had instant and consistent access to the course materials throughout the semester.
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