Equity & Affordability
Equity refers to the ways in which your institution may strive to ensure that all students have opportunities to take full advantage of their education, so that they can benefit from the required course materials and educational services.
Affordability refers to the overall cost of a college education while taking into consideration price and value — in terms of learning experiences, outcomes, and ultimately, future career opportunities.
To help learners succeed, many institutions are providing affordable access to course materials that offer high-value learning experiences.
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Source: QuickRead Report, Wakefield Research for VitalSource, May 2018
“Every academic year, we’ve been able to double the number of students using digital platforms. Faculty members also see great advantages in having books available from a course’s first day onward. Students like the platforms and really appreciate the cost savings.”
— Phillip Anaya, Digital and Open Education Resources Coordinator, Alamo Colleges
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