As the mobile revolution in learning continues apace students anticipate a learning experience that ties in with the digital world that they have been brought up in. This includes access to digital textbooks, utilizing the significant advantages these can provide. Kortext and our partners can help provide your students with unparalleled online and offline access to the textbooks that they require, ensuring your university provides the best possible tools for them to undertake their leaning.
There are numerous reasons why Universities are going digital and providing textbooks for their students. These include:
- Pedagogical – Broader access & usability; measured outcomes
- Digital teaching & learning – integration with university learning management systems (LMS/VLE)
- Marketing – “Giving back”, providing equal access with a positive brand image
- Distribution – Ease & low cost
Kortext can facilitate university arranged purchases of digital texts as part of a ‘value add’ strategy for attracting new students to your institution, assisting student progression, providing a level playing field, measuring outcomes and equipping the student to learn from the outset.
Kortext is also offered on a direct purchase basis, leaving the student the ultimate choice over whether to purchase the physical or digital text.
Kortext offers electronic review copies of preferred textbooks to lecturers and librarians enabling straightforward adoption decisions. Review copies also provide decision makers with an indication of the potential benefits that digital textbooks can provide their students.
Integrate with the universities learning systems
Kortext plays host to a dedicated centralized location for accessing digital textbooks, and the tools needed to integrate those textbooks into their existing learning routine. This includes link to university learning management systems such as Moodle, Blackboard and others including customisation for local systems.
By linking with the university’s administration systems, our management tools also provide vital feedback as to how successfully your students are interacting with the platform correlating outcomes with other performance measures.
The core texts for your course adoptions
Kortext works with key academic publishers across the globe to ensure the availability of their books in digital format, on one aggregated platform. If there is a text that your institution specifically requires, we have the resources to be able to source it for you in digital format – be that a traditional textbook or course adoption.
Middlesex is not the only university offering students free books, but myKortext has unique features: it is coordinated by the Library so can be understood by students as an extension of their existing library materials and support… the intention is to provide materials to all students rather than select groups or departments.