Mitchell Technical Institute Selects Akademos to Manage New Online Bookstore
Industry: Book Store
Course materials management platform gives students seamless access to low-cost print and digital textbooks
Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) February 19th, 2020
Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI), an innovative leader in technical education based in Mitchell, South Dakota, has selected Akademos to launch its new, full-service, online bookstore. As a best-in-class online college bookstore and course materials solution provider, Akademos will make multiple formats, delivery options, and subscription-based materials available at up to 35 percent less than traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore providers. Beginning this year, MTI students will benefit from the convenience and substantial cost-savings of ordering and accessing course materials online.
“Like all college bookstores, we’re navigating a rapidly changing academic publishing world,” said Laurie Kenworthy, MTI Bookstore Manager. “Akademos is enabling us to stay on the leading edge of 21st-century education, while giving our students high-quality course materials at the best possible prices.”
When the online bookstore is launched, MTI students will gain access to a more personalized, efficient, and cost-effective course materials solution with 24x7x365 accessibility. Akademos integrates all course materials and delivery options into one seamless platform. The vast selection of low-cost options includes a Marketplace, rental program, and OER titles, plus the option to choose between new, used, or digital textbooks. Students also receive free economy shipping on retail orders of new and used books over $49 and will have the freedom to use financial aid vouchers on textbook purchases, including significantly discounted Marketplace items.
By partnering with Akademos, campus bookstore managers can significantly reduce the complexity of course materials management and redefine how they serve their campus community. The campus bookstore will continue to offer tools, spiritwear, and other goods to support MTI’s programs, scholarships, and more. As an additional benefit, students can opt to have online bookstore orders shipped to campus for pickup at the bookstore.
“We’re excited to support Mitchell Tech as they continue to innovate and advance technical education,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “An online bookstore is the perfect complement to their cutting-edge, real-world learning model.”
About Mitchell Tech
Mitchell Technical Institute, founded in 1968, is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, located on an 80-acre campus adjacent to Interstate 90, newly built since 2003. With more than 18,000 total graduates and approximately 1,200 students enrolled each year, the small college was recently cited as an Aspen Top Ten Community College for 2019. More than thirty programs in seven divisions are available for Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates.
Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com