Northeast Iowa Community College Selects Akademos’ Platform to Manage Course Materials

Industry: Education

The new partnership offers the college community a personalized, convenient online platform for course materials

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) November 10th, 2020

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), the leading higher education and training institution of northeast Iowa, has partnered with Akademos to bring an exciting virtual course materials experience to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The new online bookstore will support the college’s 4,500 students beginning spring 2021 term.

Seamless integration between NICC and the Akademos course materials platform provides a personalized experience with access to an expanded selection of affordable course materials. Students have the opportunity to use multiple payment options including financial aid on all textbook purchases no matter the material format. The Akademos Guaranteed Buyback program and free shipping offer provides additional savings to dramatically lower out of pocket expenses.

By partnering with Akademos, the NICC campus store can significantly reduce the complexity of course materials management and redefine how they serve the community. The campus store will continue to offer NICC apparel, accessories, college supplies, and more. As an additional benefit, students can opt to have online bookstore orders shipped to campus for pickup at the store.

“Northeast Iowa Community College’s bookstore is like a small gas station trying to compete with a nationally known convenience store. We are small and don’t have the buying power to compete with pricing and volume, but we offer the customer service that larger companies can’t,” said Northeast Iowa Community College Bookstore Manager, Teresa Zweibahmer. “This partnership with Akademos will allow us to provide both competitive pricing and great customer service to our students.”

NICC’s faculty and administration will also benefit from the comprehensive adoption tools and powerful data and analytics technology. From guided course material adoptions and real-time price comparisons, to streamlined data collection and customizable reporting, no other online bookstore solution provides this level of valuable insights into material selection, purchasing, utilization, and overall student success.

“At Akademos, we’ve seen that access to a comprehensive course materials platform and affordable and accessible textbooks results in more satisfied, prepared students and overall success for the institution,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re excited to partner with Northeast Iowa Community College, and look forward to providing them with the technology, outstanding support and service, and affordability desired to provide a low-cost, high-quality education to ensure the growth and vitality of northeast Iowa.”

About Akademos

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

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