5 Ways to Reduce Course Costs

As the cost of a college education rises for students, here are 5 ways instructors can reduce course costs without compromising the quality of instruction.

Jackie Kroeger-Donovan

VP of Sales & Customer Success

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Choose textbook editions carefully

Use textbook materials in alternate formats

Another option for instructors is to use alternative formats for textbook materials. This can mean only using the relevant sections of the textbook in loose-leaf format or utilizing digitized or e-book textbook versions. Unbound course materials are often significantly less expensive than their bound counterparts, and digital versions can be far more portable for students. Opting for digital-only materials needs to be assessed against student access to devices and/or printing costs for those who may require physical copies.

Tap into open educational resources

Strategic use of technology and computer-based learning

Utilize existing student devices to replace one-off materials

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Mix and match to build your perfect low-cost course

¹ This page may contain direct quotes that were provided at a time where Aktiv Chemistry was named Chem101. We have replaced the name Chem101 with Aktiv Chemistry to minimize confusion.

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