Creating real value in higher education learning materials takes more than just lowering costs. It means focusing on improving outcomes by catering instruction and content to each individual’s skill level and learning preferences. It’s also about giving students more choices and flexibility in how they acquire and use new course materials.
In today’s complex digital learning ecosystem, making learning content more accessible and affordable can’t be done in isolation. That’s why we’ve teamed-up with university organizations, textbook distributors, and technology service providers to launch initiatives that can help reduce students’ costs and maximize their investments when they go to acquire course materials at the start of each semester.
Three of the many ways we're accomplishing this are through inclusive access programs, a new textbook rental option, and by offering loose leaf print textbooks.
When colleges launch inclusive access programs, students are automatically delivered their digital course materials on the first day of class (usually through their learning management system) so that they can start using them immediately. Our learning science research has shown that students who have access to course materials starting on the first day of class perform up to 20 percent better than those who delay getting their materials by 1-2 weeks.
The number of institutions McGraw-Hill serves through inclusive access programs has increased significantly in the last two years and now tops 500. Our inclusive access programs offer a scaled delivery model that can save students up to 70 percent on the cost of digital materials across all of their courses.