If all required learning materials, including textbooks, were provided to all students on or before the first day of class, the average price per student of learning materials would drop and students would be more successful.
Traditionally, little thought was given to the price of the resources or whether the students will purchase them. Why is this? One reason is that resources used to be reasonably priced and another is that professors don't have to pay for the content. What is the solution here?
The solution is absurdly simple, save students high costs on course materials by eliminating print textbooks with digital content. Do this and students will benefit both economincally and educationally.
In his recent position paper, What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Dr. Mike Hale discusses the positive impact of providing course materials to students before the first day of class. Download the paper by filling out the form on the right.