05/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/17/2019 10:27
BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12 institutions, today announced it has expanded its library of BNC OER+ digital courseware to include 10 criminal justice courses.
Access to affordable learning materials remains a significant barrier to student engagement in higher education. While instructors in many academic disciplines have begun to adopt lower cost materials to support student affordability, criminal justice professors have had fewer high-quality, low-cost options available in their discipline, making these materials more difficult to adopt.
Priced at $25 per student, BNC OER+, formerly known as LoudCloud Courseware, blends open educational resources ('OER') and originally authored content with a full range of ancillary materials, such as auto-graded practice problems, summative exams and homework activities. The courseware is highly customizable, empowering faculty to easily personalize their course material. Powered with analytics, the platform also provides integrated insights, enabling both students and their faculty to monitor performance and improve learning outcomes.
'In talking with various faculty members, we recognized an increased need for more low-cost, customizable content in the criminal justice discipline, and felt it was important to expand our library of courseware content to further drive affordability, accessibility and achievement for these students and faculty,' said Sesha Bolisetty, Head of Content Operations, BNED. 'We look forward to partnering with additional faculty members in the coming semesters to deliver these engaging digital courses in the criminal justice field.'
According to a recent BNC OER+ user survey, more than 90 percent of students found the courseware content to be helpful in understanding the subject matter better. More than 85 percent of students felt the courseware platform interface was easy to use.
BNC OER+ has been well-received among faculty members leveraging the criminal justice material for their courses. Feedback includes:
BNC OER+ criminal justice course offerings include:
All courses are available now for immediate use and class adoptions.
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED) is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange segments, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,453 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company offers direct-to-student products and services that help students study more effectively and improve academic performance, enabling them to gain the valuable skills necessary to succeed after college. The Company also operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in the United States. For more information please visit www.bned.com.
BNED companies include: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED LoudCloud, LLC, Student Brands, LLC, Promoversity, LLC, and PaperRater, LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.bned.com.
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Source: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.