BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Three colleges in the Kentucky
Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) took part
in a Barnes
& Noble Education (NYSE: BNED) digital courseware
program this fall, as part of an ongoing KCTCS effort to provide
students with more affordable course materials. Faculty at Gateway
Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College and
Somerset Community College adopted BNED Courseware as a low-cost
alternative to traditional textbooks. BNED Courseware is made available
through Barnes & Noble College, which currently operates all KCTCS
Courseware is digital course content that includes videos,
activities and auto-graded practice assessments that faculty can easily
personalize to align with class objectives. This fall, more than 1,000
KCTCS students used BNED Courseware in their class. The courses included
psychology, developmental math and American history.
BNED Courseware is offered through First Day, Barnes & Noble
College's inclusive access program, in which course materials are
included in the cost of tuition and delivered to students digitally or
through their Barnes & Noble College campus bookstore. The First Day
program, offered to the entire KCTCS system, ensures students have their
course materials on the first day of class.
"We continue to incorporate new options for textbooks and other course
materials to keep the cost of college as low as possible for our
students," said KCTCS President Jay K. Box. "Barnes & Noble College has
been a great, innovative partner for us."
BNED surveyed KCTCS students who used BNED Courseware, and the results
indicated positive student reactions, including:
78 percent rated the overall Courseware experience as good or
86 percent said the textbook (either eBook or print option) was either
the same or better compared to other texts used in college.
74 percent said they watched all or nearly all of the videos included
in the Courseware.
83 percent said the videos helped explain the concept.
85 percent used the self-checks included in the Courseware.
"Barnes & Noble Education is proud to provide KCTCS with an affordable
option to help lower the cost of learning and drive success for their
students," said Kanuj Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, BNED Digital
Education. "As the adoption of Open Educational Resources in higher
education begins to grow, KCTCS will serve as an incredible example of
the positive impact OER can have on campuses. We look forward to growing
this initiative to serve even more KCTCS students in semesters to come."
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading
provider of educational products and services solutions for higher
education and K-12 institutions, enhances the academic and social
purpose of educational institutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College
and MBS subsidiaries, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,483 physical
and virtual bookstores and serves more than 6 million students and
faculty, and offers a suite of digital software, content and services
including direct-to-student study tools. The Company also operates one
of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in the United
States. Barnes & Noble Education acts as a strategic partner to drive
student success, provide value and support to students and faculty, and
create loyalty and improve retention, while supporting the financial
goals of our college and university partners.
BNED companies include: Barnes
& Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS
Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED
LoudCloud, LLC, Student
Brands, LLC, and Promoversity,
LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained
by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.bned.com.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the
Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and
more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of
workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with
business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local
employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better
life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer
to one of our four-year partners.
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Carolyn J. Brown, 908-991-2967
Source: Barnes & Noble Education
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