American Public University to partner with Stanford to expand online textbooks
Posted October 10, 2018 09:15:07 American Public Univ.
announced it is partnering with Stanford University to expand the availability of online textbooks and to make them available for students from low-income households.
The news comes less than a month after the university announced it would begin distributing its online textbooks to students and staff via the new Connector service.
Students who have an account on Connector, a subscription service for online educational institutions, will be able to access a library of over 800,000 textbook books that will be distributed through the Connector app.
According to a press release from the university, the new library will have more than 20,000 textbooks, more than 500,000 lesson plans and over 1,400,000 reference materials.
It will be the first time that the library has been able to distribute textbooks from a single source in the United States.
According the university’s press release, Connector will also provide the students with a personalized learning experience, with more than 5,000 personalized lessons on topics ranging from how to become a better business executive to the benefits of investing in the local economy.
In addition, the university will be partnering with an online education provider, Learn.com, to offer its online education content to students through the app.
According to the university release, the app will allow students to learn from teachers, tutors and other educational providers on topics that include business and life skills, career advancement, financial literacy, health, social issues and more.
The app will also allow students and their teachers to connect and collaborate on content.
This partnership with the university comes just a few months after the college released a report titled “Making Books: A Shared Learning Experience for Every Student,” which outlines the benefits that are offered by having access to the online resources offered by Connector.
In the report, the college said that by providing students with access to content, they will be more motivated to learn, which will lead to a greater learning environment and greater engagement in the learning process.