College Course Materials Trends and Outlook 2018-2020
The College Course Materials Market Trends & Forecast annual reports from Simba Information provide an overview of the changing market for instructional resources in higher education in the U.S. This new edition continues that tradition in two parts. College Course Materials Trends and Outlook 2018-2020 is now available and focuses on the trends building steam in 2017 that are likely to persist into the next several years. The report provides the outlook for the higher education publishing industry and sales segment projections through 2020.
College Course Materials Trends and Outlook 2018-2020 completes the first part of the total report—State of College Course Materials 2016—2017, which became available in October 2017 and focuses on two main areas: the current market landscape and the competitive environment for publishers and distributors of instructional resources for college programs.
College Course Materials Trends and Outlook 2018-2020 provides both sizing and context to the market segments of new course materials—new print textbooks and digital media (etextbooks)—as well as the used textbook segment. Among the changing dynamics discussed in College Course Materials Trends and Outlook 2018-2020 are:
- Projected student undergraduate enrollment by institutional type, 2015-2025
- Advancing growth in distance learning
- Highlights of potential federal policy changes regarding higher education
- Potential concerns in state funding for higher education
- State focus on student outcomes
- Strategic change in institutional approaches to providing education
- Institutional re-thinking of curriculum
- Advances in competency-based education
- Course materials sales projections by segments for 2017-2020
- Changing balance of print and digital media
- Impact of open educational resources (OER) on publishers
- Advance of inclusive access agreements
- Analysis of expected drivers of behind industry changes over the next several years
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