State of College Course Materials 2018-2019
- current landscape conditions in the higher education market and
- the competitive environment for publishers and distributors of instructional resources for college programs.
The report provides market segment sales estimates for 2017 and 2018 with segment projections for 2019 and discusses the developments in the industry and higher education market that led to changes in sales of new print textbooks, digital media—including etextbooks, as well as used textbooks.
In State of College Course Materials 2018—2019, Simba Information examines the conditions in the market—particularly enrollment, funding and policy—that shape the environment that publishers and providers of instructional technology sell into. Simba also examines the various strategies publishers and distributors are employing to address the needs of instructors and students as well as maximizing their own position in the market in the time period of 2018 and the first half of 2019.
Topics covered in this report include:
- Student enrollment by institutional type, 2017
- Changing approaches of the for-profit career-college industry to meet needs of students
- How states are addressing the costs students confront in getting a college education
- Federal relaxation of regulations governing for-profit institutions
- Tracking change in state support of higher education
- Growing emphasis on workforce education and the focus on apprenticeships
- Changes in how states are approaching remedial education in math and English
- Accelerating adoption of inclusive access programs
- Course materials sales by segments (all new course materials, print textbooks, etextbooks and digital media, used textbooks and total market) for 2017 and 2018 with 2019 projections
- Changing balance of print and digital media
- Impact of open educational resources (OER) and textbook rentals
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