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Connect Portal Makes Inclusive Access Easy for Students

Posted by Jared Pearlman on August 07, 2017

Inclusive AccessThe “Inclusive Access” model is rapidly gaining traction by delivering high-quality digital course materials to students on the first day of class at a fraction of traditional costs. But as with many developing models, the consumer experience (for students in this case) is currently half-baked: students lack a single place to find options and information for their specific Inclusive Access materials. 

So we’re introducing Verba Connect Portal, a personalized student hub for Inclusive Access.

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Our Mission: Affordability and Access

Posted by Ryan Petersen on May 23, 2017

In 2007, as undergraduates, we started a student government project to lower the cost of textbooks through price comparison. The goal was to help fellow students find their course materials at the lowest cost. To accomplish this, my classmates and I built a price comparison tool that collected a small affiliate fee from retailers each time a transaction was completed. In addition to saving students money on their course materials, we used the proceeds from those affiliate fees to help build a school in Zambia.

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