Follett Corporation continues to try to make it easier for college and university students to access course materials with its acquisition of BetterKnow. The technology platform enables instructors to identify course materials from a variety of sources, including traditional textbooks and digital materials, and allows students to compare prices and purchase them in one place. The BetterKnow acquisition will also support Follett’s newly introduced includED program, which provides course materials as part of tuition or fees.
“Providing instructors and students with the tools they need to identify, access, and acquire a broad variety of relevant course materials is critical to students’ success,” said Follett president and CEO Mary Lee Schneider. “Follett’s integrated solution will create a simpler, more affordable way to deliver content in both digital and physical formats.” The integrated Follett-BetterKnow course material solutions will be rolled out to institutions and campuses in the fall.