Can inclusive access help transform student retention and educational outcomes?
Inclusive access gives all enrolled students access to digital course materials, such as textbooks, meaning all students have the same materials on the first day of class. In the UK and US this transformation has already begun. In 2009, Indiana University piloted an inclusive-access model eText and by 2015-16 more than 40,000 students were accessing textbooks through this initiative. Similarly, Manchester University launched their program Books Right Here Right Now in 2014, providing 25,000 students access to their core textbooks.