Ambassador Education Solutions immediately launched its subsequent era Course Supplies Platform, RODA, reworking digital content material and all course supplies for college kids, faculties and publishers. Not like some other know-how available on the market, RODA offers seamless entry to print and digital supplies, writer and platform integrations, assist providers, analytics, monetary controls, and compliance — all via one versatile and easy-to-use platform.
“Schooling is being reimagined. At Ambassador we’re not trying again; we’re centered on what’s subsequent,” stated Steven M. Blicht, CEO of Ambassador. “Greater than a yr in the past, we got down to develop a Course Supplies Platform that may fight the fragmented strategy to content material and be all issues for all stakeholders — one platform for everybody. Quick ahead to immediately, RODA is extra necessary than ever to handle new studying fashions, particularly on this more and more digital world.”
Course supplies have turn into extra complicated for everybody, and that is being amplified as faculties evolve their on-line, on-campus and hybrid applications. College students are being compelled to determine tips on how to entry content material and navigate a number of platforms, which will be each time intensive and complicated. On the identical time, faculties don’t have the bandwidth or needed controls to deal with an ever rising variety of writer and platform integrations, and so they don’t need to put the burden on their IT groups to handle numerous applied sciences, analyze analytics, and confirm utilization and prices. Faculties are also going through elevated stress to adjust to relevant Division of Schooling rules, together with Inclusive Entry and opt-out necessities. Lastly, publishers want better transparency into how and the way typically their supplies are getting used to allow them to defend their content material and reconcile charges. Publishers additionally want peace-of-mind that faculties and college students have the mandatory assist when utilizing their content material.
“RODA fills the information and repair gaps that exist between faculties and publishers. Faculties don’t need to expend their very own IT assets to handle a number of integrations. Publishers don’t need to combine with and handle every college. Ambassador handles every part via one centralized platform whereas offering 360-degree visibility into all transactions so faculties don’t overpay and publishers are paid what they're owed. It’s by no means been simpler or extra direct,” famous Blicht.
RODA is constructed upon the identical know-how that college students, faculties and publishers have come to know and count on from Ambassador, with added controls, performance and analytics to handle altering market dynamics. Plus, RODA is backed by Ambassador’s responsive, dependable Consumer Companies and IT assist groups. RODA introduces the proper of change to profit every person:
- For college students, RODA simplifies entry to inexpensive course supplies, aggregating all content material and functions and delivering them via one easy-to-use Course Supplies Platform.
- For faculties, RODA streamlines course supplies operations and writer relationships. RODA manages integrations, offers detailed utilization and value transparency, configures entry to content material primarily based on length, and handles all publisher-related points (vetting booklists, holding costs constant, managing “opt-out” compliance, and extra).
- For publishers, RODA eases the account administration, integration and reconciliation processes. RODA permits publishers to lock down content material for college kids who opt-out and offers verifiable knowledge for all transactions so publishers are precisely compensated.
“Content material administration and upkeep add important stress to a faculty’s IT infrastructure. Some faculties depend on their LMS and publishers to hold the burden, however much more than entry is at stake. Faculties want a simple and environment friendly approach to bridge the hole between their techniques and the capabilities of an LMS and writer platforms,” stated Hercules Bontzolakes, CTO of Ambassador. “RODA does all the heavy lifting, integrating with faculties’ techniques and a number of writer/vendor techniques, and offering the mandatory controls and analytics to enhance course supplies accessibility and transparency via a single platform in a approach that no different know-how can match.”
Ambassador’s know-how and assist providers simplify your complete print and digital content material course of. RODA options Ambassador’s EZ Decide-Out performance for college kids to say no print and digital supplies via Ambassador’s All-In Entry (Inclusive Entry) mannequin, together with LMS embedded Writer Direct Content material. Moreover, for digital content material, whether or not offering non-expiring, semester-based or census-based entry, RODA tracks all phrases, programs and enrollments and aligns analytics with content material data, availability, format, length, editions, utilization and transactions.
About Ambassador Schooling Options
For many years, Ambassador has made course supplies easy, efficient and inexpensive. From print and digital to Inclusive Entry, OER and extra, Ambassador simplifies course supplies adoption, administration and supply. Ambassador’s Course Supplies Platform, RODA, integrates with main SIS, LMS, monetary techniques, eBook readers, publishers and digital content material platforms. RODA connects college students with inexpensive course supplies, streamlines operations for faculties and eases account administration and reconciliation for publishers, all via one easy-to-use platform. Faculties and publishers belief Ambassador to enhance course supplies accessibility, decrease operational and monetary dangers, and ship utilization and value transparency. For extra data, please go to AmbassadorEd.com.