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New Program Increases Students’ Digital Access to Course Materials

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Shopping for spring semester books just got easier and cheaper. The Titan Direct Access Program offers digital versions of course materials, including 135 eBooks for 356 classes, to students through the campus portal and TITANium.  

The pilot program — a partnership between the Division of Information Technology and Titan Shops — gives more than 10,000 students free access to digital books until the add/drop deadline. The students with the eligible courses can then choose between a print copy of the book or a digital version for 40 to 60 percent less.

“The Titan Direct Access Program is part of CSUF’s commitment to offer discounted digital course materials to our students,” said Willie Peng, interim assistant vice president for IT and academic technology. “We are excited to offer this program to students and eager to see how its usage grows by the fall 2017 semester.”

The eBooks for spring are Pearson Education titles. Materials from other publishers are expected to be added in the fall semester, giving students access to more digital options and savings, said Peng.

“Bringing the digital content to students is really the trend,” he added. “They don’t have to wait in line to purchase a book and they can use it on their devices.”

Additional details about the Titan Direct Access Program will be sent to faculty and students with eligible courses, and will be posted on the campus portal.