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Junction Teams with MBS to Distribute OER-Based Course Materials

Courseware developer Junction Education has partnered with course material fulfillment firm MBS Direct to bring its OER-based courses and authoring platform to a wider range of campuses.

Junction provides course materials, resources, analytics and tools for blended or fully online courses that are designed to integrate with institutions' LMS of choice. The company focuses right now primarily on high-enrollment courses, such as Intro to Psychology, Principles of Microeconomics and others. Its courses are editable and include assessments and real-time analytics.

Other features include:

  • Collaboration tools for students, like real-time messaging;
  • Personalized guidance;
  • More than 30 question types;
  • Automatically graded assessments;
  • Closed-captioned videos; and
  • Early alerts via e-mail or text.

"We're pleased to work with one of the leaders in distribution of learning materials to colleges and universities to expand access to our growing range of courses," said Vineet Madan, founder and CEO of Junction Education, in a prepared statement.  "We've already helped students save more than $300,000 and have saved instructors thousands of hours of effort sourcing, evaluating and integrating OER into courses that 4 out of 5 students prefer to alternatives."

Junction's courses are currently in use on 28 higher ed campuses, according to Madan.

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