In terms of pricing, many of Aplia's products have a low-cost digital textbook as well as Aplia.In the Friday, May 9 issue of The Washington Post, author Steven Pearlstein writes: "Aplia also paves the way for the textbook industry to ditch a lousy business model in which it has to charge ridiculously high prices for new books because it cannot collect anything from the students who buy them on the used-book market.
While the basic premise behind each course is the same, course materials vary; in many cases, Aplia problem sets are designed to complement specific textbook from a variety of publishers.
Aplia support representatives set up and edit courses per the professor's schedule.
Aplia's questions are written by content experts in their respective fields and the problem sets match the tone, difficulty level, style, of the textbook.
Aplia works with publishers, authors, and contributors, and many users believe the quality is decent.
Developmental Reading, for instance, uses audio so students can hear how vocabulary words are pronounced; Logic uses interactive Venn diagrams, truth tables, and natural deduction proofs so students keep learning the material hands-on.
Aplia keeps instructors informed about student participation, progress, and real-time graphical reports.
Some anecdotal evidence has been found that schools administration have found value in the micromanagement software features that Aplia offers, especially with keeping students on track with their assignments and increasing engagement and participation in the classroom.
Chapter assignments (or problem sets)--groups of questions based on each chapter of a textbook—are automatically graded and provide students with explanations for every question.
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