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If you teach from assorted materials you compile into your own curated textbook, that's a coursepack! We also hear it called a "course pack", "course packet", "note pack", or sometimes just a "packet". More expensive versions are sometimes described as custom textbooks or customized textbooks, but these terms all describe educational materials with content customized for an academic course.
Content typically included in coursepacks include any of the following items:
Coursepacks add value to the students' educational experience by providing learning material in an easily accessible print format. Studies show that increased comprehension occurs when reading from print, and also show that students prefer to use print especially for deep learning situations. Using a coursepack is perfect for instructors who teach from a variety of content sources, and wish to teach from print.
We've been providing coursepacks for over 30 years, and have experience working with all aspects of the coursepack production process. We clear copyrights, remit royalties, and supply printed CourseWorks® coursepacks to campus bookstores. We also offer direct shipping solutions for international students. There is no cost to the instructor either. CourseWorks is ready to work with you. Contact us today to get started!
First, organize all of the digital content you want to include in your coursepack. Next, detail the copyright information for each item you are using. If you own the copyright on any of the content, that's great! We are happy to work with content creators. If you are using 3rd-party materials, we will need the publication details so we can contact the rights holders. We use the Copyright Clearance Center for most clearances, and when necessary contact publishers directly.
Yes, you can. Just be sure to include the copyright information on that material when submitting it to us for our reference.
CourseWorks® coursepacks are sold primarily through bookstores on campus. For international students, we distribute selected CourseWorks® coursepacks through our website.
CourseWorks® is located in State College, PA.