Digital Direct Access
Digital Content for Engineering Fundamentals Courses (ENG 1101, ENG 1102, ENG 1001, ENG 1100)
Digital Direct Access is a collaborative arrangement between Michigan Tech and PEARSON Publishing to make content for the first-year engineering program more affordable, and more interactive.
Digital Direct Access offers:
- First day access to critical learning resources through Canvas, the standard Michigan Tech learning management system used in most Tech courses
- Robust interactive digital content for the core first-year engineering textbook (Thinking Like an Engineer), as well as a highly interactive computer platform for practice problems, videos, and so on (MyEngineeringLab)
- Substantially reduced costs to the students compared to previous print textbooks used in the first-year engineering courses
- Increased student engagement, especially through immediate feedback on submitted homework
- No hassle with digital access codes to start
Each of the roughly 1000 students entering engineering at Tech will save $75 compared to the total book charge last year in first-year engineering.
How does Digital Direct Access work?
- First-year engineering faculty work with the PEARSON representative and the Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore to coordinate course materials and cost savings.
- From the first day of classes, students login to the Canvas system and access their course materials.
- The Campus Bookstore charges student accounts on the official add/drop date for the cost of these required course materials. The amount is $149.00 for either alternative to entry-level first-year engineering: ENG 1001 and ENG 1101. The access remains active for two years, meaning that this cost of instructional materials for students in the first-year engineering program is collected only once. There is no additional charge for remaining core courses in the program (ENG 1110, ENG 1102), further increasing savings to students.