Edtech · Higher Education

Is my higher ed tech tool (NOT a textbook) subject to HEOA?

Chris Gerding CEO & Co-Founder Boomalang | Vanderbilt MBA | Entrepreneurship | Strategy & Business Development

October 27th, 2016

Some professors/dept. heads aren't sure if they can purchase my product mid-semester, because HEOA states that all textbook fees must be disclosed ahead of enrolling in the class. Does this also apply to independent technologies like us, that aren't associated with any publisher (and aren't a textbook)? Related... can professors require students to sign up on our website, or does the purchase have to go through the student book store?

Chris Gerding CEO & Co-Founder Boomalang | Vanderbilt MBA | Entrepreneurship | Strategy & Business Development

October 31st, 2016

Thanks, Valeriia. Yes, this is an eLearning product.