1st Day Initiative

1st Day Digital Textbook. "Your Straight "A" Strategy". Affordable, Accessible, Adaptive, interActive, Advanced.Johnston Community College has conversed with students, parents, faculty and our educational partners about the rising cost of textbooks. It's a challenge. Fortunately, our rapidly changing learning environment allows us to consider new models of both instruction and course materials! 

As you may know, an 1st Text is the digital version of a physical textbook. It can include additional educational resources such as workbooks, problem sets, tutorials, video, simulations and interactive software. Digital textbooks have many features that allow you to interact with your course content like never before. Standard features include highlighting, annotation, search functions and multimedia links. All 1st Text will be easy to access through our Blackboard Learning Management System.

Our 1st Text Initiative will assist Johnston Community College in transforming a student's educational experience for the digital age while also reducing the ever increasing costs of college textbooks.

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For technical assistance, please contact JOLT at 919-464-2260 or distancelearning@mail.johnstoncc.edu