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September 14, 2022 • 1 minute read
By: Mike Hale, Ph.D., Chief Learning and Content Officer

VitalSource has long been committed to increasing student success through easy access to affordable content. We also believe that if you can, you must improve learning for students and expand educational opportunities for all learners. Of course, we are not alone in this view and it is the reason many companies have built assessment-rich course materials. 

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The Value of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Learning

January 25, 2024 • 1 minute read

The topic of Artificial Intelligence in education is a critical and timely one and at a recent conference I was asked an interesting question.During a panel at the recent ...


The Power of VitalSource - 2023 at a Glance

January 17, 2024 • 1 minute read

Last year our partners and users read, practiced, delivered, and created across the world. We’ve been leading the digital transformation for 30 years and we are inspired by the...

Learning Science

Can AI create effective learning tools for students?

October 3, 2023 • 3 minute read

Can AI create effective learning tools for students? Emerging research says yes.

Learning Science

Artificial Intelligence, meet Learning Science

May 16, 2023 • 4 minute read

In recent months, the topic of generative AI has taken over higher education. Since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in late 2022, hundreds of generative AI technologies have come...


Welcoming Akademos

March 20, 2023 • 1 minute read

Today we announced that VitalSource has acquired Akademos, a privately held company in Norwalk, CT and a leader in building technology to create efficient, cost-effective course...

Learning Science

The Power of Learning Science within Bookshelf CoachMe®

September 14, 2022 • 1 minute read

VitalSource has long been committed to increasing student success through easy access to affordable content. We also believe that if you can, you must improve learning for...

Learning Science

The Practical Effects of Maximizing Learning by Doing

April 19, 2022 • 2 minute read

If I were to ask most educators, instructional designers, and even students, nearly everyone would agree that yes, doing practice while you study is a good thing. Formative...

Learning Science

Bookshelf CoachMe™️: Tapping into the Trifecta of Learning

January 11, 2022 • 2 minute read

When students engage with quality assessments their learning improves and yet the vast majority of digital textbooks do not have assessments included for students to check...

Learning Science

Iterative Improvement—A Commitment through Research

October 27, 2021 • 2 minute read

Oftentimes, research papers aim to be groundbreaking or to show significant positive findings. While these studies often push forward what is known in the learning sciences, these...

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Chemeketa Community College Makes an Impact with CARES Act Funding

October 18, 2021 • 1 minute read

As CARES Act funding became available in 2020, institutions across the country looked to utilize the funding to help minimize the disparities caused by the pandemic throughout...


Packed with Learning Power: The Redesigned Bookshelf

September 2, 2021 • 1 minute read

Does Bookshelf do what learners need it to? This is the question we asked ourselves, and our users, last year. We are thrilled to share our response - the newer, simpler, packed...

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Our Commitment to Affordability and Access Innovation

July 7, 2021 • 1 minute read

Rising costs, multiple purchase options, and the dizzying mix of access codes and unique logins have made it difficult for students to access required learning materials and are...

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