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Mike Hale, Ph.D.

Mike Hale, Ph.D.

Mike Hale, Ph.D., is Chief Learning and Content Officer for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years in the field of education. He has spent the last 13 with VitalSource, helping institutions improve outcomes and affordably create and deliver learning solutions. He is currently responsible for leading VitalSource’s North American higher education initiatives. Prior to joining VitalSource, Mike spent 14 years working to improve K-12 education as a college professor, high school teacher, and director of a successful charter school.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Auburn University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent Posts from Mike Hale, Ph.D.

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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...

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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...

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Impactful Learning: A Q&A with Mike Hale

January 21, 2021 • 6 minute read

 Mike Hale, PhD, is the vice president of education for North America for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of education as a teacher, author,...

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The Evolving Access Equation

September 23, 2020 • 2 minute read

The higher education access equation is unnecessarily complex. It should be as easy as: faculty assign required materials and students have them on or before the first day of...

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Update for Cengage Unlimited and Cengage Brain users

June 28, 2019 • 1 minute read

Some users may have noticed that starting today, June 28, 2019, Cengage has made the decision to use an internal Cengage eReader for all US-based Cengage Unlimited and Cengage...

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Op-ed: The villain cheating students and faculty

July 2, 2018 • 2 minute read

This op-ed was originally published on eCampus News on June 13, 2018. There is a pervasive villain that strikes at the very heart of higher education. Its wound is painless yet...

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Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital Textbooks

June 11, 2018 • 2 minute read

This op-ed was originally published in The74 on June 4, 2018.The growing cost of higher education is a major issue for students, families, and colleges. Tuition has more than...

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Teaming Up to Address Affordability and Access

February 8, 2018 • 1 minute read

Across the nation, a growing number of colleges and universities are looking for innovative solutions that can help lower costs and raise student achievement.One of the many...

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To strengthen offerings to campus stores, Hayes joins VitalSource

October 20, 2017 • 1 minute read

It is an exciting time at VitalSource as Kathleen Hayes, a 25-year ed-tech veteran, has joined us as our new Director of Institutional Partnerships. Kathleen will lead our U.S....

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What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part II

October 20, 2016 • 2 minute read

Part 2 of 2: The SolutionPreviously we discussed why course materials pricing had increases well beyond inflation, and why the dynamics of this market has hurt student success. If...

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What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part 1

October 10, 2016 • 3 minute read

Part 1 of 2: Why doesn’t this happen?If all required learning materials, including textbooks, were provided to all students on or before the first day of class, the average price...

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