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May 5, 2021 • 1 minute read
By: Rick Johnson

I am proud of the tremendous progress that we have made in the accessibility of our products, and, even more critical, the outstanding progress the entire ecosystem has made in creating and adopting standards.

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Learning Science Innovation

June 21, 2021 • 1 minute read

As a leader in EdTech, VitalSource is committed to improving learning for students and expanding educational opportunities for all learners. From product development to...

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Exciting News about VitalSource’s Future

June 1, 2021 • 1 minute read

Today, June 1, VitalSource has officially been acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled...

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The Next Step in Accessibility Transparency

May 5, 2021 • 1 minute read

I am proud of the tremendous progress that we have made in the accessibility of our products, and, even more critical, the outstanding progress the entire ecosystem has made in...

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How the University of Dayton Bookstore Increased Digital Sales Over 1,000 Percent

April 8, 2021 • 1 minute read

At the onset of the pandemic, a new reality set in for Julie Banks, bookstore director at the University of Dayton in Ohio.  Julie and her team quickly realized that physical...

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What You Need to Know about Content Security

March 9, 2021 • 3 minute read

The demand for digital learning materials and online modalities is growing, and this rapid digital expansion can jeopardize content integrity and security. Publishers’...

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Helping Students with Adaptivity

March 2, 2021 • 2 minute read

My colleague Benny Johnson and I recently presented a paper for a special session on Adaptive Instructional Systems during the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer...

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Diving into Students' Digital Study Habits

February 11, 2021 • 1 minute read

Two of our smartest data nerds recently dug into what we know and can learn about student study habits. In the latest podcast from the Verba I VitalSource Coffee Chat series,...

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Impactful Learning: A Q&A with Benny Johnson and Rachel Van Campenhout

February 4, 2021 • 5 minute read

Benny Johnson, PhD, director of research and development, and Rachel Van Campenhout, learning science specialist, are both published researchers, experts in research and...

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