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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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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, Nick...

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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 learning...

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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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Reflecting with Gratitude

December 21, 2020 • 1 minute read

In a year that has brought so many unexpected challenges, the VitalSource team wishes to express our deepest gratitude to those in the education community who have worked...

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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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Accessible Learning Materials Mean Freedom For Many

September 9, 2020 • 2 minute read

A little over thirty years ago, my life—and the lives of tens of millions of Americans—was changed in immeasurable ways by the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of...

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Protecting Student Buyers

August 18, 2020 • 1 minute read

While the Internet has made possible unprecedented access to quality digital course materials, it has also provided infrastructure for some to commercialize stolen content and...

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VitalSource Reaffirms Commitment to Accessibility

August 17, 2020 • 1 minute read

I’m honored to share that VitalSource recently earned a maximum ASPIREscore of 100% for high-quality accessibility standards, and our company now sits at the top of the ASPIRElist...

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The VitalSource Mission to Drive Affordability

July 7, 2020 • 3 minute read

­­­The cost of postsecondary education, from tuition and living costs to technology requirements, can be a major barrier to learners and stand in the way of pursuing a degree or...

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