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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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Accessibility Matters More than Ever

May 21, 2020 • 1 minute read

Around the world, more students than ever before are reliant upon digital learning tools and eTexts in order to continue their education under these exceptional circumstances. 

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What We Cannot Afford to Forget

May 18, 2020 • 2 minute read

As colleges and universities near the end of a truly remarkable spring semester, institution leaders around the world are preparing for the possibility that students may not be...

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What You Need to Know About Privacy and Security

May 14, 2020 • 3 minute read

In the wake of sweeping campus closures due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are seeing a rapid move to digital learning and with it a wave of questions about students’ privacy and data...

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Commitment and achievement in accessibility

February 27, 2020 • 1 minute read

I’m proud of VitalSource’s commitment to excellence in accessibility and the recognition our team has recently received. In September 2019, we were awarded the DAISY Consortium...

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Metadata is more than a buzzword

January 27, 2020 • 1 minute read

Metadata. That buzzword that’s been bandied around the publishing industry for several years now. After what initially seemed like an easy fix, it’s clear that both best practices...

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VitalSource’s ongoing commitment to accessibility

October 18, 2019 • 1 minute read

Since the conception of VitalSource, accessibility has been something we've held with utmost importance, but it's also something we know can always be improved upon.

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What does it mean for an eTextbook to be accessible?

September 9, 2019 • 1 minute read

In the ever-changing landscapes of digital learning, accessibility, and higher education, it can seem a daunting prospect to stay on top of it all.

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Introducing our new support site for instructors

August 26, 2019 • 1 minute read

Welcome back to campus!  The start of fall semester is an exciting time for students as they enter campus life, meet new instructors, and settle into new routines. For some, it...

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What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

August 21, 2019 • 1 minute read

Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about...

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How VitalSource can help you remix OER content

July 24, 2019 • 1 minute read

The most exciting aspect of OER comes once you have made the decision to adopt it and selected your content provider(s). Whether you choose to go with OpenStax, MERLOT, or a...

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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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What is OER and how does it differ from open access?

May 31, 2019 • 1 minute read

 In 2002, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first adopted the term open educational resources (OER), setting the scene for the learning...

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