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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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Making OER Easy

October 3, 2018 • 2 minute read

Institutions across the country are looking for ways to reduce the cost of education. One of the many options available to do this is open educational resources (OER). However,...

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The student view: Digital makes learning possible

September 12, 2018 • 1 minute read

When Christopher Weaver was considering graduate school to facilitate a career change, he knew it would be a challenge. “I had concerns with the time I had to spare as I work...

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The Next Chapter for Acrobatiq

September 4, 2018 • 1 minute read

On September 1, 2018, Acrobatiq was acquired by VitalSource Technologies, an Ingram Content Company. The team and I could not be more excited to be joining forces.  

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We're Better Together

August 8, 2018 • 2 minute read

While not quite as catchy as Jack Johnson’s hit single, the title of this blog is meant to serve as an open invitation to anyone who wants to improve the status quo. For years,...

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Tips for Teaching with Bookshelf

August 1, 2018 • 1 minute read

 Digital course materials are more robust, interactive, and valuable than many realize. Research shows that 60% of students feel that digital learning technology—like...

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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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Fresno State saves big with successful Inclusive Access pilot

June 18, 2018 • 1 minute read

Fresno State’s Kennel Bookstore was facing a dilemma: How could they tackle affordability when their sell-through rates were low? The answer to Fresno State’s problem was...

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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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We have updated our privacy policy

May 16, 2018 • 1 minute read

For VitalSource—and our institutions, schools, and large business customers—data privacy and security has always been a priority. Our goal is to provide our customers with the...

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Best Practices for Integrating Digital Materials Into Your Course

May 9, 2018 • 2 minute read

Nearly all college students, 92 percent to be exact, believe that digital textbooks have advantages over traditional textbooks, but studies find that faculty are more reluctant...

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Study finds two-thirds of students feel more confident in what they learn with eTextbooks

May 1, 2018 • 1 minute read

VitalSource commissioned Shift Learning to conduct research with current students in the United Kingdom to explore the perceived impact of eTextbooks on students’ learning...

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Washington Post explores the revolution in college course materials

April 24, 2018 • 1 minute read

The Washington Post recently explored the revolution in college course materials in an article published on April 14, 2018. The article investigated questions about cost,...

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