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April 19, 2022 • 2 minute read
By: Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D.

If I were to ask most educators, instructional designers, and even students, nearly everyone would agree that yes, doing practice while you study is a good thing.

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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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Supporting the accessibility community through a time of change

March 30, 2018 • 2 minute read

We’ve written before on this blog about the promise of digital textbooks to improve the learning experience for students with special needs. Today, I’d like to take a closer look...

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Supporting your course lifecycle with VitalSource

March 8, 2018 • 1 minute read

Designing courses can be a challenge, especially for an online environment. There are many tasks involved, such as defining competencies, identifying appropriate content, creating...

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Celebrating Campus Store Success

March 1, 2018 • 2 minute read

After the spring back-to-school rush, our friends in the independent campus store industry come together for two key conferences, the Independent Collegiate Bookstore Association...

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The Caliper Transformation

February 13, 2018 • 1 minute read

At VitalSource, we’re all about improving learning outcomes and affordability, at scale. While digital delivery of materials through new models like Inclusive Access have made...

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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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