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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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eBooks changed my life. No, really.

September 22, 2017 • 1 minute read

Remember the fun of going to the library and picking out books when you were a kid, or spending a relaxing afternoon browsing your favorite bookstore? I don’t. I’ve been...

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To buy or not to buy: the student course material quandary

September 19, 2017 • 1 minute read

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in two- and four-year degree-granting programs rose from 13.2 to 17 million students (an increase of 30...

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University of Missouri System taking great strides toward access, affordability

September 12, 2017 • 1 minute read

One of the best things about my job is being able to go out and meet the faculty and administrators who are working to ensure all students have access to affordable course...

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Let’s improve access and affordability for all students

September 6, 2017 • 1 minute read

I have spent my entire career working with college and university campus stores to promote access to affordable course materials for all students. The academic success of...

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5 Key Questions to Ask Before Creating Digital First Content

August 29, 2017 • 1 minute read

Creating digital content is an exciting but at times intimidating task. Considering these questions will help you create and deliver your content effectively.

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Inclusive Access program sees boost in student success

August 25, 2017 • 2 minute read

This piece appeared in its entirety in the July 3, 2017 edition of eCampus News. I’ve always considered myself a good student. I would dutifully tote textbooks and color-coded...

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Share, socialize, and stop reading in a vacuum!

August 21, 2017 • 1 minute read

A common debate over the years has been, what is better: TV or movies?Of late, TV is soundly winning the debate. Some people say it is because viewers prefer the shorter...

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Data-Driven Content Insights for Publishers

August 16, 2017 • 1 minute read

For publishers and content creators, it’s all about learning:  • How does our content improve learning outcomes? • How can we ensure that the right content is in the right...

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Connect Portal Makes Inclusive Access Easy for Students

August 7, 2017 • 1 minute read

The “Inclusive Access” model is rapidly gaining traction by delivering high-quality digital course materials to students on the first day of class at a fraction of traditional...

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Carrera Talks Tech with Neil Hughes

August 3, 2017 • 1 minute read

VitalSource is “a technology company that makes it really easy for institutions to ensure every student has the content they need for learning the first day of class, at...

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How do you protect your training content?

July 27, 2017 • 1 minute read

In order to provide learners with the experience they expect, seamless access must be guaranteed from sign-on throughout the entire consumption process. Access must be anytime,...

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Surprising barriers to college attendance and success

July 20, 2017 • 1 minute read

We often think of the obstacles that prevent students from attending college as being financial—and I am not discounting the importance of cost as a barrier—but there are also...

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