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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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How to be Accessible

March 8, 2017 • 1 minute read

Mention the word “accessibility” and it can mean different things to different people. In the context of delivering learning content, one application of accessibility is...

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Effectiveness and success: two big words when applied to education

February 21, 2017 • 2 minute read

Data: another big word that when applied to effectiveness and success, moves decision-making from subjectivity to objectivity. Objectivity, combined with proven motivators,...

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To further support college stores, VitalSource Intends to Acquire Verba

February 15, 2017 • 1 minute read

Since our founding more than 20 years ago, VitalSource has been committed to supporting higher education and to providing students with more affordable and accessible learning...

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Wikipedia look up now available on Bookshelf

February 3, 2017 • 2 minute read

When I was in school, I remember using World Book Encyclopedias when I wanted to do a quick browse on a topic. Over the years, with encycopedias moving online, this habit has...

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The People Behind VitalSource

December 23, 2016 • 2 minute read

For 20 years, VitalSource® has been providing the leading content delivery platform in education and corporate training. In those 20 years, we have grown from a small handful...

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Hinds Community College and VitalSource Access

December 12, 2016 • 1 minute read

Last month, our own Mike Hale wrote about course-fee models as the way to ensure all college students had their required course materials on or before the first day of classes....

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Accessibility & VitalSource - Part 2

November 10, 2016 • 3 minute read

There is a minimum anyone in the ed-tech space must do around accessibility to even be considered relevant. Adding to this minimum, there is an increased expectation of what...

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Accessibility & VitalSource - Part I

October 31, 2016 • 2 minute read

When you have a platform that delivers content to several million users each year, it is critically important that every user can get access when they need it. Whether it is ...

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What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part II

October 20, 2016 • 2 minute read

Part 2 of 2: The Solution Previously we discussed why course materials pricing had increases well beyond inflation, and why the dynamics of this market has hurt student...

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What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part 1

October 10, 2016 • 3 minute read

Part 1 of 2: Why doesn’t this happen? If all required learning materials, including textbooks, were provided to all students on or before the first day of class, the average...

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What's New with VitalSource Bookshelf

October 3, 2016 • 2 minute read

Here’s hoping everyone is having a great start to the 2016-17 school year! At VitalSource we are committed to ensuring every student has the tools needed to be successful. As...

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Students Prefer Interactive Study Tools Over Traditional

September 22, 2016 • 2 minute read

Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts on VitalSource’s recent study conducted by Wakefield Research. Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of...

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