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May 5, 2021 • 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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Bookshelf CoachMe™️: Tapping into the Trifecta of Learning

January 11, 2022 • 2 minute read

When students engage with quality assessments their learning improves and yet the vast majority of digital textbooks do not have assessments included for students to check...

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Chemeketa Community College Makes an Impact with CARES Act Funding

October 18, 2021 • 1 minute read

As CARES Act funding became available in 2020, institutions across the country looked to utilize the funding to help minimize the disparities caused by the pandemic...

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Our Commitment to Affordability and Access Innovation

July 7, 2021 • 1 minute read

Rising costs, multiple purchase options, and the dizzying mix of access codes and unique logins have made it difficult for students to access required learning materials and are...

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Diving into Students' Digital Study Habits

February 11, 2021 • 1 minute read

Two of our smartest data nerds recently dug into what we know and can learn about student study habits. In the latest podcast from the Verba I VitalSource Coffee Chat series, Nick...

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Impactful Learning: A Q&A with Mike Hale

January 21, 2021 • 6 minute read

 Mike Hale, PhD, is the vice president of education for North America for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of education as a teacher, author,...

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The Evolving Access Equation

September 23, 2020 • 2 minute read

The higher education access equation is unnecessarily complex. It should be as easy as: faculty assign required materials and students have them on or before the first day of...

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The VitalSource Mission to Drive Affordability

July 7, 2020 • 3 minute read

­­­The cost of postsecondary education, from tuition and living costs to technology requirements, can be a major barrier to learners and stand in the way of pursuing a degree or...

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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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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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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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Tips for a successful Inclusive Access program

May 23, 2019 • 2 minute read

Course materials formats and models are changing rapidly, and this means the store role is changing as well. With each passing term, stores tell us how they’re more deeply...

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Colorado State University: A shrinking footprint but a growing impact

April 8, 2019 • 2 minute read

What do you get when you combine a declining retail footprint, reduced retail margin on thousands of materials, and lower prices? Would you believe the answer is more affordable...

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