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September 14, 2022 • 1 minute read
By: Mike Hale, Ph.D., Chief Learning and Content Officer

VitalSource has long been committed to increasing student success through easy access to affordable content. We also believe that if you can, you must improve learning for students and expand educational opportunities for all learners. Of course, we are not alone in this view and it is the reason many companies have built assessment-rich course materials. 

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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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Easy access to digital tools to support student success

December 21, 2017 • 1 minute read

As a father or two young boys, I recently attended parent-teacher conferences where my children went through stations showing their recent work. When we reached the computer...

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Set your students up for day-one success!

September 27, 2017 • 2 minute read

The process of preparing for the semester is daunting.It’s stressful figuring out how to get students to get the most from your course, usually accompanied by flipping through an...

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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 legally...

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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 course?...

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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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The Right Information at the Right Time

May 10, 2017 • 1 minute read

The next time you say, “I am making the best decision based on the information I have available to me”, you want to know your decision was made with a clear perspective and...

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Cut down on student distractions with Assigned Readings

March 14, 2017 • 2 minute read

In my last post, I talked about how we at VitalSource are constantly reaching out to students in an effort to solicit feedback and understand challenges they face while reading...

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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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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 SolutionPreviously we discussed why course materials pricing had increases well beyond inflation, and why the dynamics of this market has hurt student success. If...

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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 price...

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Students Delaying or Avoiding Course Material Purchases; Grades Suffer as a Result

September 15, 2016 • 1 minute read

Editor’s Note: This is the second of three posts on a recently-conducted research study commissioned by VitalSource.At VitalSource, it is important for us to understand the wants,...

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