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

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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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