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December 10, 2020 • 1 minute read
By: Saskia Watts

As 2020 comes to an end, we want to recognize your continued hard work and adaptability in responding to the dramatic changes in education.

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5 steps to a digital campus: Your checklist for day one and beyond

April, 9, 2020 . Less than 1 minute read

When implemented well, digital teaching and learning can be inspirational. It can open up new ways of communicating with your students, increase their communication with one...

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VitalSource: Supporting your transition to online learning

April, 7, 2020 . 2 minute read

The situation in which we find ourselves in is extraordinary. Across the world, political realignment, social unrest, and the current epidemic are pressing higher education...


University Mental Health Day: is technology friend or foe?

March, 5, 2020 . 7 minute read

Today, March 5th, is University Mental Health Day in the UK.  Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, it’s an annual event that helps raise awareness of mental health in higher...

Your metadata and VitalSource

March, 2, 2020 . 1 minute read

After you’ve overcome the confusion surrounding metadata best practices, and the attributes you should be focusing your efforts on, it’s time to put it all to the test.

Are you keeping an eye on the health of your metadata?

January, 31, 2020 . 2 minute read

Territorial rights, BISAC/BIC codes, comprehensive pricing – these three metadata elements are often overlooked by content providers in the VitalSource systems. So let’s break...

Metadata is more than a buzzword

January, 27, 2020 . 1 minute read

Metadata. That buzzword that’s been bandied around the publishing industry for several years now. After what initially seemed like an easy fix, it’s clear that both best...

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Growing without the growing pains: How educational institutions can manage the challenges of expansion in an uncertain environment

October, 29, 2019 . 3 minute read

The relaxation of regulations controlling student numbers has been a double-edged sword. Some universities are failing to fill courses, while others—particularly prestigious...

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Time to change: Five ways to transform your student experience in six weeks

October, 4, 2019 . 4 minute read

There’s no doubt that the fallout from the TEF review, the Augar report, and the uncertainties of Brexit will continue to dominate the minds of higher education leaders for...


Choose wisely, communicate widely: How can universities work to become more accessible?

September, 17, 2019 . 2 minute read

Accessibility is about users, not standards.


What does it mean for an eTextbook to be accessible?

September, 9, 2019 . 1 minute read

In the ever-changing landscapes of digital learning, accessibility, and higher education, it can seem a daunting prospect to stay on top of it all.


What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

August, 28, 2019 . 1 minute read

Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about...


Where to find OER content

June, 13, 2019 . 1 minute read

With a number of different organisations offering a plethora of OER content, the sheer amount of choice can often be overwhelming. The OER Commons alone “provides a single...

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