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September 23, 2021 • 1 minute read
By: Rick Johnson

Around the world, more students than ever before are reliant upon digital learning tools and eTexts in order to continue their education.


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 point...


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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The Widening Participation Series: Participation in the face of Brexit

April, 18, 2019 . 1 minute read

“So far there is no long-term decision or reciprocal deal on how UK students in the EU, or EU students in the UK, will be treated post-Brexit.” With the future of the United...

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The Change Management Series: Communication is key

April, 10, 2019 . 2 minute read

In the first piece of our change management series, we discussed how to overcome factors that may be causing resistance in your institution during the transition to digital. One...

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The Widening Participation Series: The benefits of a digital strategy

March, 28, 2019 . 2 minute read

Findings from the Higher Education Statistics Agency released in February 2019 show that the percentage of full-time first degree students coming from state schools in the UK...

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The Change Management Series: How to overcome resistance to change

March, 25, 2019 . 2 minute read

Transitioning from either a pilot eTextbook programme to business as usual—or immediately from print to digital provision—will undoubtedly result in a great deal of change. And...


Because you asked, OneNote integration

January, 19, 2017 . 1 minute read

At VitalSource®, it is a priority for us to listen to our users and make our solutions as useful as possible to teaching and learning. That’s why we are excited to announce we...

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