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VitalSource helps our partners scale and manage the complex technology infrastructure that underpins amazing digital learning experiences. We help you make the most informed decisions so that you can rapidly scale, protect, and evolve the learner experience.

Access Position Paper
POSITION PAPER

Access

Rising costs, multiple purchase options, and the dizzying mix of access codes and unique logins have made it difficult for students to access required course materials, leading them to delay or avoid purchasing textbooks and other materials. At VitalSource, our mission is to simplify the journey of finding, obtaining, and engaging with required course materials needed for academic success. Our models provide seamless and affordable access for learners.

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Accessibility Position Paper
POSITION PAPER

Accessibility

Delivering education that is accessible to learners of all abilities is a challenging yet critical goal for educational institutions around the world. Institutions need responsive, thoughtful, and intelligent solutions that evolve to meet the needs of every learner. At VitalSource, our goal is clear: to build global learning platforms that ensure everyone can seamlessly access the tools and learning experiences they need anywhere, anytime.

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Affordability Position Paper
POSITION PAPER

Affordability

VitalSource plays an important role in driving affordability for learners by designing innovative solutions that simplify the process of finding and obtaining required course materials. This allows more learners to access their required course materials, lowering the overall costs for everyone.

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Privacy Security position Paper
POSITION PAPER

Privacy and Security

Privacy and security have become the top issue for many in today’s connected world. Consumers want assurance that their information is not being used in ways they have not approved. VitalSource provides you with the strongest privacy protections by engineering our platforms with a privacy-by-default design and using best-in-class services to secure your data.

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Privacy & Security Vendor Guide
GUIDE

Protecting Learners: The VitalSource Guide to Privacy and Data Security in EdTech

At VitalSource, we don’t just adhere to the highest standards and best practices, we have spent decades creating them with industry partners. Use this insider’s guide to privacy and security to evaluate whether the products and services you are using comply with industry standards.

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Accessibility guide
GUIDE

The VitalSource Guide to Accessibility in EdTech

It’s critical to maintain an appropriate focus on assistive technologies so all students—regardless of ability—can have access to quality learning experiences. Use this insider’s guide to accessibility to evaluate whether the products and services you are using comply with industry standards.

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VitalSource Accessibility Brochure
BROCHURE

VitalSource Accessibility Brochure

When we remove the barriers to using content, everyone benefits. Since our inception, VitalSource has led the industry in our unrivaled commitment to accessibility. Our vision is forward-thinking and long-term: accessibility is a journey, not a destination, and there’s no “checklist” for conformance.

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VitalSource Privacy & Security Brochure
BROCHURE

VitalSource Privacy & Security Brochure

In today’s digital world, we face privacy and security threats that are continually evolving. Cybercrime is a large-scale, global problem. VitalSource is dedicated to protecting our customers and partners from these threats. We lead the industry by providing the best available security measures to protect the privacy of all users, keeping our platforms secure and safeguarding publishers’ content.

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VST Checklist
CHECKLIST

The VitalSource Advantage Compliance, Standards, and Affiliations Checklist

Do your learning and digital content management platforms meet or exceed industry standards for privacy, security, accessibility and interoperability? Use the VitalSource Advantage Compliance, Standards, and Affiliations Checklist to ensure you are investing in the most secure, compliant technologies available.

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Access Maturity Matrix
INFOGRAPHIC

Access Maturity Matrix

Is your institution looking for ways to navigate the digital transformation while lowering costs and increasing access? Programs that provide day-one access to materials within the LMS may be the best place to start. Download our infographic to learn more.

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Accessibility infographic
INFOGRAPHIC

VitalSource’s Accessibility Authoring Milestones

From the beginning, VitalSource has been at the forefront of creating and adopting accessibility standards. Take a closer look at VitalSource’s accessibility authoring milestones.

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Bookshelf: Award-Winning Assistive Technology
INFOGRAPHIC

Top 5 Bookshelf Award-Winning Assistive Technologies

We enable users to engage with their materials anywhere, anytime, by delivering highly functional experiences in browsers and native applications. Take a look at our top 5 award-winning assistive technologies.

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Privacy and Security infographic
INFOGRAPHIC

Top 4 Privacy and Security Considerations

Given the state of education, it has become critical to understand how to go fully digital without sacrificing the privacy of your learners. Take a look at 4 key privacy and security considerations.

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Top 5 network and product security
INFOGRAPHIC

Top 5 Network and Product Security Considerations

What security measures are your technology partners taking to protect content? Take a look at our Top 5 network and product security considerations.

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CMU Case Study
CASE STUDY

Scaling Up With Ease

Central Michigan University wanted an Inclusive Access program that could grow. Read how choosing Verba's Connect tools ensured them the best priced options for students, streamlined their invoice process, and made scaling an IA program manageable and hassle-free.

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University of Phoenix case study
CASE STUDY

Predicting Student Outcomes With Engagement Data

Following a shift from PDF materials to VitalSource eTextbooks, University of Phoenix set out to discover whether or not the VitalSource platform was improving course outcomes for their students. Read the full case study to learn more about their findings.

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Improving Student Risk Predictions
RESEARCH

Improving Student Risk Predictions

Not only can learning analytics help predict how students may perform in a course based on early activity, this technology can also alert professors if any students are at risk. Read the white paper to learn more.

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MorningConsult_July2020_Flyers_vF_1
RESEARCH

The Age of Digital Learning

The majority of college students agree access to relevant course materials is critical to academic success but cost continues to be a barrier to access, according to a 2019 study from market research firm Morning Consult and commissioned by VitalSource. The study also found a majority also acknowledge they would get better grades studying with interactive course materials and e-textbooks rather than traditional hardcopy books. Interested in seeing these stats and more? Check out the fact sheets.

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Keeping Students One Click Ahead
INFOGRAPHIC

Keeping Students One Click Ahead

Offering engaging interactive content, convenient access, and greater affordability, today’s students are gravitating towards eTextbooks. Download the infographic to learn more about how digital learning materials contribute to student success.

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Battle Over College Course Material is a Textbook Example of Technological Change
ARTICLE

Battle Over College Course Material is a Textbook Example of Technological Change

Read what The Washington Post has to say about the revolution of digital course materials in higher education, including insights from VitalSource's own Mike Hale, vice president of education for North America.

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Case Study: Fresno State
CASE STUDY

Fresno State Saves Big

Read the case study to learn how Fresno State’s Kennel Bookstore implemented a successful Inclusive Access pilot program, saving students about $250,000 over the course of two semesters.

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