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VitalSource offers insightful case studies, white papers, thought leadership, infographics, and other deep-level pieces on trends in digital content for leaders in domestic and international higher education.

2018 Wakefield Research
RESEARCH

2018 Wakefield Research

We asked hundreds of students across the US about the challenges they face when trying to obtain course materials. Download the infographic and special report detailing the key findings of this year's VitalSource-Wakefield study.

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The Villain Cheating Students and Faculty
ARTICLE

The Villain Cheating Students and Faculty

Read what VitalSource's own Mike Hale, vice president of education for North America, has to say about why higher education institutions need to embrace digital learning materials in order to tackle affordability on campus.

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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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Keeping Students One Click Ahead
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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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Best Practices for Teaching With Digital
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Best Practices for Teaching With Digital

Students’ expectations are evolving, and instructors and institutions need to learn how to best integrate digital materials into courses. Download the infographic for more information on how to successfully teach with digital.

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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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2018 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers
SURVEY

2018 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

Chief Academic Officers from 516 institutions respond to Inside Higher Ed's survey on challenges in higher education today.

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Publishers Solutions Booklet
BOOKLET

Publisher Solutions

Increase the value and reach of your content through data analytics on content usage, seamless system integrations, or a tool to create enriched and accessible EPUB content with VitalSource solutions.

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Case Study University of Missouri
CASE STUDY

Case Study University of Missouri

VitalSource helps power Inclusive Access at the University of Missouri System to save students millions.

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North Carolina State University: A Pilot Case Study
CASE STUDY

North Carolina State University: A Pilot Case Study

One course at North Carolina State University pilots Inclusive Access. Students experience improved learning and big savings.

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Wakefield Research Infographic & Report
RESEARCH

2017 Wakefield Research Study

A new study conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of VitalSource takes a look at higher ed affordability and learning. Explore the findings in an infographic and official report.

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Video Case Study University of Missouri
VIDEO CASE STUDY

Video Case Study University of Missouri

Watch how VitalSource helps the University of Missouri System solve its affordability and access quandaries through Inclusive Access.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio case study
CASE STUDY

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

VitalSource works with Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) to deliver affordable digital content directly to students through their LMS.

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Online Education: Heading toward the future
SURVEY

Online Education: Heading Toward the Future

The Chronicle of Higher Education surveys 1,287 administrators to learn about the projected growth of online learning on their campuses.

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6 Things Institutions Need to Do for a Successful Inclusive-Access Program
GUIDE

6 Things Institutions Need to Do for a Successful Inclusive Access Program

Dr. Mike Hale from VitalSource shares six key tips and best practices required for a successful Inclusive Access program.

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Rethinking How Technology is Used in Education Report
REPORT

Rethinking How Technology is Used in Education

A report from Campus Technology explains new trends in digital learning materials and how delivering these materials is crucial to ensuring all students succeed.

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5 Keys to Choosing a Digital-Content Platform
GUIDE

5 Keys to Choosing a Digital-Content Platform

eCampus News discusses how to select the right eTextbook delivery provider to meet student needs and improve outcomes.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio video case study
VIDEO CASE STUDY

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Watch how Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) works with VitalSource to increase affordability and boost student success.

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2017 Survey of Community College Presidents
SURVEY

2017 Survey of Community College Presidents

Inside Higher Ed surveys 236 community college presidents about challenges in recruitment, hiring, and more on their campuses.

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Hinds Community College case study
CASE STUDY

Hinds Community College

Hinds Community College in Mississippi implements affordable course material solution—with immediate success.

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Hinds Community College video case study
VIDEO CASE STUDY

Hinds Community College

Watch how Hinds Community College in Mississippi tackles the course materials affordability crisis through its Instant Access program.

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New Era of Digital Accessibility
GUIDE

New Era of Digital Accessibility

Inside Higher Ed's new compilation of articles focuses on efforts to make learning materials accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.

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2017 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers
SURVEY

2017 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers

654 Chief Academic Officers responded to an Inside Higher Ed survey to comment on their institutions' financial and academic health.  

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Accessibility and Affordability of Course Materials for Students
POSITION PAPER

Accessibility and Affordability of Course Materials for Students

By including the cost of digital textbooks in the price of tuition, all students can access the materials they need to succeed.

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Day-One Access to Affordable Student Course Materials
POSITION PAPER

Day-One Access to Affordable Student Course Materials

Institutions are implementing affordable digital course materials to level the playing field for all students.

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Publishers Solutions Booklet
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Pathway to Academic Success

When students avoid or delay purchasing necessary course materials, their grades can suffer. Download the infographic to learn more about giving your students day-one access to their materials with Inclusive Access.

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Fostering Innovation with Digital Learning Materials
CASE STUDY

Fostering Innovation with Digital Learning Materials

Premiere legal education publisher West Academic revolutionizes legal education by offering and encouraging digital course materials.

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