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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 and professional learning.

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 & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From Selection to Satisfaction: the key factors driving university experience in the UK
RESEARCH

From Selection to Satisfaction: the key factors driving university experience in the UK

This report examines how different attributes influence the stages of a student’s journey from sixth form to graduation. Read the full report to discover which factors influence a student’s decision when choosing a university and how they compare to the factors that drive student satisfaction.

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SUSS case study & infographic
CASE STUDY + INFOGRAPHIC

How Digital Transformation Encourages Lifelong Learning

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) was looking for ways to enhance their students’ learning experience and knew that technology was just the enabler to help them do that. Download the case study and infographic to learn how they used VitalSource to create a full library of engaging digital content.

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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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BIMM Institute: Case Study
CASE STUDY

BIMM Institute: Case Study

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute went digital in just six weeks to enhance the student experience. Using VitalSource Studio™, BIMM were able to author and create their own learning materials and publish directly to Bookshelf®.

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Transitioning to digital education: a UK case study
CASE STUDY

Transitioning to digital education: a UK case study

Over the last four years, University College of Estate Management has doubled its student numbers and transformed into a pioneer of digital learning. Staff and students reflect on the journey, sharing the key challenges, critical success factors and benefits.

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BPP University: Accessibility Case Study
CASE STUDY

BPP University: Accessibility Case Study

VitalSource have worked with BPP since 2014 to ensure content is accessible to all learners, and that students are provided with the tools and materials needed to succeed.

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eTextbooks and Differential Learning
REPORT

eTextbooks and Differential Learning

Students facing financial challenges, those with disabilities, and mature students receive a greater benefit from eTextbooks, thus improving their overall learning experience. Read the report to learn how these materials can help reduce their specific challenges.

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UCEM Video Case Study
VIDEO CASE STUDY

Transitioning to digital education: a UK case study

Watch how technology is changing the student experience, discover tips to help you transition, and hear how UCEM successfully made the shift.

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The Impact of eTextbooks case study
CASE STUDY

How eTextbooks Impact Learning Outcomes

Recent research by Shift Learning on behalf of VitalSource reveals students perceive significant impact on their learning outcomes when using eTextbooks.

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UK Students’ Learning Outcomes Research
RESEARCH

UK Students’ Learning Outcomes Research

A new study conducted by Shift Learning on behalf of VitalSource examines how students feel about the impact of eTextbooks on their grades, confidence and learning outcomes. Explore the findings in an infographic and official report.

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Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education
REPORT

Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education

A report from senior leaders across higher education discussing a range of projects, approaches, and metrics when drawing up a formula for ‘success’ in measuring learning gain.

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Digital Learning and eTextbooks in UK Higher Education
REPORT

Digital Learning and eTextbooks in UK Higher Education

Independent research conducted by Shift Media on behalf of VitalSource on 5 steps to a successful digital programme.

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