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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.

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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eTextbooks: Bridging the Gap for International and EU Students
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eTextbooks: Bridging the Gap for International and EU Students

VitalSource continues to invest in understanding and evaluating the impacts of digital learning. Read the report to learn more about our research into UK and international students' experiences with eTextbooks.

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Online Learners Report a High Positive Impact From eTextbooks
REPORT

Online Learners Report a High Positive Impact From eTextbooks

Online courses allow UK higher education institutions to reach students who would otherwise not be able to study with them. Read the report to learn how eTextbooks help improve the learning experience for these students

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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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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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The Bookseller
BOOKLET

The Bookseller, Impacting outcomes with the World’s #1 Digital Content Platform

Read how the provision of affordable, interactive learning materials by institutions to students through VitalSource can impact the student experience, success and outcomes.

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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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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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5 Keys to Choosing a Digital-Content Platform
GUIDE

5 Keys to Choosing a Digital-Content Platform

A guide on how to select the right eTextbook delivery provider to meet student needs and improve outcomes.

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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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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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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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Aim4Knowledge Case Study
CASE STUDY

Aim4Knowledge Case Study

Training services company Aim4Knowledge knew they wanted to create rich content courseware so they turned to VitalSource Content Studio.

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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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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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The Times 'Future of Learning' Report
REPORT

The Times 'Future of Learning' Report

A report published by The Times to understand the factors influencing the digital transformation in higher education.

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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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