Acrobatiq, our courseware platform founded on 12 years of research at Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative, delivers active, personalized learning through embedded practice, which creates the Doer Effect, a proven learning science principle. Research shows the learn-by-doing approach has about six times the effect on learning than reading.
Bookshelf CoachMe® is a free, built-in study coach in Bookshelf®. It was developed in line with the same learning science principle and provides AI-generated practice questions and knowledge checks aligned to the core etext learning objectives. Students receive immediate feedback to their responses and benefit from the Doer Effect.
Rising costs, multiple purchase options, and a 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. Our technologies help 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.
No matter which VitalSource technology or platform you use, you get access to a rich database of easy-to-understand insights. Analytics are part of the VitalSource experience and a critical step in driving student success. Analyze engagement data in instructor dashboards to identify at-risk learners early; gain insights at the learner, book, course, or institution level with clear data visualizations; and aggregate data from multiple platforms and sources automatically with our near real-time Caliper feed.