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2018 in Review: We're in a Digital-First World

Posted by Pep Carrera on January 15, 2019

Woman looking at computer and iPhone. Photo by William Iven on Unsplash.As we enter 2019 and return to school and work, it’s clear that we’re finally in a digital-first world for learning materials.

Our internal stats really illustrate this macro trend. At this time last year, we had enabled a total of 7.8 million learners to access the learning materials that enabled them to excel in their pursuit of new skills and degrees. Now, we’ve almost doubled that number with over 15 million active learners; we rank in the top few hundred websites in the world during our busiest periods..

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Bookshelf's Library is Getting a New Look

Posted by Rainna Erikson on December 19, 2018

new_library_devices_BookshelfThe Bookshelf® team is excited to give our users a very special gift this holiday season: a brand-new Bookshelf Library! Our loyal users have seen the evolution of Bookshelf over the years from a simplistic reader to an interactive study center. As time has passed, the way we interact with websites and apps has evolved. With this in mind, we’ve remodeled our library to mimic new user habits to improve the student learning experience and enable student success. This set of updates is designed to help organize content and reduce overall distractions in the study center to ensure studying is more efficient and students have what they need to ace that test!

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Post-Rush Courseware Results

Posted by Scott Gaspar on November 15, 2018

new-data-services-746335-unsplash As you may have read about in either my post back in December or our recent press release with Pearson, VitalSource continues its commitment to improving and simplifying access to course materials. We’re happy to report back some numbers based on recent industry leading improvements in removing courseware access codes and simplifying faculty and student access to course materials.

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How We’ve Enhanced the Sampling Experience for Publisher Partners

Posted by Klenda Martinez-Gasbarro on October 30, 2018

ThinkstockPhotos-874804344-1At VitalSource, we believe in delivering a great user experience on all of our platforms, which means making our solutions easy and efficient to use. I’m excited to share with you some recent enhancements made to our Sampling Portal.

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Making OER Easy

Posted by Blair Tuckman on October 03, 2018

ellyot-588064-unsplashInstitutions across the country are looking for ways to reduce the cost of education. One of the many options available to do this is open educational resources (OER). However, institutions frequently report challenges with OER discoverability, accessibility, and ease of distribution. With careful planning and the right tools, OER can be part of your digital course materials program—and your campus can get the same benefits as those offered by traditional content.

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