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Widening student participation through technology

Posted by John Donovan on December 07, 2017

Widening students participation through technologyNo two students are the same. It has long been discussed as to why students, who have performed equally well through their school careers and put the same amount of work into their university degree, might complete their course with drastically different results.

Differential attainment is most commonly associated with students entering university from different backgrounds, or having disparate schooling experiences. However, despite socio-economic factors having received attention in this area, what has potentially been less explored is the impact the actual learning environment at university has on student accessibility and success.

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Intrepid Learning joins the VitalSource team

Posted by Pep Carrera on December 01, 2017

Intrepid by VitalSourceExtending the world’s most used learning content platform beyond higher education has long been a goal for VitalSource®. Specifically, we saw an opportunity to aid both learners and the companies involved in professional learning where publishers, companies and learning and training organizations create high-value content to be distributed to learners for professional development.

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5 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

Posted by VitalSource Community Service Team on November 28, 2017

5 Way to get involved in your community Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved in helping improve your community but not sure where to start? At VitalSource we felt the same way and decided to take action and form an internal committee called VitalServes. Our mission was to come together as a team and represent the interest of our employees while also aligning with VitalSource’s core values.

Since we had limited experience, we approached the situation with a few best practices that are worth sharing if you are considering starting an organized community service initiative.

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Add Content to Your Course with One Click

Posted by Rainna Erikson on November 15, 2017

Add Content to Your Course with One ClickVitalSource is committed to day-one success for faculty and students. In an earlier post we wrote about how to set your course up to facilitate this success (and hosted a webinar on the same topic). Today, we go a step further in making your course setup even easier using our Inclusive Access program.

Inclusive Access is a popular content delivery mechanism that VitalSource has supported for more than 10 years that gives your students access to all their digital materials on day one at a reduced rate. Right now, if you have an Inclusive Access program through VitalSource, we work with your campus Bookstore to ensure all adopted books are available in your learning management system (LMS) of “how do I get my content into my specific course shell?”

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Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deck

Posted by Rick Johnson on November 09, 2017

This post appeared in its entirety in eCampus News.

Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deckThe accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing standards that key parts of the industry are implementing, as well as new standards. All the changes that are happening are, for the first time, enabling the ability for institutions, instructors and learners to adopt and access accessible content, that is the exact same content, at the same time, on the same platforms as any other user.

Vendors must ensure that the content they provide is available where and when users need it, and that the platform and the content are created in a way that they will work together to ensure accessibility.

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