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John Donovan

John is the managing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for VitalSource. He has extensive experience in publishing and technology, most recently serving as director of global sales and business development for Epigeum, an online courseware provider with roots in Imperial College, London. Prior to this, John had a 14-year career with McGraw-Hill Education, where he held multiple leadership positions. In his last role as managing director of Europe and South Africa, he led the acceleration of McGraw-Hill's transition from a print publishing company to a provider of technology-enabled and data-driven solutions in the higher education, medical, and K-12 markets.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and a Master of Arts in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Recent Posts

Deploying tech for the modern student

Posted by John Donovan on August 10, 2017

The piece originally appeared in Tech and Learning UK on July 7, 2017 

Deploying tech for the modern studentToday’s university students are digital and mobile. The smartphones they carry around in their pocketsare more powerful than the desktop computers available five years ago. We know that students are using technology to stay connected to each other, but also to help with their studies. 

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Learning: Harnessing the power of mobile

Posted by John Donovan on April 21, 2017

Post originally ran in SmartChimps on April 7, 2017

Everyday our university students head to lectures with a staggering amount of computing power in their hands. In fact, the latest iPhone or Galaxy could guide 120,000,000 Apollo spacecrafts (the one that the US space programme landed on the moon in 1969) simultaneously. If the guidance system was available as a download from the App Store or the Google Play Store – and you had the time and inclination – you could put 64,000,000 copies of the programme on a 256-gigabyte mobile device. And they easily fit in a coat pocket or a rucksack.

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