The VitalSource Resource

The VitalSource Resource

Mike Hale, Ph.D.

Mike Hale, Ph.D., is the VP of education for North America for VitalSource. Mike has more than 25 years in the field of education. He has spent the last 13 with VitalSource, helping institutions improve outcomes and affordably create and deliver learning solutions. He is currently responsible for leading VitalSource’s North American higher education initiatives. Prior to joining VitalSource, Mike spent 14 years working to improve K-12 education as a college professor, high school teacher, and director of a successful charter school.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Auburn University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent Posts

What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part II

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on October 20, 2016

Part 2 of 2: The Solution

Previously we discussed why course materials pricing had increases well beyond inflation, and why the dynamics of this market has hurt student success. If you want to read the full entry, access Part 1 of 2 here: What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part I

We promised a solution, and it’s absurdly simple. Break the cycle and lower the total cost of education by eliminating the print textbook. Do this and students will benefit both economically and educationally.

Read More

What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part 1

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on October 10, 2016

Part 1 of 2: Why doesn’t this happen?

If all required learning materials, including textbooks, were provided to all students on or before the first day of class, the average price per student of learning materials would drop and students would be more successful.

Read More

Welcome to our new blog - The VitalSource Resource!

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on August 31, 2016


Picture8.pngThe ways in which learners can consume and interact with educational content has dramatically changed and these changes are reflected in teaching and learning around the globe. At VitalSource our mission is to continue to improve the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable educational content. We are passionate about accessibility, affordability and putting the right content in the hands of the learners at the right time.

Read More

Subscribe to Email Updates

Posts by Topic

see all