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Paget Hetherington

Paget Hetherington is the VP of marketing for VitalSource. She has spent the majority of her 25-plus-year career leading sales and marketing efforts for global publishing and education technology companies. Her experience includes stints with industry sector leaders Mimio, Lexia Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dorling Kindersley, and Vivendi Universal Publishing.

Paget holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.

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Washington Post explores the revolution in college course materials

Posted by Paget Hetherington on April 24, 2018

The Washington Post recently explored the revolution in college course materials in an article published on April 14, 2018. The article investigated questions about cost, fairness, and access for students as they grapple with high prices and adapt to changing technologies.

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Carrera Talks Tech with Neil Hughes

Posted by Paget Hetherington on August 03, 2017

VitalSource is “a technology company that makes it really easy for institutions to ensure every student has the content they need for learning the first day of class, at affordable price points.”

VitalSource is “an easy button to move content to a digital platform helping students and their institutions actually succeed.”

The above quotes are from our chief operating officer Pep Carrera speaking with Neil Hughes on the Tech Writer Blog podcast earlier this month. The podcast gave Pep the opportunity to discuss VitalSource’s direction and the emerging trends in the education market. Pep addresses a number of relevant topics including inclusive access, analytics, OER and student engagement. His responses are insightful and thought provoking.

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Students Prefer Interactive Study Tools Over Traditional

Posted by Paget Hetherington on September 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts on VitalSource’s recent study conducted by Wakefield Research.

Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of technology in their classrooms, digital textbooks are proving to be an outlier as a trusted learning tool, according to a recent survey of 500 college students.

Not All Tech Created Equal
To Achieve Better Grades, College Students Prefer Interactivity Study Tools Over Traditional OnesDigital textbooks are bucking the disillusionment trend current classroom technology is facing:

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Students Delaying or Avoiding Course Material Purchases; Grades Suffer as a Result

Posted by Paget Hetherington on September 14, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the second of three posts on a recently-conducted research study commissioned by VitalSource.

At VitalSource, it is important for us to understand the wants, needs, attitudes and concerns of our users. To that end, we commission a yearly study to “take the temperature” of college students regarding technology used in their education.

According to the 2016 survey, the high cost of college, including textbooks, is causing students to make unreasonable sacrifices. More than ever, students are waiting to purchase required course materials until after the beginning of classes or not purchasing them at all, even though many know it is affecting their ability to succeed academically.

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Students are Disappointed with Classroom Technology

Posted by Paget Hetherington on September 08, 2016

No one doubts students live increasingly digital lives. Devices are ubiquitous and “screen time” continues to rise. Schools and campuses are wired, courses are online, and distance education opportunities are exploding at every level. A generation of learners today is more likely to think of “libraries” as online portals for accessing collections and searching databases than quiet halls for study, exploration, research, and reflection.

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