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Vanessa Boddington

Vanessa Boddington is Marketing Director EMEA and Asia Pacific at VitalSource. She has over 15 years experience in higher education, covering technology and publishing. Vanessa's previous roles include sales and marketing at McGraw-Hill Publishers where she headed the Higher Education marketing team and launched Connect and LearnSmart (online homework and adaptive learning products) to the European market. Vanessa has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies and spends her free time pounding the pavement in preparation for road races.

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The student view: Digital makes learning possible

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on September 12, 2018

The student view: Digital makes learning possibleWhen Christopher Weaver was considering graduate school to facilitate a career change, he knew it would be a challenge.

“I had concerns with the time I had to spare as I work full time as well,” said Weaver, a 30-year-old from Yorkshire who works as a structural surveyor.

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Increasing retention with tools that fit the needs of modern students

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on June 04, 2018

Increasing retention with tools that fit the needs of modern studentsHigher education in the United Kingdom is changing, and a number of factors are contributing to this. The steady rise in tuition fees means that students are beginning to view university in a different light. Gone are the days when higher education institutions are simply viewed as “cathedrals of learning.” Instead, modern students have an increasingly transactional view of university. Student satisfaction and value for money is high on their agenda, and moves are being made by industry bodies in order to evaluate both these areas for prospective students.

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Study finds two-thirds of students feel more confident in what they learn with eTextbooks

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on May 01, 2018

Student reading an eTextbook on tabletVitalSource commissioned Shift Learning to conduct research with current students in the United Kingdom to explore the perceived impact of eTextbooks on students’ learning outcomes and confidence. The research sought to understand usage of eTextbooks, in addition to the benefits and challenges for different groups of students.

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Measuring what students gain from attending university

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on February 05, 2018

Measuring what students gain from attending university.jpgEver since ‘learning gain’ became one of the major criteria included in the teaching excellence framework (TEF), the question of how students learn and how we can measure universities’ support in their learning journey has become more prominent. To gain more insight into this, VitalSource organised a roundtable discussion with senior figures in higher education, in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE), to discuss how they are approaching this key measure of achievement.

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