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Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital Textbooks

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on June 11, 2018

Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital TextbooksThis op-ed was originally published in The74 on June 4, 2018.

The growing cost of higher education is a major issue for students, families, and colleges. Tuition has more than doubled over the past 30 years, and three-quarters of all graduates struggle with loan debt.

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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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Best Practices for Integrating Digital Materials Into Your Course

Posted by Blair Tuckman on May 09, 2018

Best Practices for Integrating Digital Materials Into Your CourseNearly all college students, 92 percent to be exact, believe that digital textbooks have advantages over traditional textbooks, but studies find that faculty are more reluctant than their students to transition to digital. To meet these needs, faculty must learn to integrate digital into the classroom—but many don’t know where to start or how best to use the available tools.

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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.

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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.

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