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Navigating the road to maturity

Posted by Allison Hart on October 18, 2017

Navigating the road to maturityIn previous blogs, I wrote about the importance of a digital professional learning program and aspects that made a program “mature.” But that still leaves the question of how to get there: what administrative steps must be taken to achieve maturity?

The answer to this question may be complex and varied depending on several factors, including the organization’s structure and goals for the content. However, there are some basic facets that must be addressed regardless of intended outcome:

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On the road to digital maturity

Posted by Allison Hart on October 04, 2017

On the Road to Digital MaturityToday’s learner is much different than the one we saw just a few years ago. It goes without saying they are much more digitally inclined and device dependent. In fact, recent research shows today’s learners check their smartphones nine times an hour. This reliance on mobile technology isn’t changing any time soon: our research found 36 percent of college students at four-year schools in the U.S. can’t go more than a minute without looking at their phones.

While this makes for great facts to drop in a cocktail-party conversation – or not, since everyone is on their phones – what does it mean for your organization’s learning program?

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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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VitalSource in South Africa: University Partners and Jaws

Posted by Jeni Evans on July 06, 2017

At VitalSource, we are committed to providing the best in educational technology to students worldwide. This is a commitment I strongly believe in.

Beyond that, as a member of VitalSource’s international team, I have been afforded the opportunity to meet some amazing people in some great places. As I meet our university, publisher and re-seller partners, I am astonished by their stories and the things they do to support students in their countries. As an ongoing feature in the VitalSource Resource, I will be sharing some of their stories and, if you will indulge me, a few tales of my adventures.

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