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Widening student participation through technology

Posted by John Donovan on December 07, 2017

Widening students participation through technologyNo two students are the same. It has long been discussed as to why students, who have performed equally well through their school careers and put the same amount of work into their university degree, might complete their course with drastically different results.

Differential attainment is most commonly associated with students entering university from different backgrounds, or having disparate schooling experiences. However, despite socio-economic factors having received attention in this area, what has potentially been less explored is the impact the actual learning environment at university has on student accessibility and success.

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Add Content to Your Course with One Click

Posted by Rainna Erikson on November 15, 2017

Add Content to Your Course with One ClickVitalSource is committed to day-one success for faculty and students. In an earlier post we wrote about how to set your course up to facilitate this success (and hosted a webinar on the same topic). Today, we go a step further in making your course setup even easier using our Inclusive Access program.

Inclusive Access is a popular content delivery mechanism that VitalSource has supported for more than 10 years that gives your students access to all their digital materials on day one at a reduced rate. Right now, if you have an Inclusive Access program through VitalSource, we work with your campus Bookstore to ensure all adopted books are available in your learning management system (LMS) of “how do I get my content into my specific course shell?”

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The value of Bookshelf: A student perspective

Posted by Alex Terry on October 31, 2017

The value of Bookshelf: A student perspectiveAs an undergrad, I went to a public university and, like most students, heavily relied on textbooks to complete and be successful in my studies. Early in my academic career, I found VitalSource as a source for my textbooks – in a digital format – and my study habits were forever changed.

I am now in my master’s program and I use VitalSource Bookshelf every day. I log in to VitalSource on my Mac, open OneNote, put each program side-by-side on my screen and use the integration between the two programs to take notes on the chapter at hand.

There are so many good things about Bookshelf, but there are two main features that I love the most.

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