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Learning: Harnessing the power of mobile

Posted by John Donovan on April 21, 2017

Post originally ran in SmartChimps on April 7, 2017

Everyday our university students head to lectures with a staggering amount of computing power in their hands. In fact, the latest iPhone or Galaxy could guide 120,000,000 Apollo spacecrafts (the one that the US space programme landed on the moon in 1969) simultaneously. If the guidance system was available as a download from the App Store or the Google Play Store – and you had the time and inclination – you could put 64,000,000 copies of the programme on a 256-gigabyte mobile device. And they easily fit in a coat pocket or a rucksack.

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Understanding Higher Ed Technology in the UK

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 09, 2017

At VitalSource®, it is important for us to understand the evolving higher education technology landscape as it relates to teaching and learning. Little data is currently available on the use of technology in higher education in the United Kingdom overall, with most reports being specific to a single university. To address this problem, we commissioned Shift Media to assess the extent to which UK students are open to digital learning - and to measure their satisfaction with institutional eTextbook programmes.

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What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part II

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on October 20, 2016

Part 2 of 2: The Solution

Previously we discussed why course materials pricing had increases well beyond inflation, and why the dynamics of this market has hurt student success. If you want to read the full entry, access Part 1 of 2 here: What would happen if learning materials were provided to all students on or before the first day of class? Part I

We promised a solution, and it’s absurdly simple. Break the cycle and lower the total cost of education by eliminating the print textbook. Do this and students will benefit both economically and educationally.

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