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What is web accessibility and why does it matter?

Posted by Saskia Watts on August 21, 2019

Laptop on a desk with coffee and cell phone. Accessibility is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the modern world, with new technologies presenting new challenges. But what do we mean when we talk about this, and in particular, what do we mean by web accessibility?

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How VitalSource can help you remix OER content

Posted by Lorie Reilly on July 24, 2019

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay. Woman types on laptop next to plant.The most exciting aspect of OER comes once you have made the decision to adopt it and selected your content provider(s). Whether you choose to go with OpenStax, MERLOT, or a combination of several open educational resources, reusing, revising, remixing, and redistributing is where it really comes into its own. 

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Where to find OER content

Posted by Saskia Watts on June 13, 2019

Lap top and desk top computerWith a number of different organisations offering a plethora of OER content, the sheer amount of choice can often be overwhelming. The OER Commons alone “provides a single point of access for over 30,000 items.” OER can also come in many forms: complete courses, single modules, textbooks, or even podcasts and videos. So where is the best place to start?

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What is OER and how does it differ from open access?

Posted by Saskia Watts on May 31, 2019

Students sit in a row studying. In 2002, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) first adopted the term open educational resources (OER), setting the scene for the learning landscape to embrace the reusing, revising, remixing, and redistributing of content. But in 2019, the use of OER in the UK is still very much localised, relying on specific projects for support.

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Bookshelf Explore: Embracing the subscription economy

Posted by Clay Salit on April 05, 2019

Block letters spell out explore.Supplying institutions with content in an increasingly diverse and competitive marketplace requires  innovative and creative solutions. VitalSource helps publishers reach new customers, test new models, and drive revenue.

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