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The student view: Digital makes learning possible

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on September 12, 2018

The student view: Digital makes learning possibleWhen Christopher Weaver was considering graduate school to facilitate a career change, he knew it would be a challenge.

“I had concerns with the time I had to spare as I work full time as well,” said Weaver, a 30-year-old from Yorkshire who works as a structural surveyor.

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The Next Chapter for Acrobatiq

Posted by Eric Frank on September 04, 2018

Acrobatiq by VitalSourceOn September 1, 2018, Acrobatiq was acquired by VitalSource Technologies, an Ingram Content Company. The team and I could not be more excited to be joining forces.  

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Supporting your course lifecycle with VitalSource

Posted by Amy DuPont on March 08, 2018

Supporting your course lifecycle with VitalSource Designing courses can be a challenge, especially for an online environment. There are many tasks involved, such as defining competencies, identifying appropriate content, creating effective learning activities, and distributing the course. After students take the course, you may be left wondering, was this course effective? For students, taking an online course can be challenging as well. Students can be overwhelmed by learning different platforms, finding the assigned content, and interacting with faculty and peers. There is no magic bullet. Or is there?

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Celebrating Campus Store Success

Posted by Leann de Leon on March 01, 2018

CAMEXAfter the spring back-to-school rush, our friends in the independent campus store industry come together for two key conferences, the Independent Collegiate Bookstore Association annual meeting (ICBA) and the National Association of College Stores Campus Market Expo (CAMEX). At these conferences, store leaders and staff learn from industry thought leaders, and each other, and discover new tools to help their stores contribute to the mission of their institutions.

While there’s plenty of cool “front of the store” merchandise on display at ICBA and CAMEX--one can acquire a collegiate branded spatula, or team spirit cowboy boots--the store leaders we work with are focused on something more critical than game-day attire. For the campus store folks focused on course materials, the mission is improving affordability and student outcomes. Increasingly, college stores are the driving force behind lowering the costs of course materials. While their per-unit margins may be shrinking, campus stores are stronger and more valuable to their institutions than ever before.

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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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