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How would you choose a university?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 15, 2020

Frustrated student at laptopThe start of the New Year is a busy time for Britain’s A-level students.

The main deadline for UK university applications is January 15th. And for students across the UK, it is the culmination of soul searching (and googling) to put together their shortlist.

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The Iceberg Underneath the Tip

Posted by Al Issa on June 06, 2017

Putting digital educational materials in front of a student is now an important part of the education landscape. It’s taken for granted. But, delivering material to students is only the visible tip of the iceberg, and just like the tip, there’s a lot underneath the tip which supports the student, course creator, instructor, publisher and institution to help successfully deliver those services.

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Our Mission: Affordability and Access

Posted by Ryan Petersen on May 23, 2017

In 2007, as undergraduates, we started a student government project to lower the cost of textbooks through price comparison. The goal was to help fellow students find their course materials at the lowest cost. To accomplish this, my classmates and I built a price comparison tool that collected a small affiliate fee from retailers each time a transaction was completed. In addition to saving students money on their course materials, we used the proceeds from those affiliate fees to help build a school in Zambia.

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Cut down on student distractions with Assigned Readings

Posted by Rainna Erikson on March 14, 2017

In my last post, I talked about how we at VitalSource are constantly reaching out to students in an effort to solicit feedback and understand challenges they face while reading their assignments or studying specific materials. Our solution to students faced with confusion over their homework was a new feature allowing for looking up content in Wikipedia.

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Students Prefer Interactive Study Tools Over Traditional

Posted by Paget Hetherington on September 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts on VitalSource’s recent study conducted by Wakefield Research.

Even as students are growing more disappointed with the state of technology in their classrooms, digital textbooks are proving to be an outlier as a trusted learning tool, according to a recent survey of 500 college students.

Not All Tech Created Equal
To Achieve Better Grades, College Students Prefer Interactivity Study Tools Over Traditional OnesDigital textbooks are bucking the disillusionment trend current classroom technology is facing:

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