In this article, The Washington Post explores the revolution of digital course materials in higher education, considering questions about cost, fairness, and access for students. VitalSource's own Mike Hale, vice president of education for North America, shared his insights with the Post. He stated, “There are great open-educational resources, but we don’t want to sacrifice quality for affordability. We just want people to make a decision that includes both cost and quality.”
This intersection of cost and quality is what drives us at VitalSource. Our Inclusive Access model is driving down costs for students and giving them day-one access to their course materials through their institution’s Learning Management System. They benefit from lower prices made possible by volume discounts that are available only when all students in a course have day-one access.
Be sure to read the full article to learn more about Inclusive Access, digital course materials, and VitalSource's role in this learning revolution.