Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced it has expanded its existing strategic partnership with VitalSource® to provide students with increased access to additional learning opportunities through a unique bundle of its bartleby® homework help services, bartleby learn™ and bartleby write™. The VitalSource direct-to-student channel with the purchase of a VitalSource eBook valued at more than $20 will now offer students unique access to the bartleby study bundle™, an $80 value, for only $19.99.
Student demand for supplemental online learning support has never been greater. Following the abrupt switch to online learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many students felt they did not have the help they needed to be successful in their studies. As higher education continues to navigate the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, many students are preparing for a virtual or hybrid learning model in the fall term, as well as the possibility that on-campus resources such as tutoring services, writing centers and even traditional office hours may remain unavailable. Bartleby’s online and on-demand services fulfill a need for digital tools and resources to provide supplemental learning support.
The bartleby digital study bundle gives students the help they need, when they need it, supporting their academic journey whether they are learning on-campus or at home in the upcoming academic year. The bundle includes four months access to the bartleby suite of homework solutions for $19.99 with the purchase of a qualifying VitalSource eBook. Through bartleby students can access homework help including step-by-step textbook solutions and expert Q&A, as well as writing services and resources including preventative plagiarism scans, spelling and grammar checks, citation assistance and AI-powered predictive scoring.
“We are pleased to expand our longstanding relationship with VitalSource, growing the distribution of bartleby’s suite of digital services beyond BNED’s current footprint. The bartleby study bundle is designed to increase the distribution of our leading solutions ecosystem and demonstrates our shared commitment to student affordability, accessibility and achievement. Together, we will offer needed student support services and help millions of learners earn better outcomes, combining bartleby’s highly relevant ecosystem of all-digital solutions with VitalSource’s distribution network and industry leading eBook platform,” said Kanuj Malhotra, BNED President of Digital Student Solutions.