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Vote for “Students Unfiltered” at SXSWedu’s PanelPicker 2016

Cengage Learning has submitted a proposal for a session to take place during SXSWedu 2016. We’re aiming for a lively and informative presentation that brings students—the most important part of the equation—into the spotlight. Through the PanelPicker 2016 process, you can show your support for the idea. We’d appreciate your vote! Our proposed session, “STUDENTS UNFILTERED: Digital in the Classroom,” will seek to understand how technology’s increasingly important role in the classroom impacts students. By asking critical questions, the conversation will help uncover what students want and don’t want from digital and how to best integrate digital tools Read More…


Reflections on SXSWedu 2015

We had a fantastic time engaging with you at SXSWedu 2015! Now that we’re back home, we’ve had a chance to reflect on what we learned at this highly engaging and energizing event. Here’s what some of Cengage Learning’s attendees had to say about their time in Austin.

Reflections on SXSWedu 2015

Although innovative technology is one of the prominent themes at SXSWedu, it is also important to consider the transforming ecosystem of education. We need to understand how and when students learn best. Students today still experience pain points within advising culture, finding a major or even courses that Read More…


Engaging with You at SXSWedu 2015

A group of Cengage Learning employees attended SXSWedu this week and sent in “dispatches” from the field. Below are some quick snippets of the things they heard, saw, and did!  

Highlights from our trip to SXSWedu

Monday, March 9 Our time in Austin started off with Charles Best’s inspiring keynote on “How the Crowd Will Change Education,” during which he focused on the ways that people are coming together to fund programs and resources for some of the United States’ highest-need schools. We also attended “Accelerating Change by Personalizing Learning,” a session featuring Gillian Waterston, Mike Midgley, and student Ramiro Read More…


Vote Now for Cengage Learning’s SXSWedu 2015 Proposals

We’re pleased to announce that Cengage Learning has submitted three proposals for sessions to take place at SXSWedu 2015. Each of the submissions represents a glimpse into the exciting and innovative work we’re doing to transform and inspire the learning experience through student engagement. SXSW has invited the public to indicate its interest in various proposals via its PanelPicker site. We would appreciate your vote!

Cengage Learning’s Three Proposals for SXSWedu 2015

21 Voices: Understanding Students via Ethnography
To transform learning, we must first understand the student—not just how they learn but all aspects of their lives – Read More…


Discussion on the “Digital Difference”: Cengage Learning at SXSWedu

During the SXSWedu Conference & Festival, Cengage Learning hosted a meetup on the topic of the “digital difference,” addressing the topic of connecting your academic aims with your students’ digital desires. Members of TeamUP, Cengage Learning’s peer-to-peer faculty development group, facilitated the discussions and gleaned many insights and opinions from the attendees. Read on to discover what some of your colleagues had to say on these dynamic topics!   On the “flipped model” of instruction… 

     “Connection is the most important thing. It gives purpose and meaning in our lives. Connect students to each other, the teacher,
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Digital in the Classroom: Hearing From the Student End-User

There’s a plethora of digital tools available to today’s students… but are they using them? And to what extent? Who better to learn from than the students themselves? We recently spoke with Matt Bilotti, Senior at Northeastern University and a member of the panel for “STUDENTS UNFILTERED: Digital in the Classroom,” Cengage Learning’s session to take place during SXSWedu 2016. Below, Matt discusses why he believes it’s important to include students in the conversation about digital in the classroom.
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Digital in the Classroom: An Adult Learner’s Perspective

How do adult learners perceive the use of digital solutions in the classroom? Let’s find out by asking one ourselves. We recently spoke with JoAnna Zalkovsky, a student at Navarro College. Joanna, a member of the panel for “STUDENTS UNFILTERED: Digital in the Classroom,” Cengage Learning’s session to take place during SXSWedu 2016, is an adult learner in the nursing program and also serves as secretary of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Below, Joanna discusses why she believes it’s important to include students in the conversation about digital in the classroom.  

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Digital in the Classroom: The Student Voice

How do students perceive the use of digital solutions in the classroom? What better way to find out than to ask students themselves? We recently spoke with Zak Malamed, a student at the University of Maryland. Zak is also the Founder & Executive Director of Student Voice, and is a member of the panel for “STUDENTS UNFILTERED: Digital in the Classroom,” Cengage Learning’s session to take place during SXSWedu 2016. Below, Zak discusses why he believes it’s important to include students in the conversation about digital in the classroom.

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Student Voice Live! Goes Nationwide

Guest Contributor: Zak Malamed, Founder & Executive Director of Student Voice. Since May 2012, Student Voice has carried a conversation that once never existed. It started with a few tweets, then, two years in a row, we brought students, teachers, parents, politicians, thought leaders and change makers to New York City for our Student Voice Live! education summit. We may have started as a motley crew of students, but we shared—and still share—one common goal: to empower students to use their voices and embrace their inherent roles as stakeholders in the education community. Students should have the power to Read More…


Creating a Learning Experience that Sticks with Students

“When we’re talking about relevance, we have to be thinking about making what we’re doing, or tying what we’re doing, to [students’] future.” — Christy Price “What we must understand is that we have to make the learning experience streamlined, we have to make it lean, we have to simplify it. Focus on the key things that you want your students to learn.” — Carey M. Roberts As an instructor, you likely encounter the frustration of distracted and passive students — as well as the thrill of seeing students become excited about and involved in what they’re learning. Undoubtedly, you have your Read More…