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SXSWedu 2016 – Next Generation Digital Learning

In a state where everything is bigger, SXSWedu followed suit in 2016 by not only getting bigger, but even better and more diverse. This year was unique for Cengage Learning as we were able to join our new innovation partners from Learning Objects in two truly enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences.

A better, stronger future

Chief Learning Officer, Jon Mott made bold statements to the audience during his discussion on how Next Generation Learning Experiences can build a better, stronger future for students. Bill Hughes, Chief Strategy Officer, enlightened the crowd with his instruction on how Read More…


SXSWedu: Learning from the Student Voice

Guest Contributors: Chloe Ryan & Brandon Pinette At this week’s SXSWedu festival in Austin, Cengage Learning sponsored a panel focused on the student voice.  The panel featured four diverse student voices and covered topics ranging from the role of social media in the classroom to gamified education experiences and how digital tools can enhance learning.

Technology in the classroom

The students agreed that as technology plays a central role in all other aspects of life, it’s necessary for instructors to find thoughtful and creative ways to use digital tools inside and outside of the classroom.  Zak Malamed, Executive Director of Student Voice, led Read More…


Join Cengage Learning at SXSWedu 2016

As SXSWedu approaches, we are looking forward to seeing many of you in Austin for what promises to be an informative, eye-opening, and fun conference. While we’re there, we’ll be hosting three unique sessions designed to inform and inspire you. We would love to see you there! We also welcome you to follow and join the conversation on social media! Use #SXSWDigEdu for our conversation about “Students Unfiltered,” and use #SXSWeduLO for the discussions on “Authentic Capability Transcripts” and “Innovation Without Compromise,” featuring leaders from Learning Objects. Read More… Read More…


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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Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: April 2016

Student Oriented Learning Environments and Innovative Design SXSWedu 2016 featured interactive workshops, the latest edtech advancements, and hands on events. One of the largest takeaways? The importance of keeping students in mind when designing learning environments and infrastructure. Learning Objects, a Cengage Learning innovation partner, hosted two enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences. Check out this post to learn more. Read More… Read More…


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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