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Inclusive Access: Award-Winning Initiative in Higher Education

In recognition of their work to advance undergraduate students’ success, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College received the 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. The work includes an Inclusive Access partnership with Cengage that resulted in significant student savings and increased course engagement and retention. “This initiative has made all the difference at our institution; our students are saving money, they are more successful in their coursework, and they are seeing the same, streamlined technology in their course sequence. We have seen improvements in retention and significant increases in confidence in technology, especially in developmental students,” Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: December 2016

Why Businesses Need to Look Beyond the Four-Year Degree Competency based education allows students to take an active role in navigating their educational path and produces job candidates with the skills to be competitive in today’s workforce. Find out why Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage, insists that institutions offer CBE programs as a valuable credentialing alternative to traditional degrees. How does an inclusive access partnership work? Listen to Mark Goodner of Indiana University describe how IU used inclusive access to deliver high-quality course materials to students while driving down costs. As the U.S. economy has evolved over the past decade, Read More…


What Research Reveals About Basic Human Needs and Interactions

The need to belong is one of humanity’s strongest driving forces. According to Roy F. Baumeister, Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, we are hardwired to desire acceptance. What happens when that need is blocked? In this month’s podcast, Dr. Baumeister recounted enlightening and surprising revelations from research into the effects of rejection on the human psyche. “Being rejected is like being bonked over the head with a two by four,” Dr. Baumeister said. He added that childhood rejection can make a person more susceptible to suffer from physical pain as an adult. Methods and results Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: November 2016

Balancing Pedagogy and Assessment in Competency-Based Education CourXam, a personalized pathway toward degree completion for students with some college credit, aims to produce better-educated learners with clearly defined learning objectives. Discover how the Center for Education Management and Learning Objects partnered to define success and make it accessible to students everywhere. What does competency-based learning actually look like in practice? Listen to Jeff King from the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning at the University of Central Oklahoma detail how he launched a successful CBL initiative. “Nontraditional” is the new norm according to data from the Read More…


MindTap for Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics

Confidence, momentum and audacity: these are three things that college students need to be successful learners. While math is often referred to as the universal language, it can present a barrier to students on their education and life journey. In fact, a recent survey found that 76 percent of students find math difficult. We’re here to help you create learning experiences that build confidence and elevate learning.

Focusing on the student

Three years ago, the Cengage Mathematics and Sciences team set out to find a way to make these subjects easier to learn. We believe that confidence comes from one success Read More…


The Write Recipe: What’s Cooking with Cengage English

On October 20th and 21st, the Cengage Learning English Team hosted a professional development event in San Francisco for 15 English faculty members, Composition coordinators, department chairs, and writing program administrators from all across the country. We started off with a lovely welcome reception at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The following morning, we brought our attendees to the San Francisco office for a full day of hands-on, peer-to-peer professional development sessions. George Miller, former US Congressman and current Cengage special education advisor, joined us for a fireside chat and Q&A session with instructors. He discussed how education was a Read More…


Exploring Learning, Open Educational Resources, and Ed Tech

Guest Contributor: Cheryl Costantini, VP of Content Strategy, Cengage About a month ago, the EdTechWomen organization in San Francisco asked if I was interested in being a panelist for a discussion on Open Educational Resources. I gladly accepted the opportunity; a chance to talk about my perspectives on OER, what they mean for education, and how they can help students is something I love to talk about.

A panel of pioneers

The event was hosted at the Udemy office. Two of my colleagues, Shuning Yan and Yuxi Liu are members of the group, and several other colleagues came to the discussion. The title Read More…


SXSWedu 2017: Vote for Cengage Learning and Learning Objects to Present!

The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders. The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact. We’re already looking forward to 2017’s SXSWedu! In fact, we’re throwing a few hats in the ring for an opportunity to present some of our own innovative Read More…


Women in STEM: Inside Cengage Learning’s “She Geeks Out” Event

As part of Cengage Learning’s continued efforts to support women in STEM, we teamed up with She Geeks Out to host a fun night of learning and networking in our Boston headquarters.  She Geeks Out supports a dynamic community of women in STEM by providing a welcoming network, mentorship opportunities, educational resources and encouragement to proudly fly their geek flags. The program featured three speakers on topics ranging from the importance of math for a computer science major and different ways to define “scrappy,” to the components of a successful engagement strategy. Luba Sakharuk, SDLC Process Manager and Agile Read More…


Partnering with Walmart to Bring Diplomas and Certificates to Associates

Career Online High School Program Free for All Walmart Associates We’re thrilled to announce that Cengage Learning has partnered with Walmart to offer accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS). Part of Walmart’s Lifelong Learning program, COHS is designed to reengage adults in education and is free for Walmart associates beginning on the first day of their employment. In fact, more than 130 associates have already received their high school diploma through COHS, with another 433 currently enrolled. “Working with Walmart, we have a tremendous opportunity to make a real impact in the Read More…