Author: Catherine Huffman

MindTap Meetup: A Hit for Professors and Students Alike

From September 14-17, the social sciences team traveled across the country for the MindTap Meetup. Nine Cengage Learning staff members visited fifteen campuses to connect with hundreds of instructors and students. The goal of the MindTap Meetup was to align instructors’ lesson plans with students’ ability to use MindTap as a product and as a supplementary learning tool that jives with students busy lives. While on campus, Cengage Learning focused on communicating with students via focus groups, connecting instructors to other instructors, and by visiting campuses that have yet to use MindTap. While on campus, the Cengage Learning staff Read More…


Engaging with Sociologists at ASA 2015

From August 22-25, Cengage Learning’s Sociology team had the opportunity to attend the American Sociological Association’s Annual Conference. Held in Chicago this year, the conference and many of its sessions focused on the theme of “sexualities in the social world.” Meanwhile, we had a great time engaging with sociologists and educators, discussing topics and trends in the discipline while also showing the latest updates to MindTap for Sociology, our engaging (and adaptive) solution for the Intro course. In-booth demos garnered interest from educators and students alike. Our no-book booth was an unprecedented digital model. Educators enjoyed this Read More…


“Tools for Today” Event: Exploring 21st-Century Pedagogy

The Tools for Today MindTap as 21st Century Pedagogy event that occurred in San Francisco, California from June 24th-26th was a huge success! Educators from different disciplines—English, History, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, and College Success—came together under a common goal to create collaborative, meaningful discussion surrounding teaching and learning in the age of technology. The event kicked off with a Welcome Reception where fellow educators began to pave the way for community by sharing ideas about what 21st Century Pedagogy means to them and by discussing how they can learn from each other to augment student learning. Day two Read More…


Engaging with Teacher-Educators at the 2015 NAEYC Institute

During the NAEYC Professional Development Institute of 2015 held in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 6-10, Cengage Learning celebrated Early Childhood Educators. From in-booth demos of MindTap for Education, to focus-groups, to participating in sessions, and to the MindTap Mardi Gras Launch Party to thank our educators for their service and partnership—Cengage Learning did it all! Joined by experts in the field, we enjoyed engaging presentations and interactive sessions on a wide range of topics: accreditation, wage equality, personal and professional development, and more. In-booth demos proved more exciting than ever as educators realized MindTap Read More…