Author: Chloe Ryan

WebAssign Class Insights Wins 2017 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award

Learning Platform Drives Student Success in STEM Disciplines WebAssign, from Cengage, was recently recognized as the winner of EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award in the Classroom Management Solution for Teachers category. The EdTech Digest awards program recognizes outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Monitoring Student Performance

Class Insights gives instructors a greater level of insight into performance and student pain points, enabling them to engage with their class based on individual and overall data. The analytical view of students’ progress helps instructors identify at-risk students early in the semester, as well Read More…

Infographic: Celebrating Math Awareness Month

April is Math Awareness Month! Recognized by educators around the world, Math Awareness Month seeks to increase the understanding and appreciation of math. While math skills are required for many different careers (even some you would never expect!), many students struggle with the subject.

View our infographic illustrating interesting math careers and data related to math in higher-ed.

Math Awareness Month Infographic

Meet New Cengage CIO, Jim Chilton

We recently welcomed Jim Chilton to the Cengage team as our new Chief Information Officer.  Jim brings with him a robust background in technology and software with 25 years of experience in both start-ups and larger businesses.  He most recently led teams at Dassault Systemes where he supported the global, multi-billion dollar business first as CIO and then in a go-to-market strategy role for SaaS and cloud-based products.  Jim hit the ground running at Cengage and is already making an impact by helping students gain the confidence and momentum they need to achieve their education and life goals.  Read More…

Inside 2017’s LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference

Last week, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen and CTO George Moore participated in LearnLaunch’s 5th Annual Across Boundaries Conference in Boston. The conference brings together the education and technology community to drive innovation, transform learning and increase achievement using digital technologies. Michael opened Day Two as the featured speaker for the LearnLaunch Accelerator Breakthrough Program Showcase. He spoke of Cengage’s commitment to student success and placed an emphasis on learners who overcome many barriers as they work to obtain their degrees. Touching on the importance of confidence, Hansen stressed the ability of digital tools to help students manage Read More…

LearnLaunch: Competing in Edtech and Higher Ed Startups

On Tuesday November 1, Cengage teamed up with LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting and growing the world’s edtech ecosystem, to host a fast-paced startup pitch competition in our Boston office. Seven of the area’s most innovative higher education startups pitched their companies in front of a panel of industry experts from Boston University, Cengage and LearnLaunch, as well as a live audience. The companies received feedback from judges on ways to scale their business and increase their competitiveness in today’s market. While all of the pitches were impressive, two startups walked away victorious. QuadWrangle, a series of 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…