Author: Maggi Miller

Cengage Learning at the 2015 NISOD Conference

Despite dramatic rain and floods, Cengage Learning and TeamUP, a part of Cengage Learning, participated in the 2015 NISOD conference held in May in Austin, Texas. NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) “is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.” Twelve hundred registrants heard popular speakers and learned about innovative programs, trends, and research. ‘Technology’ was part of everyone’s conversation. One speaker repeated a version of William Gibson’s quote, “The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed,” and every instructor Read More…


Examining Assessment From Both Sides of the Desk

Guest Contributor: Maggi Miller, Manager, Cengage Learning TeamUP Faculty Programs. Grab a piece of paper and number it from 1 through 10. Done? Now read my mind as I think the first question and try to answer whether it’s true or false. OK, now read my mind as I think of 2-10. Want the answers? I-True, 2-False, 3-False, 4-False, 5-True, 6-True, 7-False, 8-True, 9-False and 10-False. How did you do? Even though this test is silly, you may feel unhappy if your “score” was low. Conversely, you may feel oddly successful if you scored well. People don’t usually feel neutral Read More…