Author: Taylor Massey - Managing Editor

The Integration Of Fraud Examination Concepts Into Introductory Accounting Courses

“Fraud is a pervasive problem in our society affecting both the personal and professional lives of individuals. Education is the best tool to deter fraud. The informed student should possess the skills and knowledge required to prevent, identify, and properly address fraud. Fraud Examination courses are offered at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels at many colleges and universities. Ultimately, Fraud Examination should be a required course for all business
majors. Since this is not the case, it would be beneficial for students to be taught fraud basics in the initial accounting courses that are compulsory to all business Read More…


Revenue Recognition of Upfront Fees Under ASU No. 2014-09

“Historically, revenue recognition was based on the revenue recognition principle. Under this principle, revenue would be recognized when the earnings process was complete and the party providing the good or service had a reasonable assurance of collection. Due to significant complexity with multi-year contracts and transactions that involved the transfer of several different products or differing services, a new approach has been developed as presented in accounting standard update No. 2014-09. As of December 2016 this new standard applies to all public companies who issue reports under US GAAP and is expected to be tested on the Uniform Read More…


Accounting Teams: Are Peer Evaluations Too Generous?

“University instructors often incorporate team projects into the college curriculum and some instructors utilize peer evaluations where students evaluate their teammates’ performance on the project (Takeda and Homberg, 2014). These evaluations allow the instructor to assess the contribution of individual team members. We provide valuable insight into a student’s perception of their teammates based on the results of peer- and self-evaluation surveys. How do students rank themselves against their peers? Are students overall generous or harsh with their evaluations? Are slackers identified? Are there differences in the perceptions of students based on gender? We gather peer evaluations from four Read More…


Competency-Based Education for the Rest of Us

Guest Contributor: Tom Caswell, Learning Objects Competency-based education (CBE) has received a lot of attention as a disruptive innovation that promises to raise course quality and student completion while lowering costs. College for America and Western Governors University are among a small group on institutions “built from scratch” to offer competency-based education. Many more institutions find themselves at various stages of piloting different forms of CBE. What constitutes competency-based education? Is there is a spectrum of CBE implementations, and if so could CBE curriculum design be useful in a fixed-time, credit hour-based setting? First let’s cover the basics of CBE. EDUCAUSE Read More…


What’s New in Art, Music and Philosophy

Humanities educators! Cengage has brand new titles coming out this spring for the art, music, and philosophy disciplines. Would you like to learn more about our product offerings or receive a sample copy? Contact your Learning Consultant today and we’ll get you started.

Art

Cunningham, Reich, Fichner-Rathus, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume I and II, 9th Edition ©2018 Culture and Values, 9th Edition, introduces students to art, music, philosophy, religion, and literature from the beginnings of civilization to the contemporary world, encouraging students to consider how understanding both their own and other heritages contribute to becoming Read More…


Culture & Values: A Survey of the Humanities

Guest Contributors: Author Lois Fichner-Rathus and Team We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce to you the ninth edition of Culture & Values: A Survey of the Humanities. But first, let us thank the many of you for your input and the confidence you have shown in choosing previous editions to support your pedagogical vision for the course that you design and teach. The most important things to us as we put together a new edition are meeting your content needs and expectations for the humanities survey and fine-tuning our pedagogy to pique your students’ Read More…


Humanities Blog Series: Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with Cengage!

Welcome to Cengage Learning’s blog series, Why the Humanities-launching this October in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month. This blog is your one-stop-shop to all things that Cengage has to offer for Arts and Humanities, ranging from new products in all key disciplines to insightful webinars from the author teams. Check back each week for new content or contact your Cengage Learning Consultant to find out what other products and services we have available for you and your students.

Humanities News

» National Arts and Humanities Month Series
» All Art Content
» All English Content

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Expanding in Science, Technology & Math: Cengage Acquires WebAssign

Building on a long history as partners and a shared passionate focus on education, Cengage and WebAssign have taken the next step in our journey together. This week we announced the acquisition of WebAssign in order to strengthen our digital portfolio for science, technology and math. WebAssign delivers a very highly regarded assessment and homework solution for STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), and for years Enhanced WebAssign has been the core platform for our online products in math and physics. By combining Cengage’s market-leading content, services and customer support with WebAssign’s expertise in quantitative assessment and technical 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…


MLA 8th Edition vs. 7th Edition: Major Differences

There are some major philosophical differences between MLA 7th edition and the new 2016 MLA 8th edition. Many of these center around the MLA citations, and the way that resources are treated, giving student researchers a more consistent way to cite their sources. Rather than focus on the exact format of a source to guide its citation, the new MLA format looks at the “container” housing the source, giving a more holistic, universal approach.

Universal approach vs. strict format per source

Students who have already written research papers are used to looking up each individual type of source in the Read More…