Efficacy and research

Study: Accounting Students Thrive with CengageNOWv2

There are myriad ways to study Accounting, but what’s the best way? A review of nearly 3,000 students using CengageNOWv2 from Cengage, found 82% said the online learning platform helped them better understand their Accounting course material.

Study Infographic

This infographic shares a good summary of the study findings, including key insights from students:
“Using CengageNOWv2 helped me understand how Accounting in business fit into the real world through the examples given.”
“I can understand the bigger picture with most concepts now, with the help of the amazing videos. That is hands down the best part of the CengageNOWv2 program.”

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Infographic: It All Adds Up to Student Success with MindTap Math Foundations

“My class went from a 50% pass rate with a competing product to an 85%, 90%, and 92% pass rate for my 3 sections with MindTap Math Foundations.” –Jea Joseph, Instructor, Oakwood University Last Fall, students and instructors from around the country used MindTap Math Foundations in their developmental math classes. They noticed a difference.

63% of students felt that they would earn a grade of B or better

Built with students, for students in Developmental Math from the ground up, MindTap Math Foundations (MTMF) instills confidence in students and motivates them to succeed. Helpful tools, such as step-by-step tutorials, learning Read More…


Infographic: Celebrating Math Awareness Month

Every year in April, (MAM) is honored by educators around the world, in every level of academia. The goal of MAM is to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics.

Many of the top career paths require a level of math or technological skills, yet all high schools may not be setting students up for success in these areas. View our infographic illustrating both the value and challenges of teaching math in higher ed.

Cengage Learning's Math Awareness Month Infographic


Closing the Gap in STEM Education: The Appeal of Technology in the Classroom

What do students want from math and science courses? What do they expect from the technology used in the classroom?

Our infographic “Closing the Gap in STEM Education: The Appeal of Technology in the Classroom,” shows the challenges students face… as well as the resources (and support) they believe would help them succeed in their courses.

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Inside the Students and Instructors of STEM Education

Two recent studies by Cengage Learning identify the four unique types of students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses, and the three types of instructors who teach them.

From self-reliant doers and resourceful strugglers to tech-savvy instructors, find out which group matches your personality.

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Make it Count with MindTap!

Our latest infographic shows you the rich benefits that instructors who “Make it Count with MindTap” see in their courses! Discover how assigning MindTap can help improve student outcomes, engagement, and satisfaction.

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Overcoming Graduation Obstacles: Improving Outcomes

For more than a year, Cengage Learning visited community college campuses around the country and conducted interviews with one hundred students in developmental education courses. We learned about the specific barriers that hindered their success, and we also discovered much about the factors that can help them successfully engage in their courses and complete their education.

Our new infographic gives a quick overview of the factors that have an effect on student outcomes in developmental mathematics. We share many of the insights we gained about the obstacles that students face on their journey towards success, including a lack of time, limited access to quality online resources outside of class, and challenges with content retention. You’ll also see what they believe could have a positive impact on their persistence and engagement, such as real-time, interactive, and personalized homework assistance.

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Engaging Students to Succeed with MindTap for Criminal Justice

In a national, semester-long study, eight instructors and 284 students reported on their experience using MindTap in their Criminal Justice courses.

In the information sheet linked below, you’ll see the findings from this study, which revealed that:

  • Seven out of eight instructors rated their semester-long experience with MindTap with a grade of “A” or “B”.
  • Instructors almost unanimously agreed on the positive impact of MindTap across learning objectives and student engagement.
  • Students found the course more engaging and interesting because of MindTap.
  • More than two-thirds of students felt MindTap helped their learning and course grades in a number of ways, including:
    • “MindTap provided a new way to learn the material”
    • “MindTap extended the learning process beyond the classroom”
    • “MindTap helped me better understand the course material”

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Top Reasons for Students to Log Into MindTap

As an instructor, you’ve likely heard about the ways that digital learning solutions can help improve learning outcomes and increase student engagement in your courses. In fact, you may have adopted a solution—and seen the benefits—for yourself. But perhaps you’d like to help your students become more aware of these valuable benefits!

Our new infographic gives a quick overview of why MindTap matters to students’ college education. It shows what students have told us about MindTap and the benefits it offers to their own study habits and success. You’ll also find find other fun facts about today’s college students, including insights about their digital lifestyle of today’s students, reasons why a degree matters to them, and more.

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College Students and Instructors on Library Use: Infographic

Whether they’re conducting research for an assignment, looking for a quiet place to study, or simply want to take a “time out” with a fun book or magazine, students can (and do) find multiple reasons to visit their college library.

Instructors, too, find many reasons to view their on-campus library as an important resource. Among these, they can send students to conduct their research projects, place copies of assigned readings on hold, and of course use the library’s holdings for their own research and class preparation.

Given that can easily access volumes of information from our computers and smartphones, how do today’s students and instructors view and value library use? And in a day where it’s easy to type a keyword into a browser and produce millions of results, how do they perceive students’ research skills?

In our recent Engagement Insights Survey, conducted this spring, we asked hundreds of instructors and thousands of students to provide their perspectives on library use and research habits. The infographic below compares their responses and provides insight into the ways that instructors and students across the United States make use of their campus libraries.

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