Efficacy and research

Student Perspectives on Community Colleges: Infographic

Community colleges provide the training and education that millions of students in the United States need to achieve their academic and professional goals and create a successful future for themselves and their families.

At Cengage Learning, we aim to focus on the student experience. We recently surveyed thousands of college students across the country to help us better understand how students live and learn. Learn what students have to say about their perceptions of, and experience at, community colleges. Read More…


Students Speak Out About Enhanced WebAssign

Recently, 495 students from 114 schools across the United States shared their thoughts on Enhanced WebAssign. See what they had to say about its ability to help them more readily grasp course concepts, stay on track with the course, earn a better grade, and more. They also share their opinions on other benefits of Enhanced WebAssign, such as immediate feedback, ease of use, study resources, and other features relevant to their success in the class.

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Students Speak out About MindTap in Wisconsin and Iowa

Cengage Learning recently spent time with 159 students at thirteen different schools across Iowa and Wisconsin to learn more about their study habits and needs.

While taking our survey, they shed light on their time commitments and test-preparation habits. They also shared their overall reactions to Cengage Learning’s MindTap solution, as well as its usefulness as a means of studying for class and reviewing for tests.
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College Students Share Their Classroom EdTech Wish List

Are your students satisfied with the EdTech being used in your classroom? Cengage Learning recently surveyed college students to see if they would enjoy using their mobile devices more as learning tools and what types of tools and apps would work best. Thousands of students responded; we’ve shared the findings below. Find out what technology college students ask their instructors for most frequently.

We asked students “What kinds of tools or apps would work for learning on mobile (phone, tablet, laptop) in your class?” Students had a lot of great ideas! We’ve outlined a few of the most frequent responses below. Read More…


How the New York City DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative Works to Bridge the Gap Between High School and College

In college, students are expected to acquire knowledge, analyze and evaluate information, explore ideas (in depth and in a logical manner), draw conclusions, and test theories. Unfortunately, too many of our students graduate from high school without these critical-thinking and research skills, which will build foundations for college and career success in the 21st Century.
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Phi Theta Kappa Convention: Insights from Two-Year Students

During the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Convention, Cengage Learning spoke to 116 students from 67 different schools to better understand student engagement, interaction with technology, and goals. Download the featured infographic, and see learn more about their goals, what engages them, what distracts them, and more. You’ll also see whether or not they believe that high school prepared them for the college experience.
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MindTap: Tapping into Technology to Engage Learners and Transform Learning

Technology is a must in today’s higher education classroom. Learners demand it, and instructors recognize the power of technology to transform learning.

Cengage Learning’s MindTap has been shown to enhance engagement and improve learning outcomes while reducing instructor workload. In this infographic, you’ll see how the adoption of MindTap increases instructors’ ability to engage with learners and how it makes effective and efficient use of in- and out-of-class time. Read More…


Aplia: Engaging and Educating Learners through the Transformation of Homework

Homework. When learners hear the word, they think “dull” and “frustrating.” For instructors, homework can be labor-intensive and unrewarding. Until Aplia.

Aplia, part of Cengage Learning, has transformed homework into a tool for engaging learners and making sure they come to class prepared. The result is students who learn better and are more successful.  Read More…


Get Plugged In: Ten Attributes of a Successful Online Student

Though students increasingly opt for online courses, many of them are unprepared to work in this environment. This infographic, highlighting the “10 Attributes of a Successful Online Student as listed Joel A. English’s Plugged In: Succeeding as an Online Learner,  lists the practices and attributes of students who succeed in online programs—a great resource to share with your class.  Read More…


How to Grade a Billion Assignments: An Aplia Timeline

From an answer-and-click alternative to a robust multimedia interactive experience, Aplia has become the premier digital homework solution for Higher Ed. This infographic traces historical markers, from Aplia’s beginnings to today, to mark its journey to 1 billion homework submissions (and beyond!). Read More…