Efficacy and research

Positively Impacting Student Achievement: Studying the Effects of Library Resources in the Classroom

When students need reference content to complete their assignment, can you help them find relevant, credible information? In this paper, see how integrating Cengage Learning’s library resources enhanced and expanded the in-class experience for students and teachers alike.

The Cengage Learning team selected McKinley Tech for this efficacy study because the administrators at McKinley are faced with the same challenges and experiencing the same pressures as their peers across the country as they attempt to integrate technology into their classrooms. Read More…


Read It, Watch It, Listen to It — Gale It!

McKinley Technology High School

Gale Resources Efficacy Study — Year Two Results

How would incorporating accredited digital resources from Gale into a high school classroom affect students and teachers? This white paper highlights the results of the McKinley/Gale Study Project conducted by Project Tomorrow for Cengage Learning during the 2011-2012 school year at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. The purpose of this efficacy study is to evaluate and document how teachers can use high-quality, digitally rich Gale resources from Cengage Learning to develop students’ 21st century skills, and what effects the use of technology in the classroom has on student engagement and performance. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) Results in Higher Engagement and Improved Learning in Developmental Math

Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) combines the exceptional Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy content that you know and love with the most powerful online homework solution — WebAssign.

This study shows that using EWA in developmental math courses increases student learning and engagement when compared to similar classes not using EWA. In addition, students and instructors agree about the benets of EWA to student performance and engagement and strongly recommend its use. Read More…


A Study on the Impact of Cengage Learning’’s CengageNOW in Accounting

Student Learning and Engagement Improve with CengageNOW

This research study examines one of the most widely used digital tools in post-secondary education, Cengage Learning’s CengageNOW, an online teaching and learning resource that provides instructors with learning management tools to deliver better student outcomes.

The findings from this efficacy study show that students using CengageNOW had significantly higher grades compared with those who used the same textbook without CengageNOW. Read More…


Aplia Improves Learning in Management Courses

This whitepaper examines Cengage Learning’s tool, Aplia. Aplia is an online learning solution designed to improve student learning outcomes by increasing student engagement and ultimately enabling students to think like managers.

A survey of principles of management instructors to assess the impact of Cengage Learning’s Aplia on the engagement and learning of students enrolled in management courses and on the satisfaction of instructors with the use of Aplia. Read More…


Aplia: Engaging, Preparing, and Educating Learners

Student success is measured by both exam scores and homework. Research shows that a dynamic, customized homework solution helps students through their biggest learning challenges, resulting in higher engagement and better grades. Learn how Aplia can help you see these successes in your courses. Read More…


Aplia Improves Learning in Developmental Reading

This white paper focuses on a study of Aplia’s effectiveness in developmental reading and writing classes. The primary goal of the study was to determine the extent to which Aplia users learned more than a control group of users who used the same textbook but without the benefit of Aplia. Read More…


The Impact of Cengage Learning’s Aplia on Student Learning: A Focus on Developmental Writing

In this peer-reviewed white paper, you’ll review the from a comprehensive semester-long study, which show that using Aplia increased learning in developmental English courses. Compared to learners in similar courses, students using Aplia increased their learning as measured by pre- and post-tests. Additionally, students and instructors using Aplia reported very high levels of satisfaction and engagement with Aplia. Read More…


A Study of the Impact of Cengage Learning’s Aplia on Student Learning in Developmental English

This comprehensive research study examined one of the most widely used digital tools in post-secondary education, Cengage Learning’s Aplia. Aplia is an online learning solution dedicated to improving student learning in developmental English courses by increasing student effort and engagement.

According to the research study for this white paper, students in developmental reading and writing courses using Aplia learned significantly more than students using the same textbooks without Aplia. Read More…