Efficacy and research

Efficacy of Online Learning Solutions in Introductory Psychology Courses

This report highlights the results of an efficacy study of the impact of using online learning solutions within entry-level college psychology courses. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CourseMate online learning solution on instructor productivity and student achievement and engagement. (To increase student engagement, CourseMate content and functionality is being incorporated into two other online solutions, Aplia™ and MindTap™, which are available and described later in this document.)

Project Tomorrow facilitated this study on behalf of Cengage Learning. Read More…


MindLinks — The New Rules of LMS Content Integration

The quality and quantity of publisher-provided content has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, since the introduction of academic learning management systems (LMS) in the 1990s. Today’s professors expect a wide range of digital content that can be quickly and easily loaded into the LMS.

See how some publishers are leveraging LMS standards to provide instructors with the ability to customize content and achieve gradebook integration within the LMS. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign: Increasing Passing Rates in Beginning Algebra

Powerful online homework solution, Enhanced WebAssign, engages classroom learners with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and interactive eBooks, helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. With passing rates hovering near 75%, could a redesign of beginning algebra to include online homework increase instructor effectiveness and student engagement and retention? In this study, follow the success of one program at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Read More…


Aplia Sparks Increase in Learner Success Rates in Developmental Reading Course

Considering adding an online-learning homework solution to your repertoire but unsure of its effectiveness? In this study, follow the success of a developmental reading course at Mid-South Community College. You’ll learn how Aplia has lead learners to higher rates of achievement and helped instructors increase their effectiveness. Read More…


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…