Answering Author Questions about Cengage Unlimited

The launch of Cengage Unlimited has been met with excitement as many in higher education see how this new subscription model will make learning more affordable and accessible. As we get ready to roll out our new all-you-can-learn subscription service in August, we want to address questions raised by our key partners: Cengage authors. Below is a roundup of frequently asked questions, as well as questions raised in a recent blog post by an authors’ group.

Cengage Unlimited Royalty Calculation Components

How did you develop the new royalty calculation methodology for Cengage Unlimited? We worked very closely with an external Read More…


Author Mark Ciampa Reflects on Cengage Unlimited

As a long-time author for Cengage for over 20 years and an instructor in higher education for over 35 years, I am very excited about Cengage Unlimited. In fact, it is perhaps one of the most dramatic steps in education in recent memory.  I believe that it can significantly increase learning and relieve frustration in both students and faculty.

Delaying Textbook Purchases

For several years virtually all textbook authors and instructors, across all disciplines and all publishers, have seen the same phenomena: fewer students are purchasing textbooks and related materials for their classes. The reason usually given is that of the Read More…


Cengage Explores Big Questions in Education at ASU+GSV Summit 2018

We’re thrilled to participate in the ASU+GSV summit in sunny San Diego this year, joining innovators and educators to discuss important issues in education and discover how new technologies and models are advancing student learning around the globe. Leaders from Cengage will participate in sessions across the summit exploring access, innovation, quality learning and affordability. Please join us at the following sessions:

Is The “Netflix of HigherEd” Finally Here?

The last 12 months has seen enormous change in higher education publishing with significant potential upside for students. Michael Hansen, CEO at Cengage, will join leaders from across the higher education publishing landscape Read More…


Cengage Leaders Make Education Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! We’re embarking on another new and exciting year in higher education. Lots of interesting developments are happening in our space but, without question, affordability and value will be a main focus. Education predictions abound! At Cengage, we’re hoping to drive change with new business models, such as our Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription which gives students access to all of our digital higher ed materials for $119.99/semester. But there are a lot of other interesting things happening in higher ed today. We asked Cengage leaders to share their thoughts for 2018 on everything from providing value in Read More…


Digital Tools Bring Much-Needed Change in Education Affordability

“Students should not have to choose between the results they want and an education they can afford.”

In a new post, Cengage CEO Michael Hansen explores how digital resources can both save students money and provide a more engaging learning experience.

In addition, this new Cengage infographic looks at costs associated with higher education, illustrating real value provided by digital materials. Going digital helps make education more affordable and engaging, propelling all students toward their goals and instilling confidence in their learning experiences—every day.

Digital Tools Bring Needed Change to Education Affordability


The Future of OER is Now

Cheryl Costantini is the Vice President of Content Strategy at Cengage. She’s been in the higher education industry for more than 20 years and is passionate about improving access to education and helping learners achieve success. Recently, Cengage announced that we’ve launched OpenNow digital course solutions that make it easy to work with and use open educational resources (OER). You might be asking yourself: Why would Cengage develop OER-based solutions? It’s quite simple: OER adds value to the learning experience. OER provides unique benefits. Aside from the five R’s (retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute), OER belongs to everyone, and it can change the nature of Read More…


Q&A on Parental Leave Policy with Ken Carson

Q&A with Ken Carson, Chief People Officer at Cengage, on our new parental leave policy. Q: Cengage recently announced an update to its parental leave policy. Can you give a high level overview? A: The arrival of a child–whether by birth, adoption or surrogacy–represents the start of a huge undertaking for parents. Our parental leave policy will now provide 12 weeks of fully-paid leave for all parents–women and men–provided they are full time employees with at least 1 year of service with us. This is a meaningful increase from the prior policy of 8 weeks of paid leave for the primary Read More…


On Openness and Learning

I attended OpenEd for the first time in 2008. I dug up some notes from the event and rediscovered an observation by Yoshimi Fukuhara of Keio University. He asserted that Open Courseware (now generally referred to as Open Educational Resources or OER) is often too focused on content and not enough of learning design and the learning experience.

OER: Content vs. Design

While openness for its own sake has practical and philosophical value, there is broad consensus that content in an educational context (be it open or otherwise) is only as valuable as the outcomes it contributes to. The Read More…


BostInno’s Coolest Companies: Vote for Cengage Learning!

Guest Contributor: Luba Sakharuk, SLDC Process Manager and Agile Coach, on Cengage Learning’s finalist recognition in BostInno’s Coolest Companies Competition. Cengage Learning was recently named a finalist in BostInno’s Coolest Companies Competition. And it’s a very cool honor for a company that was founded over 100 years ago but recently underwent a complete transformation. When people think about cool companies, things that come to mind are bright funky office furniture, workplace games, and beer fridges. As we have evolved from a traditional textbook publishing company to an education and technology company built for learners, we’ve naturally layered in more and more Read More…


The Future of Content: Q&A with Cheryl Costantini

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Cheryl Costantini, Cengage Learning’s new Vice President of Content Strategy. Cheryl has been with Cengage Learning for nearly nineteen years and she’s excited about the opportunities we have to make a real difference in the lives of students. In Cheryl’s new role, she’s leading a team that is working across business lines to create different product and business models, using our content in unique and creative ways. Enjoy our Q&A and see what she says is in store for the future of content! Q: What is the biggest change underway in higher education Read More…