The ‘C’ in CBE Shouldn’t Stand for “Confusion”

Every day, Higher Education leaders and reformers read or hear about “Competency-Based Education” or CBE, but precise definitions of CBE and clear guidance for implementing it are elusive.
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Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: January 2016

Increase Career Readiness while Expanding Student Learning—The Advantages of ePortfolios

Beyond resume building, innovative institutions are integrating ePortfolios in to their curriculum to support career readiness initiatives. Check out how digital showcases, including products like Pathbrite, can help students demonstrate their curricular and extracurricular knowledge and experience all while preparing them for workplace success.

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Cengage Learning Executive News in Higher Ed: Issue 2

Use any content from any source — New tools for greater integrated learning.

Learning Objects delivers the seamless integrated digital learning experience that institutions have long demanded. Learn more about how Learning Objects and their Difference Engine use existing infrastructure, content, and technologies to build cutting edge programs.
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Cengage Learning: See You at EDUCAUSE 2015!

From October 27-29, we’ll be attending the EDUCAUSE 2015 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’re excited to connect with educators and administrators from around the country (and globe). We’re also eagerly anticipating the opportunity to hear from leading experts on a variety of topics related to technology in education. Our own theme this year—Recharge with Cengage Learning—focuses uses on best practices in implementing education technology and student involvement. At our booth 1310, we’ll be highlighting our expanded institutional offerings, including our student-centric mobile products and the recent acquisition of the edtech company Learning Objects.

Recharge during Cengage Learning’s sessions at

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Cengage Learning Executive News in Higher Ed: Issue 1

Looking for a way to simplify business processes, support online course development, and increase retention rates?

That’s what we’ve heard from you! In a recent Cengage Learning Survey, administrators from across the country told us how we can partner with institutions to tackle current challenges.

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Employees Give Back at Boston’s “Back to School Celebration”

More than one hundred volunteers from Cengage Learning’s Boston office assembled at Boston Garden, not to see the Bruins or Celtics play, but to help make a difference in the lives of many students going back to Boston Public Schools in September. These employees had the exciting opportunity to volunteer for Boston’s Back to School Celebration, an event developed by a partnership among the Salvation Army, Garden Neighborhood Charities (TD Garden), and the city of Boston. On Monday morning, volunteers stuffed over four thousand backpacks with pencils, pens, and other supplies to help students start the year off right. They Read More…


Reaching the Masses: The Power of Education

Often the newest technologies reach more expensive, private schools earlier than they reach public schools or community colleges. This may leave the hard working students and instructors at these schools at a disadvantage. Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen answers: “What do you think the country owes to the middle class?” He believes that we are not well served if we serve to only the elite. Community colleges are the backbone of the college system. Michael explains how easily education can change someone’s life. Education is a way to bring your creativity to the world in a way that is uniquely personal to you. Read More…


Detroit Collective Impact Initiative: Our Commitment to Action

Cengage Learning recently announced its Clinton Global Initiative America Commitment, “Detroit Collective Impact – Pathway to Education & Work.” Alongside other businesses and social-service organizations, we’re committing to use our collective resources to accelerate Detroit’s recovery by implementing some of our best and most innovative educational solutions. Through the work done in this initiative, Detroiters in need can earn their high-school diploma and access valuable career training through Career Online High School (COHS). Our partners will be providing tuition assistance and onsite support services to help broaden access to the program. What’s more, learners will be surrounded Read More…


Advice for College Students and Recent Graduates

Each semester, ambitious students make their first foray into college life. And each semester, talented graduates find themselves prepared to take on the world.

At Cengage Learning, we encourage students to be life-long learners—always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen provides real advice for students from their first days of college to their final days of college. Read More…


Valuing Community Colleges in the U.S.

Community colleges provide the education that millions of students in the U.S. need to achieve their academic and professional goals.

At Cengage Learning, we aim to focus on both the student and instructor community college experience. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen discusses the vital importance of community colleges in the US higher education system and what is needed to keep making strides forward. Read More…