Agile Coach Training in Boston: A Commitment to Collaboration

Agile Coach training days, held in our Boston office and facilitated by the Eliassen Group, reflect Cengage Learning’s commitment to collaboration with each other and our community—and our commitment to transforming education for the empowerment of students. Staying agile—it’s important for educators, it’s important for students, and it’s important to us at Cengage Learning as we create transformative solutions that advance the way that today’s students learn. For our product development teams, agile development methodology meshes with their ambition to approach all aspects of their daily work creatively and collaboratively to meet the specific customer needs. Agile allows team members Read More…


Paving the Way for Educational Innovation in Latin America

Several regions around the world have been touted as the next big areas for edtech innovation and Latin America is one that has a lot to offer. With around 600 million people, mostly speaking two languages and living in twenty thriving urban cities, Latin America houses one of the world’s largest populations of young people that has recently emerged from poverty and has the opportunity to access benefits that none of the previous generations have. This has created challenges and opportunities that are being identified by investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists, and media around the globe. Latin America has begun to Read More…


Improving Retention and Engagement at Community Colleges

Community colleges open the door to higher education and skills training for millions of people across the U.S. As government leaders focus on global and state competitiveness, they’re rightly looking for innovative ways to increase access to a community college education. Still, broader access is only one component to improving higher educational opportunity—and the upward mobility that comes with it. With roughly half of students who enroll in community college dropping out before completion, it’s clear we must also focus on new ways to address student retention, engagement and graduation if students are to realize their full potential. One way Read More…


Reflections from Davos: Transforming Education in the New Global Context

As this week comes to a close, I am very much refreshed and recharged after spending several days among the world’s leaders in business, economics, education and government at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s meeting was focused on political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making. For me, this theme hit close to home as the education industry is undergoing an overall shift in culture and technology. Similarly, Cengage Learning is amidst a cultural transformation of its own to Read More…


Community College: Increasing Student Access—and Student Success

Community colleges play a critical role in U.S. higher education. And with President Obama’s new proposal to provide students with access to two years of community college, it’s clear that many people, in all corners of the United States, see community colleges’ incredible value to individual success, as well as to the success of the nation.

Each one of us hopes to see more and more people gain access to the education that prepares them for professional and personal success. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle—to ensure that students realize this goal, we also need to do everything we can to increase student engagement and retention.

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U.S./Cuba Relations and the Potential Impact on Education

Contributor: Frank Menchaca, SVP, Global Product Management for Research, School and Professional at Cengage Learning. The last moments of major change in U.S/Cuba relations happened more than 50 years ago — and were broadcast in black and white. These images have been used in political science and history courses for many years now and are indicative of just how little U.S. students know about the rich culture of the island that’s a mere ninety miles from the U.S. The Obama administration’s historic announcement of intent to normalize relations with Cuba comes with the biggest set of concessions the United States has ever Read More…


Student Retention and Success: Partnering for Proven Results

Guest Contributor: Sandi Kirshner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. Student retention and success remain a top concern among educators, our nation’s leaders—indeed, among all of us. Although the National Center for Education Statistics notes that “[b]ased on data from the Current Population Survey, the status dropout rate decreased from 12 percent in 1990 to 7 percent in 2012,”* we still want to see that number drop even further. We also see a continuing drive to help learners develop the skills needed to enter, and succeed, in today’s workforce. Education and training play an absolutely vital role in this trajectory to success. Read More…


Australian Campus Booksellers Name Cengage Learning “Publisher of the Year”

Cengage Learning employees around the world strive to ensure the success of all of our partners—from the bookstores that carry our resources, to the instructors who use them in their courses, to the students who learn from and engage with them. When our efforts to transform and inspire the learning experience are recognized, we’re honored—and we also want to take a moment to express our gratitude! Early in October, a group of employees from the Cengage Learning Australia office had the opportunity to attend the Australian Campus Booksellers Association (ACBA) meeting in Sydney. During the event’s awards Read More…


Share Your Library Story—And Help Change the Headlines

Despite what some pundits and news headlines might say to the contrary, today’s libraries continue to provide a vital place for us to learn, share, grow, and build more successful lives. Walk in, and you’ll find a community just as lively and engaged as ever—the job seekers and the knowledge finders; the storytellers and the researchers; the makers and the gamers; the challengers and the curious—all using today’s tools and resources to satisfy their need for information and their desire to transform their lives. However you’ve used a library, it’s probably made an indelible mark on you. Consider your Read More…


Student Engagement: A Priority for You—and for Cengage Learning

As an instructor, you seek to create opportunities that enable your students to get the most out of your course. Whether through collaborative projects, lively discussions, dynamic tech tools, interactive presentations, or real-world activities that encourage students to explore topics from a variety of perspectives, you strive to actively engage your students in the learning process. At Cengage Learning, our mission is provide you what you need to provide an engaging learning experience to your students. In the video featured below, you’ll learn about Cengage Learning’s personalized services and engaging learning solutions, developed Read More…