Peer-to-Peer Learning: Student Perspectives on What It’s Like to Be a Cengage Scholar

Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful way to help your students succeed. By empowering smart and motivated students in your classroom and allowing them to help their classmates study, peer-to-peer learning complements your class experience and reinforces your teaching. In the fall of 2014, Cengage Learning partnered with edtech startup Flashnotes.com to make Flashnotes.com’s student-to-student marketplace accessible via MindTap. On Flashnotes.com, students can buy & sell notes, study guides, flashcards, and even live video sessions. In addition, instructors can hand-select students from their courses who they want to sell study materials to their classmates via Read More…


Cengage Learning and the Achieving the Dream Network Join Together to Enhance Community College Student Success

Community colleges across the United States provide millions of students with access to the training and education they need in order to achieve their academic and professional goals and create a successful future for themselves. Unfortunately, community colleges have also been increasingly challenged by low completion rates. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, nearly half of all students seeking higher education choose a community college, but fewer than half of those students finish what they start. At Cengage Learning, we believe these figures underscore the idea that access to community colleges is only one part of the Read More…


Cheers to Taco Bell’s First Career Online High School Graduate

Cengage Learning congratulates Stephen Irvine, the first Taco Bell team member to earn a high school diploma and career certificate through Career Online High School for Taco Bell, an innovative program supporting team member success through education. This program is being offered through a partnership of Cengage Learning’s ed2go, Smart Horizons Career Online Education, and Taco Bell and its franchisees. Friends, family, co-workers, and the local media were present for Stephen’s celebratory graduation ceremony, which took place at the Rapid City, South Dakota Taco Bell franchise location where he works. “We’re so proud of Stephen and his Read More…


3 Quick Tips and 30 New Scholarships for College Students

Scholarships, in conjunction with student loans, make a big impact on college students’ abilities to continue their education. But when it comes to filling out scholarship applications, many are thrown in the deep-end. Share these top three scholarship tips with your students, and be sure to let them know about all the great scholarship opportunities Cengage Learning has to offer. Read More…


Student Voice Live! Goes Nationwide

Guest Contributor: Zak Malamed, Founder & Executive Director of Student Voice. Since May 2012, Student Voice has carried a conversation that once never existed. It started with a few tweets, then, two years in a row, we brought students, teachers, parents, politicians, thought leaders and change makers to New York City for our Student Voice Live! education summit. We may have started as a motley crew of students, but we shared—and still share—one common goal: to empower students to use their voices and embrace their inherent roles as stakeholders in the education community. Students should have the power to Read More…


Students’ Learning Preferences: Using Research to Understand Learnflow

Guest Contributor: Steve Joos, Product Director for 4LTR Press. In 2007, a group of people at Cengage Learning launched the first campaign by a major publisher to gain an understanding of what students valued in their learning materials.  The publishing industry already had a strong handle on what instructors wanted, but it became clear that students weren’t getting the value from these tools that their instructors hoped to provide – especially from the traditional textbook. This Cengage Learning group proceeded to conduct interviews and focus groups with hundreds of students and have collected user feedback from thousands more over the Read More…


Spring 2014 Student Speech Video Contest – Our Ten Winners

Public speaking can be a rather intimidating process for anyone, particularly students and young adults. It can sometimes help for students to have real-world examples from their peers. In the spring of 2014, Cengage Learning announced the Student Speech Video Contest Scholarship. Students submitted speech videos on a topic of their choice, between one and ten minutes in length. Speeches were intended to inform, influence, persuade, or entertain a listening audience. Read More…


Supporting Students’ Learning Goals in Intro Psych Courses

Guest Contributor: Clayton Austin, Ph.D., Product Manager for Psychology at Cengage Learning.   With over ten years of college level teaching experience, I’ve had the pleasure of having hundreds of students in my classroom. They enter with varying levels of engagement and motivation, and they have a variety of learning goals in mind. In that role, my own goal was to encourage them to take responsibility for meeting their personal learning goals, while still challenging them to be open-minded and to think critically. Now, as a product manager for Cengage Learning’s Introductory Psychology learning solutions, I think about many of the same Read More…


Ohio U Students Get Job Search Skills with Cengage Learning

For many students, securing an internship and preparing for job interviews can be overwhelming. To help students successfully navigate these crucial steps, Cengage Learning came to the Ohio University campus December 3, 2014, to provide Ohio University students with resources and tools to help best prepare for today’s job market. Engagement Specialist Ann Ruege recognized the need for more student-to-student conversations – mainly using digital solutions and garnering real-world experiences while in college. So with Ann leading the way, the Market Research & Outcomes team, District Manager Janey Moeller, Executive Learning Consultant Ellen Shraim, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Read More…


Improving Academic Outcomes: Let’s Bring Students Into the Equation

Contributor: Michael Matousek, CEO/Founder, Flashnotes.com. For years, students have faced a limited choice in terms of the materials they could use in order to achieve academic success. While many students have been successful within this model, many others have struggled and have made it to graduation day only by a small margin. Still others grew so sick of failure that they dropped out of our academic system altogether, facing a world without the education that is becoming required by more and more employers and professions on a daily basis. This challenging situation also leaves instructors seeking ways to improve academic Read More…