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Cengage Hosts NewCo Innovation Session for Boston Community

For the third consecutive year, Cengage opened its doors to Boston’s innovation community for the annual NewCo festival, which provides an inside look at local organizations driving purposeful transformation in their industries.

Welcoming Boston’s Innovation Community

George Moore, Chief Technology Officer, welcomed attendees and provided a brief overview of the company’s credo and an introduction to Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service for higher education materials. The session also included a panel discussion with employees, hosted by Jill O’Connell, Head of Talent at Cengage. Dawn Giovanniello, Product Director, discussed the development of Cengage Unlimited and how it’s changing the 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 Supports and Celebrates Literacy in Raleigh

This fall, a team of rockstar Cengage engineers had the opportunity to put their tech skills to work for a great cause: student literacy. To support Readvolution, a partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes (North Carolina’s NHL Team) and Wake County Public Schools, Cengage employees based out of the Raleigh office built an easy-to-use website where elementary school students could track the number of books they read and time spent reading. “The Readvolution website helped avoid a labor-intensive tabulating process that would place on a burden on teachers, students and parents,” said Tom Ward, Senior Vice President of Brand/Community/Partnership Development, Read More…


Todd Markson Talks Cengage Unlimited & Chegg Partnership

In December, Cengage announced Cengage Unlimited, a first-of-its-kind subscription for higher ed course materials.  For one price ($119.99 a semester or $179.99 annually), students get unlimited access to our comprehensive library of digital products.  That’s more than 22,000 products across 675 course areas! We recently talked to Todd Markson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cengage, about the implementation to date.

Q: It’s been two months since we announced Cengage Unlimited.  How are things going?

A: The goal of Cengage Unlimited is to increase both access and affordability, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from professors, students and administrators alike. I Read More…


The Credential Registry: How Open Standards Benefit All Stakeholders

What makes a credential valuable? How does that value vary for different stakeholders, including learners, higher education institutions and employers? What constitutes quality, and how are credentials connected to each other and to opportunities for the people who have earned them?

Credentials Drive the Knowledge Economy

Credentials have rapidly evolved in recent years to meet the needs of our knowledge economy. By 2020, 65% of jobs will require postsecondary education or training. But the lack of transparency and comparability among credentials is causing confusion and mistrust that inhibit the development of valuable ecosystems among stakeholders. Individuals don’t know 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


Investing in Education Helps Award-Winning McDonald’s Owner Double Employee Retention

As one of the largest employers in Southern Illinois, John Moreland knows the importance of providing employees with opportunities for growth and advancement. For that reason, Moreland—who owns 14 McDonald’s restaurants with wife Mary Moreland and daughter Stephanie Bishop as the Moreland/Bishop Organization—has encouraged and supported his employees to participate in the Archways to Opportunity program. To date, the Moreland/Bishop Organization has had more employees participate in the program than any other McDonald’s group. A total of 75 employees have participated in the program, including three who have earned their high school diplomas as a result.

Creating a competitive edge

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On Being “Open for Learning”

Earlier this month, Cengage and Learning Objects—a Cengage business unit—announced the launch of OpenNow, “a suite of digital products for general education courses with open educational resources (OER) content.” Responses to media coverage of this new offering focused mainly on the business model, the adherence to the “5 Rs” of OER and the contributions of materials from Cengage back to the OER community. While these reactions are to be expected, they reminded me that “open” is much more than OER content and its associated implementation and business models. An open approach to education and learning also encompasses Read More…


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…