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Women in STEM: Inside Cengage Learning’s “She Geeks Out” Event

As part of Cengage Learning’s continued efforts to support women in STEM, we teamed up with She Geeks Out to host a fun night of learning and networking in our Boston headquarters.  She Geeks Out supports a dynamic community of women in STEM by providing a welcoming network, mentorship opportunities, educational resources and encouragement to proudly fly their geek flags. The program featured three speakers on topics ranging from the importance of math for a computer science major and different ways to define “scrappy,” to the components of a successful engagement strategy. Luba Sakharuk, SDLC Process Manager and Agile Read More…


Partnering with Walmart to Bring Diplomas and Certificates to Associates

Career Online High School Program Free for All Walmart Associates We’re thrilled to announce that Cengage Learning has partnered with Walmart to offer accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS). Part of Walmart’s Lifelong Learning program, COHS is designed to reengage adults in education and is free for Walmart associates beginning on the first day of their employment. In fact, more than 130 associates have already received their high school diploma through COHS, with another 433 currently enrolled. “Working with Walmart, we have a tremendous opportunity to make a real impact in the Read More…


Join Cengage Learning at Boston TechJam 2016

Join us at this year’s Boston TechJam! Boston TechJam is a showcase and accelerator for new ideas and world-class innovations coming out of the Boston region. The event brings together early stage companies, entrepreneurs, students, established enterprises, venture capitalists and artists to celebrate the region’s technology, entrepreneurship and culture. This year’s entertainment line-up includes live music, games and exhibits, food, and libations. Additionally, Cengage Learning will be sponsoring the “Urban Beach” event. Urban Beach – New for 2016, New England Venture Capital Association’s (NEVCA) TechGen program has moved Urban Beach, its summer kickoff that provides hundreds of college students Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: May 2016

Authentic Evidence Brought to Life – The Value of the Modern Transcript What if the transcript could be a digital, formative, and interactive learning tool? Learning Objects and UMUC are bringing authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life. In collaboration with IMS, the extended transcript concept is a finalist in the 2016 IMS Learning Impact Awards. What the extended transcript video, and cast your vote!
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Cengage Learning Won 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best ESL

Spanish Language Learning Solution Recognized in Education Technology Category We’re thrilled to announce that one of Cengage Learning’s products has been honored with a 2016 CODiE Award! The CODiE Awards are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries.

Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution

Cengage Learning’s Conectados learning platform received the 2016 CODiE Award for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution. Conectados is a college-level introductory Spanish program that combines online and in-class activities. “Winning a CODiE award reaffirms our commitment to increasing student success, boosting Read More…


Cengage Learning Progress on White House UpSkill Initiative for Front-Line Workers

This week’s White House Upskill Initiative anniversary announcement reports on the significant impact being made in support of the President’s challenge to equip today’s employees with skills for advancement.  One year into its expanded commitment to support front-line workers, more than 5,000 McDonald’s and Walmart employees have participated in at least one Cengage Learning online workforce course. Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS) is the first fully accredited U.S. online training provider that issues high school diplomas and entry-level workforce certificates to qualified graduates. McDonald’s is making the program available to all eligible employees in both company-owned Read More…


Bringing Student Success to the Forefront at the 2016 ASU+GSV Summit

This week, thought leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, innovators and heads of business and industry are convening in San Diego for the 2016 ASU+GSV Summit. Held over three days, this summit provides the venue for leading minds in education technology to partner, explore and discuss challenges and opportunities facing the future of the edtech.

Retention, persistence, & completion

Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen will be participating in ASU+GSV’s Leaders Track. Additionally, Learning Objects Chief Learning Officer Jon Mott will be participating in a panel discussion focusing on next generation learning systems and redefining adaptive learning. The panel, “Next Generation Digital Platforms,” will be Read More…


Inside 2016’s Cengage Learning Computing Conference

From April 4 through 6, 2016, we celebrated 21 years of the Cengage Learning Computing Conference in sunny Orlando, Florida, where we were inspired to be Change Agents of Computing. Joined by dozens of presenters and hundreds of computing instructors, we enjoyed two-and-a-half days of engaging presentations and interactive sessions of a variety of topics, including: Cyber Security, wearable technology, mobile apps, computing in the cloud, Power BI, digital literacy and more. And of course, we had plenty of sessions devoted to SAM, MindTap and other Cengage Learning solutions. Keynote speakers Rob Curtin of Microsoft; Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage Read More…


McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity and Career Online High School

McDonald’s broad commitment to serve employees through education and training is showcased most recently a series of education and training programs under the flagship, Archways to Opportunity. The McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity team has collaborated with Cengage Learning in the high school completion program, Career Online High School (COHS). Career Online High School is an innovative, online, competency-based high school diploma program focused on advancing educational and career opportunities for our students. Last week, world-renowned investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet commented on McDdonald’s Archways to Opportunities program, which helps McDonald’s employees advance their career prospects through continuing education. To date, over 800 McDonald’s employees have Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: April 2016

Student Oriented Learning Environments and Innovative Design

SXSWedu 2016 featured interactive workshops, the latest edtech advancements, and hands on events. One of the largest takeaways? The importance of keeping students in mind when designing learning environments and infrastructure. Learning Objects, a Cengage Learning innovation partner, hosted two enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences. Check out this post to learn more.

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