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NewCo Boston: Cengage Learning Hosting Student Success Session

On April 27, Cengage Learning is hosting an innovation session right inside their Boston office as part of the NewCo business festival. NewCo is an internationally renowned organization whose mission is to identify, celebrate and connect engines of positive change in our society. According to the NewCo website, “NewCo is a new kind of event experience: a mashup of an open studio tour and a business conference, with the vibe of a music festival. Register to attend sessions given by local innovative companies and organizations. You get to pick which sessions you would like to see and which Read More…


Tech Madness: Vote for the Championship Round!

Thanks to you, Cengage Learning has made it all the way through BostInno’s Tech Madness bracket to the Championship Round! BostInno, an online news site that highlights innovation along with technology and education in the city of Boston, has been hosting the month-long bracket‐style competition among 64 top technology companies. The goal is to identify the Boston-based tech company that will “be the most valuable in five years.” Being included with innovative technology leaders in the region is a clear demonstration of Cengage Learning’s evolution as an edtech company. It’s an exciting time for our company! If you’d like to help Cengage Learning become Read More…


Cengage Learning Named Finalist in BostInno’s Tech Madness Challenge!

Beating out hundreds of other Boston companies, Cengage Learning was named to BostInno’s 2016 Tech Madness Bracket. Thanks to you, we have officially made it to the competition’s Final Four! BostInno, an online news site that highlights innovation along with technology and education in the city of Boston, is hosting the month-long bracket‐style competition among 64 top technology companies. The goal is to identify the Boston-based tech company that will “be the most valuable in five years.” Being included with innovative technology leaders in the region is a clear demonstration of Cengage Learning’s evolution as an edtech company. It’s an exciting Read More…


2016 NAWB Forum: Technology for Workforce Development

Cengage Learning Joins Business Leaders at the 2016 NAWB Forum to Discuss Technology Solutions for Workforce Development Cengage Learning will join other business leaders at the 2016 National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) Annual Forum in Washington D.C. to discuss ways to support and contribute to ongoing workforce development efforts. The Forum convenes workforce, education and economic development professionals to address solutions to keep America competitive. At this year’s conference, Cengage Learning’s participation includes demos of new resources for NAWB members, presentations of information on online learning for Career Centers and discussions around online high school diploma programs to help Read More…


Focusing on the Success of Today’s Dev Math Students

Each year, more than one million U.S. students start college by enrolling in remedial education; however, many won’t complete the work. According to a study from the US Department of Education, only 27% of students in remedial math will ever earn a bachelor’s degree; that means that 73% will not.

For these students, developmental math is not simply a barrier to a degree—it’s a barrier to their career and personal goals. On a broader scale, this has a significantly negative impact on the health of the workforce, and the economy, in the United States. Changing this statistic is absolutely crucial for the future of our country, and the challenge to do so belongs to all of us.

As experts in educational content, pedagogy and technology, at Cengage Learning we are in a position to be a catalyst for change. Our focus on the student is a core tenet of our mission as an organization; we want to put students front and center of everything we do.

In order to create a solution that truly addresses the needs of students in developmental math courses, we needed a new approach. We needed to start from scratch and we needed to start with the student.

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Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: February 2016

When Implementing Competency-Based Education, Software Infrastructure is Key

Over six hundred institutions currently use some form of Competency Based Education (CBE), but the definition of CBE is still speculative as is its impact on the revolution of Higher Ed. At LearnLaunch 2016, thought leaders strategized on what infrastructure is needed to ensure successful implementation of these new innovative models.

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Google Tools Now Integrated into More Gale Products

Gale is constantly looking for new ways to enhance users’ experience and meet them wherever they begin their research. To this end, Gale recently expanded the integration of Google Apps for Education™ (such as Gmail™, Google Classroom™, Google Drive™, and Google Docs™) into many of its most popular solutions for academic, public, and school libraries. Currently, Gale products with integrated Google Apps for Education include: Research in Context and other In Context resources; InfoTrac; GVRL; Contemporary Authors Online; LitFinder; the MLA International Bibliography; Book Review Index Plus; and the Literature Resource Center. The integration will be added to Kids InfoBits this winter. The integration Read More…


Shearwater International: EdTech Supports Student Success

Earlier in October, Cengage Learning partnered with LearnLaunch to host a higher education “pitch competition” in our Boston offices. The competition showcased many innovative edtech startups in Boston. We spoke with one of the winners, Jackson Boyar of Shearwater International, to learn a bit more about his perspective on the current state of education and technology.

In your opinion, what’s the most pressing challenge or problem in education today? Why does this issue have personal relevance to you?

Frankly, I think equal access to education is the most pressing challenge we face; however, the issue I am working to solve—and the one Read More…


Cram Fighter: Using EdTech to Maximize Student Learning

Recently, Cengage Learning partnered with LearnLaunch to host a higher education “pitch competition” in our Boston offices. The competition showcased many innovative edtech startups in Boston.

We spoke with one of the winners, Amit Mathew of Cram Fighter, to learn a bit more about his perspective on the current state of education and technology.

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Microsoft Office Mix: Integrated with MindTap for Computing

Thanks to the growth in online learning, as well as teaching approaches such as the flipped classroom, more and more instructors are creating interactive video lectures designed to educate and engage their students. New software solutions such as Microsoft Office Mix provide instructors like you with the ability to create these dynamic presentations with skill, polish, and ease. At Cengage Learning, we’re always seeking out ways to support your use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. That’s why Cengage Learning is the first publisher to partner with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Office Mix integrated Read More…