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The Biggest Challenge of Today’s EdTech? Support

When you think about getting support for a product or service, you normally think of the experience as an unpleasant one. Something you paid for is not working and you need help. It happens in all areas of life: travel, shopping, and for college students, homework. With an exponential increase in the number of students using digital products in the classroom, the challenge for ed tech companies is how to provide the highest level of support for students using digital products. Think about it. There is an 8 week period twice a year when most of the college Read More…


Vote for “Students Unfiltered” at SXSWedu’s PanelPicker 2016

Cengage Learning has submitted a proposal for a session to take place during SXSWedu 2016. We’re aiming for a lively and informative presentation that brings students—the most important part of the equation—into the spotlight. Through the PanelPicker 2016 process, you can show your support for the idea. We’d appreciate your vote! Our proposed session, “STUDENTS UNFILTERED: Digital in the Classroom,” will seek to understand how technology’s increasingly important role in the classroom impacts students. By asking critical questions, the conversation will help uncover what students want and don’t want from digital and how to best integrate digital tools Read More…


MindTap Mobile Nominated for the 2015 Bammy EdTech Awards

We’re proud to announce that MindTap Mobile is a nominee for the 2015 Bammy EdTech Awards!

Driven by extensive student feedback, Cengage Learning designed the MindTap Mobile App to allow students to access different features of MindTap from their iOS or Android devices. MindTap, a complete digital learning solution, is Cengage Learning’s flagship learning solution, which demonstrates proven results for improved student success, engagement, and critical thinking skills. Informed by feedback directly from students, the MindTap Mobile App encompasses the features that align with the needs of today’s students.

We’d appreciate your vote and comments! Read and leave your review for MindTap Mobile’s entry to the Bammy EdTech Awards.

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Offering College Students Value and Personalized Learning

Each semester, ambitious students make their first foray into college life. And each semester, these talented individuals consider: what value does college stand to offer me? The key for educators and publishers alike is to demonstrate the value to students. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen answers the question: “How does having more options improve students’ learning experience from a financial perspective?” He explains the value of seeking out learning experiences that are customized to how students learn and how you teach: I think the cost issue is a real one and we are well-served to take it Read More…


The Future of Higher Education

Education is now evolving at a more rapid pace than ever. Just a few years ago, e-readers were not in the hands of many students and online learning wasn’t quite so prevalent.

Today, digital and online learning opportunities are abound for college students around the world, even creating chances to learn where there simply may have been none previously. What might the future of higher education look like for college students in three to five years that they don’t have now? Read More…


Creating a Digital Portfolio: Career Advice for College Students

Late summer, 2013: I graduated from a respected New England college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, a high GPA, and a relatively solid resume consisting of a handful of internships and various part-time jobs I’d held throughout college. I even had study abroad experience. So, truth be told, I was pretty confident that when I moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, I would have no problem finding a job that would set me on my choice career path. Such arrogance… Such naivete… According to the Economy Policy Institute, the current unemployment rate for new Read More…


Reinventing Personalized Learning with ASU and Knewton

At the 2015 ASU+GSV Summit, innovative thinkers from education, business, politics, entertainment, and other fields are gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss ideas for advancing and accelerating education and learning. It is, then, the ideal place for Cengage Learning to announce our partnership with Arizona State University and Knewton to co-develop new Active Adaptive learning solutions that go beyond any other adaptive products you’ll currently find available for use in college courses. Innovative technology + best-in-class content + active, adaptive learning = an elevated student learning experience  The story begins at ASU. Administrators and instructors wanted a new Read More…


Cengage Learning Solutions Named Finalists for Nine 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards

We’re pleased and honored to announce the Cengage Learning products that have been named finalists for the 2015 CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. This year, Cengage Learning’s solutions were nominated for nine awards—the highest number in our history. We’re also proud that the honored resources span several markets, including K-12, higher education, and libraries: MindTap, Cengage Learning’s personalized digital learning solution, is a finalist in three education categories. MindTap transforms today’s students into critical thinkers through personalized paths of dynamic assignments and applications. Read More…


Knewton: Producing a Truly Adaptive Learning Experience

Guest Contributor: Jennifer Shea, Knewton. Lately, it seems every new educational product features some form of adaptive learning. It can be hard to sort out the differences between these products. What does personalization in a learning product really mean? It depends. Not all adaptive learning is created equal. Most of today’s “adaptive” solutions are built on rules-based systems, which use a few checkpoints to route students through a variety of pre-determined paths. These products are a lot like Choose Your Own Adventure books: students can move through the course in one of a few possible ways. For example, Read More…


Focused on Learning: Cengage Learning’s Experience 2.0 at Clifton Park

The best thing you can be is a life-long learner. At Cengage Learning we take pride in ensuring that we’re always learning from each other — across all departments and communities. We’re focused on growing together as we evolve to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs. We understand that an engaged learner is a successful one and we are leading the transition to digital with a unique faculty and student perspective to transform learning through engagement. Read More…