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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…


Understanding The College Student Experience Today

At Cengage Learning, in addition to our unwavering commitment to educators, we focus on the college student learning experience to determine first hand what it means to be a learner today.

In the video featured below, our CEO Michael Hansen discusses the vital importance of getting to know students personally to discover the many different segments of learners, each with unique goals, ideals, and skills.

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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…


Instructor for a Day College Scholarship Contest: Back for 2015!

You know your most successful strategies for engaging your students. But what would a student from your class choose do to if he or she were “Instructor for a Day”? Now, you can find out! Encourage your students to show their skills and creativity by entering Cengage Learning’s 2015 “Instructor for a Day” college scholarship contest. If they submit a video, they may win one of six college scholarships! Entry is easy (and fun): In a one- to two-minute video, students should show us what they would do to get their classmates engaged and involved in the learning process. The top entry Read More…


McDonald’s® Celebrates First Employee Graduate of Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School

Cengage Learning congratulates Juan Garcia, the first employee graduate of Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School. This program is being offered through a partnership of Cengage Learning and McDonald’s and its franchisees. Having moved to the United States after attending college in Mexico, Juan’s educational accomplishments weren’t recognized by our systems. He attempted to enroll in an adult school in North Hollywood, only to be placed in ESL classes. After getting frustrated with the adult schooling process of having to drive to an institution, he temporarily gave up. Juan continued working at McDonald’s, working his way up from maintenance Read More…


Three Reasons ePortfolios Matter to Today’s College Students

Job-seekers and professionals in many fields such as art, education, and advertising have long used portfolios as a means of displaying their work to prospective employers or clients.

Today, those who have studied a variety of subject areas are using digital portfolios to demonstrate their skills and their proficiency in various competencies relevant to their fields of expertise. According to our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, 31% of college students say that their institution requires them to complete a portfolio. As more and more students, instructors, and institutions see the value of ePortfolios and their power to track progress and achievement against specific learning outcomes, we believe this number will rise.

For these reasons, and many more, Cengage Learning has partnered with Pathbrite, developers of the leading portfolio learning platform. We firmly believe that providing this resource will stand students in good stead as they seek what is a very important outcome: employment in a meaningful career. Below, we’ll explore our viewpoint in greater detail.
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Upskills: Improving Educational Opportunity for Today’s Workforce

The issue of improving educational opportunity for the U.S. workforce is on the minds of leaders across the United States. Policymakers, employers, and educators often use the term “upskill” to describe efforts to help the American labor force to obtain the training they need to reach the next level in their careers and, ultimately, transition to better-paying jobs. Notably, it’s been used by President Obama, who launched his Upskill Initiative during this year’s State of the Union Address. It’s a significant effort—one requiring sustained effort—but also presents a great opportunity for Cengage and ed2go with the potential Read More…


Advice for College Students and Recent Graduates

Each semester, ambitious students make their first foray into college life. And each semester, talented graduates find themselves prepared to take on the world.

At Cengage Learning, we encourage students to be life-long learners—always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen provides real advice for students from their first days of college to their final days of college. Read More…


Cengage Learning at the White House UpSkill Summit

On April 24, 2015, Cengage Learning participated in the White House Upskill Summit, a gathering of national business and education leaders to focus on efforts to train more front-line American workers. Among the efforts highlighted as part of the Summit, the Obama Administration announced two new commitments leveraging Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS), to offer career certificate training and accredited high school diplomas to all eligible U.S. employees at McDonald’s Corporation and Walmart Stores Inc. These partnerships have the potential to change the lives of up to 10,000 front-line workers in the first year. We’re very proud of our Read More…


Valuing Community Colleges in the U.S.

Community colleges provide the education that millions of students in the U.S. need to achieve their academic and professional goals.

At Cengage Learning, we aim to focus on both the student and instructor community college experience. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen discusses the vital importance of community colleges in the US higher education system and what is needed to keep making strides forward. Read More…