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Cengage Learning Launches New Browser Extension Tool Allowing for Research Simplicity

This week, our team at Questia, the online research and writing tool for college students and valued part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of a browser extension aimed to streamline your students’ research process. The extension, called “Questia Research Tools” in the Chrome Web Store, is a capture tool that allows members to save and cite research from the Questia library of over 83,000 books and 10 million articles as well as from any book or article, online or in print.

Student research made easy

The extension integrates Questia’s helpful project folders and citation and note-taking tools, 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…


Cengage Learning and McDonald’s Work Together to Make Education More Accessible

At Cengage Learning and ed2go, we believe education is the key to providing people with a path to a better future. That is why we are committed to partnering with organizations that share our passion for making education more accessible. As a part of these efforts, we are proud to announce that Cengage Learning and ed2go are partnering with McDonald’s in its “Archways to Opportunity” campaign, a groundbreaking new employee education program promoting workforce education to support business and ensure employee success and advancement. Through this new initiative, McDonald’s will be providing eligible employees with an 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…


Implementing Innovative Ideas for Education in Latin America

I recently posted about developments in the Latin American region, making it an ideal place for disruption and educational innovation, with Cengage Learning quickly becoming an ideal partner for innovators within the region and abroad. Last week, Cengage Learning announced that it will bring LearnLaunch Accelerator, a leading Boston-based edtech startup program, to Latin America via Cengage Learning’s Laboratorio de Innovacion en Experiencias de Aprendizaje (LINNEA) in Chihuahua, Mexico. LINNEA is an innovation lab established by Cengage Learning, National Geographic Learning and The Universidad de Autonoma de Chihuahua, which has been recognized as the most innovative public university Read More…


Agile Coach Training in Boston: A Commitment to Collaboration

Agile Coach training days, held in our Boston office and facilitated by the Eliassen Group, reflect Cengage Learning’s commitment to collaboration with each other and our community—and our commitment to transforming education for the empowerment of students. Staying agile—it’s important for educators, it’s important for students, and it’s important to us at Cengage Learning as we create transformative solutions that advance the way that today’s students learn. For our product development teams, agile development methodology meshes with their ambition to approach all aspects of their daily work creatively and collaboratively to meet the specific customer needs. Agile allows team members Read More…


Peer-to-Peer Learning: Student Perspectives on What It’s Like to Be a Cengage Scholar

Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful way to help your students succeed. By empowering smart and motivated students in your classroom and allowing them to help their classmates study, peer-to-peer learning complements your class experience and reinforces your teaching. In the fall of 2014, Cengage Learning partnered with edtech startup Flashnotes.com to make Flashnotes.com’s student-to-student marketplace accessible via MindTap. On Flashnotes.com, students can buy & sell notes, study guides, flashcards, and even live video sessions. In addition, instructors can hand-select students from their courses who they want to sell study materials to their classmates via Read More…


Paving the Way for Educational Innovation in Latin America

Several regions around the world have been touted as the next big areas for edtech innovation and Latin America is one that has a lot to offer. With around 600 million people, mostly speaking two languages and living in twenty thriving urban cities, Latin America houses one of the world’s largest populations of young people that has recently emerged from poverty and has the opportunity to access benefits that none of the previous generations have. This has created challenges and opportunities that are being identified by investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists, and media around the globe. Latin America has begun to Read More…


Cengage Learning and the Achieving the Dream Network Join Together to Enhance Community College Student Success

Community colleges across the United States provide millions of students with access to the training and education they need in order to achieve their academic and professional goals and create a successful future for themselves. Unfortunately, community colleges have also been increasingly challenged by low completion rates. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, nearly half of all students seeking higher education choose a community college, but fewer than half of those students finish what they start. At Cengage Learning, we believe these figures underscore the idea that access to community colleges is only one part of the Read More…