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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…


Engaging with You at SXSWedu 2015

A group of Cengage Learning employees attended SXSWedu this week and sent in “dispatches” from the field. Below are some quick snippets of the things they heard, saw, and did!  

Highlights from our trip to SXSWedu

Monday, March 9 Our time in Austin started off with Charles Best’s inspiring keynote on “How the Crowd Will Change Education,” during which he focused on the ways that people are coming together to fund programs and resources for some of the United States’ highest-need schools. We also attended “Accelerating Change by Personalizing Learning,” a session featuring Gillian Waterston, Mike Midgley, and student Ramiro Read More…


Cheers to Taco Bell’s First Career Online High School Graduate

Cengage Learning congratulates Stephen Irvine, the first Taco Bell team member to earn a high school diploma and career certificate through Career Online High School for Taco Bell, an innovative program supporting team member success through education. This program is being offered through a partnership of Cengage Learning’s ed2go, Smart Horizons Career Online Education, and Taco Bell and its franchisees. Friends, family, co-workers, and the local media were present for Stephen’s celebratory graduation ceremony, which took place at the Rapid City, South Dakota Taco Bell franchise location where he works. “We’re so proud of Stephen and his Read More…