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Winter Reading List: Classic Books and Poetry, Free for the Holiday

You’ve finally made it! You’ve completed your grading and finishing up another semester. Winter break is the perfect time to relax and catch up on leisure reading. On our reading list below are some classic choices for holiday reading, including short stories, haunting tales, and poetry. As a gift to our readers, we’re sharing these complete stories online for free through our partners at Questia. You can even view them on the go with the Questia App. Enjoy! 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…


Supporting Students’ Learning Goals in Intro Psych Courses

Guest Contributor: Clayton Austin, Ph.D., Product Manager for Psychology at Cengage Learning.   With over ten years of college level teaching experience, I’ve had the pleasure of having hundreds of students in my classroom. They enter with varying levels of engagement and motivation, and they have a variety of learning goals in mind. In that role, my own goal was to encourage them to take responsibility for meeting their personal learning goals, while still challenging them to be open-minded and to think critically. Now, as a product manager for Cengage Learning’s Introductory Psychology learning solutions, I think about many of the same Read More…


Ohio U Students Get Job Search Skills with Cengage Learning

For many students, securing an internship and preparing for job interviews can be overwhelming. To help students successfully navigate these crucial steps, Cengage Learning came to the Ohio University campus December 3, 2014, to provide Ohio University students with resources and tools to help best prepare for today’s job market. Engagement Specialist Ann Ruege recognized the need for more student-to-student conversations – mainly using digital solutions and garnering real-world experiences while in college. So with Ann leading the way, the Market Research & Outcomes team, District Manager Janey Moeller, Executive Learning Consultant Ellen Shraim, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Read More…


Personalized Learning: Dawning of a New Era in Education

Guest Contributor: Andrew Smith Lewis, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Cerego. Today my company, Cerego, and Cengage came together to give postsecondary psychology students a new suite of adaptive learning applications inside MindTap, a personalized teaching experience for educators. Together, we’re working to help students learn more effectively and gain a better understanding of precisely what’s in their brains—and how it got there—through a personalized learning approach. Stepping back, it’s only appropriate that we substantiate this partnership starting with the study of psychology, as our mission and technology at Cerego are firmly rooted in the science Read More…


Student Retention and Success: Partnering for Proven Results

Guest Contributor: Sandi Kirshner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. Student retention and success remain a top concern among educators, our nation’s leaders—indeed, among all of us. Although the National Center for Education Statistics notes that “[b]ased on data from the Current Population Survey, the status dropout rate decreased from 12 percent in 1990 to 7 percent in 2012,”* we still want to see that number drop even further. We also see a continuing drive to help learners develop the skills needed to enter, and succeed, in today’s workforce. Education and training play an absolutely vital role in this trajectory to success. Read More…


Australian Campus Booksellers Name Cengage Learning “Publisher of the Year”

Cengage Learning employees around the world strive to ensure the success of all of our partners—from the bookstores that carry our resources, to the instructors who use them in their courses, to the students who learn from and engage with them. When our efforts to transform and inspire the learning experience are recognized, we’re honored—and we also want to take a moment to express our gratitude! Early in October, a group of employees from the Cengage Learning Australia office had the opportunity to attend the Australian Campus Booksellers Association (ACBA) meeting in Sydney. During the event’s awards Read More…


Share Your Library Story—And Help Change the Headlines

Despite what some pundits and news headlines might say to the contrary, today’s libraries continue to provide a vital place for us to learn, share, grow, and build more successful lives. Walk in, and you’ll find a community just as lively and engaged as ever—the job seekers and the knowledge finders; the storytellers and the researchers; the makers and the gamers; the challengers and the curious—all using today’s tools and resources to satisfy their need for information and their desire to transform their lives. However you’ve used a library, it’s probably made an indelible mark on you. Consider your Read More…


Improving Academic Outcomes: Let’s Bring Students Into the Equation

Contributor: Michael Matousek, CEO/Founder, Flashnotes.com. For years, students have faced a limited choice in terms of the materials they could use in order to achieve academic success. While many students have been successful within this model, many others have struggled and have made it to graduation day only by a small margin. Still others grew so sick of failure that they dropped out of our academic system altogether, facing a world without the education that is becoming required by more and more employers and professions on a daily basis. This challenging situation also leaves instructors seeking ways to improve academic Read More…


21 Voices Student Research Program Fuels Product Development at Cengage Learning

What engages and delights students? For those of us at Cengage Learning, this has become a question that defines our outlook and drives our daily work. And we realized: what better way to discover what college students want and need from their learning materials—and what engages and delights them—than to find out directly from college students themselves? With this motivation, Cengage Learning has launched our new research program, 21 Voices. Through this program, we’ll engage with twenty-one students from around the country, who will give us a first-hand look at their daily lives. Not simply what they’re studying, and how Read More…