Professional Training and Development

Creative Incentives to Increase Adjunct Participation

Contributor: Sherri Singer, Adjunct Institute Coordinator and Department Head, Alamance Community College. No budget for professional development? No problem! There are a variety of inexpensive incentives you can use to increase adjunct attendance at professional development sessions. As adjunct coordinators, we all know that funds are limited and that adjuncts are pulled in many different directions. While professional development is one of the most valuable activities adjuncts can take part in, it is also one of the hardest in which to encourage participation. Adjuncts need an incentive to fit training sessions into their already busy schedules. These incentives fall into Read More…

Webinar: Revolutionizing Accessibility and Content Delivery

Eager to learn how your peers are revolutionizing the delivery and design of online courses? Looking for tips on successful implementation strategies? Ready to optimize results?

Join us on Tuesday, November 10 at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST for the Thought Leadership Forum: Accessibility and Content Delivery.

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Gale Training Webinars: November 2015

Discover all the tips and tricks that will help you and your researchers get the most out of your Gale resources.

View the Gale training webinar calendar for November 2015, and register for a free session today!

Need more support? Visit, your always-open, one-stop FREE shop stocked with items to maximize exposure and drive usage of your Gale resources.

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Partnering with NISOD to Support Adjunct Faculty Needs

Adjunct faculty face a number of unique pressures that make it challenging to obtain the professional development opportunities they want and need. In recognition of adjuncts’ growing need for training and support, we are expanding our partnership with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) to co-host a a variety of high-quality resources covering professional development topics for adjunct faculty and administrators. These efforts represent our joint commitment to supporting adjuncts in their careers. This fall, Cengage Learning Digital Educators and faculty partners will present blog posts, podcasts, and webinars related to our theme: “Be Connected: Using Digital Tools to Read More…

Paul Romer Receives the “Innovations in Economic Education” Award

Cengage Learning and the National Economics Teaching Association (NETA) are proud to award the first Innovations in Economic Education Award to Paul Romer of New York University. While Paul is regarded as one of the top economists in the world for his groundbreaking work on endogenous growth theory (among other things), it is for his sojourn into the world of digital learning tools that we are honoring him. Aplia, which was created in the early 2000s was the first product to effectively harness the expanded fiber-optic (and later WIFI) infrastructure to enable professors to finally get more effort from Read More…

2015 Economist Educators Best in Class Award Winners

The National Economics Teaching Association and Cengage Learning are pleased to announce this year’s Economist Educators Best in Class Award Winners!

Economics instructors across the U.S. entered to win our award, which praises how economists practice the art of instruction, harness the power of engagement, and foster the spark of discovery in their classrooms.

Review the winning submissions, and consider how you might apply these engaging and creative ideas in your own classroom!

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How to Address Three Top Teaching Challenges

If you’ve been teaching for any length of time, you know that every school term has its successes… as well as its challenges.

We recently polled our Engaging Minds audience about their top teaching challenges this semester. Three of their responses rose to the top; below, we’ve shared some tips that can help you overcome these particular challenges and feel more effective and efficient this term.

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Cengage Learning Digital Solutions: Get Your Jumpstart Today!

In adopting a digital solution, you’ve already figured out how to reach your students. Now it’s time to put that digital solution into action to deliver a richer and more immersive learning experience. Cengage Learning’s online trainings give you the information you need, when you most need it, to use your digital solution to derive the best results from your students.

Get up and running quickly and easily! Register today for one of our online training sessions… we have several taking place through the remainder of the fall.

Don’t see your Cengage Learning solution listed below? Access links to our complete list of available archived training sessions.

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Activate Digital Learning Products for Midterms and Finals

The second half of the semester is closing in! Hopefully, all of your students have activated their digital materials as needed for their classwork, but every semester there may be some that continue to put it off. As midterms and finals approach, help your students get the most out of their materials by reminding them to activate all of their Cengage Learning digital products if they haven’t done so already.

3 reasons to activate now

By now, you and your students should be settling in to a good rhythm in your classroom. However, it’s important to take a pulse of your Read More…

Five Guidelines for Effective Online Presentations

What does it take to keep a classroom full of students engaged in your lecture? Some will say skill; some might say natural talent; others will cite expertise. Take these factors into consideration, add a dash of confidence and humor, and you’re on the road to an effective and engaging lecture! If you’re used to presenting in person, you’re probably quite sure of what you need to do in order to succeed. However, if you’ve been asked to conduct an online seminar or teach an online course for the first time, you likely recognize that you’ll have to apply Read More…