How do you use digital assignments to foster students’ critical thinking skills? Share a digital assignment that sparks critical thinking in our Make It Count contest, and you could win great prizes.

Critical thinking is a critical element of your course. As we have observed how instructors teach critical thinking, and as we have heard from many of you and your students, we have seen numerous, creative ways to incorporate that important skill into coursework—many of which take advantage of today’s engaging digital learning tools.

Do you have a favorite digital assignment that focuses on critical thinking?

If so: well, do we have a contest for you.

Learn more about Cengage Learning's Make it Count ContestThe Make It Count contest invites instructors to share their favorite digital assignment and how it engages students for a chance at prizes, including paid travel and registration to EDUCAUSE or a national conference of the winner’s choice. The official deadline is 11:59 PM on April 13, 2016. Ten finalists will be announced on April 22, 2016, when the public will vote to determine the winner.

Instructors also have the opportunity to enter now for a chance at additional prizes. Instructors who submit a video by 11:59 PM on February 11, 2016, sharing how they make it count with critical thinking could win a $100 gift card and automatic entry into our finalist round.

To participate, film a short video (two minutes or less) telling your colleagues about your favorite digital assignment and how it fuels critical thinking among your students. Then, submit it on our Make It Count contest website, where you can also find complete contest details and the official contest rules.

We are excited to see the creative ways that you teach critical thinking through digital tools, and to give instructors the chance to share ideas and acknowledge their peers.


To learn more about the Make it Count Contest, read our previous blog post. 

Then, show us how you use digital tools to teach critical thinking in your own submission!