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Augmented Reality as a Learning Tool is Not so Farfetch’d

Chances are, you, your friend, or maybe even your kid has been swept up by the newly-released, augmented reality game, Pokémon Go. If, not, you’ve surely seen hordes of people circled around seemingly arbitrary public places, phone in hand. What could be dismissed as an overly-hyped game, may actually have the potential to change the way we learn. Read More…


Tips for Recording Video for the College Classroom

Video enhances learning in situations where a demonstration of a process or the modeling of behavior is required. It can also be invaluable to a busy instructor by standing in for you when you’re not available or as a presentation of information that you find yourself repeating often. While video offers a rich presentation experience for learners, it is a medium that requires a multitude of skills in its creation. Cell phone technology has made it easy to record and upload video but without the proper groundwork the final product won’t be successful. Here are a few tips Read More…


Apps and Tools: How to Get Organized In the Classroom and Out

Computer-based educational technology has spread the classroom experience out of the campus and into the pockets of students and instructors alike. Today, all it takes is a smart phone or tablet to create, share, and communicate ideas, projects, and learning with others. The ability to create a media-rich, interactive, and customized learning experience helps to keep students motivated and engaged. Tools and apps also help both students and instructors to schedule their time and manage their work flow. Here are just a few of the tools and apps that you may find useful.

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Join Cengage Learning at Boston TechJam 2016

Join us at this year’s Boston TechJam! Boston TechJam is a showcase and accelerator for new ideas and world-class innovations coming out of the Boston region. The event brings together early stage companies, entrepreneurs, students, established enterprises, venture capitalists and artists to celebrate the region’s technology, entrepreneurship and culture. This year’s entertainment line-up includes live music, games and exhibits, food, and libations. Additionally, Cengage Learning will be sponsoring the “Urban Beach” event. Urban Beach – New for 2016, New England Venture Capital Association’s (NEVCA) TechGen program has moved Urban Beach, its summer kickoff that provides hundreds of college students Read More…


Level Up Teaching Strategies with Gamification in the Classroom

I’m a perfect target for marketing driven by gamification, as evidenced by the amount of money I spend at Starbucks; by the point-earning search engine I use on my computer; and by the fitness trackers and tied-in apps I can use to earn points across platforms, competing with friends on various leaderboards on a daily basis. College students, who were likely raised with video games as an everyday part of life, are even more receptive to being engaged in this manner. To tap into this growing, but still experimental, strategy, many teachers are using gamification in the classroom, allowing Read More…


Cengage Learning is Integrating Microsoft Office into MindTap

College students look for every boost towards success they can get, and homework convenience is often a vital component. In an effort to focus on the ever-evolving needs of college students, business statistics and computing students will now have access to Microsoft Office right within MindTap. “Real-world context is key to making the student learning experience more engaging and relevant. Because of the flexibility of our MindTap learning platform, we are able to seamlessly integrate Microsoft technology directly into a student’s learning path in order to give them experience using the live application,” said Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning. “This Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: May 2016

Authentic Evidence Brought to Life – The Value of the Modern Transcript What if the transcript could be a digital, formative, and interactive learning tool? Learning Objects and UMUC are bringing authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life. In collaboration with IMS, the extended transcript concept is a finalist in the 2016 IMS Learning Impact Awards. What the extended transcript video, and cast your vote!
“The transformative potential of CBE
lies in more than any one product or application.” As 500+ institutions prepare to launch new CBE programs, the need for innovative support is growing. Check Read More…


Cengage Learning Won 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best ESL

Spanish Language Learning Solution Recognized in Education Technology Category We’re thrilled to announce that one of Cengage Learning’s products has been honored with a 2016 CODiE Award! The CODiE Awards are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries.

Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution

Cengage Learning’s Conectados learning platform received the 2016 CODiE Award for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution. Conectados is a college-level introductory Spanish program that combines online and in-class activities. “Winning a CODiE award reaffirms our commitment to increasing student success, boosting Read More…


Tech Support Gets Personal at Cengage Learning

We’ve all been through it: you make the dreaded call to tech support and endure long wait times, confusing phone trees, and agents who seem to lack empathy and urgency when it comes to resolving your issue.  It can leave you more frustrated than the issue that prompted you to contacted Customer Support in the first place. However, in Kentucky, the Cengage Learning Support Hub is bustling with 400 employees who strive to dispel this stereotype every single day, seeing each phone call as an opportunity to make a real difference in students’ and instructors’ lives. “A young girl called Read More…


Joining Forces: Reflections on Visiting the White House

Veteran and Cengage Learning Employee Danielle Hannigan joins First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at Joining Forces Event Honoring Companies, including Cengage Learning, that Commit to Train or Hire Veterans and Military Spouses   Last Thursday, I got to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event by meeting First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at a ceremony to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Joining Forces. Joining Forces is a nationwide initiative calling on Americans to rally around service members, veterans and their families and support them through wellness, education and employment opportunities. The event recognized more than 50 Read More…