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Tips for Students: Top Apps for Focus and Organization

The end of the semester is in your sights. Good concentration and study skills are even more vital than usual this time of year. Mobile applications are simple ways for college students to study smarter, research faster, and get organized. But where to begin? Try these top mobile apps for keeping up with the demands of your college courses.

Improve focus

We’ve all heard the stats about mulitasking: it doesn’t actually save us any time at all, but instead wastes considerable time as we frequently flip back and forth between tasks. Your brain takes a while to get back into the zone each time you switch Read More…


Executive News in Higher Ed Newsletter: April 2016

Student Oriented Learning Environments and Innovative Design

SXSWedu 2016 featured interactive workshops, the latest edtech advancements, and hands on events. One of the largest takeaways? The importance of keeping students in mind when designing learning environments and infrastructure. Learning Objects, a Cengage Learning innovation partner, hosted two enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences. Check out this post to learn more.

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Tech Madness: Vote for the Championship Round!

Thanks to you, Cengage Learning has made it all the way through BostInno’s Tech Madness bracket to the Championship Round! BostInno, an online news site that highlights innovation along with technology and education in the city of Boston, has been hosting the month-long bracket‐style competition among 64 top technology companies. The goal is to identify the Boston-based tech company that will “be the most valuable in five years.” Being included with innovative technology leaders in the region is a clear demonstration of Cengage Learning’s evolution as an edtech company. It’s an exciting time for our company! If you’d like to help Cengage Learning become Read More…


Cengage Learning Named Finalist in BostInno’s Tech Madness Challenge!

Beating out hundreds of other Boston companies, Cengage Learning was named to BostInno’s 2016 Tech Madness Bracket. Thanks to you, we have officially made it to the competition’s Final Four! BostInno, an online news site that highlights innovation along with technology and education in the city of Boston, is hosting the month-long bracket‐style competition among 64 top technology companies. The goal is to identify the Boston-based tech company that will “be the most valuable in five years.” Being included with innovative technology leaders in the region is a clear demonstration of Cengage Learning’s evolution as an edtech company. It’s an exciting Read More…


SXSWedu 2016 – Next Generation Digital Learning

In a state where everything is bigger, SXSWedu followed suit in 2016 by not only getting bigger, but even better and more diverse. This year was unique for Cengage Learning as we were able to join our new innovation partners from Learning Objects in two truly enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences.

A better, stronger future

Chief Learning Officer, Jon Mott made bold statements to the audience during his discussion on how Next Generation Learning Experiences can build a better, stronger future for students. Bill Hughes, Chief Strategy Officer, enlightened the crowd with his instruction on how Read More…


Adapting Tech Support to Today’s College Students

The idea of a “typical” day in the life of a college student is becoming increasingly difficult to grasp. Between extracurricular activities, work, commutes, and family obligations, a college student’s realm extends well beyond academics. Therefore, it’s no surprise that study habits look remarkably different than they have in the past. With all of the demands on students’ time, the days of spending hours on end studying in the library are becoming increasingly scarce. We interviewed over a thousand students and only 19% of students actually even study in the library. However, with average study times ranging between 1.5 to Read More…


Share Stories of Student Collaboration with Digital and Win!

How do you encourage student collaboration in a digital environment? Share your story of successful student teamwork with your peers in our Make It Count contest. You could win excellent prizes, including a $100 gift card now and a paid trip to a national conference later.

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Exploring Where Art Education is Headed

The ArtisTECH Talk, centered around Art Education, took place at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 25th. The event was a huge success. Art History and Appreciation educators joined forces to learn about new ways to engage students, enhance student success, and improve efficiency in their daily lives.

The event kicked off with an enthralling presentation from Digital Educator, Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, to get instructors excited about Art Education. After, instructors learned first-hand about our digital learning solution, MindTap. Cengage Learning created MindTap for Art with both the student and instructor in mind. In Art History and Art Appreciation, an image needs to tell the student a lot of information at once. That’s why MindTap was created with text that surrounds the image so students can get the information they need, when they need it. Instructors can rest assured that Cengage Learning has their back! Read More…


Focusing on the Success of Today’s Dev Math Students

Each year, more than one million U.S. students start college by enrolling in remedial education; however, many won’t complete the work. According to a study from the US Department of Education, only 27% of students in remedial math will ever earn a bachelor’s degree; that means that 73% will not.

For these students, developmental math is not simply a barrier to a degree—it’s a barrier to their career and personal goals. On a broader scale, this has a significantly negative impact on the health of the workforce, and the economy, in the United States. Changing this statistic is absolutely crucial for the future of our country, and the challenge to do so belongs to all of us.

As experts in educational content, pedagogy and technology, at Cengage Learning we are in a position to be a catalyst for change. Our focus on the student is a core tenet of our mission as an organization; we want to put students front and center of everything we do.

In order to create a solution that truly addresses the needs of students in developmental math courses, we needed a new approach. We needed to start from scratch and we needed to start with the student.

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It’s More than JUST “Flipping the Class”

Using the terms “flipped” and “model” in Flipped Model can cause would-be newcomers to this style of teaching and learning to dismiss trying it out because they simply do not have the time to try another new thing. During this webinar, Damon Givehand, Digital Educator at Cengage Learning, discusses what this approach really offers, so you can determine for yourself if it is worth giving a shot in your own course!
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