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Access and Affordability: A Q&A with Author Dr. Christine Harrington

As Executive Director of the Student Success Center at the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges and a professor with more than 15 years of experience, Cengage author Dr. Christine Harrington is passionate about providing students with the best academic experience possible. It’s this passion that fuels her commitment to connecting students with affordable, high-quality course materials. Acknowledging that students often forgo course materials due to cost, Dr. Harrington shares her excitement around Cengage Unlimited, which was created to address the decades-old problem of affordability and access in higher education.

As both a parent and an author, what

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Cengage Takes Home Multiple Platinum and Gold Honors from Hermes Creative Awards

We’re proud to announce that Cengage has received seven recognitions from the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals in the media, marketing and communication industry. Each year, thousands of entries from all types of companies are reviewed and recognized for excellence in creativity, design and technology. Cengage was honored for creative excellence in print and electronic media for National Geographic Learning and MindTap programs.

How We Placed

The Cengage 2018 Hermes Award wins include:
    Platinum Awards:
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5 Cengage Products Named Finalists for 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards

Recognition Reflects Student Focus, Quality Learning and Innovative Design Fueling a momentous year for Cengage, we’re pleased to announce that five products have been named finalists in the 2018 CODiE Awards! The CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in the business and education technology industries recognizing innovation, vision and overall industry impact.

Meet the Finalists

Cengage CODiE Finalists Include:
    Best Coding and Computational Thinking Solution: MindTap for New Perspective on HTML5 & CSS3
    Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution: MindTap Math Foundations
    Best Higher Ed Learning Content Solution: Bowman, Interconnections: Interpersonal Communication Foundations and Contexts, 1st Edition
    Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional
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Cengage Explores Indexing in Digital Publishing

New digital-first production workflows at Cengage combined with new user experiences with Cengage products mean that some things need to be reconsidered. This includes the traditional back-of-the-book index. Should it be retained or adapted? To help answer questions like this one, Cengage hosted “Indexes for eBooks and Embedded Indexing,” an event co-sponsored by professional organizations, Bookbuilders of Boston and the American Society for Indexing. On April 5, approximately 22 publishing professionals gathered at the Cengage Boston office to hear three speakers and engage in lively discussion on the topic—resulting in a successful, informative event.

What’s the Return

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Cengage Introduces New Career Search Tool to Help Close the Skills Gap

Jonathan Lau, SVP for Skills at Cengage, discusses Skill Map, a new online tool to help learners explore in-demand skills and jobs and get started on the right “Career Journey.” What is Skill Map? Skill Map is a new, free career exploration tool from ed2go, a Cengage company.  Skill Map provides actionable information and data learners can use to make smart career decisions. With Skill Map, learners can explore career options (for hundreds of careers) and find local job demand data and local salary information. They can also learn about the specific skills employers are looking for as well as Read More…


Cengage Shines at 2018 EdTech Digest Awards

Cengage is proud to be a three-time honoree in the 2018 EdTech Digest Awards! MindTap Pronounce, part of the MindTap Mobile App, was named WINNER in the Higher Education Mobile App category. Additionally, MindTap Business Statistics with Excel Online was recognized as a finalist in two categories: Professional Skills Solution and Student Study Tools.

MindTap Earns Praise

MindTap Business Statistics with Excel Online was even praised by EdTech Digest Award organizer and Editor-in-Chief, Victor Rivero for being “a collaborative technology effort (Cengage and Microsoft) for the benefit of teachers and students in Business Statistics that makes Read More…


Cengage Hosts NewCo Innovation Session for Boston Community

For the third consecutive year, Cengage opened its doors to Boston’s innovation community for the annual NewCo festival, which provides an inside look at local organizations driving purposeful transformation in their industries.

Welcoming Boston’s Innovation Community

George Moore, Chief Technology Officer, welcomed attendees and provided a brief overview of the company’s credo and an introduction to Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service for higher education materials. The session also included a panel discussion with employees, hosted by Jill O’Connell, Head of Talent at Cengage. Dawn Giovanniello, Product Director, discussed the development of Cengage Unlimited and how it’s changing the Read More…


Answering Author Questions about Cengage Unlimited

The launch of Cengage Unlimited has been met with excitement as many in higher education see how this new subscription model will make learning more affordable and accessible. As we get ready to roll out our new all-you-can-learn subscription service in August, we want to address questions raised by our key partners: Cengage authors. Below is a roundup of frequently asked questions, as well as questions raised in a recent blog post by an authors’ group.

Cengage Unlimited Royalty Calculation Components

How did you develop the new royalty calculation methodology for Cengage Unlimited? We worked very closely with an external Read More…


Author Mark Ciampa Reflects on Cengage Unlimited

As a long-time author for Cengage for over 20 years and an instructor in higher education for over 35 years, I am very excited about Cengage Unlimited. In fact, it is perhaps one of the most dramatic steps in education in recent memory.  I believe that it can significantly increase learning and relieve frustration in both students and faculty.

Delaying Textbook Purchases

For several years virtually all textbook authors and instructors, across all disciplines and all publishers, have seen the same phenomena: fewer students are purchasing textbooks and related materials for their classes. The reason usually given is that of the Read More…


Cengage Explores Big Questions in Education at ASU+GSV Summit 2018

We’re thrilled to participate in the ASU+GSV summit in sunny San Diego this year, joining innovators and educators to discuss important issues in education and discover how new technologies and models are advancing student learning around the globe. Leaders from Cengage will participate in sessions across the summit exploring access, innovation, quality learning and affordability. Please join us at the following sessions:

Is The “Netflix of HigherEd” Finally Here?

The last 12 months has seen enormous change in higher education publishing with significant potential upside for students. Michael Hansen, CEO at Cengage, will join leaders from across the higher education publishing landscape Read More…