technology

Enhanced WebAssign: Increasing Passing Rates in Beginning Algebra

Powerful online homework solution, Enhanced WebAssign, engages classroom learners with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and interactive eBooks, helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. With passing rates hovering near 75%, could a redesign of beginning algebra to include online homework increase instructor effectiveness and student engagement and retention? In this study, follow the success of one program at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Read More…


Aplia Sparks Increase in Learner Success Rates in Developmental Reading Course

Considering adding an online-learning homework solution to your repertoire but unsure of its effectiveness? In this study, follow the success of a developmental reading course at Mid-South Community College. You’ll learn how Aplia has lead learners to higher rates of achievement and helped instructors increase their effectiveness. Read More…


Positively Impacting Student Achievement: Studying the Effects of Library Resources in the Classroom

When students need reference content to complete their assignment, can you help them find relevant, credible information? In this paper, see how integrating Cengage Learning’s library resources enhanced and expanded the in-class experience for students and teachers alike.

The Cengage Learning team selected McKinley Tech for this efficacy study because the administrators at McKinley are faced with the same challenges and experiencing the same pressures as their peers across the country as they attempt to integrate technology into their classrooms. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) Results in Higher Engagement and Improved Learning in Developmental Math

Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) combines the exceptional Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy content that you know and love with the most powerful online homework solution — WebAssign.

This study shows that using EWA in developmental math courses increases student learning and engagement when compared to similar classes not using EWA. In addition, students and instructors agree about the benets of EWA to student performance and engagement and strongly recommend its use. Read More…


College Student Organization Tricks: Utilizing “The Cloud” in The Classroom

If you’re like most instructors, one of your primary course goals is simply to encourage college students to get the very most out of their short time spent under your instruction. One sure-fire way to achieve this is to help them get and stay organized in their assignments and studies. Streamlined organization clears up the distractions that can take their full attention away from your coursework. Your students have sufficiently adopted the go-go lifestyle of nonstop attachment to some form of technology or another, not only in their personal life, but in their academic life as well. You Read More…


Creating and Developing Mobile Apps

Imagine you had the time, knowledge, desire, and resources necessary to build your ideal mobile app. What would it be? Perhaps your app would support the academic goals you have for your classes. Or, it might help you accomplish your daily responsibilities while you’re on the go. Maybe you’d build something that would connect people who share your hobbies, interests, or the causes that are closest to your heart and mind. Given the steady growth of mobile-device usage, it’s not surprising that many schools are seeking ways to include mobile app development to their computing curricula—and thereby Read More…


Connecting with Students via Mobile Learning

Think about your classroom. How many students pull out their tablets at the start of class? Now, picture your campus. As you walk around, how many students are gazing into the screens of their smartphones? To be certain, many of those students embrace their mobile devices as sources of news, entertainment, and communication with their peers. But this digitally connected generation also recognizes the power of those same tech tools for knowledge gathering, building, and sharing. How can we take advantage of these shifts to better connect with and relate to the people in our classes? In today’s featured webinar, Cengage Learning author Read More…


Creating Video for Your Courses

For decades, the video camera has been a favorite tool of those who want to capture meaningful moments or present their creative vision onscreen. Over the years, many innovative instructors had also found ways to create video that inspired their students and demonstrated key course concepts in a way that transcended words. Now, with the growth of online learning and the rise of interest in the “flipped classroom” model, more instructors are choosing to use video as a means of presenting valuable course content. If you are among these instructors, you are likely also investigating the best tools you can use to Read More…


The Benefits of Instructional Technology

Like most instructors, you probably feel the pull of numerous demands on your time. Undoubtedly, you have activities and efforts to which you’d rather devote more time, as well as tasks that you wish would fill up less of your schedule. In other cases, you may recognize the worth of a given activity, but simply wish you could execute it in a more efficient manner. Often, technology tools and resources can help facilitate some of aspects of your daily responsibilities and thus become more free to interact with your students. In the video highlighted below, Susie H. VanHuss describes the Read More…


Print or e-Book: What’s Your Preference?

Our colleagues at CengageBrain.com recently asked students whether they preferred to use e-books or textbooks and thousands of students poured in to share their opinions. Printed textbooks took the lead in this head-to-head face-off with 73% of the votes, but e-books certainly had their die-hard advocates as well! Now, we’d like to hear from you. Perhaps you remain a proponent of the printed word; on the other hand, you could opt for an electronic book or journal article whenever one’s available. Or, your preferences could vary depending on the particular reason you’re reading or accessing information. Share your Read More…