technology

With Digital Learning Solutions, Assignments Matter

Within the past few years, advances in digital learning solutions have increased the options available to instructors. The challenge for instructors has evolved from simply incorporating a digital solution into their classroom into how to best leverage the myriad options available within the solution. Research conducted by Cengage Learning shows that the biggest difference can come from weighting assignments within the digital solution as part of a course grade. Instructors across disciplines have reported higher levels of student engagement in course materials when at least 20% of their course grade is tied to their digital learning solution. This white paper will examine a semester-long study of instructors using MindTap as well as individual stories of instructors successfully implementing digital learning solutions in their respective courses.

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Technology and eLearning Tools: Share Your Insights

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is seeking input from educators regarding their use of technology and eLearning tools in the classroom.

As members of the SIIA, we wanted to extend to you the opportunity to participate in this survey. The SIIA will report on its findings, which will provide educators and administrators with valuable insights regarding the use of educational technology in today’s teaching and learning environments.

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Bridge the Digital Divide in Your Classroom: EdTech Tips

We’ve all heard about the split between technology haves and have-nots. In fact, you probably witness this digital divide in your own classroom—to a greater or lesser extent. As a result, even if you wanted to incorporate new edtech tools into your course, you may be reluctant to do so if you fear that a percentage of your students won’t have access to the resources—and thus the content and learning experiences—that you want them to have.

How to reach all students with technology: Tips from TeamUP

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Tips for Students: How to Avoid Plagiarism and Its Consequences

Detecting plagiarism may be an endless battle for instructors, but avoiding it is sometimes easier said than done for students. For many college students, knowing when and how to cite correctly is the biggest challenge. With only so many hours in a semester, writing and citation instructions are not always able to be covered in-class. To give students an idea of where to begin, share these tips with them for easily avoiding plagiarism. Read More…


Cengage Learning Launches New Browser Extension Tool Allowing for Research Simplicity

This week, our team at Questia, the online research and writing tool for college students and valued part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of a browser extension aimed to streamline your students’ research process. The extension, called “Questia Research Tools” in the Chrome Web Store, is a capture tool that allows members to save and cite research from the Questia library of over 83,000 books and 10 million articles as well as from any book or article, online or in print.

Student research made easy

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Relevant and Intelligent Uses of EdTech in Your Classroom

You’ve heard about the many advantages of using edtech in your course, and you’ve probably seen many edtech tools and learning solutions designed to support learning in your field or discipline. You may be intrigued or impressed—and, you may want to try out those tools for yourself. However, you don’t want to force a new resource or learning solution into your curriculum simply for the sake of adding technology to your class. Likewise, you don’t want start using the latest and greatest edtech tools just to follow the crowd. On the other hand, if you can think of Read More…


Reinventing Personalized Learning with ASU and Knewton

At the 2015 ASU+GSV Summit, innovative thinkers from education, business, politics, entertainment, and other fields are gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss ideas for advancing and accelerating education and learning. It is, then, the ideal place for Cengage Learning to announce our partnership with Arizona State University and Knewton to co-develop new Active Adaptive learning solutions that go beyond any other adaptive products you’ll currently find available for use in college courses. Innovative technology + best-in-class content + active, adaptive learning = an elevated student learning experience  The story begins at ASU. Administrators and instructors wanted a new Read More…


Using EdTech to Build Meaningful Active Learning Experiences

You may embrace change in some aspects of your life. However, when it comes to your carefully prepared and thoughtfully designed lesson plans, you may be eager to keep the content itself fresh and current but more reluctant to redesign everything around a new software platform or technology tool.

Hear Cengage Learning TeamUP’s tips for integrating technology into your course—with ease

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Cengage Learning Solutions Named Finalists for Nine 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards

We’re pleased and honored to announce the Cengage Learning products that have been named finalists for the 2015 CODiE Awards, presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. This year, Cengage Learning’s solutions were nominated for nine awards—the highest number in our history. We’re also proud that the honored resources span several markets, including K-12, higher education, and libraries: MindTap, Cengage Learning’s personalized digital learning solution, is a finalist in three education categories. MindTap transforms today’s students into critical thinkers through personalized paths of dynamic assignments and applications. Read More…


Agile Coach Training in Boston: A Commitment to Collaboration

Agile Coach training days, held in our Boston office and facilitated by the Eliassen Group, reflect Cengage Learning’s commitment to collaboration with each other and our community—and our commitment to transforming education for the empowerment of students. Staying agile—it’s important for educators, it’s important for students, and it’s important to us at Cengage Learning as we create transformative solutions that advance the way that today’s students learn. For our product development teams, agile development methodology meshes with their ambition to approach all aspects of their daily work creatively and collaboratively to meet the specific customer needs. Agile allows team members Read More…