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Upskills: Improving Educational Opportunity for Today’s Workforce

The issue of improving educational opportunity for the U.S. workforce is on the minds of leaders across the United States. Policymakers, employers, and educators often use the term “upskill” to describe efforts to help the American labor force to obtain the training they need to reach the next level in their careers and, ultimately, transition to better-paying jobs. Notably, it’s been used by President Obama, who launched his Upskill Initiative during this year’s State of the Union Address. It’s a significant effort—one requiring sustained effort—but also presents a great opportunity for Cengage and ed2go with the potential Read More…


Students’ Top Reasons for Choosing Community College

In our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we included a number of questions designed to better understand the needs and experiences of community college students. Among our own questions for this group, we wanted to find out their top reasons for choosing community college over other available educational options.

Nearly 2,700 students who are currently attending community college, or who have already transferred, responded to the question: Why did you opt to attend a community college? Below, we take a look at what they had to say, and summarize some of the trends we observed.

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Cengage Learning at the White House UpSkill Summit

On April 24, 2015, Cengage Learning participated in the White House Upskill Summit, a gathering of national business and education leaders to focus on efforts to train more front-line American workers. Among the efforts highlighted as part of the Summit, the Obama Administration announced two new commitments leveraging Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS), to offer career certificate training and accredited high school diplomas to all eligible U.S. employees at McDonald’s Corporation and Walmart Stores Inc. These partnerships have the potential to change the lives of up to 10,000 front-line workers in the first year. We’re very proud of our Read More…


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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Where Do College Students Seek Career Development Help?

Whether students are in their first year of college, they’re getting ready to graduate, or they’ve returned to take a course or two that will help them change or advance in their careers, many are there to get themselves ready for today’s job market. Most colleges offer career services and career development help that will start them off on the right foot.

As part of our Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked college students: “What career-prep resources does your college offer you?” and, “Which career-prep resources have you used?” Read what they had to say!

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Accounting Instructors’ Report, Spring 2015: Table of Contents

TRENDS
Troubleshooting Those Difficult Classroom Issues
Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA
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Cengage Learning and McDonald’s Work Together to Make Education More Accessible

At Cengage Learning and ed2go, we believe education is the key to providing people with a path to a better future. That is why we are committed to partnering with organizations that share our passion for making education more accessible. As a part of these efforts, we are proud to announce that Cengage Learning and ed2go are partnering with McDonald’s in its “Archways to Opportunity” campaign, a groundbreaking new employee education program promoting workforce education to support business and ensure employee success and advancement. Through this new initiative, McDonald’s will be providing eligible employees with an 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…


College Students and Job-Search Confidence

The closer most college students get to graduation, the more likely it is that they’re thinking about how, and where, they’ll start their new careers. But how confident and optimistic are they about their prospects in today’s job market? In Cengage Learning’s recent Spring 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey, we asked college students: “Do you think you’ll get a job right after graduation?” Of the 3,249 students who responded to the question, an overwhelming majority—92%—are fairly confident that they will find a job after graduation. Half of the respondents said they’d definitely find a job post-graduation, while 42% expressed that they believed Read More…


Implementing Innovative Ideas for Education in Latin America

I recently posted about developments in the Latin American region, making it an ideal place for disruption and educational innovation, with Cengage Learning quickly becoming an ideal partner for innovators within the region and abroad. Last week, Cengage Learning announced that it will bring LearnLaunch Accelerator, a leading Boston-based edtech startup program, to Latin America via Cengage Learning’s Laboratorio de Innovacion en Experiencias de Aprendizaje (LINNEA) in Chihuahua, Mexico. LINNEA is an innovation lab established by Cengage Learning, National Geographic Learning and The Universidad de Autonoma de Chihuahua, which has been recognized as the most innovative public university Read More…