Offering College Students Value and Personalized Learning

Each semester, ambitious students make their first foray into college life. And each semester, these talented individuals consider: what value does college stand to offer me? The key for educators and publishers alike is to demonstrate the value to students. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen answers the question: “How does having more options improve students’ learning experience from a financial perspective?” He explains the value of seeking out learning experiences that are customized to how students learn and how you teach: I think the cost issue is a real one and we are well-served to take it Read More…

Make Your Video Presentation a Success!

Visual media is one of the most engaging, captivating, and effective methods for displaying information. Video lectures, slideshows, and other media have been proven to better catch the attention of students.

So you’ve got a vision for a video. Great! While the concept of your video may seem crystal clear in your head, the transition from your mind to the computer screen can get somewhat muddied. However, a little bit of video software know-how can go a long way. Here are some tips on how to truly bring your vision to life!
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Understanding The College Student Experience Today

At Cengage Learning, in addition to our unwavering commitment to educators, we focus on the college student learning experience to determine first hand what it means to be a learner today.

In the video featured below, our CEO Michael Hansen discusses the vital importance of getting to know students personally to discover the many different segments of learners, each with unique goals, ideals, and skills.

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How to Make Videos and Speeches Engaging Using Active Voice

Videos, speeches, and presentations all call for a little something extra to keep your audience captivated. Speaking with an active, concise, and powerful voice helps keep your listeners engaged throughout your entire presentation.

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The Future of Higher Education

Education is now evolving at a more rapid pace than ever. Just a few years ago, e-readers were not in the hands of many students and online learning wasn’t quite so prevalent.

Today, digital and online learning opportunities are abound for college students around the world, even creating chances to learn where there simply may have been none previously. What might the future of higher education look like for college students in three to five years that they don’t have now? Read More…

Six Tips for Creating a Video that Engages College Students

Addressing the issues of making a quality video can be a tough challenge as you struggle to attract your students’ attention. With those factors to address, it is important to find the balance between visual entertainment and reaching students with your message. With examples provided by last year’s Instructor for a Day contest participants and winner, we derived these six elements that can help get the job done.

Instructors, what techniques do you recommend for creating a video that engages college students? Share them in the comments.

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Advice for College Students and Recent Graduates

Each semester, ambitious students make their first foray into college life. And each semester, talented graduates find themselves prepared to take on the world.

At Cengage Learning, we encourage students to be life-long learners—always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen provides real advice for students from their first days of college to their final days of college. Read More…

Valuing Community Colleges in the U.S.

Community colleges provide the education that millions of students in the U.S. need to achieve their academic and professional goals.

At Cengage Learning, we aim to focus on both the student and instructor community college experience. In the video featured below, Cengage Learning CEO Michael Hansen discusses the vital importance of community colleges in the US higher education system and what is needed to keep making strides forward. Read More…

The MindTap Reader for Students

Students’ lives are busy and filled with many responsibilities and activities. With MindTap, they can access all of their course material and study tools from one spot.

In this video, we introduce you to the MindTap Reader. Students confirmed it was their favorite feature. With Readspeaker, they can listen to the course material. They can also print the material and take it with you, or take your notes and highlights right inside the Reader. Check out the MindTap Reader for yourself!

The MindTap Mobile App

We know that the phone is an essential part of students’ day, and they need study tools to keep up with their busy lifestyles. Now, with MindTap, they can prepare for their courses anytime, anywhere… right from their smartphones.

Download the app today!

The MindTap Mobile app on iTunes

MindTap Mobile app on Google Play

(Note: You must be enrolled in a course that is using Cengage Learning’s MindTap and have accessed MindTap on your computer before you can use the app.)