Innovators Speak: Reflecting on Mathematics Redesign

Jeff Hughes, an author and educator at Hinds Community College in Tennessee, has been involved with course redesign in Mathematics since it was first implemented on his campus. Now, he shares his thoughts in the third of our Innovators Speak series. Please describe your experience with the corequisite model and/or Quantitative Reasoning. My community college began piloting a corequisite model in two sections of College Algebra and two sections of Quantitative Reasoning during the fall of 2016.  Since that time, we have expanded it and have sections offered on four of our six campuses.  I was involved at the very Read More…

Innovators Speak: Implementing Corequisites in Texas

For the second installation of our Innovators Speak series, we asked Dr. Rebecca Goosen about her experience implementing the corequisite model in Texas. She is a developmental educator and administrator at the forefront of course redesign, and took some time to share her thoughts Please describe your experience with the corequisite model.
I am the district administrator for developmental education at San Jacinto College. We had a Demonstration Grant from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and were asked to try integrating reading and writing as well as do some early testing of the corequisite models in Mathematics. We quickly Read More…

Innovators Speak: Productive Struggle in QR

In the first of our Innovation Speaks series, Richard N. Aufmann, author and educator at Palomar College, sat down with us to discuss how the concept of Productive Struggle applies to Quantitative Reasoning in mathematics. How would you explain Productive Struggle? Productive Struggle is a commitment to a goal—to solve a problem (homelessness, for instance), or to learn a skill (play golf, play the piano or learn to code). There must be an acceptance that the goal will take time to reach and that small successes are motivating enough to continue. To commit to Productive Struggle, the end result must Read More…

Calculus Student Benefits from Practice in WebAssign

Emily Eckes, a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, details the importance of practice and how she has benefited from using WebAssign in her calculus courses.


As a busy student, Emily sometimes had trouble focusing on assignments and felt fear


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Emily found WebAssign easy to use and liked that it motivated her to practice—her “A” grades can be attributed to improved study habits with WebAssign.

See what else Emily had to say about the use of WebAssign in her calculus courses.


How WebAssign Helped College Professor Better Engage Students

Ann Darke, Lecturer at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, began implementing WebAssign in her calculus classes in Fall 2016. She shares how the experience has been for both her and her students.


Tech issues and system downtime increased over time, causing roadblocks for students.


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WebAssign has been reliable and easy to use, with little to no downtime. It’s easy to use, answers are easy to enter, and it accepts multiple versions of the correct answer.

Discover how Ann Darke was able to better engage her students with WebAssign.

Calculus Professor Transcends Lectures with WebAssign

Daria Filippova, Calculus Coordinator at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, sparks learning among her students—including among non-majors needing more help—using WebAssign for Calculus.


Non-major students need help engaging in class and completing difficult homework outside class.


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WebAssign improved student engagement and homework completion with its user-friendly digital features and access from any location or device.


Explore how Professor Filippova achieved student success with WebAssign.

Practice Makes Perfect for Calculus Student Using WebAssign

Rebecca Caro, Freshman at Florida State University, achieved much in her Calculus class with the practice and guidance she found in WebAssign from Cengage.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Rebecca had a difficult calculus course, needing lots of practice and guidance outside of class

Solution: WebAssign for Calculus

Result: WebAssign enabled Rebecca to work at her own pace, practice as much as she wanted and get problem-specific help from video solutions and tutorials; she was pleased with her B

Read about Rebecca’s Experience with WebAssign for Calculus

Success Story: Fisher College Creates Math Boot Camp With WebAssign

Math is one of the toughest courses students encounter in college. It can become a barrier to degree completion as they struggle with math anxiety, time management and access to quality resources. Fisher College in Boston is helping students overcome this obstacle through an intensive developmental math boot camp that improves confidence and outcomes, while saving students money. Since running the first pilot study in January 2016, nearly all of the students who have gone through the boot camp have passed the program, allowing them to move into a credit bearing class. The customized program uses Cengage’s Read More…

WebAssign Class Insights Wins 2017 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award

Learning Platform Drives Student Success in STEM Disciplines WebAssign, from Cengage, was recently recognized as the winner of EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award in the Classroom Management Solution for Teachers category. The EdTech Digest awards program recognizes outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Monitoring Student Performance

Class Insights gives instructors a greater level of insight into performance and student pain points, enabling them to engage with their class based on individual and overall data. The analytical view of students’ progress helps instructors identify at-risk students early in the semester, as well Read More…

Expanding in Science, Technology & Math: Cengage Acquires WebAssign

Building on a long history as partners and a shared passionate focus on education, Cengage and WebAssign have taken the next step in our journey together. This week we announced the acquisition of WebAssign in order to strengthen our digital portfolio for science, technology and math. WebAssign delivers a very highly regarded assessment and homework solution for STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), and for years Enhanced WebAssign has been the core platform for our online products in math and physics. By combining Cengage’s market-leading content, services and customer support with WebAssign’s expertise in quantitative assessment and technical Read More…