Cengage Learning and Microsoft Announce Integration of Microsoft Office into MindTap

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We are proud to share the announcement that Cengage Learning will be integrating Microsoft Office into the MindTap platform. The integration will start with Business Statistics and Computing as these course areas prepare students for jobs that rely heavily on the use of Microsoft’s applications and business software. With our Microsoft Office in MindTap integration, we are the very first learning platform provide students with live access to Office directly within the learning platform.

Cengage is also one of the first higher education providers to be included in Microsoft’s third party cloud storage program for Office Online. This allows students to use in Office within the MindTap platform and save their work automatically to the cloud.

“Real-world context is key to making the student learning experience more engaging and relevant. Because of the flexibility of our MindTap learning platform, we are able to seamlessly integrate Microsoft technology directly into a student’s learning path in order to give them experience using the live application,” said Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning. “This integration will allow students to develop the key business skills needed to be competitive in today’s workforce using the actual software that they will be using once on-the-job. This live access is above and beyond what can be done with a standard simulation.”

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Cengage Wins BostInno’s Tech Madness Competition

Cengage Learning is the winner of BostInno’s Third Annual Tech Madness Competition! Cengage Learning beat 63 Boston-area companies to be named the most valuable local tech company in the next five years. Thank you to everyone who cast his or her vote for Cengage in this competition!

“We’re thrilled to be named champion of the 2016 BostInno Tech Madness competition and, while biased, we know that we’ll have tremendous impact on Boston and in our industry in the coming years as we continue to evolve as an edtech company,”  said George Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning.

In its third year, BostInno’s Tech Madness Competition is a month-long online, bracket-style competition that allows readers to vote and advance their favorite Boston technology companies through different rounds and to the championship. The competition began with 164 nominees from which 64 companies were selected to compete in this year’s bracket. Read the full article and view the final bracket from BostInno.

MindTap for Computing: Office 2016 Overview

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MindTap for Computing is an online learning experience for Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office applications that integrates skill practice, study tools, and more–in a easy-to-use, customizable Learning Path. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from MindTap for Computing for Office 2016.

For more information about MindTap for Computing products, contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com.

New Perspectives Products for Office 2016

 

 

We are very excited that our New Perspectives Office 365 & 2016 product offerings have started to release. These new products provide detailed, accurate coverage of the Office 2016 applications including Office Introductory, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and highlight innovative new features including new color schemes, the Tell Me feature in the ribbon, the Insight Panel with Smart Lookup and more.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more about these titles and our other offerings. Additional pub dates are quickly approaching!

Computer Concepts Products

   

Our Computer Concepts product offerings from the Shelly Cashman and New Perspectives series have just released! These new products have been updated to provide coverage on Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge.

Discovering Computers 2017 Enhanced has a new web development appendix providing a hand-on opportunity to create a project in HTML5. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced includes a new Programming appendix that gives students a step-by-step, applied introduction to programming. Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow 16th Edition has been streamlined from 16 into 13 chapters and provides updated coverage on security, display devices, and robotics.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more.

Illustrated Products for Office 2016

 

 

We are very excited that our Illustrated Office 365 & 2016 product offerings have started to release. These new products provide detailed, accurate coverage of the Office 2016 applications including Access, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Office Introductory, and highlight innovative new features including new color schemes, the Tell Me feature in the ribbon and the Insight Panel with Smart Lookup.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more about these titles and our other offerings. Additional pub dates are quickly approaching!

Computing Team is Excited for the CLCC

 

   

The Cengage Computing team was asked what we’re most looking forward to at the 21st annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference. Our team is excited to demo SAM 2016, meet authors and customers in person, and learn and interact with Intro Computing instructors. Two more reasons why we’re eagerly anticipating being in Orlando from April 4-6 for the CLCC: warm weather and an evening at Disney!

Cengage Windows 10 Products

  

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited to release our Windows 10 product offerings from the best selling Shelly Cashman, Illustrated, and New Perspectives series. These new products provide detailed, accurate coverage of the Windows 10 operating system and highlight innovative new features including Cortana, the Edge browser, and new search functions.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more.

 

CLCC Keynote Speakers

Have you had a chance to review the Agenda for the Cengage Learning Computing Conference? The schedule is jam packed with breakout sessions, labs, and exciting keynote speakers! Here are the keynote speakers who will be presenting April 4-6, 2016.

Monday, April 4: Rob Curtin, Microsoft’s Director Higher Education, Worldwide Public Sector

Corinne Hoisington

Tuesday, April 5: Corinne Hoisington, Professor at Central Virginia Community College, Computer Software Consultant, and Cengage Learning Author

Caleb Harper

Wednesday, April 6: Caleb Harper, Principal Investigator/Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at MIT Media Lab and National Geographic Explorer

Register for the 21st annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference.