Cengage Named as Finalist at the Technology Council Leadership Awards

Mass Technology Leadership Council

Cengage has been selected as a finalist in the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s 19th annual Technology Council Leadership Awards for our MindTap platform! MindTap is a digital learning solution that helps instructors engage today’s students and transform them into critical thinkers using the power of personalization, cutting edge content, progress tracking ability, and student empowering tools. Intro Computing instructors and students can also utilize the power of the SAM app delivered within the MindTap platform. MassTLC Technology Leadership Award winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 14 at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala.

Cengage and Codevolve Partnership

Codevolve

Did you catch the announcement earlier this spring about Cengage Learning’s partnership with Codevolve?

Cengage worked with the San Francisco-based ed tech company to integrate Codevolve’s computer coding environment into MindTap. The collaboration brings computer science and programming instruction to students through hands-on practice designed to teach users to write and run code. Five MindTap courses were released this spring with Python, Java and C++ Codevolve labs! Codevolve’s integration into MindTap is seamless, with no additional installation required. Students easily use Codevolve to code directly in the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from their web browsers.

According to recent data from Code.org, there are more than 600,000 open computing jobs nationwide, but only 38,175 computer science students graduating to fill this need. Kristin McNary, product team manager at Cengage Learning, says that, “as job growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) continues to outpace job growth in all other areas, demand for computer science skills is on the rise. Preparing students for success in the workforce is paramount as we develop new ways to improve outcomes through our digital platforms.”

Intro Computing Summer Training Series

Introductory Computing Summer Training Series

Join Cengage’s Faculty Partners to get up to speed on SAM and MindTap before the start of your Fall classes. In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more. Register for one of the sessions today!

SAM:
Thursday, June 30
Thursday, July 14
Monday, July 18
Thursday, August 11

MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!):
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, July 21
Thursday, August 11
Wednesday, August 17
Tuesday, August 23

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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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.

MindTap for Office 365/2016 Introductory with Office Mix

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Let your students to learn by doing! Using our new MindTap for Office 365/2016 Introductory with Office Mix, students can complete engaging, interactive lessons while learning learning real world application and understanding how Microsoft skills will impact their future careers.

Contact your Learning Consultant or visit Cengage.com to learn more about this product or other offerings.