Tune in to Teaching Excellence

Browse our selection of recorded webinars—just like watching your favorite series, but with more ways to propel students forward. 

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Bringing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into Your Classroom
Presenter: Annette Nellen, San Jose State University
Date Recorded: 2/1/2018

This 1-hour webinar will provide an overview to key elements of the TCJA relevant to individuals and business entities. Ideas for engaging students in classroom discussion and application of the changes and how practitioners deal with them will be part of the presentation.

 

Engage Your Computing students with Fitbits
Presenter: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College of Florida
Date Recorded: 1/30/2018

Is your Computer Concepts course dry and boring?  Are you having trouble recruiting, engaging and retaining students in your program? With increasing demands for computing professionals in the global economy, I’ve been tasked with sparking interest in computing careers and their related courses of study at Seminole State College. I’ve come up with an innovative approach for our CGS1060c – Intro to Computers course, designed to recruit and retain computer science and engineering students at Seminole State College. We use Fitbit Zips as the primary tool for learning about Digital Technology and other Basic Computer Concepts in a supportive, social learning environment. Along with MindTap’s Illustrated Collection course material, we’ve created a fun, interactive, engaging course that will hopefully allow us to Recruit and Retain more computing students!
I’ll tell you how I got $ to buy the Fitbits, how I put my students in teams to make it more collaborative and how I embed the Fitbit Technology throughout the course concepts and applications. Our hope is that student interest in the course will increase and that the retention rate will skyrocket in our program!
Exchange ideas for collaborating, setting up your course using Fitbits or another technology device and share material with peers and students to make their courses more engaging!  These devices can be used in an Intro Business or MIS course using the company as a case study as well!

(Recruit, Retain, Engage … teach students how to modify their behavior based on what they learn! Fitbits can put users in control of their success and how feedback is essential to their success….)

 

Cengage CAREs
Presenter: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
Date Recorded: 1/11/2018

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.” -Bill Gates

Currently, there is a major misconception.  One that is hurting higher education graduates across the world – that ‘digital natives’ no longer need the Intro to Computing course.  Do you feel that educational institutions are doing their best to truly prepare students for the ‘real world’?

The International Data Corporation (IDC) discovered that Microsoft Office is listed as a required skill 5X more frequently than all other software programs combined – yet companies are identifying a large technology skills gap from recent college graduates.

Cengage CAREs was launched in August 2017 and the results were shocking. Please help us in expanding our research efforts for Spring 2018.

  • 997 students participated
  • 30 basic introductory-level applications and concepts questions
  • 44% - average national proficiency
  • These graduates, your students, need our help.  They are entering the workforce with a 46% deficient on extremely remedial skills. Please join us for our CARE Spring research study. 
  • 44% - average national proficiency

These graduates, your students, need our help.  They are entering the workforce with a 46% deficient on extremely remedial skills. Please join us for our CARE Spring research study.

 

Virtualization: The Technology Behind Modern Data Centers
Presenter: Ted Simpson
Date Recorded: 11/28/2017

Today’s virtualization technology provides the backbone supporting Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) and Cloud computing. In this Webinar you will be introduced to the advantages and challenges of implementing a VDI infrastructure along with learning about popular VDI products from VMware and Microsoft. While VMware is the current leader in virtualization systems, Microsoft’s Hyper-V is rapidly gaining ground, making it important for IT professionals to be familiar with both environments.

 

An Introduction to the PCAOB’s New Auditor Reporting Standard
Presenters: Karla Johnstone and Audrey Gramling
Date Recorded: 11/16/2017

Learn about the requirements of the new auditor reporting standard for public company audits. Discussion will include the motivation and anticipated benefits for the new standard, as well as the critical audit matters that the auditor will communicate in the auditor's report.

 

Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Presenters: Carl Warren and Jeff Jones
Date Recorded: 11/16/2017

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (Topic 606) in May, 2014. In August 2015, the FASB deferred implementation of the Standard to annual reporting period beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. This presentation will provide an overview of the standard, discussion of why the standard was issued and the main provisions of the standard.

 

Understanding and Teaching the new Leasing Standard
Presenters: Don Pagach and Jeff Jones
Date Recorded: 11/14/2017

The new leasing standard becomes effective for all companies in 2019. It’s important to understand the changes that the new standard creates for lessees and lessors—and how those changes can be taught in the classroom.

 

Teaching the New Security+ Exam
Presenter: Mark Ciampa
Date Recorded: 10/25/2017

Cengage author, Mark Ciampa, explores the updates in the October 25, 2017 CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501, including:

  • Changes in overall exam content
  • How the exam objectives link to Bloom’s Taxonomy ladder
  • Strategies for implementing these updates in your course
     

QuickBooks Online – Accounting Has Arrived in the Cloud
Presenter: Glenn Owen
Date Recorded: 10/25/2017

Learn about the important differences between QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks Online versions, along with tricks, tips, and updates for a successful course integration.

 

Beyond the Grade Book: Preparing Job-Ready Communicators with MindTap
Presenter: Marcy Krugel, Florida Atlantic University 
Date Recorded: 10/24/2017

This webinar, Presenter faculty partner Marcy Krugel, will highlight the benefits of MindTap that will help instructors prepare students for the work place.

 

Maximize the Power of MindTap in Introduction to Business
Presenter: Shawn Orr, Ashland University
Date Recorded: 10/18/17

Shawn Orr, director of faculty services in the College of Online and Adult Education at Ashland University, will share her best practices in using technology to improve student engagement and outcomes in her courses.  Shawn is a passionate educator and has worked in higher education for more than 20 years.

 

Take Your Keyboarding Course to the Next Level!
Presenter: Facilty Partner Nancy Abshier
Date Recorded: 10/10/17

We are listening and taking action! MindTap and SAM are the best they have ever been. Since last semester, there have been three releases with cool functionality and one NEW product to the MindTap family. Come join fellow instructors for a brief, yet stimulating webinar. Your colleagues will show you what's new and why it is important to use in your course. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Cool NEW SAM Functionality and Content!
Presenter: Facilty Partner Kelly Hinson
Date Recorded: 10/9/2017

We are listening and taking action! MindTap and SAM are the best they have ever been. Since last semester, there have been three releases with cool functionality and one NEW product to the MindTap family. Come join fellow instructors for a brief, yet stimulating webinar. Your colleagues will show you what's new and why it is important to use in your course. We look forward to seeing you.

 

All new! The MindTap Collections for Computing
Presenter: Facilty Partner Sandy Keeter
Date Recorded: 10/4/2017

We are listening and taking action! MindTap and SAM are the best they have ever been. Since last semester, there have been three releases with cool functionality and one NEW product to the MindTap family. Come join fellow instructors for a brief, yet stimulating webinar. Your colleagues will show you what's new and why it is important to use in your course. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Maximize the Power of MindTap in Marketing
Presenter: Kathleen Borbee
Date Recorded: 10/9/2017

Looking to actively engage your students in the unique world of Marketing? Join host and Faculty Partner, Kathleen Borbee and avid MindTap Marketing user in a discussion around ways to maximize the power of MindTap in your classroom.  In this session, Kathleen will be showcasing some of the key content features that she incorporates in her classroom that were specifically designed to help students understand how marketing impacts business and develop the skills needed to approach business problems like a Marketer.

 

Path to Employability – Programming Webinar Series
Presenters: Cassie Cloutier, Associate Marketing Manager and Kate Mason, Associate Product Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 10/3/2017

Do your students have the hard tech skills employers are looking for? Teach your students to learn like a Developer with MindTap Programming and Web Development.
See how the Live IDE in MindTap gives students the coding skills they need to succeed in today’s Technical Computing career landscape. We’ll also show a sneak peek of our customizable labs currently in development, and tell you how you can get involved as a Beta Tester!

 

Path to Employability – IT Webinar Series
Presenters: Cassie Cloutier, Associate Marketing Manager and Amy Savino, Associate Product Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 10/3/2017

Do your students have the hard tech skills employers are looking for? Give your students the troubleshooting skills and certification prep they need to pass industry exams and get a job.

See how the Live Virtual Machine Labs in MindTap give student the hands-on troubleshooting skills they need to succeed in today’s Technical Computing career landscape. We’ll also show a sneak peek of the labs new auto-grading feature, as well as the new Hardware Lab Simulations for A+!

 

Promoting Creativity: Less Talking and More Doing!
Presenter: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
Date Recorded: 9/26/2017

Creativity and innovation are frequently identified as key 21st century skills, important to success in education and current and future careers. But as discussions of its importance proliferate, information on strategies that teachers can use to foster student creativity is less common. The goals of this session are to note the importance of creativity and innovation using technology, summarize recent research and provide examples of how creativity can be enhanced in today’s schools and classrooms. Become part of the innovative classroom experience with hands-on free activities that promote creativity!

 

Federal Tax Law Changes in 2017
Presenter: Author Annette Nellen
Date Recorded: 8/31/17  

A review of key legislative, judicial and administrative developments for 2017 and their relevance to teaching and research. Some suggested exercises and in-class discussion ideas are also addressed.

 

Cengage CAREs Implementation Training Webinar
Presenter: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage
Date Recorded: 8/25/2017

Thank you for signing up to participate in the Cengage CAREs research study. Your participation is extremely valuable to changing the misconception of the Intro Computing Course. Please join us for our CARE implementation webinar. We will be showing you how to implement this research in your classroom, how to run your own student data and best tips and tricks. There will be two sessions, feel free to join either one or both!

 

You Asked. We Answered. Find out More about YouSeeU Enhancements for Your Fall Courses!
Presenter: Denise Carr, Pellissippi State Community College
Date Recorded: 8/22/2017

With instructor and student feedback at the heart of everything we do, we are excited to show you the enhancements to YouSeeU group projects, role plays, and individual assignments that are now live and ready to use in your fall courses.

Join Cengage Faculty Partner Denise Carr of Pellissippi State Community College as she discusses how she integrates YouSeeU into her course and shows a demonstration of the new features for instructors and students.

 

Bringing Tax Reform into Your Classroom
Presenter: Author Annette Nellen
Date Recorded: 8/15/17

In July, Speaker Paul Ryan said: “Our job and our goal is to get tax reform done in 2017, so that when we roll into the new year in 2018 we roll into having a new tax code.” That same month, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch solicited tax reform ideas from stakeholders. Whether we see comprehensive tax reform in 2017 or later, it will continue to be a top news story. This webinar reviews the plans and possible process for reform. Ideas for bringing this topic into your tax courses are also covered.

 

Cengage CAREs
Presenters: The Cengage Computing Team and Rachelle Hall, Glendale Community College
Date Recorded: 8/8/2017

 

There is a misconception. One that is hurting higher education graduates across the world. Are educational institutions truly preparing students for the 'real world'? The International Data Corporation (IDC), through research, found Microsoft Office was listed as a required skill 5 times more frequently than all other software programs combined - yet companies are identifying a large technology skills gap from recent college graduates.

Graduates need our help. Please join us for our CARE Fall research study. On August 14, Rachelle Hall will present this enormous gap, let you know how you can join in research which can "shake off the myth that using technology often means using it well".

 

Change the Equation
Instead, let us equip learners with skills which make them desirable and successful in this changing world of technology.

Your participation and support will be transformative! Come one, come all. No shenanigans or tomfoolery.

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts." - Bill Gates
 

Find out more how to implement this research in your classroom.

 

FASB 2017 Updates on Revenue Recognition, Investment Standards, & More!
Presenters: Authors Jeff Jones and Don Pagach 
Date Recorded:  5/11/2017 

Join the authors of Intermediate Accounting Jeff Jones and Don Pagach for an hour of professional development as they discuss the latest changes by the FASB. Topics include revenue recognition, simplification projects, such as lower of cost and market accounting for inventory, changes to the investment standards, and leases.

 

Explore Live Virtual Machine Labs in MindTap for Technical Computing
Presenters: Stephanie Albracht & Amy Savino, Cengage 
Date Recorded:  5/10/2017 

Technical Computing skills are invaluable in today’s career landscape, and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs. 

In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with real-world Computing environments. However, this can be challenging for instructors to administer and students might not receive the real-world practice they need. 

MindTap IT helps move students down the path to employability with Live Virtual Machine Labs accessed directly through MindTap. These take project-based assignments, aligned to a textbook, and offer directly through MindTap—no installation required! Students can practice with real workstations, servers, and networks in a safe, sandbox environment. 

In this webinar, explore MindTap IT, Networking, and Cyber Security courses and the tools needed to prepare students for today’s Computing world.

 

Using MindTap in Principles of Management to Improve Student Outcomes
Presenter: Denise Carr, Associate Professor at Pellissippi State Community College 
Date Recorded: 4/12/2017 

As an Introductory Management instructor, how can you help increase student engagement and improve outcomes with digital tools in your course? 

Listen in as Denise Carr, Cengage Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Pellissippi State College, shares how her experience with MindTap has helped make her Principles of Management course more effective.  From implementing self-assessments to group projects, Denise will share how MindTap has helped her improve student outcomes.

 

Discover MIS7 with the Author
Presenter: Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D. 
Date Recorded: 4/7/2017 

Listen in on a casual conversation with the author of MIS7, Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., as he walks-through the highlights of his new edition. 

Part of the popular 4LTR Press series, MIS7 was designed specifically for the Intro to IS/MIS student and instructor.  The fresh design; brief, yet comprehensive chapter format, coupled with review materials and the MIS Online solution, is building engagement in MIS courses everywhere.

 

Discover CengageNOW and Our NEW Tax Form
Presenters: The Cengage Tax Team
Date Recorded: 4/3/2017

The Tax team at Cengage invites you to participate in our Spring WebEx series to discover our new Tax Form problems, the Adaptive Study Plan as well as other key features in CengageNOWv2.

Students can now complete the Cumulative H&R Block Tax Return Problems found in the end-of-chapter manually in a digital environment.  This will save you time grading and give the students a rich digital environment to practice within.  Students can also complete the Computational Exercises which give practice in calculating numbers using realistic tax scenarios. These problems are located in the end-of-chapter in the text, and many of these exercises are algorithmic in CengageNOWv2, giving unlimited opportunity to allow for students to practice or assess their understanding of the content covered in lecture.  These are only two of the many features available in CengageNOWv2 for Tax!

 

Explore Live Coding Labs in MindTap for Programming & Web Development
Presenter: Saul Costa, Codevolve 
Date Recorded: 3/23/2017 

Programming skills are invaluable in today's career and technological landscape and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs. 

In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with realistic projects. However, this can often be at the expense of the instructor’s grading workload, or, students might not receive the personalized and immediate feedback that they need. 

MindTap Programming and Web Development helps moves students down the path to employability with live coding labs. These take project-based assignments aligned to a textbook, and offers them in a fully online Integrated Development Environment with auto-graded feedback and point-of-need support. 

In this webinar, join Saul Costa, Founder and CEO of Codevolve, to explore how MindTap Programming and Web Development helps develop these coding skills.

 

QUICKBOOKS® ONLINE FOR ACCOUNTING, 2e
Presenter: Author Glenn Owen 
Date Recorded: 3/23/2017 

Listen in on author Glenn Owen as he discusses the new edition of QUICKBOOKS® ONLINE FOR ACCOUNTING, 2e. Learn about the important differences between QuickBooks'® desktop and online versions.  Specifically, how students will learn how to solve accounting issues and generate valuable financial accounting reports that requires no lab or software installation. 

 

MindTap for Guffey/Loewy
Presenter: Eric Wagner, Marketing Manager, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 3/22/2017 

The content you love; the convenience you have desired - Join us as we discuss how MindTap Business Communication: Process and Product can help reinforce course concepts and support a more seamless delivery of important skills-based practice in your Business Communication course. MindTap provides breakthrough digital resources to support you as you shape students into confident communicators.

 

Engagement and Critical Thinking in Computer Concepts
Presenter: Cengage Computing Team 
Date Recorded:  3/16/2017 

Computer Concepts are essential to building a solid foundation for Computing skills. Now more than ever, digitally immersed students need to understand the fundamentals that power the technical world around them. 

Available for fall classes, Cengage is offering new and improved Computer Concepts content in SAM and MindTap. These trainings and exams are more engaging, better aligned to textbooks and certifications, and drive critical thinking.  

In this webinar, join the Computing product and marketing team to explore this new, exciting content.

 

Close the Gap Between Homework and Exam Performance with CengageNOWv2
Presenter: Robin LeFevre, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 3/10/2017 

Do you find yourself questioning whether or not students are truly learning – or whether they are simply trying to memorize and “game” their way through the course? Do you feel like your students are overly-reliant on the homework system? During this session, you will see how CengageNOWv2 is designed to better prepare students for the exam by providing an online homework experience that is similar to what students will experience on and exam and in the real-world. With CengageNOWv2 students will experience aha moments on the homework, not after the exam!

 

A+: The Latest Learning Solutions to Prepare for IT Certifications
Presenter: Author Jean Andrews 
Date Recorded: 3/9/2017 

Technical Computing skills are invaluable in today’s career landscape, and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs. 

In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with real-world Computing environments and targeted certification prep. 

In this webinar, join Jean Andrews, Cengage author, as she explores textbook and technology content for the new A+ 220-901 and A+ 220-902 exams.  

Learn how MindTap IT helps move students down the path to employability with Live Virtual Machine Labs and certification prep accessed directly through the Learning Path.

 

Make the Most of MOS!
Presenter: Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow 
Date Recorded: 2/28/2017 

Microsoft Office skills are essential to academic and career success. A recent white paper put them at number 4 on the top 20 skills list for “high-opportunity” occupations. In addition, an entry-level business employee holding a Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS) can earn significantly more than uncertified peers.  

Join Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, a not-for-profit education research organization, as she explores a study of how instructors and students are using digital learning solutions to prepare for success on the certification exams. 

In addition, learn how SAM content equips students with the tools they need to get MOS certified!

 

Latest in Learning Technology with MindTap for Computing
Presenter: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College 
Date Recorded: 2/23/2017 

As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, students need the best learning solutions to develop their Computing skills. MindTap Computing powers your students from memorization to mastery. Integrated with proven SAM assignments, MindTap gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their Computing confidence. 

In this webinar, join Sandy Keeter of Seminole State College as she explores MindTap Computing.

 

Sparking Engagement with Hot Topics in BizComm
Presenter: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 
Date Recorded: 11/12/2016 

In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and Business Communication instructor, Amy Newman will share some of the tips & tricks she leverages to select topics and assignments that will spark engagement in her course.

 

Integrating Skills-Based Practice with MindTap in your BizComm Course
Presenter: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration  
Date Recorded: 11/10/2016 

In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and Business Communication instructor herself, Amy Newman will share how MindTap, a dynamic online platform, can not only help improve class preparedness and engagement but also allow you to integrate more skills-based assignments into your Business Communication course with cutting edge features such as YouSeeU.  Since students and faculty are at the center of every decision we make, we need your feedback to keep us in check!

 

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Helping Students Put Passion into Action
Presenter: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 11/10/2016 

Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship courses? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly. 

 

MindTap for Human Resource Management: Using Experiential Exercises to Help Students Communicate Effectively as HR Managers
Presenter: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 11/9/2016 

Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Intro Human Resource Management course? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly.

 

Explore MindTap for Programming with Live Coding Labs!
Presenter: Saul Costa, Founder & CEO, Codevolve 
Date Recorded: 10/28/2016 

Programming students need hands-on practice for coding skill development. Join Saul Costa, Founder & CEO of Codevolve, to explore how live coding labs available MindTap can provide an unmatched learning experience for your students. 

 

Save Time and Engage Students with MindTap for Computing
Presenter: Sandy Keeter, Program Manager, Seminole State College 
Date Recorded:  10/27/2016 

MindTap integrates powerful SAM assignments to provide computing skill practice for career success with new tools to personalize learning for students. Join Sandy Keeter from Seminole State College to explore the latest tools and features for Office 365/2016.

 

MindTap and Excel Online Product Showcase
Presenters: Brandon Foltz, Nate Anderson, and Aaron Arnsparger - Cengage 
Date Recorded: 10/13/2016 

MindTap Business Statistics includes many great learning and study aids including Aplia and CengageNOWv2 based auto-gradable, algorithmic homework questions. Also, MindTap includes Excel Online which is the product of a partnership between Cengage and Microsoft. It provides actual Excel experience for students with no additional cost. In fact, it doesn’t even use a student’s individual Microsoft Office account. Excel Online opens directly from MindTap in another window of the Internet browser, eliminating issues of Mac versus PC. Each student’s work is saved in the cloud, hosted by Cengage. Lastly, MindTap includes our Exploring Statistics visualizations that allow you to demonstrate abstract concepts graphically and interactively. Join us to learn more!

 

Office 365 vs. Office 2016 vs. Office 2013 Session
Presenter: Melissa “Joey” Bryant, Program Coordinator, Forsyth Technical College 
Date Recorded:  10/7/2016 

The applications within Microsoft continue to evolve and it can difficult to keep track of the changes. Join Joey Bryant, Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical College at she walks through the specifics and how they impact you and your students. 

 

Student Success Teaching Computing Online
Presenter: Kathleen Borbee, Associate Professor, Monroe Community College 
Date Recorded: 10/19/2016 

From managing expectations to elevating thinking, no matter what your course material, these strategies can help improve student engagement in your online courses and flipped classes. Join Kathleen Borbee of Monroe Community College as she outlines tips and tricks for driving success in your Computing courses.

 

News You Can Use: Engage Students with Real Business Communication Examples
Presenter: Amy Newman, Cornell University
Date Recorded: 11/5/2014

Engage students and increase the relevance of your course by incorporating news stories and real Communication examples. Hear Amy Newman, at Cornell University, talk about how she uses her blog (www.bizcominthenews.com) and social media assignments related to current events.

Kinesiology for Careers
Presenter: Jake Warde, Sr. Content Developer, Cengage
Date Recorded: 11/30/2017

View our comprehensive Webinar of our brand NEW Kinesiology book and MindTap.

 

Q&A Session: MindTap for Surgical Technology
Presenters: The Cengage Product & Marketing Team​
Date Recorded: 10/4/2017

View members of the Cengage product, sales, and marketing team as they answer questions straight from the audience. This is your time to find out how to get the most out of your MindTap experience.

 

Best Practices for Using the new AST Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 5th Edition MindTap!
Presenters: The Cengage Product & Marketing Team
Date Recorded: 9/12/2017

Do you want to learn which activities in MindTap will drive your student engagement? Then join the Cengage team as they discuss best practices for using the Surgical Technology MindTap and explore some of the key features, including the new Mayo Tray Setup Simulation.

 

Demo of MindTap for Moini's The Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition!
Presenters: The Cengage Product & Marketing Team
Date Recorded: 7/21/17

Join the Cengage Product and Marketing team for a quick demo of the all new MindTap Moini's The Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition. Learn about the key features that will help drive your students' engagement.

 

Demo of the New MindTap for the AST's Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 5th Edition!
Presenters: The Cengage Health Care Team
Date Recorded: 6/14/17

Listen in on the Cengage Product and Marketing team for a quick demo of the all new MindTap AST's Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, Fifth Edition within MindTap AST. Learn about the unique features that will help drive your students' engagement, including the recently developed tray-building simulation exercises.

 

Automotive Theory Simulation Webinar
Presenters: Rob Thompson and the Cengage Automotive team
Date Recorded: 3/30/2017

Join Cengage and Rob Thompson for a presentation of the all new Automotive Theory simulations and how to easily implement them into your daily life within MindTap!

Elementary Education Reading Methods
Presenters: Authors Betty Roe, Sandra Smith, and Nancy Kolodziej 
Date Recorded: 11/8/17 

In this webinar, authors of Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools, Betty Roe, Sandra Smith and Nancy Kolodziej, will talk about the state of K-8 reading programs, how to teach Elementary Reading with success, and the highlights of their new edition. We’ll also show MindTap—the digital solution that accompanies the book—that powers students from memorization to mastery and prepares classroom-ready, reflective teachers.

 

EXPERIENCE MATTERS. Make a Difference with MindTap for Criminal Justice
Presenters: Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Park University & Scott Rudeen, Online Program Chair for Criminal Justice, Broadview University 
Date Recorded: 11/7/17 

Want to find ways to give your students the applied learning experience they need to be prepared for a successful career in Criminal Justice? Do you struggle to motivate them to be more engaged? You can make a difference with MindTap.

Join this interactive and conversational webinar with two experienced Criminal Justice instructors who will lead an open discussion on best practices for effective instruction. They will also spotlight specific ways they have used MindTap to make a difference in improved student outcomes.

Learn how MindTap Criminal Justice can help you power students with confidence by giving them real-life experience to improve their writing skills and make informed decisions. MindTap: Powered by You.

 

Trends and Issues Shaping the Education Landscape: Building Inclusive Classrooms  
Presenter: Author Laurie Nielsen
Date Recorded: 11/1/17  
 

Please join Professor Laurie Nielsen for an exciting session on strategies for fostering inclusion in the classroom. She will discuss what an inclusive classroom framework looks like, importance of meeting the needs of every child, and the benefits of inclusive education. 

 

Students Are More Than Their GPA
Presenter: Sandy Owen, Faculty Partner 
Date Recorded: 10/23/2017 

View our training session on the integration of MindTap Education and the ePortfolio solution, Pathbrite, that lets pre-service students document their professional growth and demonstrate completion of assignments for graduation, accreditation, and eventual state licensure.

 

Elementary Education Science Methods
Presenter: Author Janice Koch
Date Recorded: 10/18/2017

In this webinar, author of Science Stories: Science Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers and emeritus professor at Hofstra University, Janice Koch, will talk about the state of K-8 Science programs, how to teach Elementary Science with success, and the highlights of her new edition. We’ll also show MindTap—the digital solution that accompanies the book—that powers students from memorization to mastery and prepares classroom-ready, reflective teachers.

 

Trends and Issues Shaping the Education Landscape: Preschool Suspension and Expulsion
Presenters: Authors Lynn Marotz and Sara Kupzyk
Date Recorded: 10/11/2017

Please join Professor Lynn Marotz and Dr. Sara Kupzyk for a discussion around what is driving suspension and expulsion in early childhood settings and more effective ways to address this problem. 

 

Elementary Education Literacy Methods
Presenter: Author Dr. David Cooper 
Date Recorded: 9/27/2017 

In this webinar, author of Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning and emeritus professor at Ball State University, Dr. David Cooper, will talk about the state of K-8 literacy programs, how to teach elementary literacy with success, and the highlights of his new edition. We’ll also show MindTap—the digital solution that accompanies the book—that powers students from memorization to mastery and prepares classroom-ready, reflective teachers.

 

Trends and Issues Shaping the Education Landscape: Social Justice: Historical Perspectives
Presented by: Dr. Valerie Ooka Pang, Professor Graduate Adviser, Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary and Secondary) School of Teacher Education San Diego State University 
Date Recorded: 9/20/17 

Please join Dr. Valerie Pang as she talks about the importance of students and teachers knowing the history of oppression from various points of view. Some of the questions that teachers should be asking students is whose view of U.S. history is being presented? Who benefits from that perspective? Students, then, develop a comprehensive understanding of U.S. history, and how equal rights in the United States has come about from the leadership and struggles of many different racial and cultural groups. 

 

Counselor Education in the Digital Age: Using Cutting Edge Technology to Increase Interactive Learning
Presenter: Author Diane Gehart 
Date Recorded: 4/7/2017 

Join Dr. Diane Gehart to increase interactive learning in class and online with the latest digital options. Participants will learn about new online platforms that include interactive video-based learning exercises in which students practice specific Counseling techniques as well as interactive technologies using live human actors and on-screen avatars. Additionally, Dr. Gehart will discuss in-class and online options for teaching specific interventions using her new video series that is free to instructors who adopt the text. These techniques are applicable for Counseling Theory courses, Introductory Skill classes, Practicum courses, and any course in which in-session skills are taught.

 

Family Therapy Education in the Digital Age: Using Cutting Edge Technology to Increase Interactive Learning
Presenter: Diane Gehart 
Date Recorded: 3/31/2017 

Join Dr. Diane Gehart to increase interactive learning in class and online with the latest digital options. Participants will learn about new online platforms that include interactive video-based learning exercises in which students practice specific therapeutic techniques as well as interactive technologies using live human actors and on-screen avatars. Additionally, Dr. Gehart will discuss in-class and online options for teaching specific therapeutic interventions using her new video series that is free to instructors who adopt the text. These techniques are applicable for Family Therapy Theory courses, Introductory Skill classes, Practicum courses, and any course in which in-session skills are taught.

 

Winning Strategies to Improve Criminal Justice Research and Writing Skills
Presenter: Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University and Co-Facilitator Scott Rudeen, Online CJ Program Chair, Broadview University 
Date Recorded: 3/31/2017 

Do your Criminal Justice students have poor research skills? Have you been looking for new ways to improve their writing skills? If so, this workshop is for you! 

In Criminal Justice we know quality research can produce quality reports, and quality reports are central to successful investigations and prosecutions. 

In this interactive workshop Eugene will share some best practices and resources he uses to aid students in developing quality Criminal Justice research and enhance writing skills. Whether you teach online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses, you’ll discover applying these best practices and resources will improve your students’ outcomes.  He’ll also show you how just a simple flowchart used with any student response system can increase student comprehension and engagement. 

As this is an interactive workshop, participants are encouraged to share their own best practices for empowering Criminal Justice students research and writing skills.

 

Engaging and Assessing Adolescents: An Interview with Megan and Maddie
Presenter: Ronald Rooney 
Date Recorded: 3/24/2017 

Interviewing methods often have an adult-centric focus that ignores normal development and cultural variations. This session will include a presentation of a recently developed video focusing on interviewing and assessment. The presenters will discuss tactics and best practices for using the video, “An Interview with Megan and Maddie,” in teaching engagement and assessment with adolescents.

 

Best Practices to Develop Critical Thinking & Decision Making in Criminal Justice
Presenter: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Co-Facilitator Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University 
Date Recorded: 3/17/2017 

One of the biggest challenges in teaching Criminal Justice can be how to help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to make informed decisions.  

Discover how you can empower your Criminal Justice students to build their critical thinking skills so they have the confidence to make and justify their decisions. Participants will be asked to share their own best practices in both residential or online courses. Plus, attendees will learn how scenario-based learning can be a tool to power students from memorization to mastery.  

Scott Rudeen will discuss his best practices and highlight how he uses MindTap Criminal Justice to improve his students’ critical thinking and decision making skills.

 

Effective Ways to Increase Student Engagement & Retention in Criminal Justice
Presenters: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University 
Date Recorded: 3/10/2017 

Struggle to keep your students interested?  Wish you could motivate them to be more engaged?  Do you have a proven way how you improve student retention when teaching residential or online courses? 

Knowledge is power – so attend this interactive workshop (designed as a think tank) where you will learn from colleagues and share your effective ways to engage students, identify those that are at risk, and help build their confidence to succeed in Criminal Justice. 

Scott Domowicz will discuss his best practices and spotlight several ways he has successfully used MindTap Criminal Justice to better engage and reach students where they are – improving overall retention as a direct result.

 

Integrative Counseling
Presenter: Gerald Corey 
Date Recorded: 3/8/2017 

Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to Counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

 

There’s a MindAPP for That!: InSite2, Powered by TurnItIn
Presenter: Audrey Wick, Blinn College 
Date Recorded: 11/17/2016 

English professors spend countless hours grading papers and providing students with valuable feedback. While this is necessary, it can also be both time-consuming and tiring. In Part 4 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how InSite2, powered by TurnItIn, can help you grade papers more effectively. QuickMarks, PeerMarks, rubrics, and voice-recorded comments are just a few of the features of InSite2. In addition, Originality Reports help to prevent plagiarism, saving you time and promoting student success!

 

Managing Online Ethics
Presenter: Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW 
Date Recorded: 11/14/2016 

This webinar introduces social networking and the ethical tensions they can create for helping professionals. The rapid and pervasive arrival of online networking through blogs, chat rooms, Facebook, and LinkedIn has created unique challenges in the field. The application of familiar ethical concepts, client privacy, professional boundaries, worker self-disclosure, conflicts of interest, and informed consent all take on new forms and complexities in light of technological advances. You will receive guidance on how to translate clinical and ethical standards for a changing electronic environment. 

Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and teaches in the areas of direct practice, higher education, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried has written over 60 articles, monographs and chapters on ethics and practice. She is the author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors: High Stakes and Hard Choices and the forthcoming book Cultivating Courage. She is co-author of the texts Best of Boards, Direct Social Work Practice and Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource.

 

Engaging and Assessing Adolescents: An Interview with Megan and Maddie
Presenter: Drs. Ronald Rooney, Pa Der Vang, and Joan Blakey 
Date Recorded: 11/11/2016 

Interviewing methods often have an adult-centric focus that ignores normal development and cultural variations. This session will include a presentation of a recently developed video focusing on interviewing and assessment. The presenters will discuss tactics and best practices for using the video, “An Interview with Megan and Maddie,” in teaching engagement and assessment with adolescents. 

The presenters are among the authors of Direct Social Work Practice which is now available in the 10th edition. Dr. Rooney is Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Dr. Vang is Associate Professor at University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s , St. Paul Mn. Dr. Blakey is Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

There’s a MindAPP for That!: NetTutor and Questia
Presenter: Audrey Wick, Blinn College 
Date Recorded: 10/27/2016 

Writing and research are core components of Freshman Composition courses; however, many students today lack the skills necessary to be successful in these areas. In Part 3 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how NetTutor and Questia can help your students navigate the writing and research processes. NetTutor provides personalized tutoring for students while Questia gives them access to a vast library of books and articles, in addition to tools for essay planning and organization.

 

Teaching Essential Skills Through the Use of Videos
Presenters: Ed Jacobs and Chris Schimmel, West Virginia University 
Date Recorded: 10/1/2016 

Student mastery of concepts is always challenging in today’s classroom! Even more challenging is the ability to capture student’s attention in an engaging and meaningful way. Please join a group of your peers for an informative webinar on techniques to increase student engagement through the use of videos with Ed Jacobs of West Virginia University and Chris Schimmel authors of Group Counseling, 8/e

Ed and Chris present throughout the United States and world over 20 workshops each year on Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling, and Group Counseling for state and national conferences, agencies, school districts, and organizations. They are known for their practical, down-to-earth style in both their presentations and their books.

 

There’s a MindApp for That! JUST IN TIME Module and Aplia Assignments
Presenter: Audrey Wick, Blinn College 
Date Recorded: 9/13/2016 

Today’s Freshman Composition students are often coming in to classes at lower and more varied levels. Meeting the individual needs of all students can be difficult and time-consuming. In Part 1 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how the JUST IN TIME module, made up of Aplia assignments, within MindTap can help you meet students where they’re at but get them where they need to be. 

 

Using Digital in Your Logic, Philosophy, and Ethics Courses
Presenter: Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of San Diego 
Date Recorded:  3/29/2016 

Join Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of San Diego, to explore digital learning approaches to help your students in your introductory Logic, Philosophy, and Ethics courses be more prepared for class and engaged with the content of your course.

 

Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage 
Presenters: Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier 
Date Recorded: 4/3/2015  

Hear Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier, authors of Exploring Art, 5th Edition, as they discuss the advantages of teaching art appreciation globally and thematically.  Then, learn how to boost engagement and excitement in your art appreciation course with help from MindTap the interactive, customizable, and online teaching and learning solution developed to further give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

About the Presenters:  
Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose books include Art and Design Fundamentals and The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist. An active artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.  
Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now Professor Emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

 

Assessment-Supported Early Childhood Curriculum 
Presenter: Shauna Adams, University of Dayton  
Date Recorded: 3/20/2015  

In an era of assessment driven accountability, how can we, as teacher educators, prepare students to be advocates for appropriate assessment practice?  This webinar will share ideas for developing a cohesive college experience for early childhood majors who need to understand and document how children learn and develop.  Authentic and play-based assessment strategies, portfolio development and the use of common checklists and rating scales will be discussed with the goal of developing early childhood teachers who are change agents and advocates for children.

 

Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination 
Presenter: Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University  
Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 

 Join us for a free webinar with Fred Kleiner, award-winning author of Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 15e. Learn how to boost engagement and interest in your course with help from Google Earth, an integrated part of MindTap Art History. Now, instead of just showing students relevant examples of art and architecture, you can take them to the exact place each work was created.   
Journey with Fred as he demonstrates how he has used Google Earth for the past several years to enrich his lectures and to generate higher levels of student interest and participation. Get a sneak preview of Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 15e (publishing January 2015), learn more about what MindTap offers your students, and have your questions answered live.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University  
Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Leaders in Education Webinar: Inclusive Access – Combining Affordability and Accessibility to Produce Results
Presenter: Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS), Indiana University Bloomington
Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

Inclusive Access is a business model that integrates the cost of course materials into registration fees and delivers content directly to the institution’s LMS or other preferred channel. How are institutions getting these new models off the ground?

Hear the discussion on launching and growing Inclusive Access initiatives. Hosted by Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University Bloomington, the webinar will outline their goals for pursuing Inclusive Access, the key stakeholders, initial and emerging challenges, and reasons for continued expansion.

 

Leaders in Education Webinar: Integrating Instructional Design to Deliver Results
Presenter: Shonna Dent MS, BSM, Corporate Director of Academics, IntelliTec Colleges
Date Recorded: 11/3/2016

Listen in on the discussion on integrating instructional design expertise to improve student learning, faculty engagement, and institutional goals. Hosted by Shonna Dent, Corporate Director of Academics at IntelliTec Colleges, the webinar will outline why IntelliTec pursued instructional design support, the results they’ve observed, and their plans for growth across emerging disciplines.

Learn how effectively designed learning experiences can solve institutional challenges and deliver results. 

 

Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – From Ideation to Execution and Expansion
Presenter: John Miles, Wofford College
Date Recorded: 10/16/2016

From ideation to execution, how are institutions embracing ePortfolios? Listen in on a discussion on overcoming obstacles and building institutional support to grow innovation.  Hosted by Dr. John D. Miles, Dean, Center for Innovation and Learning, and Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Wofford College, the webinar will review the way his institution introduced, familiarized, and championed ePortfolios.The pioneering ePortfolio platform, Pathbrite will be highlighted.

 

Leaders in Education Webinar Series:  Measuring ROI for a Competency-Based Learning Program
Presenters: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer Learning Objects & Jeff King Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning University of Central Oklahoma
Date Recorded: 10/10/2016

Competency-Based Learning can be an innovative way to help institutions not only improve student completion and accessibility, but also tackle institutional challenges such as measuring ROI of newly developed programs. As a result hundreds if not thousands of institutions are toying with the idea of Competency-Based Learning.   
Please join Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning from University of Central Oklahoma discuss how his institution self-funded, developed, and rolled out a CBL Program.  Throughout this launch, UCO was able to apply and receive multiple grants and measure an increase of ROI not only for the institution but for their learners.

Guest speaker Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer of Learning Objects, will share how to bring authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life through a competency-based learning framework.

 

Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – Leveraging Evidence to Empower Student Learning
Presenters: Dr. Neal A. Green, Assistant Professor, Kendall College and Joel Eckroth, Technical Product Manager, Pathbrite
Date Recorded: 8/17/2016

ePortfolios have shown to be an effective tool to foster deep learning and demonstrate achievement at all levels. Students can showcase their knowledge, faculty can gauge their learning, institutions can leverage their success, and employers can evaluate their skills. The benefits are diverse and proven, but how are institutions getting these innovative programs off the ground?

Listen in on the discussion on launching ePortfolio initiatives. Hosted by Dr. Neal A. Green of Kendall College, the webinar will feature his creative efforts to implement and expand ePortfolios across his institution, including tips for collaborating with administrators, faculty, and students. The pioneering ePortfolio platform, Pathbrite, will also be highlighted.

View our webinar if you’re interested in learning more about ePortfolio adoption, integration, evaluation, and opportunities for expansion.

 

Leaders in Education Webinar - A Guide to Success through Competency Based Learning and Innovation
Presenter: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Date Recorded: 7/20/2016

When the time comes to disrupt the learning experience at your institution, what are the right technology tools to do it with? Does your current technology infrastructure allow you to be learner-centric? Whether you’re redesigning programs, mass migrating courses, or building curriculum from the ground up- now is the time to consider your choices. Now is the time to consider different learning enablement tools to improve outcomes and retention for your institution.

Join Chief Learning Officer at Learning Objects, Jon Mott, to learn how to integrate innovation at your institution.

Mott will discuss:

  • The power of competency based assessment, credentialing and organized learning outcomes
  • Enhancing learner performance through instructional design
  • Learner productivity tools that improve completion & retention
  • Enablement of OER to increase engagement
  • Measuring mastery and assessing data analytics while providing positive feedback for continual improvement

 

Leaders in Education Series
Presenter: Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology, Excelsior College
Date Recorded: 3/24/2016

Enrollments are dropping. Costs are rising. How are institutions innovating in the face of a business education evolution?

Join us Tuesday, March 24 for a discussion on the growing demand for online and alternative MBA programs. Hosted by Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology at Excelsior College, the forum will introduce creative efforts to redesign the traditional business degree. If interested in learning more about affordability, accessibility, certification, and online MBA delivery, this is a webinar not to miss!

 

Innovative Digital Learning Environment Workshop
Presenter: Bill Hughes
Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

Join Learning Objects Chief Strategy Officer, Bill Hughes, to discuss how to optimally innovate without limiting choices around learning experiences, accessibility, and affordability. 

 

Leaders in Education Series:  Next Generation Digital Learning Webinar
Presenter: Jon Mott
Date Recorded: 3/16/2016

Join Learning Objects Chief Learning Officer and previously the Managing Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Institutional Learning Technology Strategy at Brigham Young University to discuss a transformational paradigm shift in the way institutions and education providers should think about learning environments. By rethinking the learning infrastructure status quo, we can create transformational learning experiences and outcomes for students.

 

Inclusive Access and Retention
Presenters: Jenny Beaver and Carolyn Holbert  
Date Recorded: 11/18/2015

Listen in as Dr. Carolyn Holbert and Jenny Beaver from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss the integration of an Inclusive Access model for thousands of students. They will also share the steps through which this implementation occurred and any challenges or best practices that have resulted from it including retention rate changes. Visit our blog: Thought Leadership Recap: Inclusive Access and Student Retention

 

Accessibility and Online Course Design
Presenter: Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University 
Date Recorded: 11/10/2015

Please join Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University discuss how her department re invented the delivery method and content of their online courses.  Kristina will dive in to the reasons behind the implementation at TTU and the results they have since yielded. Visit our blog: Thought Leadership Recap: Accessibility & Content Delivery

Reimagining Statistics with Learning Objectives
Presenter: Wendiann Sethi, Ph.D., Director of Developmental Mathematics at Seton Hall University  
Date Recorded: 11/17/2017 

What if you could teach whatever you want, in any order you want to? Join lead Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Wendiann Sethi to explore an innovative new way to teach Statistics. Use the flexibility of a fully digital, learning objective based course (with optional print component) that covers 200+ learning objectives without being tied to a book’s approach. Pick and choose what topics you want to teach in whatever order you want. Written in a scannable blog-like fashion with examples and assignments specific to student majors, Statistics by Learning Objective lets you teach your students, your way.

 

Redesign in Real-Time: Solutions for the Changing Liberal Arts Math Landscape
Presenters: Rita Lombard, Product Manager and Powell Vacha, Content Developer 
Date Recorded: 11/14/2017 

Join the Mathematics Product and Content teams for a look into how Cengage is partnering with educators to develop solutions for the growing trends of Quantitative Reasoning and co-requisites.  Give your input, view the solutions, and learn about how Cengage will be your partner in Mathematics redesign.

 

Learn More about MultiSensory Learning with Interactive Video Vignettes!
Presenter: Michael Jacobs, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 11/14/2017 

Learn more about Multisensory learning and our Interactive Video Vignettes. This new question type engages your student in many different ways, asking them to conceptualize the learning objective, not just memorize it.

 

Statistics in the Digital Age
Presenter: Catherine Van Der Laan, Product Manager for Statistics, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 11/1/2017 

How much time is spent teaching vs. preparing to teach? Do you spend summers creating your own Labs? Looking for news articles to bring into your course? Could technology and courses tailored specifically for Statistics, help? Learn what can save you time, so you can focus on what you want to focus on. Join us to explore our premade Labs, Project Milestones, Simulation Questions, News video questions, Concept Questions, and lots more.

 

Quantitative Reasoning and Productive Struggle in the Classroom
Presenter: Richard N. Aufmann, Palomar College 
Date Recorded: 10/25/2017 

Productive Struggle is a method of learning where students are encouraged students to approach difficult problems in ways that make sense to them in order to build perseverance and think outside the box.  In this webinar, Dick Aufmann, a respected author and instructor, will discuss his experiences with Productive Struggle in his Quantitative Reasoning courses and how he went about implementing this strategy. 

 

Developmental Math Virtual Office Hours: Building Student Success – MindTap Math Foundations
Presenters: Brien Dunn, Louisiana Delta Community College; Paul Nolting, Learning Specialist and Adjunct Professor at Hillsborough Community College in Florida 
Date Recorded: 10/25/2017 

What is your most difficult challenge when teaching Developmental Math?

The most common answer we hear from instructors is keeping students engaged and motivated to progress through their math course.

We know teaching for success in Mathematics can be difficult and time consuming. Now Cengage offers two great solutions for boosting student progress in Mathematics.

Join Cengage Learning for an engaging session to learn from our current users, first-hand, how MindTap Math Foundations or WebAssign can build student confidence and accelerate progress in Mathematics.

You’ll explore today’s most exciting digital solutions for Developmental Math. MindTap Math Foundations shows early positive outcomes and incorporates the most innovative solutions to boost success in Basic Math/Arithmetic, PreAlgebra, Beginning Algebra and Intermediate Algebra.  

 

Transitioning from Algebraic Thinking to Statistical Thinking – A PreStatistics Primer
Presented by: Don Davis, Coordinator of Statistics at Lakeland Community College 
Date Recorded: 10/13/2017 

The type of mathematical thinking required to be successful in Statistics is different than the type of thinking required in Algebra. Connect with Professor and PreStatistics author Don Davis on topics and techniques for students to develop number sense, learn statistics-related techniques, and gain confidence so that they can be successful in their introductory statistics course.  

 

MindTap for Nutrition: Powered by You
Presenter: Terry Weideman, Oakland Community College 
Date Recorded: 10/12/2017 

Learn how MindTap gives instructors complete control of their course – to design engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. The clear learning path guides students and includes study resources, conceptual "Closer Look" assignments, and Diet & Wellness Plus activities.

 

MindTap for Biology: Powered by You
Presenter: Reggie Cobb, Nash Community College
Date Recorded: 10/4/2017

Learn how MindTap gives instructors complete control of their course – to design engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. The clear learning path guides students and includes study resources, Conceptual Learning Assignments, and distributed practice with adaptive Mastery Training.

 

MindTap General Chemistry Virtual Office Hours With co-authors Bill Vining and Susan Young
Presenters: Bill Vining, Professor, SUNY Oneonta and Susan Young, Professor, Hartwick College 
Date Recorded: 9/20/2017 

Join us for this virtual office hour to learn more about MindTap General Chemistry, a new interactive “textbook” that incorporates OWL content with assignable narrative so that students can engage with concepts like never before. 

  • Quick Prep is incorporated into the learning path to help students identify prior knowledge that will be built upon in each Unit. 
  • An Interactive Reading Activity for each concept combines clear narrative, visuals and example problems with graded questions and interactive modules. 
  • Mastery Activities let students practice each concept at their own pace, with detailed feedback, multiple attempts and dynamic problem sets so that students can’t plug-and-chug. 
  • Review and Challenge Questions ask students to apply what they learned and combine concepts to answer more complex questions. 
  • A print component is available for students who want the convenience and flexibility of a print text. 

This virtual office hour is for both current users of MindTap General Chemistry, as well as instructors who want to learn more about this digital solution.

 

Virtual Office Hours: WebAssign for Developmental Math
Presenter: Michael Lafreniere, Associate Professor Environmental Engineering, Technology and Mathematics from Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Date Recorded: 9/13/2017  

What is your most difficult challenge when teaching Developmental Math?

The most common answer we hear from instructors is keeping students engaged and motivated to progress through their Math course. 

We know teaching for success in Mathematics can be difficult and time consuming. Now Cengage offers two great solutions for boosting student progress in Mathematics. 

Join Cengage Learning for an engaging session to learn from our current users, first-hand, how MindTap Math Foundations or WebAssign can build student confidence and accelerate progress in Mathematics. 

You’ll explore today’s most exciting digital solutions for Developmental Math. WebAssign delivers a trusted solution for keeping students on the right track to success in Mathematics – from basic operations to quadratic equations and beyond.

 

MindTap Math Foundations – Building Student Success
Presenters: The Cengage Math Team
Date Recorded: 6/14/2017

View our helpful virtual Office Hours and discover today’s most engaging solution for Developmental Math. From delivering engaging content to helping you challenge every individual and build their confidence, MindTap Math Foundations will ensure it all adds up to student success.

 

How to Rock Your O-Chem Class: Novel Approaches to Teaching Organic Chemistry
Presenters: Brent L. Iverson, University of Texas, Austin and Eric Anslyn, University of Texas, Austin
Date Recorded: 4/6/2017

How do your students learn Organic Chemistry? Do they try to memorize facts, reactions, and formulas? Or do they try to understand the underlying concepts and master the skills needed to succeed in the course?

In this webinar, co-authors Brent Iverson and Eric Anslyn will discuss their unique approach to teaching this course as detailed in their book, Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition. Learn about their revolutionary presentation of mechanisms to help students develop an intuitive understanding of how molecules react, as well as the wealth of review materials designed to help students test their knowledge. The authors will also showcase the latest updates to the new edition, including author-created videos, available in OWLv2, which take students through the working of almost 100 example problems and key lessons from the book.

 

How WebAssign for Calculus Can Refresh Algebra & Trigonometry Skills and Improve Conceptual Understanding through Visualization
Presenter: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 3/31/2017

What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

The most common answer is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather their understanding of the prerequisite skills.

Likewise, Calculus itself is a dynamic subject and we routinely hear that its concepts are best understood when presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus have not changed since the days of Sir Isaac Newton, the technology available to support its teaching continuously evolves.

We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the unique features that Cengage delivers through the WebAssign platform to help you resolve the challenges you face in teaching Calculus.

We look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

 

Effective Teaching Model Using a Fully-Digital Approach in Mathematics
Presenter: Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
Date Recorded: 3/31/2017

Ask yourself the question: how can technology be used in Mathematics courses? In this webinar, mathematical learning goals such as content coverage, problem-solving, and student engagement are explored and demonstrated within WebAssign, a robust and flexible online assessment system from Cengage. Technology to achieve these goals can include digital video, digital whiteboards, and digital gaming.

The format of this presentation will include a summary of experience with these technologies, good and bad, and an opportunity to ask questions and participate in the presentation as a student.

Whether you have actively taught with WebAssign for years, or are simply interested in exploring new ideas to engage students, attend this exciting webinar to see and experience what is possible!

 

Teaching the Online Intro Nutrition Course with MindTap
Presenter: Roxanne Kingston, University of Southern Mississippi
Date Recorded: 3/30/2017

This webinar will share ideas and tips for engaging students and meeting course goals in Online Intro Nutrition courses with MindTap Nutrition. Presenter Roxanne Kingston of the University of Southern Mississippi, "MindTap is the platform that has allowed our students to become more engaged with the content of the Nutrition course, and at the same time, it has been a tool for our instructors to become more systematic and efficient in the delivery of the material to large sections of students. It has improved testing and activities within the course while providing a more interactive environment for student learning."

 

Mastery Training in Biology
Presenter: The Cengage Biology Team
Date Recorded: 3/29/2017

This webinar will show how the new Mastery Training in MindTap breaks the cycle of "procrastinate, cram, fail" by providing distributed practice for students, moving concepts from short-term to long-term memory.

 

How WebAssign for Precalculus Can Refresh Prerequisite Skills and Improve Conceptual Understanding through Visualization
Presenter: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 3/23/2017

As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the algebra review and innovative dynamic assets that Cengage developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

 

Help Students Fight Math Anxiety with WebAssign for Statistics
Presenter: The Cengage Statistics Team 
Date Recorded: 3/15/2017 

Something we hear about often in Intro Statistics courses is that many students may enter the class without a lot of confidence in their Math skills. As a result, students may face a lot of anxiety in the early going. However, while Stats involves Math, it is not a Math course.  

In this webinar series, the Cengage team gets together to share some of the brand new features being added to the WebAssign platform to help address this problem. We’re committed to helping students think statistically and connect what they're learning in class to the world around them.  

Here’s a brief overview of what we’ll cover. 

  • Videos in WebAssign from sources like the BBC, CNN and Fox News provide students with current examples, introducing every chapter with real world context and questions.  
  • JMP Simulations give students a chance to visualize and interact with real data with the JMP applet with guided questions to follow. 
  • Stats Labs online FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, create your own with our template or use our pre-made Labs using the Data Analysis Tool of your choice. Labs are easier than ever for students and instructors. Let students work with real data. 
  • Brand new question types enables recall with open response rather than simple multiple choice.
     

MindTap: Checking the Temperature of Your Meteorology Course
Presenter: Eric Wagner, Marketing Manager, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 3/10/2017 

Join us as we discuss how to engage your students with MindTap Ahren's, Meteorology. MindTap provides you with the ability to customize your course with engaging animations and videos, an ebook, critical thinking exercises and more.

 

It All Adds Up to Student Success
Presenters: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College and the Cengage Product and Marketing team 
Date Recorded: 3/7/2017 

Discover how Cengage supports Developmental Math instructors and students with MindTap Math Foundations. Designed to enhance instruction and learning, MindTap Math Foundations helps students build confidence and learn skills in key areas of Math - from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra. Register for a Webinar today to learn about product, service and support options designed to promote success in Math.

 

Flip Your General Chemistry Classroom the Easy Way
Presenters: John Moore, Professor of Chemistry and Martina Rau, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison; Kristopher Kennedy, Graduate and Luke Oxtoby, Junior at University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Date Recorded: 11/1/2016 

There is sound evidence that flipping a classroom results in better learning by students but the process of flipping appears to be difficult enough to discourage many from experimenting their own classes. We have collaborated on flipping and evaluating an advanced general chemistry class and found that the process can be relatively straightforward. Instead of lecture videos, we used a printed textbook for students to study outside of class. We prepared pre-class worksheets and in-class materials based on former students’ assessment of the most difficult topics. These materials made extensive use of published questions, tutorials, simulations, and visualizations available in Cengage OWL. Students worked in small groups with these materials for two 50-min periods per week. Two whole-class meetings per week were spent on topics selected to address areas where students were having the greatest difficulty, providing motivation, preparing students for laboratory, and discussing questions. Based on analysis of covariance students in the flipped class significantly outperformed those in a traditionally organized class. A qualitative survey indicated that students preferred the flipped format and thought that they learned more.

 

Around with the World with Professor Hobbs: Getting to Know World Regional Geography 4e and MindTap
Presenter: Joseph J. Hobbs, University of Missouri-Columbia 
Date Recorded: 10/28/2016 

Learn about Fundamentals of World Regional Geography, 4th Edition with author Joseph Hobbs. In this webinar you’ll learn how the World Regional Geography, 4e MindTap and textbook address your critical educational needs for your geography course.

 

Make an Impact in Your Astronomy Course with VAL
Presenter: Michael Jacobs 
Date Recorded: 10/26/2016 

Virtual Astronomy Labs (VAL 3.0) help you better engage students in your Astronomy courses. Developed by our team of experts, VAL 3.0 includes over 20 simulations, giving students receive an authentic online lab experience. 

View our 45-minute webinar to learn how using Virtual Astronomy Labs will help improve student engagement in your course! Join astrophysicist Michael Jacobs as he walks you through new features and best practices for using this exciting digital tool in your class!

 

Designing Precalculus: A Cengage Virtual Event
Presenter: Ryan Ahern, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 10/21/2016 

As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics. 

Over the last three years, the Cengage Mathematics team interviewed, observed, and surveyed thousands of students and instructors to learn more about the unmet needs of our customers and how existing online programs stack up. 

Traditionally, identifying the unmet needs of potential customers marks the end of the development story, but for MindTap, this was only the beginning. We are involving students and instructors at every stage of the development and design process. 

MindTap Precalculus is the result of this ongoing research. Please join us for an interactive session in which we will help you to get familiar with this new digital solution and to have your questions answered. 

In designing this innovative digital solution, we aim to provide a new experience that is easy to use, maximizes your time, and keeps your students on task while delivering the right information when they need it most. We invite you to join us and help to build the experience you need in your classroom.

 

Student Stress Management
Presenter: Diane Hales, author 
Date Recorded: 10/12/2016 

Diane Hales, the Award-Wining author of our new Stress Management book, will teach students how to manage their stress as they adjust to college and prepare to take their mid-terms. In this Stress Management boot camp, students will learn all about stress, it's sources, how to manage it, and specific exercises to work through it.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
Presenter: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College 
Date Recorded:  9/15/2016 

As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics. 

We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context. 

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
Presenter: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College 
Date Recorded:  9/15/2016 

What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus? 

When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom. 

We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus. 

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
Presenter: Tristan Whalen, University of Texas - Dallas 
Date Recorded: 9/22/2016 

As the mathematical study of change, Calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve. 

We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative NEW features that Cengage is developing to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus. 

We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have. 

 

MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars: Getting Started
Presenter: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College 
Date Recorded:  9/16/2016 

In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
Presenter: Ryan Ahern, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 9/15/2016 

What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus? 

When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom. 

We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus. 

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
Presenter: Ryan Ahern, Cengage 
Date Recorded: 9/15/2016 

As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics. 

We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

 

New Learning Objectives Reports in OWLv2
Presenter: Cengage Chemistry Team  
Date Recorded: 4/5/2016 

With the gradebook analytics within OWLv2, instructors can track student progress in real-time and pinpoint areas of weakness. Now, new reports by Learning Objectives gives instructors actionable data to improve student performance, drive retention, and report outcomes to key stakeholders. 

  • View performance according to: Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy, Concepts, CourseOutcomes, Learning Objectives, and MCAT Standards  
  • Drill down to see performance at the assignment or question level  
  • Customize reports and filter results by grade percentile  
  • Export reports for further analysis  

Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Learning Objective Reports in OWLv2.

 

Building A Chemistry Toolbox: Using Online Learning Tools to Help Students Develop Content Mastery
Presenter: Dr. Steven Neal, Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Date Recorded: 3/3/2016 

The same is true about Chemistry. To learn Chemistry, students must develop one skill at a time, then practice to hone those skills until they can successfully apply their learning. Getting students to move beyond memorization and a plug-and-chug mentality is crucial.  

In this webinar, Professor Steven Neal will discuss how OWLv2 is an integral component of his students’ learning experience. OWLv2 brings a multifaceted approach to practice that helps students construct their intuition and confidence in chemistry. Combining multimedia questions to introduce content before class with mastery questions as a follow-up to class has improved the classroom experience for both Prof. Neal and his students. 

About the Presenter
Professor Steven Neal completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Iowa State University in 2012 and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a lecturer that fall. He teaches both semesters of Organic Chemistry, the organic half of the GOB course, and an advanced Organic Chemistry course for undergraduates. He has been using OWLv2 since the fall of 2013.

 

Teaching General Chemistry Concepts Using Biomolecular Contexts
Presenter: Authors John W. Moore and Conrad L. Stanitski  
Date Recorded: 3/1/2016 

Join authors John Moore and Conrad Stanitski, both winners of the ACS Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, for this special webinar. Organic and biochemical compounds provide a rich and fascinating context within which to engage General Chemistry students with major Chemistry concepts. Many General Chemistry principles are directly applicable in Biochemistry and can be taught in biomolecular context. Among these are stoichiometry, molecular structure and bonding, equilibria, kinetics, acid-base behavior, and thermodynamics. This webinar will present a rationale for using such an approach, examples of topics taught within biomolecular context, and strategies you can use to incorporate this approach into your teaching. The authors have found that this approach is effective for a large fraction of students enrolled in most general chemistry courses, many of whom are planning careers in biomedical fields.

 

Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
Presenters: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Learning Science 
Date Recorded: 11/05/2015 

LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. In this webinar, you will learn how to get your students: 

  • Engaged with practical work 
  • Prepared when they get to the lab 
  • Confident in performing the experiments 
  • Using the time in the lab effectively 

 

Online Learning – The Next Generation: Introducing MindTap for General Chemistry 
Presenters: Bill Vining, SUNY Oneonta and Susan Young, Hartwick College  
Date Recorded: 3/5/2015 

In this webinar, Dr. Bill Vining and Susan Young will show you how MindTap is the most engaging and customizable online solution in Chemistry. MindTap General Chemistry offers an innovative learning path that seamlessly integrates interactive learning activities, narrative, and diagnostic quizzes to truly engage your students and help them achieve success. Join authors William Vining and Susan Young as they demonstrate the rich pedagogy within MindTap and powerful analytics to help you and your students focus valuable teaching and learning time.

Mixed Reality: The Next Evolution in Human Computing
Presenter: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College  
Date Recorded: 11/14/2017 

Technology advances daily with new tools that improve our lives in countless ways. Following her popular presentation earlier this year, Corinne Hoisington returns to share how advancements in virtual reality technology can help to better engage today’s students. Hear about the latest releases from the likes of uber-tech companies like Microsoft, discover how you can integrate mixed reality into your online or in-person courses, and learn how these advancements can attract students to your institution before they even step foot on campus. How do you prepare students for the world of tomorrow? Sign up, step in and come explore.

 

The Mobile State
Presenter: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager, Cengage  
Date Recorded: 10/19/2017 

Did you know that student smartphone ownership exceeds laptop ownership (94% vs. 91%)? There’s never been a better time to learn about mobile learning. You now have more opportunities to reach students wherever they are and empower them with tools to bring their grades to the next level. Watch Yoshi Tryba of Cengage as he reviews the current state of mobile and provides insight into ways you can infuse your course with mobile to make a difference.

 

Student Success in the 21st Century
Presenter: Shawn Orr, Ashland University  
Date Recorded: 10/18/2017 

Watch Professor Shawn Orr as she compares profiles of students then and now, considers how expectations have changed from both the student and instructor perspectives, and shares strategies to create an impactful 21st century classroom to engage a new era of students.

 

Instructional Design: Build Digital Courses for Success
Presenter: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College  
Date Recorded: 10/17/2017 

Jenny Billings helped to roll out one of the first, and largest, all-inclusive e-Textbook (e-Text) initiatives at her institution in fall 2014. Through that process and project, she gained experience with CourseMate, SCORM packages, CengageBrain, ConnectYard, Flashnotes, Aplia, WebAssign and more. Since going digital, Jenny and her colleagues at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College have seen huge improvements in student success and even retention. Watch to learn about her digital journey.

 

 

Support Experiential Learning and Student Employability
Presenter: Cornel Plebani, Eastern Maine Community College  
Date Recorded: 9/14/2017 

Department Chair Cornel Plebani from Eastern Maine Community College rebuilt his program with experiential learning. See how this focus gives students experience, tools and contacts to find gainful employment and success.

 

MindTap Sneak Peak
Presenter: Matt, Platform Product Manager  
Date Recorded: 9/14/2017 

Get an exclusive preview of upcoming enhancements and additions to the MindTap platform, including exciting course and section management features, an updated 2-view dashboard, gradebook improvements, and more.

 

The Journey to Digital: Leveraging Virtual Reality in Your Course
Presenter: Corinne Hoisington
Date Recorded: 4/26/2017

Learn about new, advanced ways to use digital in your classroom.  Author, professor, and speaker Corinne Hoisington will discuss how incorporating virtual and augmented reality into your course can improve student engagement and success.

 

Tips on Powering Your Course Your Way
Presenter: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
Date Recorded: 3/21/2017

Digital platforms and technology provide countless opportunities for educators and students, but how can you make sense of it all? Powerful digital tools with personalized, instructional touches can work in concert through any discipline and modality, especially with proper planning. Join your peers as they peek behind the digital curtain to discover tips, tricks and tools to personalize and project your personality through your digital course to optimize student engagement and confidence.

 

Higher Education Policy in the Trump Administration
Presenters: George Miller, former Congressman and Chair, House Education & the Workforce Committee, Senior Education Adviser, Cengage; Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed
Date Recorded: 3/21/2017

Join us for a conversation on Higher Education Policy in the Trump Administration with George Miller, former Congressman and Chair, House Education & the Workforce Committee Senior Education Adviser for Cengage and Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed.

 

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
Presenter: James M. Lang, Assumption College
Date Recorded: 3/21/2017

James Lang leads an interactive session based on his book “Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning” and companion series in The Chronicle of Higher Education. He discusses strategies for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period.

 

Journey to Digital: Tips to Grow Confident Learners
Presenter: Scott Domowicz, Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Date Recorded: 2/21/2017

Join Scott Domowicz from Pittsburgh Technical Institute as he shares ways to use digital learning tools to instill student confidence and encourage success in your course and beyond.

 

The Journey to Digital: We’re in This Together
Presenters: Jason Chin, Vice President of Software Development and Jim Sherer, Vice President of Technical Support, Cengage
Date Recorded: 1/31/2017

Learn how Cengage is navigating its journey from print to digital and helping educators along the way. In this 45-minute webinar, Vice President of Software Development Jason Chin and Vice President of Technical Support Jim Sherer will share how this journey is teaching Cengage ways to better support its digital users with improved platform stability, increased transparency and expanded availability of customer service to help you and your students when you need it most.  Join us to find out more and ask your questions.

 

LMS Integration with Brightspace by D2L 
Presenters: Jill Staut and Matt Stoelting from Cengage
Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

Listen in to learn how to quickly and simply integrate Cengage digital solutions into your campus Learning Management System. Ensure students get up and running quickly and have direct access to your course materials using only their campus login. Instructors also have the option to create deep links to specific learning activities and have the results of graded activities sent directly to your LMS gradebook.

This session will provide a 30 minute overview of the Cengage integration tools and then the last 30 minutes will be open for questions and discussion. Please note that we will use MindTap as our example, but the integration process is largely the same for Aplia, SAM, CengageNow, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online, and CourseMate.

 

LMS Integration with Canvas 
Presenters: Jill Staut and Matt Stoelting from Cengage
Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

Listen in to learn how to quickly and simply integrate Cengage digital solutions into your campus Learning Management System. Ensure students get up and running quickly and have direct access to your course materials using only their campus login. Instructors also have the option to create deep links to specific learning activities and have the results of graded activities sent directly to your LMS gradebook.

This session will provide a 30 minute overview of the Cengage integration tools and then the last 30 minutes will be open for questions and discussion. Please note that we will use MindTap as our example, but the integration process is largely the same for Aplia, SAM, CengageNow, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online, and CourseMate.

 

Integration with Blackboard 
Presenters: Jill Staut and Matt Stoelting from Cengage
Date Recorded: 11/2/2016

Listen in to learn how to quickly and simply integrate Cengage digital solutions into your campus Learning Management System. Ensure students get up and running quickly and have direct access to your course materials using only their campus login. Instructors also have the option to create deep links to specific learning activities and have the results of graded activities sent directly to your LMS gradebook.

This session will provide a 30 minute overview of the Cengage integration tools and then the last 30 minutes will be open for questions and discussion. Please note that we will use MindTap as our example, but the integration process is largely the same for Aplia, SAM, CengageNow, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online, and CourseMate.

 

The Journey to Digital: Next Stop, Mobile Apps 
Presenter: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 10/20/2016

In 2015, the percentage of students owning smartphones grew to 92%, surpassing laptop ownership for the first time.

The next installment of the Journey to Digital webinar series discusses the current state of mobile in higher education, how today’s students use mobile, and how the next generation of students want to study.  Join Yoshi Tryba as he shares ways that the industry and individual instructors are adapting learning plans to engage students through mobile.

*EDUCAUSE (2015). ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2015/8/ers1510ss.pdf?la=en

 

The Journey to Digital: 3 Ways to Use ePortfolios to Drive Student Success
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Jordine, California State University, Fresno
Date Recorded: 9/6/2016

Looking for new ways to drive student success inside and outside of the classroom? Join us as Dr. Melissa Jordine shares her experience using the Pathbrite ePortfolio platform in her courses, at the program level, and also to aid students in a very real way: granting them the ability to build ePortfolios highlighting the skills and accomplishments that extend beyond their GPAs. Learn how Pathbrite has helped to promote active learning and develop important skills among Dr. Jordine’s students.

 

New MindTap Features to Brighten Your Course
Presenters: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager and Chris Walz, Marketing Manager, Cengage
Date Recorded: 7/1/2016

This fall MindTap has exciting new features sure to please you and your students. Join the MindTap team to learn how you can empower 92% of your students to read anytime, anywhere through the free MindTap Mobile App, which now includes a full eBook for students to read on their smartphones, whether online or offline.  The team will also introduce you to Pathbrite, a new MindTap app that enables students to build ePortfolios to help advance their careers.

 

The Journey to Digital: 4 Tips to Build Active Learning with Digital
Presenter: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Carolina
Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

A recent student study found that preferred college classes combine instructor interaction with strategic learning technology or, as one student described: “A class in which the professor was engaging … encouraging and supportive… a class that was interactive and more than just opening a book or watching a PowerPoint presentation.”

Join Professor Jenny Billings as she shares her experience and her 4 tips to build active learning with digital.   Hear how assigning content, incorporating interactive activities, and more have raised student involvement, satisfaction and success rates.

 

The Journey to Digital: 3 Tips for a Successful Course Start with Digital
Presenter: Dr. Tomiko M. Meeks, Texas Southern University
Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

The more time students spend in their digital learning platform, the more likely they are to earn better grades.  But, how can you get students to use your digital course in the first place?

At Texas Southern University, instructors have had great success increasing engagement, interest in their subject area, and grades by implementing practices that encourage students to use their digital platform. Join us as Dr. Tomiko Meeks shares some of these practices and her tips to improve your term.

From basic training to making it count for a grade, hear how Dr. Meeks gets her students to participate, how the number of history majors has increased, and how the number of A’s earned across her department has doubled.

 

Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap 
Presenter: Gregory C. Dixon, University of West Georgia  
Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students.  Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

The remainder of the webinar will be spent with Q&A from attendees.  Greg will address:

  • The importance of early identification and the mechanisms to identify and assess at-risk students
  • Tools within MindTap that you can quickly and easily employ to foster engagement and increase outcomes and retention
  • How you can blend engagement and assessment for early identification
  • Methods and instruments of intervention to improve outcomes and retention

 

Inclusive Access Partnerships: New Models for Affordable, Accessible Course Materials 
Presenters: Samantha S. Birk, Associate Director for Instructional Technologies Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne  
Jason Lorgan, UC Davis Stores - University of California, Davis  
Date Recorded: 10/24/2014

Instructors report that students who come to class prepared perform better. Yet a third of students’ site cost as the reason they wait to purchase course materials. Learn how inclusive access partnerships support student success by ensuring all students have affordable and immediately accessible course materials on the first day of class.

Join the discussion and learn why your colleagues in higher education decided to implement these models on their campuses, and how they have successfully done so.

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