EDUCAUSE 2017 Wrap-Up!

As the education and technology company built for learners, Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. That's why we are a proud sponsor of EDUCAUSE 2017.

If you were unable to attend this year's event in Philadelphia or missed one of our sessions on-site, be sure to explore our presentation decks and video snippets below!

Educause Annual Conference 2017

Cengage Agenda

Wednesday, November 1

Beyond ‘Alternative Credentials': The Coming Disruption in Career-Aligned, Post-Secondary Education

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Meeting Room 113B, 100 Level 

So-called alternative credentials have been steadily gaining traction in the U.S. postsecondary career and job-preparation markets. We are rapidly approaching a tipping point at which credentials from coding (and other) "boot camps," professional certifications, badges and certificates no longer warrant the modifier "alternative." In this session, we will share case studies of projects with clients focused on designing, developing and delivering competency-based, job-market-aligned credentials in health care, education, software development, project management, criminal justice and business. In particular, we will underscore the need for backward design and the right technological infrastructure to support modularized learning that yields marketable micro credentials. 

SPEAKERS:

Lou Pugliese

Lou Pugliese, Senior Innovation Fellow and Managing Director for the Action Lab at EdPlus, Arizona State University

Jonathan Mott

Jonathan Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects Inc.
Full Bio →
 

ruleline

In-Booth Sessions

ADA Compliance and Accessibility

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. ET | Booth #1118

Join us as we hear from one of the Cengage Student Ambassadors, Nicole Kada. Nicole is a 3rd year student attending Wayne State University and is legally blind. An avid user of MindTap, Nicole says “it's like magic” that she no longer needs to rely on others to complete her homework. Listen as Nicole shares her success.

Additionally, Michele Bruno, Accessibility Program Director at Cengage, will discuss accessibility efforts through the MindTap and OpenNow platforms.

SPEAKERS:

Michele Bruno

Michele Bruno, Accessibility Program Director, Cengage

Nicole Kada

Nicole Kada, Student Ambassador, Cengage

Melissa Russell

Melissa Russell, Director of Content Strategy, Cengage

""

OER: A Conversation about Affordability and Flexibility

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET | Booth #1118

As the call for affordability in higher education grows stronger, the cost of learning materials has not been overlooked. With students seeking better value and institutions and instructors looking for more ownership over the curriculum, open educational resources (OER) are seen as a way to improve learning materials, while addressing affordability concerns. But cost-effective content is only as valuable as the outcomes it contributes to. Join George Miller, former congressman and senior education advisor at Cengage, and Cheryl Costantini, VP of Content Strategy, to learn how Cengage is delivering curriculum-aligned, OER-based solutions to provide value, flexibility and better learning outcomes. 

SPEAKERS:

Cheryl Constantini

Cheryl Costantini, VP, Content Strategy, Cengage

George Miller

George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Education Advisor at Cengage
 

Twitter

Have questions about our learning solutions? Tweet @CengageLearning with #EDU17

Thursday, November 2

Connecting Credentials with Extended Transcripts: The Power of Collective Impact

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET | Meeting Room 204B, 200 Level 

IMS Global has developed a standard for extended transcripts that transparently articulates competencies and co-curricular achievements. Using JSON-LD, it connects credentials for interoperability between academic and employer systems. Credentials are delivered and verified securely, including through blockchain. It is harmonized with Open Badges and the Credential Transparency Description Language. 

SPEAKERS:

Mark Leuba

Mark Leuba, VP, Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Full Bio →

Joellen Evernham Shendy

Joellen Evernham Shendy, Associate Vice Provost & Registrar, University of Maryland University College
Full Bio →

Deborah Everhart

Deborah Everhart, VP, Design & Innovation, Learning Objects Inc.
Full Bio →

ruleline

In-Booth Sessions

OER: A Conversation about Affordability and Flexibility

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. ET | Booth #1118

As the call for affordability in higher education grows stronger, the cost of learning materials has not been overlooked. With students seeking better value and institutions and instructors looking for more ownership over the curriculum, open educational resources (OER) are seen as a way to improve learning materials, while addressing affordability concerns. But cost-effective content is only as valuable as the outcomes it contributes to. Join George Miller, former congressman and senior education advisor at Cengage, and Cheryl Costantini, VP of Content Strategy, to learn how Cengage is delivering curriculum-aligned, OER-based solutions to provide value, flexibility and better learning outcomes. 

SPEAKERS:

Cheryl Constantini

Cheryl Costantini, VP, Content Strategy, Cengage

George Miller

George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Education Advisor at Cengage

""

Inclusive Access: A Student Perspective

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET | Booth #1118

Affordability and retention are among the most pressing issues facing higher education today. Innovative business models, such as inclusive access, give students seamless access to their course materials on the first day of class, at a lower price. Increased access to course materials improves engagement, retention and learning outcomes. Learn from George Miller, former congressman and senior education advisor at Cengage, and hear Jeff Jacobs, a senior at Liberty University, on his experience with inclusive access and how it provided him with the confidence to succeed.

SPEAKERS:

George Miller

George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Education Advisor at Cengage

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs, Student Ambassador, Cengage
 

Have questions about our learning solutions? Tweet @CengageLearning with #EDU17