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Jenny Billings — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

"I love that through MindTap, instructors are truly able to design their course and e-Textbook. Since going digital with Cengage, we have seen huge improvements in student success and even retention."

Jenny Billings is the Chair of ACA (Study Skills), DRE (Developmental Reading and English), and ENG (Curriculum English) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Concord and Salisbury, North Carolina. She teaches ENG-111 (Writing and Inquiry or English Composition) mostly, but used to teach Developmental English full-time for the College. She also has a lot of experience with college/student success, other English courses, and all levels of Developmental Reading and English through course, curriculum, and master shell development. She is very versatile when it comes to digital solutions and technology (especially in the educational realm). While she has been at Rowan-Cabarrus since January 2011, she has been with Cengage since fall 2013.

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, etc. She has also trained faculty along the East coast in/on PSY, COM, HIS, SOC, and AHR MindTap solutions.

Jenny Billing's institution chose this solution because of its seamless integration with Blackboard 9.1 (their LMS). They also wanted to provide their students with many digital resources to enhance their learning experience; the apps within MindTap have truly answered that call. Jenny loves that through MindTap, instructors are truly able to design their course and e-Textbook. Since going digital with Cengage, they have seen huge improvements in student success and even retention.

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