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Cengage Announces Appointment of Michael Pickrum as Chief Financial Officer

Pickrum to Lead Company’s Financial Activities and Management Team

BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2017 — Cengage, the education and technology company serving the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide, today announced the appointment of Michael Pickrum as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Pickrum succeeds John Leahy who, as previously announced, is stepping down as CFO after three years in the role. … Read more
Cengage Partners with Hundreds of Colleges and Universities to Offer Students More Value for their Course Materials

Inclusive Access Partnerships Help Institutions Increase Student Retention and Achievement

BOSTON, October 18, 2017 – Cengage, an education and technology company, continues to partner with hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. to offer students more value for their course materials. The model, called Cengage Inclusive Access, can save students up to 55% and ensures they have access to digital course materials on the … Read more
Follett Joins Educational Publishers and Distributors in Effort to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

Follett Adopts Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices of Major Educational Publishers

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 10, 2017 — Follett Corporation, the leading operator of college stores, announced today that it has agreed to participate, with Barnes & Noble Education, MBS, Chegg and Ingram, in the adoption of the Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices (“Best Practices”) of publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, Elsevier, and Pearson. The Best Practices were developed by the four Publishers, which form the Educational Publishers … Read more
Gale and Texas Public Libraries Deliver Program to Give Residents Access to Accredited High School Diplomas

Career Online High School now offered at five public libraries across the state, in the cities of Dallas, Houston, Frisco, Grapevine and Sulphur Springs

DALLAS, HOUSTON and Farmington Hills, Mich., October 10, 2017— Five Texas libraries have partnered with Gale, a leading provider of library resources and a Cengage company, to offer the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate at public libraries across the state. Qualifying Texas adults can enroll in the Career Online … Read more
Cengage Launches OpenNow, A Suite of Technology-Enhanced OER Products for General Education Courses

Courses start at $25 per student; Designed to Help Instructors and Institutions Easily Access and Use OER

BOSTON, October 10, 2017 — Cengage, an education and technology company, today launched OpenNow, a suite of digital products for general education courses with open educational resources (OER) content. OpenNow from Cengage is designed to help higher education institutions and instructors easily access and use OER by delivering curriculum-aligned OER content on an intuitive, outcomes-based … Read more
Cengage Launches PlaceU to Position Students for Math Success

Flexible assessment platform reduces course misplacement, encourages student confidence

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2017 — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced PlaceU, a flexible platform designed to ensure correct placement in college-level math courses. PlaceU provides a placement test platform that can be aligned to an institution’s curriculum. Institutions across the country began using PlaceU this summer to position their students for math success in … Read more
ASU EdPlus Chooses Learning Objects as Program Development Partner

ASU EdPlus to incorporate the Learning Objects platform, including badges and extended transcripts

BOSTON, August 21, 2017— Learning Objects, a Cengage company, has been selected by Arizona State University (ASU) as the program development partner for ASU’s Continuing and Professional Education, which serves over 12,000 students each year. Together, Learning Objects and ASU EdPlus, the institution’s innovation-oriented arm, will rapidly develop new professional and continuing education programs on … Read more
Gale Offers Libraries Free Access to Science Resources to Commemorate Total Solar Eclipse

Discover the exciting phenomenon of the 2017 total solar eclipse with high-quality, engaging science resources

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 16, 2017  — To support the thousands of libraries across the U.S. commemorating the total solar eclipse with programs and events, Gale, a Cengage company and leading provider of library resources, will offer free, open access to its Science In Context, Student Resources In Context, and Research In Context products through September 15, 2017. “Gale is committed to … Read more
Barnes & Noble Education, Major Educational Content Providers Commit to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

Best practices developed to assist publishers and distributors in combating a growing problem facing the industry

Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson today announced an agreement with Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. to implement the industry’s Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices. The best practices were developed to assist publishers and distributors in combating counterfeits of print textbooks, a growing problem facing the industry. Sales of counterfeit books are harmful to students, educators, publishers … Read more
Cengage Wins Two CODiE Awards for Innovative EdTech Solutions

Company’s MindTap and Workforce Training Simulation recognized as industry leaders

Boston, MA, July 27, 2017 – Cengage, an education and technology company, has been recognized with two CODiE Awards for its digital learning solutions that use technology to support teaching and learning.  Awarded annually by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in the content, education and software … Read more

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