Cengage Invites EDUCAUSE 2017 Attendees to Experience Partnership, Value and Flexibility

Conference activities to showcase digital products and services that help students achieve their goals

BOSTONOct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced its lineup for EDUCAUSE 2017, including presentations, speaking sessions and product demos that showcase the company’s initiatives to deliver partnership, value and flexibility in higher education.

Cengage executives will join students and customers for discussion, along with Cengage Chief Technology Officer George Moore and former congressman George Miller, now a Cengage senior adviser. Topics to be explored include open educational resources (OER), accessibility and business models that promote affordability and retention.

Executives from Learning Objects, a Cengage company that collaborates with higher education institutions to design and build digital learning environments, will give presentations on credentialing and competency-based education (CBE).

A complete list of the company’s EDUCAUSE activities is below. More information is available at http://www.cengage.com/learn/educause2017.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Speaking Session: “Beyond ‘Alternative Credentials’: The Coming Disruption in Career-Aligned, Post-Secondary Education”
    • Presenters: Lou PuglieseArizona State University; and Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
      • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Meeting Room 113B, 100 Level
  • Booth Session: MindTap and ADA Compliance and Accessibility
    • Presenters: Michele Bruno, Accessibility Program Director, Cengage; Melissa Russell, Director of Content Strategy, Cengage and Nicole Kada, Cengage Student Ambassador, Wayne State University
    • Moderator: Shannon Moore-Zuffoletto, VP Institutional Marketing, Cengage
      • 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. ET | Cengage Booth, #1118
  • Booth Session: OER: A Conversation about Affordability and Flexibility 
    • Presenters: George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Advisor, Cengage; and Cheryl Costantini, VP, Content Strategy, Cengage
    • Moderator: Shannon Moore-Zuffoletto, VP Institutional Marketing, Cengage
      • 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET | Cengage Booth, #1118

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Speaking Session: “Connecting Credentials with Extended Transcripts: The Power of Collective Impact”
    • Presenters: Deb Everhart, VP, Design and Innovation, Learning Objects; Joellen Evernham ShendyUniversity of Maryland University College; and Mark Leuba, IMS Global Learning Consortium
      • 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET | Meeting Room 204B, 200 Level
  • Booth Session: OER: A Conversation about Affordability and Flexibility
    • Presenters: George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Advisor, Cengage; and Cheryl Costantini, VP, Content Strategy, Cengage
    • Moderator: Shannon Moore-Zuffoletto, VP Institutional Marketing, Cengage
      • 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. ET | Cengage Booth, #1118
  • Booth Session: Inclusive Access: A Student Perspective
    • Presenters: George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Adviser, Cengage; and Jeff Jacobs, Cengage Student Ambassador, Liberty University
    • Moderator: Shannon Moore-Zuffoletto, VP Institutional Marketing, Cengage
      • 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET | Cengage Booth, #1118

Additionally, Cengage will conduct booth demos highlighting:

Value: OpenNow from Cengage is a suite of digital general education courses that delivers curriculum-aligned OER content and assessments on an intuitive, outcomes-based platform. OpenNow helps instructors access and utilize OER, and with courses starting at $25 per student, provides students with affordable, high-quality course materials.

Partnership: Cengage Inclusive Access reduces costs while improving student engagement, retention, and learning outcomes. By integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees at a substantially lower price point, students have immediate access to the resources they need to gain confidence and succeed. To-date, Cengage has partnered with more than 275 institutions to offer Inclusive Access.

Flexibility: Cengage is committed to making quality educational materials that provide learners of all abilities with flexible, innovative, and accessible options. However, wherever, and whenever students learn, powerful learning solutions, such as MindTap and Learning Objects, help millions of students achieve their educational goals.

To arrange media interviews with Cengage executives onsite, contact Chloe Ryan at  chloe.ryan@cengage.com.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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