Cengage Learning’s Course360 Custom Course Solutions using IMS Common Cartridge won GOLD in the 2011 Learning Impact Awards

Stamford, CT, May 25, 2011 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced its Course360 Custom Course Solutions in IMS Common Cartridge v1.0 has been named a gold medalist in the 2011 Learning Impact Awards. Part of Cengage Learning’s CengageCourse suite of integrated digital solutions and services aimed at improving student engagement and learning outcomes, Course360 is a set of comprehensive and customizable online courses that utilize best practices in online instructional design to create effective online or blended course experiences for students. 

Delivered through the open standard of Common Cartridge v 1.0, Course360 offers greater availability in a variety of Learning Management Systems including those that may have been previously underserved by publishers. Through delivery using the Common Cartridge standard, Course360 course materials can be easily rearranged with other source materials to create a pedagogy that fits the needs of individual instructors or the learning program. By simply using the robust settings that Learning Management Systems contain, instructors can put their own fingerprints on courses

“We are honored that Course360 was named a gold medalist in this year’s Learning Impact Awards,” said Curtiss Barnes, vice president, Corporate Development. “Learning Impact winners have long been recognized as innovators in the field of educational and technological development. Through Course360’s learning outcomes-driven model, students are encouraged to think critically and interact with their peers in order to further comprehend course material.”

All Course360 courses are built around learning outcomes and include a variety of assessment types that enable measurement of student achievement. Activities, including text, video, audio, multimedia and interactivity, lend diversity to instructor lessons. Course360’s variety of assessments, dynamic multimedia and seamless incorporation with an instructor’s own materials and Learning Management System, make them invaluable to both students and instructors. Course360 courses are currently available in the areas of Business, Criminal Justice, Health Care, General Education, Paralegal and Early Childhood Education.

The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning.  Entries are judged on accountability, interoperability, innovation, affordability and quality. This unique program is made possible by the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) for the purpose of recognizing outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the education and training industries. More information about the awards can be found on the IMS Global Learning Consortium website.


For more information on Cengage Learning and the award-winning Course360 Custom Course Solutions in IMS Common Cartridge 1.0 format, please visit http://www.cengage.com/cengagecourse/course360.html  or www.cengage.com.


About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning (cengage.com) is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others.