Cengage Partners with MobLab to Integrate Gaming into MindTap Economics Courses
Collaboration Delivers Experiential Learning to Reinforce Economics Concepts
BOSTON and PASADENA, CA, October 25, 2018 – Cengage, an education and technology company, is partnering with MobLab, a provider of online games and experiments for Business and Economics, to incorporate application-based games into MindTap for Economics learning experiences. More than one million students take Principles of Economics each year, and MindTap is the leading digital courseware for the course.
Beginning as a pilot next spring with a full roll-out in Fall 2019, MobLab’s interactive activities will be seamlessly integrated into the MindTap digital learning platform. Instructors will be able to assign and administer MobLab games within a student’s learning path in MindTap and incorporate scoring into the MindTap gradebook. Additionally, MobLab games will available for leading upper level Economics courseware products, such as International Economics and Money & Banking.
“Cengage continues to invest in building better products that deliver a quality learning experience for students,” said Erin Joyner, Senior Vice President for Higher Education Product at Cengage. “Gaming engages students in learning, and the addition of MobLab to MindTap for Economics will reinforce key concepts while also helping students to think critically and problem solve — important skills for the classroom and beyond.”
MindTap is available as a standalone purchase or through a Cengage Unlimited subscription. Cengage Unlimited is the first all-access subscription for digital textbooks, access codes for online homework and study guides. Students pay one price to access more than 22,000 digital products across 70 disciplines and 675 courses – $119.99 per semester or $179.99 a year.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Cengage,” said Walter Yuan, CEO, MobLab. “The combination of great content with a platform that connects theory and practice through interactive experiments revolutionizes the student learning experience.”
For more information on MindTap, visit www.cengage.com/mindtap. For more information on Cengage Unlimited, please visit www.cengage.com/unlimited. Customers can learn more at Cengage’s 14th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, taking place October 25-26 in Phoenix. More online here – https://www.cengage.com/events/economics-teaching-conference.
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Founded in 2011 by Caltech economists, MobLab seeks to enhance experiential learning in Business and Economics by providing games and experiments that immerse students in higher concept learning activities. ‘A Playground for Decisions’ allows students to participate in instructor led activities that promote active learning and discussion.