Cengage Learning’s Course360 Named 2012 CODiE Award Finalist

Customizable Online Courses Recognized in Best Instructional Solution for Postsecondary Category

Stamford, CT, April 27, 2012 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, was recently named a finalist in the Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution category of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Awards for its Course360 online courses.  The CODiE Awards, the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry, celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content.  The Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution category recognizes the best teaching solution targeted toward students in college and trade/professional school learning environments. Category finalists include solutions that offer ability to deliver custom-crafted materials and help students navigate their digital/ebooks and reference content in a format that fits the way they learn with interactive media, collaboration tools and course content.

Course360, part of Cengage Learning’s Cengage Course suite of integrated digital solutions and services aimed at improving student engagement and learning outcomes, 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.

“Being recognized as a CODiE Award finalist is an honor and we are proud to be included among these top solutions as we work to lead the transition from print to digital for our industry,” said William Rieders, Executive Vice President, Cengage Learning. “The recognition of our Course360 online course solution from the CODiE Awards reinforces the importance of customization in today’s classrooms and we are encouraged to see that our emphasis on engagement and improved outcomes is making an impact as we focus on ensuring that products best meet the needs of students and instructors.”

Cengage Learning offers more than 100 Course360 courses in a range of disciplines.  Several Course360 courses have recently been reviewed against the Quality Matters Publisher Rubric and have earned the Publisher Course Certification, signifying high quality content and design. Course360 was also the proud recipient of the 2011 IMS Learning Impact Gold Award.  To learn more about the Course360 suite of courses please visit www.cengage.com/course360.  

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning 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. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.