Cengage Learning Brings Student-Centered Design and Innovation to SXSWedu

Sessions feature unfiltered student feedback, innovative approaches to personalized learning and evidence-based transcripts

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cengage Learning today announced its activities for the 2016 SXSWedu Festival (#SXSWedu), with sessions highlighting students’ voices, smart product design and innovation.

The company’s sessions will feature feedback from learners on technology’s role in the classroom, a demonstration of evidence-based transcripts and a new approach to personalized learning and product design, including:

Students Unfiltered, Digital in the Classroom (#SXSWDigEdu): Monday March 7, 2016, 5:00 pm, Hilton Austin Downtown Salon J

There is a multitude of digital tools available to students aimed at increasing engagement and improving student outcomes.  By asking critical questions, this conversation will help uncover what students want and don’t want from digital and how to best integrate digital tools into the curriculum, ultimately resulting in higher engagement and better student outcomes.

Authentic Capability Transcripts (#SXSWeduLO): Wednesday March 9, 2016, 1:00 pm, Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

See a demonstration of Learning Objects’ collaborative work with UMUC and IMS Global to create an authentic, evidence-based (rather than activity-based) transcript.  Reimagine the transcript as a real-time capability dashboard and evidence repository for learners as they pursue their career and life goals.

Innovation without Compromise (#SXSWeduLO): Wednesday March 9, 2016, 3:00 pm, Hilton Austin Downtown Salon B

Personalized learning can achieve improved student outcomes but innovators are often faced with limiting choices: not the learning experience you want, or not the solution you can afford.  What’s missing is an open, ecosystem-based approach to digital learning solutions.  Layered learning design is such an approach.

Cengage Learning’s product design places students at the center of the learning experience.  Most recently, Cengage launched MindTap Math Foundations, a digital learning solution for developmental studies built with students, for students.  MindTap Math Foundations is the first in a new product suite designed to tackle the ongoing problem of college readiness in the U.S., where more than one million students need remedial education, costing billions annually.  Learn more here.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.