Cengage Learning Partners with Southwestern College Professional Studies to Provide and Develop Online Courses and Curriculum

Stamford, CT, November 18, 2013 — Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today announced a two-year partnership with Southwestern College Professional Studies in Kansas to provide Course360 general education online courses and to develop custom curriculum for new online courses. Course360 provides a flexible online course solution for Southwestern that uses the expertise of leading subject matter experts and the resources of Cengage Learning to design and customize every aspect of an online course, making it unique to the institution.

Through this new partnership, Southwestern College Professional Studies will adopt 32 Course360 courses for their online general education classes over the next two years. All courses will be accessible via Southwestern College’s LMS, Blackboard.  Additionally, Cengage Learning will work with Southwestern College Professional Studies to develop five new online courses that are tailored to their specific needs.  The custom curriculum for each of the five courses will include instructor resources; a syllabus with course descriptions, outcomes and readings; graded and non-graded activities; lessons that match course and learning objectives; and assessments, among other features. After courses have been designed and implemented, Cengage Learning will continue to provide valuable training, advice and other services for faculty at Southwestern College Professional Studies.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Southwestern College as they bolster their online course offerings for students,” said Pam Snow, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Customer Partnerships, Cengage Learning. “Today’s digital-centered students have expressed the need for well-designed online courses that keep pace with their busy lives, and Course360 is exactly that – built around student engagement, not a textbook. Our team of experts will work closely with key constituents at Southwestern College Professional Studies to ensure that all included topics directly support the outcomes and objectives of the College.  The courses will feature a broad array of multimedia resources including animations, games, simulations, podcasts, self-assessments and interaction with other students. These components encourage and promote active learning, which results in a more engaged and inspired student.”

For more information about Course360 or any other products from Cengage Learning, please visit www.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  The company provides personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that enhance the educational process resulting in a more engaged learner.  Through the integration of content, unmatched services and digital solutions, Cengage Learning delivers a best-in-the-industry experience, resulting in better curricula and improved learner outcomes. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

About Southwestern College
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at five professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.