Student Voice and Cengage Learning Partner to Engage and Empower Students
Partnership will provide platform for higher ed students to address education challenges
Boston, MA – January 7, 2015 – Students, like all people, have a voice, but they don’t always have a platform to use it. In fact, when it comes to their education, only 47% of students believe they have a voice in decision making. Through a new partnership with Student Voice, a leading for-students-by-students nonprofit organization, Cengage Learning will provide opportunities for students to engage in conversations about classroom challenges with today’s top education influencers.
“We are very excited to work with Student Voice to ensure students in higher education are included in conversations and decisions that affect their lives,” said Sandi Kirshner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. “At Cengage Learning, we are shifting our focus to the student and we are investing in opportunities that will allow us to develop solutions suited to their needs in order to make a real impact in learning. To do this, the first step is to better understand students – and through Student Voice, we can speak with them.”
“It’s increasingly evident that student opinions can improve the effectiveness of education, and we look forward to bridging the gaps between students and the education community through Cengage’s strong commitment to students and Student Voice,” said Zak Malamed, Co-founder and Executive Director of Student Voice.
Under terms of the agreement, Cengage Learning and Student Voice will host three Student Voice Live! workshops this spring to encourage discussion around education challenges students are facing this year. To inspire and encourage open discussion in classrooms across the nation, the events will be captured and shared to the public for all to see.
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.
About Student Voice
Student Voice is a completely student-run, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization inspired by the lack of student voices in education. Research shows that only 47 percent of students believe they have a voice in decision making and this dips to as low as 36 percent in the 12th grade. Student Voice aims to enhance the overall effectiveness of education by bridging the gap between students and decision-makers to make learning a symbiotic experience for all involved. For more information about Student Voice, visit www.StuVoice.org or follow us on Twitter @Stu_Voice, #StuVoice.