Gale Positions Library Resources at the Center of Learning with MindTap Integration
Fosters Collaboration Among Librarians and Faculty and Drives Usage of Library Resources
Farmington Hills, Mich., March 23, 2015 — Leveraging its unique ability to bridge from the library to the classroom, Gale is integrating Gale Artemis: Primary Sources into Cengage Learning’s MindTap e-learning platform. The move brings library content directly into a student’s learning path, facilitates collaboration between librarians and faculty, drives usage of library collections and positions the library closer to the engagement taking place in the classroom.
“Our position as part of Cengage Learning creates unique benefits for our customers, and this integration will connect Gale library resources to students and faculty in a way that no one else is able to do,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager, Gale.
Academic institutions that use MindTap and Gale library resources, specifically Gale Digital Collections, can now link the two through the MindTap platform. Instructors using MindTap can select specific primary source documents from Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, Gale’s primary sources cross-search interface, and link them directly to syllabi readings, quizzes, research projects, classroom discussions or other activities. This capability saves instructors time and allows them to keep course content current.
Through MindTap, students will be taken into Gale Artemis: Primary Sources at the document level, but will have the ability to perform additional research through the platform alongside their coursework. This integration encourages students to interact with quality research materials that promote critical thinking and help build digital literacy skills. Students benefit from the easy access to materials through a single interface, spending less time searching and more time learning.
MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers through personalized paths of dynamic assignments and applications. By combining readings, multimedia, activities and assessments into a singular learning path, MindTap helps instructors engage students in their course content. Instructors personalize the Learning Path by customizing Cengage Learning resources and adding their own content via apps that integrate into the MindTap framework seamlessly with Learning Management Systems.
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources is an innovative research environment that integrates much of Gale’s vast array of digitized collections of rare historical information. Researchers can search across a wide array of materials and points in time while leveraging twenty-first century graphing and search visualization tools that help them explore the content in new ways.
Librarians and faculty interested in integrating Gale resources into MindTap should visit http://learn.cengage.com/MindTapIntegration for instructions and further information, or stop by the Gale booth (#427) at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) meeting March 25-27 in Portland, OR. For questions, please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected].
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company, empowering educators and driving learner engagement through personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.