Cengage Learning Unveils New On-Demand Faculty Professional Development

Live virtual workshops, multimedia modules and conference recordings now available through TeamUp portal

Stamford, CT. – February 27, 2012 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of print and digital teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced the TeamUp Professional Development Portal, a new e-commerce site with a wealth of resources for faculty. Created by an experienced team of instructors and Cengage Learning’s own team of faculty training consultants, this easy to access portal gives educators the opportunity to enhance their teaching techniques while earning Continuing Education units.

For more than a decade,TeamUP Faculty Programs have helped faculty reach and engage students through peer to peer consultations, workshops and professional development conferences. These tools are now available online through the TeamUP Professional Development Portal, the first and only “on-demand” professional development center for higher education instructors. Users have the ability to browse the TeamUP Faculty Development database by speaker, conference or keyword in order to find development tools best suited to their needs.

“Here at Cengage Learning we recognize that the way in which students learn is changing at a rapid pace,” said Rich Foley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Cengage Learning. “This evolution in student learning requires nimble attention to address the way educators teach. With the TeamUP Professional Development Portal educators are able to stay in tune with current educational trends in order to keep students engaged and improve overall student performance – while also earning their required Continuing Education credits.”

Self-paced multimedia modules, live virtual workshops and online recordings of TeamUp National Conferences can be purchased through the portal by individual educators or at the institutional level. This revolution in professional development allows educators to learn from expert teachers in a diverse range of subject areas without the need for extensive travel and time away from their positions.
Cengage Learning’s new and unique portal will provide professional development opportunities to educators  in both the Career and Higher Education space. For more information on the professional development modules, lectures and online forums from the TeamUP Professional Development Portal please visit www.cengage.com/myteamup.

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. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.