• You’re invited!

    Learn and share ideas with us at CCCC 2015!

    Looking to get your students better engaged both in class and online? Join a Cengage Learning English team focus group.

    Space is limited so register today!

    • Snacks and beverages will be served.
    • Participants will receive an honorarium.

    To register for the focus group of your choice, visit the registration site. Select the focus group that most aligns with your interests, then complete the registration form. A team member will respond to all submissions within five days of receipt.

    MindTap Anthology: Crafting the Optimal Online Reader
    When: Thursday, March 19, 7:30 - 8:30 AM
    Description: Is it a challenge for you to locate compelling readings that represent an appropriate mix of modes, genres, disciplines, and media on topics you want students to explore? Are you currently including or interested in including multimodal composition instruction, assignments, and readings? Do your students need help in reading for comprehension, reading rhetorically, and reading critically? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions we need your input! Cengage Learning is currently developing MindTap Anthology, a fully digital anthology that includes more than 200 readings, multiple learning paths on composing rhetorically in multiple media, and numerous tutorials and assignments designed to promote student reading comprehension and support their writing needs. We invite you to join us to share your feedback, ideas, and suggestions to make MindTap Anthology optimally flexible for you and your students. Register Now»  

    MindTap Handbook: Mobile Tools for Today's Student  
    When: Thursday, March 19, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
    Description: Do traditional handbooks cost more than you want them to? Are your students more comfortable using an internet search than a print handbook to locate information? Do you notice students using their cell phones on campus more and more?

    Our research shows that most instructors answer "yes" to the above questions, which prompted us to develop MindTap Handbook.  MindTap Handbook provides students access to instructional content on key topics - the writing process, research, documentation, style, grammar, and punctuation - as well as a vast database of vetted sources and resource tools on their laptops or through our mobile app on their phones and tablets.  A search field in the mobile app allows students to quickly locate the information they're looking for, written and vetted by scholars in the Composition field so you know the content is accurate.  You can also integrate multimedia content, your own documents and videos, and manage paper grading and peer review through the desktop version of MindTap Handbook.

    Join us for a first look at MindTap Handbook and provide feedback on how you think it can be best implemented both in the classroom and for independent student use. Register Now»  

    Designing Digital Solutions for English Composition: A Collaborative Workshop to Boost Student Success in Programs Undergoing Redesign
    When: Thursday, March 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Description: Is your institution in the midst of or considering changes to the Freshman Composition course? Our research indicates a growing trend to support students struggling with writing skills via writing studios, labs, and/or workshops offered as co-requisites to Freshman Composition. We are currently looking for instructors involved in these types of courses to assist us in the development of digital learning tools specifically designed with these students in mind. If your school is either piloting or pursuing a similar strategy we’d like you to be part of a collaborative workshop with other instructors to share success stories, discuss challenges, and brainstorm for online resources that will enhance your students’ success. Register Now» 

    MindTap Literature: A Comprehensive, Multimedia Approach to Writing About Literature
    When: Thursday, March 19, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
    Description: Are you tired of asking students to pay for large literature anthologies that you only use about a third of? MindTap Literature gives students access to more than 600 short stories, poems, plays, novels, and essays through the Questia online library, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional print anthology.  You can also add more of your favorite literature selections from Questia's library of over 10 million articles and 83,000 full-text books.  Comprehensive multimedia instruction in writing five major types of papers assigned in the course and supporting modules on literary terms and literary criticism provide extensive guidance for students as they learn to read and write about literature.  We want to hear how you'd use this new product in your literature courses.  Join us for a deep dive into MindTap Literature and provide feedback on its application in the classroom. Register Now»  

    Reporting on Student Learning Outcomes: Tools to Make Program Assessment Less Painful
    When: Thursday, March 19, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
    Description: The need for programs to supply outcomes based assessment of student writing is on the rise throughout the country as state-wide Student Learning Outcomes become increasingly prevalent. Our research indicates most programs struggle to find efficient and effective methods for collecting, compiling and evaluating student work in order to report on outcome achievement. Cengage Learning is currently developing on a fully integrated suite of program assessment tools that align instructional support, remediation, and grading processes with assessment practices.  This program will offer English departments and writing programs access to outcomes based assessment reporting, tracking and analysis across their entire program. If you are involved in the assessment process at your school we urge you to consider joining us for a preview of these tools. Register Now»  

    Composing to Communicate: Reaching and Teaching an Increasingly Diverse Student Population
    When: Thursday, March 19, 4:45 - 5:45 PM
    Description: Meeting your students where they are, Robert Saba’s Composing to Communicate: A Student’s Guide solves the problem of preparing and engaging an increasingly varied first-year Composition classroom, in which all students need to achieve the same course outcomes but are not all learning at the same skill level. The fundamental concept behind Composing to Communicate is that writing is a communication skill grounded in problem solving. The concise, aims-based textbook uses accessible language and opportunities for practice to help students conceptualize writing tasks with key communication goals in mind and become more confident, efficient, and effective writers, not only in college, but also in their professional lives. Join us to discuss your challenges teaching a diverse student population and share your input about this 1st edition text still in development to help us deliver the content that will guide all your students to success. Register Now» 

    Can’t make it to any of these sessions?
    You can still learn more about our solutions for Composition. Stop by Cengage Learning Booth #405 to meet with a member of our team.