• Event Archives


      Recorded Webinars: Winter 2013 - Spring 2017 

      Listed below are recorded webinars for sessions conducted between Winter 2013 and Spring 2017.

      By Specialization

      For product-specific archived webinars, review the Product list.

    • Engagement and Critical Thinking in Computer Concepts
      Facilitated by: Cengage Computing Team
      Date Recorded:  3/16/2017

      Computer Concepts are essential to building a solid foundation for Computing skills. Now more than ever, digitally immersed students need to understand the fundamentals that power the technical world around them.

      Available for fall classes, Cengage is offering new and improved Computer Concepts content in SAM and MindTap. These trainings and exams are more engaging, better aligned to textbooks and certifications, and drive critical thinking. 

      In this webinar, join the Computing product and marketing team to explore this new, exciting content.

      Close the Gap Between Homework and Exam Performance with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Robin LeFevre, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Do you find yourself questioning whether or not students are truly learning – or whether they are simply trying to memorize and “game” their way through the course? Do you feel like your students are overly-reliant on the homework system? During this session, you will see how CengageNOWv2 is designed to better prepare students for the exam by providing an online homework experience that is similar to what students will experience on and exam and in the real-world. With CengageNOWv2 students will experience aha moments on the homework, not after the exam!

      A+: The Latest Learning Solutions to Prepare for IT Certifications
      Facilitated by: Author Jean Andrews
      Date Recorded: 3/9/2017

      Technical computing skills are invaluable in today’s career landscape, and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs.

      In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with real-world computing environments and targeted certification prep.

      In this webinar, join Jean Andrews, Cengage author, as she explores textbook and technology content for the new A+ 220-901 and A+ 220-902 exams. 

      Learn how MindTap for IT helps move students down the path to employability with Live Virtual Machine Labs and certification prep accessed directly through the Learning path.

      Latest in Learning Technology with MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2017

      As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, students need the best learning solutions to develop their Computing skills. MindTap for Computing powers your students from memorization to mastery. Integrated with proven SAM assignments, MindTap gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their Computing confidence.

      In this webinar, join Sandy Keeter of Seminole State College as she explores MindTap for Computing.

      SAM 365/2016 – What’s New!
      Facilitated by: SAM Marketing and Product Teams
      Date Recorded:  11/15/2016

      Join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what’s new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar series will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

      Sparking Engagement with Hot Topics in BizComm
      Facilitated by: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
      Date Recorded: 11/12/2016

      In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and business communication instructor, Amy Newman will share some of the tips & tricks she leverages to select topics and assignments that will spark engagement in her course.

      Integrating Skills-Based Practice with MindTap in your BizComm Course
      Facilitated by: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and business communication instructor herself, Amy Newman will share how MindTap, a dynamic online platform, can not only help improve class preparedness and engagement but also allow you to integrate more skills-based assignments into your business communication course with cutting edge features such as YouSeeU.  Since students and faculty are at the center of every decision we make, we need your feedback to keep us in check!

      Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Helping Students Put Passion into Action
      Facilitated by: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship courses? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly.

      MindTap for Human Resource Management: Using Experiential Exercises to Help Students Communicate Effectively as HR Managers
      Facilitated by: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/9/2016

      Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Intro Human Resource Mangement course? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly.

      Keyboarding in SAM Keeps Getting Better!
      Facilitated by: Keyboarding and SAM Marketing Team
      Date Recorded: 10/31/2016

      Since its release in June 2016, Keyboarding in SAM just keeps evolving and getter better! Please join us for a webinar series for instructors on current functionality along with what is coming for our October and December release updates.

      MindTap with Virtual Machine Labs Webinar Series
      Facilitated by: The Cengage IT, Networking and Cyber Security Team
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2016

      MindTap is the digital learning experience that turns cookie-cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Now with Virtual Machine Labs integrated into the MindTap Learning Path, we expose students to live labs using a virtual machine through the Cloud that not only develop their hands-on skills, but also help them contextualize theory-based concepts more easily. This webinar series will show our new Virtual Machine Labs functionality within our stellar MindTap platform.

      Explore MindTap for Programming with Live Coding Labs!
      Facilitated by: Saul Costa, Founder & CEO, Codevolve
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2016

      Programming students need hands-on practice for coding skill development. Join Saul Costa, Founder & CEO of Codevolve, to explore how live coding labs available MindTap can provide an unmatched learning experience for your students.

      Save Time and Engage Students with MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Program Manager, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded:  10/27/2016

      MindTap integrates powerful SAM assignments to provide computing skill practice for career success with new tools to personalize learning for students. Join Sandy Keeter from Seminole State College to explore the latest tools and features for Office 365/2016.

      MindTap and Excel Online Product Showcase
      Facilitated by: Brandon Foltz, Nate Anderson, and Aaron Arnsparger - Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/13/2016

      MindTap for Business Statistics includes many great learning and study aids including Aplia and CengageNOWv2 based auto-gradable, algorithmic homework questions. Also, MindTap includes Excel Online which is the product of a partnership between Cengage and Microsoft. It provides actual Excel experience for students with no additional cost. In fact, it doesn’t even use a student’s individual Microsoft Office account. Excel Online opens directly from MindTap in another window of the Internet browser, eliminating issues of Mac versus PC. Each student’s work is saved in Cengage’s cloud storage. Lastly, MindTap includes our Exploring Statistics visualizations that allow you to demonstrate abstract concepts graphically and interactively. Join us to learn more!

      Office 365 vs. Office 2016 vs. Office 2013 Session
      Facilitated by: Melissa “Joey” Bryant, Program Coordinator, Forsyth Technical College
      Date Recorded:  10/7/2016

      Microsoft’s applications continue to evolve and it can difficult to keep track of the changes. Join Joey Bryant, Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical College at she walks through the specifics and how they impact you and your students.

      Student Success Teaching Computing Online
      Facilitated by: Kathleen Borbee, Associate Professor, Monroe Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/19/2016

      From managing expectations to elevating thinking, no matter what your course material, these strategies can help improve student engagement in your online courses and flipped classes. Join Kathleen Borbee of Monroe Community College as she outlines tips and tricks for driving success in your Computing courses.

      Getting Started with Experiential Exercises powered by…
      Presented by: Jeff Lewis, Founder of YouSeeU
      Date Recorded: 7/7/2016

      Experiential Learning Exercises powered by YouSeeU are available in MindTap to help students learn to think critically, problem solve and collaborate with each other like they will in the real world.   During this session, Jeff Lewis, an instructor at Metro State University and the creator of YouSeeU, will discuss how you can easily get up to speed in assigning experiential learning exercises such as group projects and role play activities in your course. You’ll learn more about how the group projects and role play activities work, how to set up your assignment options, and best practices for using these types of activities.

      The Records Management Simulation Goes Digital! See Job 1 in Alpha stages!
      Facilitated by: Katie McGuire, Product Manager for Office Technology, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 6/7/2016

      Cengage Learning is transforming all activities and assignments that exist in our current hard-packet Records Management Simulation into a digital solution that lives inside the Learning Path of our Records Management MindTap.

      You saw the beta version of Job 1 last month. Register for the second webinar in our Simulation Webinar Series, where you'll have a chance to see the alpha version of Job 1! It's still in early stages, but the Product Team will demonstrate a full job!

      There will be more webinars to come as we develop the remaining Jobs 2-13, so be on the lookout for the email invites. You'll be able to see the Jobs as we're developing them, and have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Office Technology Product Team.

      Virtual Cengage Learning Computing Conference Webinar Series

      Didn’t attend the Cengage Learning Computing Conference this year? No problem! We are bringing the conference to YOU! Sign up for the following sessions to get in on the action with Corinne Hoisington, Microsoft®, and Cengage Learning!

      What’s New in Office 365/2016 and Windows 10
      Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 4/26/2016

      Join Corinne Hoisington of Central Virginia Community College to learn what’s new, exciting, and how they impact your courses.

      New Productivity Apps for Work and Home
      Facilitated by: Renetta Williams, Microsoft®
      Date Recorded: 4/27/2016

      Microsoft’s latest apps are quickly becoming some of their most popular tools. Join Renetta Williams from Microsoft® to learn why OneNote, Office Mix, and Sway are indispensable resources for work and home.

      The Tech Scene of 2016
      Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 5/2/2016

      Today’s pace of innovation is as fast as ever! In this webinar, join Corinne Hoisington of Central Virginia Community College to learn the latest about technology, trends, and top job opportunities for 2016.

      The Latest in Learning Technology: SAM
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/5/2016

      Computing instruction is always changing, and Cengage Learning has the features and functionality to meet your course needs. In this webinar, learn about latest enhancements to SAM 2016!

      The Latest in Learning Technology: MindTap
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/6/2016

      Computing instruction is always changing, and Cengage Learning has the features and functionality to meet your course needs. In this webinar, learn about the latest tools with MindTap for Computing!

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      New Keyboarding in SAM!
      Facilitated by: The Keyboarding Team
      Date Recorded: 5/25/2016

      See what all the Keyboarding instructors are talking about. The NEW Keyboarding in SAM! Cengage Learning has invested in a new platform to enhance the user experience for Keyboarding students and instructors, and to improve the level of Digital Course Support we provide to our customers.

      What has changed?
      • Now in their 20th edition, the market-leading College Keyboarding textbooks authored by Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo, and Vicki Roberston, have been updated for Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.

      • SAM is online and requires no plugins or software installation!

      • SAM is a stable platform that is continuously updated and fully supported by Cengage Learning.

      You have a Choice!

      Keyboarding in SAM can be purchased as a standalone product or bundled with the text for a full keyboarding and word processing experience.

      SAM will automatically grade assignments and record the results in exportable reports that can be used to track student success.

      QuickBooks Online – Accounting has arrived in the Cloud!
      Facilitated by: Glenn Owen
      Date Recorded: 5/16/2016

      Listen in on instructor and author, Glenn Owen, as he introduces you to the new QuickBooks Online. During the session, Glenn will discuss the similarities and differences between the desktop version and the online version. He will also discuss how his new book, QuickBooks Online for Accounting, will help your students to learn the essentials of QB Online and review their understanding of financial accounting and reporting.

      College Keyboarding: New Content and Best Practices
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/16/2016

      Listen in on authors Dr. Vanhuss, Dr. Forde, Dr. Woo & Robertson to learn about Keyboarding content changes and best practices.

      Topics include:
      Keyboarding content, revision and changes from the 19th edition to the 20th
      How and why the new content is beneficial for your course and students
      Keyboarding Best Practices and Tips
      Q&A Session with the authors (please see their biographies below)

      About the Authors
      Susie H. Vanhuss
      Dr. Susie H. VanHuss is a distinguished professor emeritus of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. She is a prolific author (Cengage Learning), with textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, office technology, and administrative management. Dr. VanHuss has experience managing large foundations and has served on the board of trustees of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national business education conventions and has done extensive consulting and training for industry and education groups nationally and internationally.

      Connie M. Forde
      Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

      Donna L. Woo
      Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.

      Vicki Robertson
      Vicki Robertson received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in education from the University of Memphis. She currently teaches at the University of Memphis and online for Southwest Community College. She is a member of the National Business Education Association and Southern Business Education Association, and she has served on the executive board for the Tennessee Business Education Association.

      The Records Management Simulation Goes Digital! See Job 1!
      Facilitated by: Katie McGuire, Product Manager for Office Technology, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/5/2016

      Cengage Learning is transforming all activities and assignments that exist in our current hard-packet Records Management Simulation into a digital solution that lives inside the Learning Path of our Records Management MindTap.

      Register for the first webinar in our Simulation Webinar Series, where you'll have a chance to see the first Job in our Records Management Digital Simulation as it's in development, and have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Office Technology Product Team. Be on the lookout for webinars for Jobs 2-13!

      A Revolutionary Approach to Principles of Management
      Facilitated by: Tony Mayo, Harvard Business School
      Date Recorded: 4/22/2016

      Today's constantly changing business environment presents challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before, requiring a clear understanding of the interactive nature of strategy, organizational design, and leadership. Management: An Integrated Approach, 2nd Edition is the only introductory management text on the market to address this challenge by taking an integrated and holistic approach to management, as opposed to a functional approach, making it more relevant to how today's organizations run.

      Join Tony Mayo, Harvard Business School, as he talks about an integrated and holistic approach to management.

      The ACA Employer Mandate – What Tax and Accounting Professionals Need to Know
      Presented by: Annette Nellen, Author of South-Western Federal Taxation Series 
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

      The employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (IRC §4980H) and its Form 1095-C reporting requirement (IRC §6056), represent significant complexity, high potential costs and a possible exposure item auditors need to consider. This webinar explains this penalty – which employers it pertains to, when it might apply, how to avoid it, exposure areas including misclassified workers, and due diligence considerations. Where and how to cover this in an undergraduate tax course will also be discussed and a few exercises will be provided.

      Turn Learners into Thinkers with Hands-on Programming Labs in MindTap for Programming & Computer Science!
      Facilitated by: Kristin McNary, Product Team Manager, Cengage Learning and Saul Costa, CEO, Codevolve
      Date Recorded: 3/22/2016

      Are you looking for a new way to engage students in your Programming and Computer Science students?

      MindTap is a digital learning experience that turns cookie-cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Now with programming labs integrated into the MindTap Learning Path, students get hands-on practice with writing and running code directly in the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from their web browser.

      See what MindTap and our new hands-on programming labs are all about.

      What's New with SAM 2016!
      Facilitated by: The SAM Team
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

      Find out what is new to SAM 2016. Based on instructor and student feedback, SAM 2016 is better than ever! The SAM team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston. We are hosting several upcoming informational instructor webinars. Please join us at one of the dates and times below. We look forward to seeing you online!

      Engage Students with the MindTap for Records Management
      Facilitated by: Katie McGuire, Product Manager for Office Technology, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2016

      Are you looking for a new way to engage students in your Records Management course? In the age of digital everything, having a way for students to learn and prove their understanding of the rules and requirements of Records Management in a digital environment is key, and in some cases, a requirement. 

      That’s why Cengage Learning is transforming all activities and assignments that exist in our current hard-packet Records Management Simulation into a digital solution that lives inside the Learning Path of our Records Management MindTap. By creating a digital environment that simulates what a student learns by executing and submitting paper-based assignments, instructors will have the ability to assign the simulation within the MindTap platform. Access to auto-grading and gradebook syncing allows instructors and students to be more engaged by seeing immediate progress changes, time-on-task and completion statuses. 

      See what MindTap and the new Records Management Simulation is all about!

      NEW! Keyboarding & Word Processing in SAM Demo
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Learning Keyboarding Team
      Date Recorded: 3/7/2016

      Ever wished you had an easy-to-use, all-in-one, digital Keyboarding and Word Processing assessment tool for your classroom?  Now is the time to stop wishing and start using!  Based on instructor and student feedback, our new Keyboarding solution is within SAM!  The Keyboarding team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston.  

      Understanding Microsoft Solutions for Technology Administrators
      Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2016

      How does it impact your campus, faculty, staff and students? What are the differences between Office 365 and Office 2016? How does Windows 10 play into the mix?

      There are a lot questions around Microsoft’s latest solutions for education. Cengage is here to help provide answers! In this webinar, learn what Microsoft, Windows, and Office tools best suit your needs for your institution.

      SAM: The Student Experience
      Facilitated by: Sheila Blower, Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 02/18/2016

      Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM! Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

      How to use Cengage Learning General Ledger (CLGL) for your Payroll Accounting Course
      Facilitated by:
      Rick Lindgren
      Date Recorded: 1/11/16

      Listen in on this webinar to learn how to use CLGL in your Payroll Accounting Course.  During this session, we'll discuss how to access CLGL, how to assign it for the payroll project, and some of the unique features and benefits available to you.

      How to Incorporate the ACA’s Premium Tax Credit and Individual Mandate into Your Tax Class
      Facilitated by: Annette Nellen, SWFT Author and Director of MST Program at San Jose State University
      Date Recorded: 10/12/2015

      This webinar covers the basics of two key Affordable Care Act items that apply to individuals starting in 2014: the Premium Tax Credit and the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment. PTC issue that arose in the recent filing season, as well as the Supreme Court’s PTC ruling will be covered. Technical and policy matters will be covered, with resources (slides and exercises) and tips provided to help incorporate these topics into your tax class.

      What’s new with Microsoft 2016?
      Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/5/2015

      What’s new with Microsoft 2016? Professor Corinne Hoisington, recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award, will give you the latest and greatest in a fun and interactive environment. 

      Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 50 cities this year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Cengage Learning, and many other universities and K12 groups. Corinne presently has authored over a dozen books with the Shelly Cashman series such as the Dreamweaver CS6, Office 2013, Windows 8, Android Boot Camp: Programming the Android for Beginners, and Visual Basic 2012.

      Getting Started with MKTG Online!
      Facilitated by: Jeffrey Tousignant, Marketing Manager
      Date Recorded: 9/2/2015

      Available with every copy of MKTG 9, MKTG Online offers straightforward instructor resources and assignment options alongside an all-in-one student study tool. This intuitive and innovative platform is responsive to all web-enabled devices—including smart phones! In this webinar, learn more about how you and you students can take advantage of these powerful resources. 

      SAM June Release: A Sneak Peek of What’s Coming 
      Facilitated by: 
      Kristie Clark and Stephanie Albracht, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 5/28/2015   

      We have some very exciting new features and functionality coming to SAM 2013 on June 28th! View our webinar to get a sneak peek of some of the new features, content and functionality:

      • Automatic Grace Period
      • Complete Redesign with added new Features to increase efficiency of the “Sections” tab
      • Updated Content to the MindTap Readers
      • NEW Graded Textbook Projects
      • NEW SAM Student Study Center
      • And much More!

      Android Boot-Camp3 Boots Up! 
      Facilitated by:
      Corinne Hoisington 
      Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

      Cengage Learning and Corinne Hoisington are pleased to announce the 3rd edition to the wildly successful Android Boot-Camp franchise.  This update includes the latest updates to the Android App Development environment:

      • This 3rd edition features coverage on Lollipop 5.0, the current version of Android from Google.
      • Full coverage of Android Studio, the new Integrated Development Environment (IDE), used to build all the apps contained in the text
      • New Critical Thinking marginal element pose critical-thinking questions and provides answers.

      As part of our ongoing “Author Series”, Corinne will take us through the text and prepare you with tips and best-practices to teach Android App Development taken from Corinne’s own classroom.  

      Tactics to Bring Tax to Life with Today’s Generation of Students 
      Facilitated by:
       Bill Raabe, University of Wisconsin
      Date Recorded: 4/21/2015 

      Author Bill Raabe will discuss tactics for how you can spend your class time most effectively with today’s generation of students. Raabe will discuss how he’s been able to use certain types of problems and resources to enrich his tax classroom, help his students understand the big picture, and help his students master the skills necessary for passing the CPA exam and entering the real-world as a successful tax professional.

      During this session, Raabe will discuss how to most effectively use tax research problems, comprehensive review and tax return problems as well as computational exercises and Roger CPA exam review questions in the tax classroom.  Attend this webinar to discover how unique, hidden resources will bring tax to life in your classroom. 

      Using Technology to Deliver Interactive, Student Focused Content in your Introductory Computing Course 
      Facilitated by:
      Joey Bryant, Forsyth Technical College, Rachelle Hall, Glendale Community College, and Kristie Clark, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 4/17/2015
       

      There are lots of ways to use technology to teach technology in your Introductory Computing Conversations. Peer to Peer Advisors will share best practices on incorporating new ideas into your classroom and share how they easily create a personalized learning experience that guides students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking while measuring skills and outcomes.  

      Adaptive Learning in your Principles of Management Course 
      Facilitated by:
      Jen Shea – Knewton 
      Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 

      Digital course products have reached a new level of impact with adaptive learning technology. Educators’ long-standing method of tailoring instruction to students’ unique learning needs can now be enhanced and scaled to larger groups of students using data-driven personalization.

      Join us for a webinar about adaptive learning. We’ll explore Cengage Learning’s new Mindtap for Principles of Management with adaptive learning technology, powered by Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company. 
         
      Knewton will demonstrate how the adaptive Study Center works in MindTap and how students and instructors gauge proficiency on course concepts.

      Tax Research with Free Online Resources 
      Facilitated by: 
      Annette Nellen, San Jose University
      Date Recorded: 3/19/2015 

      Even with access to commercial tax research tools, students (and others) are likely to rely on a search engine to find tax answers, at least for a first attempt. What free resources might be found? Which websites should they use and how reliable are they? This webinar will review key government and non-government sites useful for tax research. Some tips for more effective use of the IRS search tool and search engines will also be covered. Internet problems to use in your tax courses will also be provided.  

      CengageNOWv2 for Managerial Accounting: Helping to close the gap between homework and exam performance 
      Facilitated by:
      Charisse Darin, Associate Marketing Manager for Tax and Accounting at Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/17/15 

      Do you find yourself questioning whether or not students are truly learning – or whether they are simply trying to memorize and “game” their way through the course? Do you feel like your students are over-reliant on the homework system? CengageNOWv2 is designed to better prepare students for the exam by providing an online homework experience that is similar to what students will experience on an exam and in the real-world.  During this session you will see some of the exciting new upgrades in CengageNOWv2, including the new Multi-Panel View, Adaptive Feedback and Analyzing Relationship problems.

      Keeping Your Computing Course Current & Relevant 
      Facilitated by: 
      Ken Baldauf & Beverly Amer
      Date Recorded: 3/5/2015 

      Are you interested in ways to keep your current computing course relevant and fresh?  This webinar will give you tips and tricks on how to achieve a current and exciting classroom. Ken and Beverly will share ideas on:

      • How to integrate the latest technology trends into your computing course
      • Merging computing into relevant, real life situations
      • Teaching technology using technology

      Ken and Bev have an energetic style which will not only stimulate your creativity, but your classroom.

      ACA Surprises for Individuals on 2014 Form 1040s 
      Facilitated by:
      Annette Nellen, San Jose University 
      Date Recorded: 3/5/2015 

      Two provisions of the Affordable Care Act – the Premium Tax Credit (PTC) and the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment (ISRP), have become a reality and likely a surprise, for individuals filing their 2014 tax returns. Many individuals who purchased health insurance through a state or federal Exchange may find they have to pay back some of PTC they obtained in advance to lower the cost of their monthly premiums. Some may face repayments exceeding $10,000 if their income turns out to exceed 400% of the federal poverty line. Such individuals may benefit from pre-due date planning.  All individuals will deal with a new line (line 61 on the 2014 Form 1040) about the ISRP. Individuals without insurance in all or part of 2014 will have a new exemption form to complete and/or owe the ISRP. This webinar will review the PTC and ISRP and offer some compliance, discussion and Internet problems to use with your students.

      The December Release of SAM: Get a Sneak Peak of What's Coming 
      Presented by:
       Elinor W Gregory, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 12/11/2014

      We have some very exciting new features and functionality coming to SAM 2010 and 2013 on December 23rd.  Please join us to get a sneak peak of:

      • Gradebook updates
      • Enhancements to “Users” tab
      • SAM 2013 projects

      We’re not Cheating, We are Collaborating! 
      Presented by: 
      Mark Frydenberg 
      Date Recorded: 12/3/2014  

      The emergence of online open educational resources (OERs) has enabled collaborative and social learning opportunities for students. By becoming content producers as well as consumers, they develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.  In this webinar you will learn about OERs and collaboration tools for student learning, whether in the same classroom, or across the world. Charge up your smartphone or tablet, and have it with you as you participate in this active webinar that will give you tools and tips for encouraging students to work together in class and get away with it.

      Revenue Recognition: What is the Impact of the New Standard on the Intermediate Accounting Course? 
      Presented by:
       Jefferson P. Jones Auburn University and Donald P. Pagach North Carolina State University 
      Date Recorded: 11/21/2014

      This session will address why the new standard was issued, its impact on the intermediate accounting course, and guidance on how to teach the new standard in the intermediate accounting course.  Authors Jeff Jones and Don Pagach will also discuss how the new standard will be addressed in the second edition of Wahlen/Jones/Pagach Intermediate Accounting 2e.

      Prepare your Students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams 
      Presented by:
      Lisa Friedrichsen 
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2014  

      Are you interested in first-hand information about the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams? This webinar will give you an overview of the MOS exam structure, share some exam taking tips, and highlight resources to help prepare for the experience. The presenter has passed several current MOS exams and prepared many students to successfully pass them as well.

      Successfully Integrating Social Media into your MIS Course 
      Presented by:
      Author Hossein Bidgoli
      Date Recorded: 11/13/2014

      We are pleased to have one of our revered authors – Hossein Bidgoli – kick things off for us with a series of webinars for the MIS5 title. Many of you know the “MIS” title as part of our 4-LTR Press series of student tested, faculty approved content. MIS5 covers new ground in the “it” topics in information technology today – Cyber Crime, Social Media, Net Neutrality, the Internet of Everything and the application of these concepts in contemporary business settings.

      News You Can Use: Engage Students with Real Business Communication Examples 
      Presented by: 
      Amy Newman, Cornell University 
      Date Recorded: 11/5/2014

      Engage students and increase the relevance of your course by incorporating news stories and real communication examples. Hear Amy Newman, at Cornell University, talk about how she uses her blog (  www.bizcominthenews.com) and social media assignments related to current events.

      Invigorate PowerPoint with Office Mix 
      Presented by:
       Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College 
      Date Recorded: 11/3/2014

      Office Mix adds functionality to PowerPoint 2013/365 that allows you to record audio or video of yourself presenting, write on your slides as you speak to them, insert quizzes, polls, online videos, interactive Web pages and more! And it’s free!  Mix provides us with an easy to create flipped lessons for students since we are already familiar with PowerPoint.  Office Mix is a game changer for instructors!

      Get your students to THINK and ACT like a Manager 
      Presented by: 
      Carol Moore, Management Instructor, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/31/2014

      Would you like to further engage your students and ensure that they leave your course thinking like managers? 

      Join Carol Moore, Management Instructor and MindTap content designer as she walks you through MindTap for Principles of Management. You excel in engaging your students. Let us show you how MindTap can help engage them with its unique progression of content that takes them from lower level thinking to higher level thinking. 

      Using Scaffolding to Improve Student Learning in Business Law with MindTap 
      Facilitated by:
       Diane May, Winona State University & Katie Jergens, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/29/2014

      Listen on Diane May, 2014 ALSB Master Teacher of the Year, for a presentation on her award-winning research, Using Scaffolding to Improve Student Learning in Business Law.  Diane will share her research and demonstrate how she uses MindTap, a digital learning solution, to implement the “scaffolding” technique.

      News to Use: The Best News Stories of the Last Year for Teaching Business Law 
      Facilitated by:
       Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/24/2014

      Learn how you can bring engagement and relevance into your course by integrating current events and the latest news stories. Marianne Jennings is a prolific author and emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies in business at Arizona State University. Marianne has been contributing to a business law blog for several years and knows what interests students. She’ll tell you what topics work, how to present them, where to get the information, and how to lead a discussion that "has them" – engaged and learning. Learn more about Marianne at http://www.mariannejennings.com/.

      The Return of Zen with Windows 10 
      Facilitated by:
       Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/22/2014

      In the next six months (January 13), Windows 7 is losing full Microsoft support and next version of Windows is taking over the operating system scene! The biggest changes in Windows 10 will be aimed at desktop users who never wanted the drastic design overhaul of Windows 8. Wait until you see all the bells and whistles with Cortana whistling her heart out. Join us for your first look at the next generation of Windows!

      Sneak Peek at SAM Instructor View 
      Facilitated by:
      Gretchen Swann, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 05/01/2014 

      Cengage Learning is excited to provide you a sneak peek of what is coming to make your experience with SAM even better! The instructor interface of SAM is being redesigned to create a more efficient, streamlined experience. The first phase of updates will be part of our June 26 release, focusing on assignment creation and scheduling functions. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new functionality change!

      Lessons Learned from Teaching in a Flipped Classroom
      Facilitated by:
      Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University
      Date Recorded: 04/29/2014 

      The flipped classroom model, where students review lecture material online prior to a class session, and spend time in class working on problems or exercises that otherwise may have been assigned as homework, has drawn much recent attention. Assigning students to watch videos at home is only one piece of the flipped classroom experience. There are a number of other issues to consider: What do you do with the extra hour of class time that you have because you're not lecturing? What if students don't watch the videos beforehand, or have access to computers or mobile devices at home? What value can faculty add to videos in order to promote student learning? This session will share techniques, challenges, and successes of teaching in a flipped classroom.

      Using Current Events to Bring Your Business Law Course into “Real Time” 
      Facilitated by:
       Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University 
      Date Recorded: 04/11/2014 

      Learn how you can bring your course into "real time" by integrating current events to engage students. Marianne Jennings is a prolific author and emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies in business at Arizona State University. Learn more about her at  www.mariannejennings.com/.

      How are Leaders Successfully Managing Competitive Companies in the 21st Century? 
      Facilitated by:
       Ranjay Gulati and Tony Mayo, Harvard Business School 
      Date Recorded: 04/10/2014

      Today's constantly changing business environment presents challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before, requiring a clear understanding of the interactive nature of strategy, organizational design, and leadership. Hear Ranjay Gulati (Harvard Business School) and Tony Mayo (Harvard Business School) as they talk about an integrated and holistic approach to management. By demonstrating the interconnectivity among the three key pillars of management, students clearly see how decisions impact strategic choices, organizational alignment, and leadership approaches, ultimately leading to the overall performance of the company.

      Engage Your Business Law Students with an Integrated Digital Solution
      Presented by:
      The Cengage Learning Business Law Team
      Date Recorded: 04/04/2014 

      Join us as we explore MindTap, a new learning solution for Business Law. MindTap is a customizable, an all-in-one personalized teaching experience that provides students the opportunity to read online, complete multimedia assignments, and learn in engaging, new ways. MindTap will help students learn how to apply their legal reasoning skills. Learn how to make the best use of this digital resource and how it can help your students, measurably.

      Corinne Hoisington Introduces Android Boot Camp, 2e! 
      Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington Central Virginia Community College  

      We are pleased to have one of our most popular authors – Corinne Hoisington – present for us a series of webinars introducing her updated  Android Boot Camp textbook, which is now available. Many of you are familiar with Corinne's skills as an engaging and lively presenter and these webinars continue in that tradition. Android Boot Camp, 2e will be covered in the context of 3 related webinars surrounding Android app development. While the webinars will build on one another, they are separate topics and it is not required to view them in succession.

      Why Teach Android App Development?
      Date Recorded:
      02/25/2014  

      Creating Your First Android App 
      Date Recorded:
      04/01/2014  

      Creating Your Second Android App
      Date Recorded:
      04/22/2014  

      Skills Practice in Business Communication 
      Facilitated by:
      Kina Siriphant-Lara, San Jacinto College 
      Date Recorded: 04/04/2014 

      Business Communication is about equipping students with practical communication skills for the workplace. However implementing some practice activities can require a lot of time grading and precious contact hours. New Learning technologies have enabled instructors to incorporate new writing and presentation activities in and outside of the classroom. In this webinar, explore auto-graded writing assessment with Write Experience, and oral communication activities via digital video with YouSeeU as part of the MindTap platform. These “apps” facilitate a critical practice opportunity without adding to the instructor workload!

      Blended Learning Strategies in Your Accounting Course: Motivating Students and Improving Success! 
      Presented by:
      Author Cathy Scott 
      Date Recorded: 03/26/2014 

      View author and active accounting instructor Cathy Scott as she demonstrates how to effectively blend active learning strategies with digital learning tools to motivate students and improve their success.

      Tackling Student Motivation in Introduction to Business 
      Facilitated by:
      Sarah Bumgarner, Sandhills Community College 
      Date Recorded: 03/26/2014 

      Are your students coming to class prepared? Do you teach students varying abilities and engagement? Poor student engagement in the Introduction to Business is leading to decreased student performance and outcomes. Join Sarah Bumgarner of Sandhills Community College to explore teaching strategies through learning technology that will help improve student motivation and course performance. Sarah has 25 years of experience teaching business at the university and community college level. She uses technology to enhance her traditional, hybrid, and online classes.

      The Author Series Webinar: Arshia Khan on iOS App Development for iPhone & iPad 
      Facilitated by:
      Arshia Khan, The College of St. Scholastica 
      Date Recorded: 03/17/2014 

      We are pleased to have a new Cengage Learning author – Arshia Khan – present for us a webinar introducing her new iOS Programming textbook now available for Summer and Fall semester classes. Arshia is an engaging presenter and will be focused on app development for iPhone and iPad devices in the context of today’s business and cultural trends. This is a valuable event to view if you are considering adding a course or a course module on mobile app programming/development or in revising an existing course. Arshia will describe not just the content of her new book but also how she has integrated this content into her curriculum.

      Elevate Student Thinking in Accounting 
      Facilitated by:
      Kristen Quinn, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 03/12/2014

      Are you challenged by getting students engaged in the course material? Are you frustrated with students not coming to class prepared? Do your students struggle when it comes to higher levels of thinking? 
      These are common issues we hear from instructors time and time again. Kristen Quinn and Jennifer Schneider, Accounting instructors and CengageNOW Technology Power Users, discuss how they use CengageNOW to help motivate students for class, facilitate meaningful application, and promote higher-level understanding and critical thinking. During the session Kristen and Jennifer discuss how they use CengageNOW in their courses and share best practices for course set-up and assignment options.

      Elevating Thinking – Using Aplia to Help Students Think Like a Manager 
      Facilitated by:
      Carol Moore, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 02/27/2014 

      Join your colleagues for a demonstration on how Aplia for Principles of Management helps get your students to think like a manager. Aplia’s unique progression of content guides students through the various levels of learning, from lower-level comprehension questions to application problems, and onto higher-level case-based exercises that require them to make decisions and demonstrate that they can think like a manager.

      The Author Series: Hossein Bidgoli Presents MIS 4! 
      Facilitated by:
      Author Hossein Bidgoli 
      Date Recorded: 02/27/2014 

      We are pleased to have one of our revered authors – Hossein Bidgoli – kick things off for us with a series of webinars for the MIS4 title. Many of you know the “MIS” title as part of our 4LTR Press series of student-tested, faculty-approved content. MIS4 covers new ground in the “it” topics in information technology today – cloud computing, mobile, apps, and the application of these concepts in contemporary business settings.

      Engaging Students in the Value of Understanding Data’s Importance to a Business 
      Presented by:
      Heather Mooney, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 02/25/2014 

      Listen to a conversation about the challenges your students face understanding the relevance that learning Business Statistics has to their futures in business. This session was an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences, hear what we’ve learned from your colleagues and from students, and see how learning solutions can complement and enhance your efforts to engage today’s students in the relevance and importance of this course.

      Complementing Classroom Instruction in Corporate Finance to Engage Today’s Students 
      Facilitated by
      : Heather Mooney, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 02/24/2014 

      Listen to a conversation about the challenges your students face learning Corporate Finance, and your goals for the course. This session was an opportunity to share your thoughts, hear what we’ve learned from your colleagues and from students, and see how learning solutions can complement and enhance your efforts to engage today’s students in this course.

      Updating Your Curriculum to Include a Focus on Analytics 
      Presented by:
      Mike Fry, University of Cincinnati and Jeff Ohlmann, University of Iowa 
      Date Recorded: 02/18/2014 

      With a renewed focus in the business world on data mining and analytics, today’s business students need to understand how to employ the full range of analytics to uncover and analyze data in order to make more informed business decisions. But how do you go about updating your existing curriculum to include a focus on analytics? Join Mike Fry and Jeff Ohlmann, co-authors of Essentials of Business Analytics, as they discuss updating your curriculum to include a focus on business analytics – giving your students a competitive edge in business.

      Integrating Analytics into your Business Statistics Course 
      Presented by:
      Jeff Camm, University of Cincinnati and Jim Cochran, Louisiana Tech University 
      Date recorded: 02/11/14 

      With a renewed focus in the business world on data mining and analytics, today’s business students need to understand how to employ the full range of analytics to uncover and analyze data in order to make more informed business decisions. Join Jeff Camm and Jim Cochran, co-authors of Essentials of Business Analytics, 1e, as they discuss how you can integrate coverage of business analytics into your existing business statistics course – preparing your students for success.

      New Users: Keyboarding Pro Online 2013
      Facilitated by: Travis Felshaw, Senior Implementation & Training Specialist with Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 11/26/2013

      This hour long training seminar is designed for users new to the completely online version of Keyboarding Pro/Deluxe. During the session you will learn how to: access the Instructor Utilities, create a course, share a course key with your students, schedule assignments, student creation, use the gradebook, and utilize the Web Reporter.

      Health Care Happy Hour Webinar Series

      Professionalism and Soft Skills: Helping Your Students Stand Out in Their Future Careers
      Facilitated by: Michelle Blesi
      Date Recorded: 4/21/2016

      Michelle Blesi will share her own research conducted at externship sites on what professional skills employers are looking for and how to teach this content in the classroom. This session will also provide attendees with a sneak peek to the new Medical Assisting Skills e-Video Series and Medical Assisting Exam Review Online 2.0.

      Becoming a Coding Master: Learning the Nuances of ICD-10
      Facilitated by: Mary Jo Bowie
      • Cengage Learning Author
      • Consultant and Owner, Health Information Professional Services
      • Associate Professor and Program Director of Health Information Management and Medical Coding Programs at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA
      • Active member in AHIMA
      • Over 30 years of experience in the health information and coding profession
      Date Recorded: 4/22/2016

      Hosted by Mary Jo Bowie, author of Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: A Worktext, 3e and Understanding Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding Systems, 5e, this webinar will cover the latest impactful changes of ICD-10 and the latest updates to her recently published books.

      Medical Terminology Pronunciation Assessment Made Easy: There’s an App for That!
      Facilitated by: Jessica Cipperly, Marketing Manager and Laura Stewart, Product Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 4/25/2016

      We’ve just changed the way you'll teach this course forever! We're excited to introduce an all new technology that can automatically assess and grade medical terminology pronunciation. There's even an app for students on the go!

      The NEW A+ Exams: What You Need to Know for Your Classroom 
      Facilitated by: Jean Andrews, Author, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 1/22/2016

      Join Cengage Learning and author Jean Andrews to learn more about the new A+ Exams for 2016, and what you need to know to make sure your syllabus reflects the latest industry standards and topics relevant to the new CompTIA A+ exams.

      3-2-1 Code It! and Medical Coding Trainer Webinar 
      Facilitated by: Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager; Jessica Cipperly, Marketing Manager for Health Care; Courtney Cozzy, Marketing Coordinator for Health Care
      Date Recorded: 11/13/2015

      Product and Marketing will be talking about new edition of Green's 3-2-1 Code It! and MindTap. The MindTap includes a great new digital product, Medical Coding Trainer, that we will be demoing and asking for feedback on.

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Nursing Assisting: A Nursing Process Approach, 11th edition 
      Facilitated by: Laura Stewart, Product Manager 
      Date Recorded: 6/22/2015 

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Nursing Assisting students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? In honor of National Nursing Assistants Week, Cengage Learning invites you to an interactive webinar – Learn about the new MindTap for Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach, 11th edition.

      Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach, 11th edition, prepares more nursing assistants for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care, and home health than any other solution! With MindTap, personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind – control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge, to analysis and application. 

      Turn the Light on Engagement with MindTap for Clack Medical Billing 101 
      Facilitated by:
      Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager 
      Date Recorded: 4/15/2015 

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Join us for an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice.

      Learn about MindTap, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding and how it facilitates better outcomes. With MindTap you are able to personalize the learning path and integrate key resources such as simulations. 

      Turn the Light on Engagement with MindTap for Green, 3, 2, 1 Code It! 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2015 
      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need to get a job? Join us for an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice.

      This webinar will touch on how MindTap facilitates better outcomes with a personalized learning path and integrates key resources such as the new Medical Coding Trainer solution. Medical Coding Trainer presents real patient records to be coded that mimics the office workflow while measuring coding accuracy and speed.

       Tutorial on how to implement the online quizzing software for the 2015 Professional Review Guides 
      Facilitated by: Erica Glisson, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/11/2015 

      Join us for a tutorial on how to implement the online quizzing software that accompanies all four of the 2015 Professional Review Guides into your course for better real-time feedback. We will walk you through how to access the software through the Cengage Learning SSO portal and how to generate learning codes to link to your students. We will also demonstrate features of the software, including the review/flashcard mode, how to create new tests, and how to view reports to get a better understanding of student performance.  

      Turn the Light on Engagement with MindTap for Medical Assisting 
      Facilitated by:
       Erica Glisson, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2015 

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Assisting students? Would you like a solution that provides them with the hands-on experience and professionalism skills they need to succeed in the workplace? Are you using a flipped classroom model?

      Listen in on an interactive webinar about MindTap for Lindh’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting, the personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice. See how MindTap facilitates better outcomes with video case studies, certification exam style quizzing, and interactive clinical and administrative simulations while enabling you to easily set your own course.

      CengageLearning's NEW EHR Solution - The Paperless Medical Office: Using Optum PM andPhysician EMR  
      Facilitated by:
      Erica Glisson, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 3/23/2015 

      Listen in on the Cengage Learning Medical Assisting team discussing the new EHR solution, The Paperless Medical Office: Using Optum PM and Physician EMR. During this webinar the Cengage Learning team will touch on some of the features and benefits of this solution such as the applied learning activities and Case Studies based on real-world scenarios, Critical Thinking Boxes, and in-depth discussion of Electronic Health Records with application as well as demonstrate the Optum PM and Physician EMR and answer any questions that you may have.

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Green, Essentials of Health Information Management 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 3/27/2015  

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Health Information Management students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Join author Mary Jo Bowie and the Cengage Learning Health Information Management team for an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice. 
      Learn about MindTap, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Health Information Management and how it facilitates better outcomes. With MindTap you are able to personalize the learning path and integrate key resources such as simulations.

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist 
      Facilitated by:
      Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 2/20/2014 

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Surgical Technology students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Join us for an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice. Get a sneak peek at this new online solution for the Association of Surgical Technologist’s Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist 4E. 

      Join us to learn about MindTap, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Surgical Technology and how it facilitates better outcomes. With MindTap you are able to personalize the learning path and integrate key resources.

      MindTap for Transportation Technology 
      Presented by:
       Jennifer Barbic and Erin Brennan, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 11/14/2014  

      Cengage Learning’s automotive team presents the MindTap solution for your transportation technology courses. MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Thirteen MindTaps offer you a consistent solution across Transportation Technology (Automotive Technology, Collision, and Diesel).

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Green, Understanding Health Insurance 
      Facilitated by:
       Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager - Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2014

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Listen in on an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice.

      Get a sneak peek at this new online solution for Michelle Green’s Understanding Health Insurance, 12E. 
      Listen in to learn about MindTap, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding and how it facilitates better outcomes. With MindTap you are able to personalize the learning path and integrate key resources such as SimClaim and Learning Labs.

      Elevate Thinking with MindTap for ICD-10 
      Facilitated by: 
      Erica Glisson, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/17/2014

      Join the Cengage Learning Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding team and listen in on a LIVE Webinar discussing the new MindTap for Understanding ICD-10_CM and PCS Coding: A Worktext by Mary Jo Bowie. This webinar focuses on elevating student thinking and enabling you to easily set your own course while facilitating better outcomes.

      Learn about MindTap for ICD-10, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding. During this webinar Cengage Learning Marketing Manager, Erica Glisson, will discuss how the ICD-10 MindTap can help you and your students with the implementation of ICD-10. The Cengage Learning team will also briefly demonstrate the new MindTap for ICD-10 as well as answer your questions.

      How to Deal with ICD-10 Delay in your Coding Courses 
      Presented by: 
      Mary Jo Bowie, MS, RHIA - Mount Wachusett Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/1/2014

      Did the passing of bill, H.R. 4302 that delayed the implementation of ICD–10 until at least October 2015 leaving you feeling unsure about what to cover in your coding course? Cengage Learning is committed to ensuring you and your students are prepared for the transition to ICD-10 regardless of the implementation date.  During this free webinar, Mary Jo Bowie will discuss the timeline for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS implementation and how to prepare students for ICD-9-CM versus ICD-10-CM/PCS. She will also address the certification exam timelines and the focus of coding instructional content as well as answer any of your questions.

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Lindh, Comprehensive Medical Assisting 
      Presented by: 
      Lauren Whalen, Content Developer and Stephen Smith, Product Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 9/19/14  

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Assisting students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Join us for an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice. Get a sneak peek at this new online solution forLindh’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5E
      See how MindTap facilitates better outcomes with video case studies, certification exam style quizzing, and interactive clinical and administrative simulations while enabling you to easily set your own course.

      How to Deal with ICD-10 Delay in your Coding Courses
      Facilitated by:
       Mary Jo Bowie, MS, RHIA-Mount Wachusett Community College 
      Date Recorded: 05/05/2014  

      Did the passing of bill, H.R. 4302 that delayed the implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 2015 leaving you feeling unsure about what to cover in your coding course? Cengage Learning is committed to ensuring you and your students are prepared for the transition to ICD-10 regardless of the implementation date. During this free webinar, Mary Jo Bowie discusses the timeline for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS implementation and how to prepare students for ICD-9-CM versus ICD-10-CM/PCS. She also addresses the certification exam timelines and the focus of coding instructional content.

      MindTap for the Foundational Health Care Courses: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology
      Facilitated by: Jonathan Sheehan, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 04/16/2014  

      Introductory Health Sciences courses prepare students for a successful health care profession; however, students are often disengaged and instructors must juggle many online resources. This webinar focuses on engaging students, elevating thinking, and enabling instructors to easily set their own course so they can deliver what they know is best for their students. Learn about MindTap for Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Health Sciences. Instructors personalize the learning path and integrate their favorite resources. The Learning Labs offer real-world simulations placing the student in a day-in-the-life of numerous health care professions. These are integrated into the learning path and are what help elevate thinking and drive students to become critical thinkers.

      Engage Learners with MindTap for Lindh, Comprehensive Medical Assisting 
      Facilitated by:
       Lauren Whalen, Content Developer and Julie Huckaby, Subject Matter Expert, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 04/15/2014  

      Are you looking for a new way to engage your Medical Assisting students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? View our interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates thinking from theory to practice. Get a sneak peek at this new online solution for Lindh’sComprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5E. See how MindTap facilitates better outcomes with video case studies, certification exam style quizzing, and interactive clinical and administrative simulations while enabling you to easily set your own course.

      Automotive Technology Solutions: Helping Drive Students to Better Outcomes! 
      Facilitated by: 
      Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 04/11/2014  

      Learn more about the exciting technology solutions Cengage has to offer for your automotive classroom and shop! During this presentation we demonstrate a new, engaging online solution - MindTap for Automotive Technology! This personalized teaching experience offers relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.

      Incorporating Technology in Your HVAC/Electrical Course to Elevate Students’ Thinking 
      Facilitated by:
       Stephen Quirk, InterPlay Energy, and Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 04/08/2014  

      Join us to see and hear how you can enhance your Electrical/HVAC course with our new performance based Delmar Online Training Simulation: Electricity for HVAC.

      • With its extensive tutorials, this Simulation gives students a ready review of key, basic concepts.  
      • It eliminates the hassle associated with hand drawing wiring diagrams illustrating components in different positions (faulty, on/off, energized) to show detailed wire diagrams.
      • The engaging Quizzing and Badging feature motivates students to test their understanding of wiring diagrams and HVAC electricity.

      During this presentation we demonstrate the 3D, immersive simulation and how it helps students put into practice the electrical theories that they have learned.

      Elevate Thinking with MindTap for ICD-10 
      Facilitated by:
      Mary Jo Bowie, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Jadin Kavanaugh, Product Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 04/07/2014  

      Join the Cengage Learning Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding team and author Mary Jo Bowie, for a webinar to hear about the new MindTap for her book, Understanding ICD-10-CM and PCS Coding: A Worktext. This webinar focuses on elevating student thinking and enabling you to easily set your own course while facilitating better outcomes. Learn about MindTap for ICD-10, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Medical Billing, Insurance, and Coding. During this webinar, Mary Jo discusses how the ICD-10 MindTap can help you and your students with the implementation of ICD-10. The Cengage Learning team also briefly demonstrates the new MindTap for ICD-10.

      Bridging the Gap between the Classroom and Real-World with Learning Lab: Medical Assisting
      Facilitated by:
      Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 04/01/2014  

      Learn how you can elevate your Medical Assisting course with an online homework solution that gives students hands-on experience in a wide range of administrative and clinical skills. Join us for a webinar that will demonstrate the Medical Assisting Learning Lab and how it helps students apply knowledge to professional practice.

      NEW Quizzing Software for the 2014 Professional Review Guides 
      Presented by:
      Cengage Learning Health Information Management Team 
      Date Recorded: 02/14/2014  

      View our webinar that showcases the NEW online quizzing software that will accompany all four of the Professional Review Guides for 2014. We walk you through how to access the software through the Cengage Learning SSO portal and how to generate learning codes to link to your students. We also demonstrate features of the software, including the review/flashcard mode, how to create new tests, and how to view reports to get a better understanding of student performance in ‘real time’.

      The Essentials of North Carolina’s DRE Courses: Delivering Content in an 8 Week Course 
      Facilitated by: Ann Marie McNeely, Western Piedmont Community College 
      Date Recorded: 5/16/2013  

      This webinar will explain how Western Piedmont Community College plans to implement North Carolina's new DRE 096, 097, and 098 courses. Topics will include course formats, course schedules, instructional methods and materials, integrated lessons, assessments, and course policies. Also, this session will explain how to incorporate the redesign principles of mastery learning, contextualization, and acceleration.

      Let's Come Together: Strategies for Integrating Reading and Writing in Texas 
      Facilitated by: Lana Myers and Dr. Lori Hughes, Lone Star College – Montgomery 
      Date Recorded: 05/09/2013  

      Join Professors Hughes and Myers as they share their successful strategies for teaching integrated reading and writing (IRW) courses in Texas. They present their integration strategies, combined assessments, and lessons learned through two years of IRW pilots and full-scale implementation of an IRW program.

      Course Redesign in North Carolina: Creating a Modular Style Developmental Math Course 
      Facilitated by: Lisa Brown, Central Carolina Community College and Alan Tussy, Citrus College 
      Date Recorded: 05/08/2013  

      This webinar discusses how Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is using booklets specifically designed for North Carolina (Tussy, A Modular Curriculum for North Carolina) and the pre-built software, WebAssign, in a lecture/lab and online distance education format. We also look at the custom booklets with the rich applications to enhance the pedagogical shift to conceptual and contextual understanding of mathematics.

      Assessing Learning and Cost in Course Redesign 
      Facilitated by: Carolyn Jarmon, Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation 
      Date Recorded: 05/07/2013  

      Building on the overview of the course redesign provided in our webinar in April titled "Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs: The Case for Redesign", Dr. Carolyn Jarmon of the National Center for Academic Transformation describes the methods institutions have used to measure the impact of course redesign on student learning and instructional costs. She provides specific examples from institutions that have used these methods to prove their success. She also shares the tools that these institutions used to demonstrate increased learning and reduced costs, so that other institutions seeking to validate their success with course redesign are equipped to do so.

      Incorporating Technology into North Carolina’s DRE Courses 
      Facilitated by: Dawn White, Davidson County Community College 
      Date Recorded: 5/1/2013  

      Join your colleague Dawn White, of Davison County Community College, for information on North Carolina's new course sequence, placement guidelines, and mastery standards for each Developmental Reading and Developmental Writing sequence level. Learn how contextualization plays an important role in acceleration and completion and North Carolina's reasoning behind their choice to accelerate and combine their developmental course sequence on a statewide basis.

      Using Technology in Texas’ Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Classroom 
      Facilitated by:
      Kina Lara and Tanya Stanley 
      Date Recorded 4/25/2013  

      Join professors Kina Lara and Tanya Stanley, from San Jacinto College, to learn more about INRW courses in Texas and how to use technology to meet students' objectives and goals. They will describe how these teacher and student-friendly tools have helped them to reinforce skills taught in the classroom, enable self-paced learning, design their class to fit their individual students' needs, and provide students with instant feedback on writing drafts.

      Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs: The Case for Redesign 
      Facilitated by: Carolyn Jarmon, Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation 
      Date Recorded: 4/24/2013  

      During this webinar, Dr. Carolyn Jarmon, Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation, will provide an overview of the success that more than 200 institutions have had in achieving both of these goals. She will discuss the principles, models and results that have characterized these success stories, providing examples from recent case studies.

      Developmental Math Course Redesign: Successfully Implementing an Emporium Structured Course in North Carolina 
      Facilitated by: Solomon Willis, Cleveland Community College 
      Date Recorded: 4/24/2013  

      In this 60-minute webinar, you will gain insight into how emporium style learning came to be at Cleveland Community College in North Carolina, as well as hear about teacher and student experiences. We'll take a look at how Enhanced WebAssign can be used to reinforce skills taught in the classroom, and how it can be completely implemented as a stand-alone delivery method for hybrid and online courses, including a self-paced (emporium-style) course.

      Diving Deep into PowerPoint 2013
      Facilitated by:
      Carol Cram
      Date Recorded: July 30, 2013  

      Participants will dive deep into PowerPoint 2013 by experiencing some of the most interesting and powerful features of PowerPoint 2013 that students often find challenging to use effectively. Topics include: •

      • Creating and Organizing a Presentation in Outline View
      • Customizing a Slide Design•
      • Working with Slide Master
      • Using Picture Tools
      • Using Animations Effectively
      • Using Transitions
      • Adding Sound
      • Creating a Video

      Carol M. Cram is the author of over forty textbooks on computer applications, business communications, and Internet-related subjects. Carol was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, where she taught business applications and communications. Currently, Carol splits her times between developing educational content full time for Cengage Learning and writing historical novels.

      Office 2013 Overview (What’s New) 
      Facilitated by:
      Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 7/29/2013  

      Love to see the next latest and greatest? Join us for a live demo of the new Office 2013 & Office 365. See the new Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook in action within the Windows 8 operating system! We’ll explore the cool new features of these Office applications and highlight the best of the best that will help your students be effective and successful computer users in the classroom and workplace.

      Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 50 cities this year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Cengage Learning, and many other universities and K12 groups. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne's has newly authored the Shelly Cashman  Dreamweaver CS6,  Visual Basic series,  and the new Android Boot Camp: Programming the Android for Beginners.

      SAM 2013 – Best Practices 
      Facilitated by:
      Lisa Lopez, Spartanburg Community College
      Date Recorded: 7/29/2013  

      Come explore the new SAM 2013.  This session is designed to show you how to simplify your course and increase your students’ success rates with the use of SAM 2013.  This demo will be conducted from the points of view of the instructor and administrator.  This session is a must for anyone that is switching or considering switching to Office 2013.

      Mrs. Lisa Lopez is the Computer Applications Director in the Computer Technology department at Spartanburg Community College.  Her responsibilities include the development of the curricula and coordination of the adjunct instruction of the College’s Introduction to Computers course, the Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) courses, the SAM training and testing software, and the multimedia course.

      Windows 8.1 Overview (What’s New) 
      Facilitated by:
      Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College 
      Date Recorded: 7/30/2013 

      Love to see the next latest and greatest? Join us for the coming out party of Windows 8.1 which just released. Windows 8.1 tossed out the concept of icons and totally changed the definition of a Windows operating system, moving to dramatic touch-centric tiles with a new tiled user interface. Get ready to see the ‘what’s new with the Windows 8.1 release’ as well as familiarize yourself with the design of the new slate computers that will optimize new features such as geo-location services, Windows apps, cloud computing tie-in, and multitasking enhancements.

      Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year speaking to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 50 cities this year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Cengage Learning, and many other universities and K12 groups. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne's has newly authored the Shelly Cashman  Dreamweaver CS6,  Visual Basic series, and the new Android Boot Camp: Programming the Android for Beginners.

      Diving Deep into Word 2013 
      Facilitated by:
      Carol M. Cram, Capilano University 
      Date Recorded: 7/31/2013  

      Participants will dive deep into Word 2013 by experiencing some of the most interesting and powerful features of Word 2013 that students often find challenging to use effectively.  Topics include:

      • Understanding and working in Outline View
      • Generating and modifying a table of contents
      • Understanding and using sections
      • Understanding and using styles
      • Customizing Style Sets and Themes
      • Managing styles and templates
      • Using tables effectively

      Carol M. Cram is the author of over forty textbooks on computer applications, business communications, and Internet-related subjects. Carol was also a long-time faculty member at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, where she taught business applications and communications. Currently, Carol splits her times between developing educational content full time for Cengage Learning and writing historical novels.

      SAM 2013 – What’s New 
      Facilitated by:
      Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Forsyth Technical Community College 
      Date Recorded: 7/31/2013  

      SAM 2013 is new and improved!  Come see all of the great things we have to come expect from SAM and a whole lot more. From the new functionality in Office 2013 and Windows 8 to the improved cheating detection, SAM continues to bring new advances in technology.  Join us to review the new interface, reports, videos, cheating detection and much more.  We will discuss these new processes and best practices for a successful move to Office 2013 and SAM 2013.

      Melisa "Joey" Bryant is the Program Coordinator for Healthcare Business Informatics for Forsyth Technical Community College and instructor for Computer Information Technology. Joey obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration from High Point University. She also has a Post-Master Certification in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the SAM administrator for the school and a Technology Power User for the Course Technology SAM software. With over 25 years in the IT industry, Joey has a background systems design and systems maintenance.

      What’s New with the Illustrated Series 
      Facilitated by:
      Amanda Lyons, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 7/31/2013  

      Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft 2013 applications quickly and efficiently. Please join you Course Technology product development team for an interactive hour to learn how the Illustrated Series has been updated for your Office 2013 courses!

      Amanda Lyons is the Associate Product Manager for both the Illustrated and New Perspectives series. In her role, she works on revision strategies, author relationships, budget planning, gathering product feedback, and answering questions from the field. Amanda has had various Editorial positions throughout her six years at Cengage and is based out of the Boston office.

      What’s New with the New Perspectives Series 
      Facilitated by:
      Donna Gridley, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 7/31/2013  

      With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, the New Perspectives Series helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. The New Perspectives Series for Office 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. Please join your Course Technology product development team for an interactive hour to learn how the New Perspectives Series has been updated for your Office 2013 courses!

      Donna Gridley has held a variety of positions at Cengage Learning over the past 16 years. Currently, Donna is in charge of multiple product lines that fall under the New Perspectives Series umbrella. In addition to best-selling print products Donna also manages the innovative all-digital product, Emerge with Computers. 

      What’s New with the Shelly/Cashman Series 
      Facilitated by:
      Reed Curry 
      Date Recorded: 7/31/2013  

      Discover the latest that Microsoft Office has to offer with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! The Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students.  With Microsoft Office 2013, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. Please join your Course Technology product development team for an interactive hour on these exciting enhancements.

      Reed Curry is the Associate Product Manager for the Shelly/Cashman Series at Cengage Learning.

      Student Engagement Techniques: Keeping it Real for Students 
      Facilitated by:
      Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University
      Date Recorded:  8/1/2013 


      Most of us have “tried and true” approaches we use for engaging students and motivating them to succeed. Yet even the best educators know that adjustments are needed from time to time. If you’re ready to learn the latest trends and research news you can use today to affirm, refine or even overhaul your course, this session is for you!

      Beverly Amer is a Cengage Learning author (Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills, Emerge with Computers, Computers in Our World, Global Technology Watch) who is passionate about helping students achieve their potential. She started her teaching career at the University of Florida in 1989, and has been the recipient of numerous teaching and innovation awards. Beverly currently is a Principal Lecturer and University College Faculty Fellow at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where she coordinates the business school's introductory computer information systems course and coaches hundreds of students to success each year. She has been a popular, energetic and entertaining speaker at Cengage Learning events since 2006.

      Diving Deep into Access 2013 
      Facilitated by:
       Lisa Friedrichsen, Johnson County Community College 
      Date Recorded: 8/2/2013 

      Participants will dive deep into Access 2013 by experiencing some of the most interesting and powerful features of Access 2013 that are covered in most textbooks but sometimes difficult for students to grasp.  Specifically, we will...

      1. Tables: Work with Lookup fields, and explain how they relate two tables.
      2. Queries:
        1. Build queries with both AND and OR criteria, using a “racetrack” analogy that 
          students understand
        2. Build parameter queries that increase flexibility
      3. Forms:
        1. Build the Record Source and Data Source properties in Design View, explaining the importance of each
        2. Build a combo box for data entry
        3. Build a combo box to find records, contrasting the use of a combo box for data entry vs. finding records
      4. Reports:  Explain the primary purpose of Report, Layout, and Design View, clarifying each
      5. Access and the Web:  Show how an Access database works with Web technologies
      6. Final Case Study:  Tie a form, query, and report together by creating a dialog box form that passes criteria to a query that is used to build an on-the-fly, custom report.  This works well as a “final hands on project” for a semester-long Access class.

      Lisa Friedrichsen teaches Microsoft® applications, Web technologies, and database programming at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.  Lisa also writes Microsoft® Access textbooks for the Course Technology Illustrated series as well as a number of other titles. 
      Lisa has been in the computer business with IBM and now Johnson County Community College her entire career.  Her favorite subject to teach is Microsoft® Access because of the power of relational databases and the excellent tools provided by Access to build an application.

      Diving Deep into Excel 2013 
      Facilitated by:
       Lynn Wermers, North Shore Community College 
      Date Recorded: 8/2/2013  

      Participants will explore the new features of Excel 2013 that make data analysis easier, secure, and more robust.   This Webinar includes:

      • Flash Fill: Use existing patterns in data to fill worksheet cells.
      • Quick Analysis: This new tool offers a quick look at your data in the format of charts, tables, and totals.
      • Charting: A new chart advisor helps select and build the best chart for your data.
      • Timeline Filter:  Easily display PivotTable data by time periods.
      • Range Protection:  This new option allows users to edit certain ranges on a protected sheet.
      • New number conversions:  This new function converts Roman numerals to Arabic numbers.

      Lynn Wermers is a professor and the chair of the Computer Science Department at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. She also teaches in the Math Department at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies in Boston.

      National Criminal Justice Month - Cengage Professional Development Webinars

      Best Practices to Develop Critical Thinking & Decision Making in Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Co-Facilitator Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2017

      One of the biggest challenges in teaching criminal justice can be how to help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to make informed decisions. 

      Discover how you can empower your criminal justice students to build their critical thinking skills so they have the confidence to make and justify their decisions. Participants will be asked to share their own best practices in both residential or online courses. Plus, attendees will learn how scenario-based learning can be a tool to power students from memorization to mastery. 

      Scott Rudeen will discuss his best practices and highlight how he uses MindTap for Criminal Justice to improve his students’ critical thinking and decision making skills.

      National Criminal Justice Month - Cengage Professional Development Webinars

      Effective Ways to Increase Student Engagement & Retention in Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Struggle to keep your students interested?  Wish you could motivate them to be more engaged?  Do you have a proven way how you improve student retention when teaching residential or online courses?

      Knowledge is power – so attend this interactive workshop (designed as a think tank) where you will learn from colleagues and share your effective ways to engage students, identify those that are at risk, and help build their confidence to succeed in criminal justice.

      Scott Domowicz will discuss his best practices and spotlight several ways he has successfully used MindTap for Criminal Justice to better engage and reach students where they are – improving overall retention as a direct result.

      Integrative Counseling
      Facilitated by: Gerald Corey
      Date Recorded: 3/8/2017

      Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

      There’s a MindAPP for That!: InSite2, Powered by TurnItIn
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 11/17/2016

      English professors spend countless hours grading papers and providing students with valuable feedback. While this is necessary, it can also be both time-consuming and tiring. In Part 4 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how InSite2, powered by TurnItIn, can help you grade papers more effectively. QuickMarks, PeerMarks, rubrics, and voice-recorded comments are just a few of the features of InSite2. In addition, Originality Reports help to prevent plagiarism, saving you time and promoting student success!

      Managing Online Ethics
      Facilitated by: Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW
      Date Recorded: 11/14/2016

      This webinar introduces social networking and the ethical tensions they can create for helping professionals. The rapid and pervasive arrival of online networking through blogs, chat rooms, Facebook, and LinkedIn has created unique challenges in the field. The application of familiar ethical concepts, client privacy, professional boundaries, worker self-disclosure, conflicts of interest, and informed consent all take on new forms and complexities in light of technological advances. You will receive guidance on how to translate clinical and ethical standards for a changing electronic environment.

      Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and teaches in the areas of direct practice, higher education, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried has written over 60 articles, monographs and chapters on ethics and practice. She is the author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors: High Stakes and Hard Choices and the forthcoming book Cultivating Courage. She is co-author of the texts Best of Boards, Direct Social Work Practice and Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource.

      Engaging and Assessing Adolescents: An Interview with Megan and Maddie
      Facilitated by: Drs. Ronald Rooney, Pa Der Vang, and Joan Blakey
      Date Recorded: 11/11/2016

      Interviewing methods often have an adult-centric focus that ignores normal development and cultural variations. This session will include a presentation of a recently developed video focusing on interviewing and assessment. The presenters will discuss tactics and best practices for using the video, “An Interview with Megan and Maddie,” in teaching engagement and assessment with adolescents.

      The presenters are among the authors of Direct Social Work Practice which is now available in the 10th edition. Dr. Rooney is Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Dr. Vang is Associate Professor at University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s , St. Paul Mn. Dr. Blakey is Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

      There’s a MindAPP for That!: NetTutor and Questia
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 10/27/2016

      Writing and research are core components of Freshman Composition courses; however, many students today lack the skills necessary to be successful in these areas. In Part 3 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how NetTutor and Questia can help your students navigate the writing and research processes. NetTutor provides personalized tutoring for students while Questia gives them access to a vast library of books and articles, in addition to tools for essay planning and organization.

      Teaching Essential Skills through the use of Videos
      Facilitated by: Ed Jacobs and Chris Schimmel, West Virginia University
      Date Recorded: 10/1/2016

      Student mastery of concepts is always challenging in today’s classroom! Even more challenging is the ability to capture student’s attention in an engaging and meaningful way. Please join a group of your peers for an informative webinar on techniques to increase student engagement through the use of videos with Ed Jacobs of West Virginia University and Chris Schimmel authors of Group Counseling, 8/e.

      Ed and Chris present throughout the United States and world over 20 workshops each year on Impact Therapy, creative counseling, and group counseling for state and national conferences, agencies, school districts, and organizations.  They are known for their practical, down-to-earth style in both their presentations and their books.

      There’s a MindApp for That!
      Listen in on 4-part webinar series with Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Audrey Wick, an English professor at Blinn College, and Senior Marketing Manager, Kina Lara, also an English professor at San Jacinto College, where we will identify common problems English instructors (and their students) face and show you to how solve those problems with MindTap!

      Part 1: JUST IN TIME Module and Aplia Assignments
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 9/13/2016

      Today’s Freshman Composition students are often coming in to classes at lower and more varied levels. Meeting the individual needs of all students can be difficult and time-consuming. In Part 1 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how the JUST IN TIME module, made up of Aplia assignments, within MindTap can help you meet students where they’re at but get them where they need to be.

       

      Getting Started using MindTap for Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, Online Program Chair, Globe University
      Date Recorded: 8/16/2016

      In the training webinar, Scott Rudeen will help you hit the ground running using MindTap for Criminal Justice!  This just-in-time webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap for Criminal Justice that will get your CJ students engaged and mastering course content – right from Day One!  Start your term off right by viewing this Getting Started training webinar!

      Setting the Stage for Student Success with CoATS - Collaborative Active Teaching Strategies
      Facilitated by: Essie Childers
      Date Recorded: 4/20/2016

      Whether it is the beginning of the semester, middle or end, we want to retain our students and keep them actively engaged.  Give your students an opportunity to experience deep and lasting learning. You don’t need a magic wand; just move away from your lectern for a moment. In this webinar, Essie Childers will highlight several collaborative active teaching strategies to help develop critical thinking skills and foster student success.

      Essie Childers is a professor of Learning Frameworks, Study Skills, and Developmental Reading at Blinn College and a Faculty Partner for Cengage Learning. Essie serves as President of the Texas Community College Teachers Association which is comprised of over 6,000 teachers and administrators in the state of Texas, the 2014 recipient of CRLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2013 On Course Ambassador of the Year Award. She has presented at numerous conferences such as, Cengage Learning, NADE, On Course, NISOD, TCCTA, CRLA, CASP, and AAAE (American Association for Adjunct Educators). Essie is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler, Abilene Christian University, and Walden University completing a Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning in 2014.  She has taught for 29 years using active learning strategies to engage and motivate students.

      Using Digital in Your Logic, Philosophy, and Ethics Courses
      Facilitated by: Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of San Diego
      Date Recorded:  3/29/2016

      Join Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of San Diego, to explore digital learning approaches to help your students in your introductory logic, philosophy, and ethics courses be more prepared for class and engaged with the content of your course.

      Beyond Interests and Abilities: A More Comprehensive Approach to Career Exploration
      Facilitated by: Christine Harrington, Author
      Date Recorded: 3/14/2016

      With endless career options, it’s not surprising that many students are overwhelmed when it comes to career decision making.  Others may have “decided” prematurely without engaging in career exploration.  What strategies can we use to help students choose a career path?  While thinking about interests and abilities may be a good first step, this is not enough.  Values, self-efficacy, and action steps are also important parts of the process.  In this webinar, we’ll put theory and research into practice by identifying teaching approaches and assignments that will set the stage for career decision making success!

      Dr. Christine Harrington is a Professor of Psychology and Student Success at Middlesex County College in Edison NJ.  She is also the Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Coordinator for the Student Success course on her campus.  She is the author of Student Success in College:  Doing What Works! 2nd edition, a research-based text for the first-year seminar course, and a contributing author of Foundations for Critical Thinking, published by the National Resource Center on the First Year Experience and Transitions.  Dr. Harrington is the recipient of the 2016 McGraw Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars award.  She frequently presents at conferences and colleges and universities and runs Scholarly Teaching Institutes.  For more information, visit her website www.scholarlyteaching.org

      Increasing Academic Rigor in First-Year Experience Courses
      Facilitated by: Christine Harrington, Author
      Date Recorded: 3/14/2016

      What skills do students need in their very first semester?  Come explore the importance of establishing strong work ethic and study habits from the moment that students step onto campus.  Strategies to teach critical thinking, information literacy, and other high level academic skills in the first-year experience course will be discussed and a model for increasing the academic rigor will be shared.

      Dr. Christine Harrington is a Professor of Psychology and Student Success at Middlesex County College in Edison NJ.  She is also the Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Coordinator for the Student Success course on her campus.  She is the author of Student Success in College:  Doing What Works! 2nd edition, a research-based text for the first-year seminar course, and a contributing author of Foundations for Critical Thinking, published by the National Resource Center on the First Year Experience and Transitions.  Dr. Harrington is the recipient of the 2016 McGraw Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars award.  She frequently presents at conferences and colleges and universities and runs Scholarly Teaching Institutes.  For more information, visit her website at: www.scholarlyteaching.org

      MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students!
      Facilitated by: Dr. Diane Carter, Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director, University of Idaho
      Date Recorded: 3/1/16

      Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success.

      MindTap Interpersonal Communication Works for Students!
      Facilitated by: Lisa Boragine, Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer
      Date Recorded: 2/29/0216

      Put interpersonal communication skills in context with MindTap! Easy to use and easy to customize, MindTap Interpersonal Communication works for students with tools tied directly to learning objectives and outcomes to elevate communication competence. Engaging, skills-based assignments guide students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program for classroom, personal and professional success.

      MindTap Introduction to Communication Works for Students!
      Facilitated by: Dr. Diane Carter, Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director, University of Idaho
      Date Recorded: 2/26/2016

      Build your students’ foundational communication skills with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap promotes mastery of course concepts with skills-based assignments that guide to students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program including public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Focused tools, engaging activities and contextualized exercises in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and foundational communication skills for classroom and career success!

      MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students!
      Facilitated by: Dr. Diane Carter, Fundamentals of Public Speaking Course Director, University of Idaho
      Date Recorded: 2/25/2016

      Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate transferrable communication skills for classroom and career success!

      These “Kids” Today! How Do They Learn – How Can We Reach Them?
      Facilitated by: Dr. Constance Staley, Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
      Date Recorded: 1/21/2016

      There’s no doubt about it: today’s students—traditional and non-traditional—are largely hands-on learners.  Give them an assignment to blog, create a presentation, or take part in a simulation or project-based learning experience, and they’re “in.” The old read-lecture-test model dampens the motivation of many students. This session will explore how to design learning experiences that students want to complete with life lessons that stick.  Join active educator, Constance Staley, author of Cengage Learning’s FOCUS series and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern, to talk about student engagement, how it’s changed over time, and how today’s classrooms and online learning environments are changing—for the better!

      Moving Students BEYOND Their Assessed Learning Styles and Into Better Understanding
      Facilitated by: Marinda Ashman, Associate Professor and Department Chair in Student Leadership and Success Studies, College at Utah Valley University
      Date Recorded: 11/16/2015

      As instructors, we may already be very familiar with learning styles, the research surrounding their use, and even the tools used to assess them.  But do our students really know what to do with this information about how they learn best and what it means within the context of their college experiences?  This 1-hour session will present a quick overview of common learning styles, but will primarily focus on HOW to help your students both work with and learn BEYOND their assessed learning styles.

      Online Learning in Introductory Chinese with iLrn for Ni Wo Ta

      Facilitated by: Phyllis Zhang, George Washington University
      Date Recorded: 10/30/2015

      This interactive webinar is based on Cengage Learning’s innovative new program, Ni Wo Ta. 你我他 (Ni Wo Ta) is a first-year program that offers beginning learners of Chinese an enriching language learning experience through a narrative video story, innovative instructional design, robust technology integration, and comprehensive cultural coverage. It employs an intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development, with effective strategies to tackle tough areas such as tones, literacy development and difficult grammar points.  In this session, you’ll learn about how iLrn, Cengage Learning’s dynamic course-management system,  saves you time and supports the program’s key features through integrated video segments, interactive activities, grammar PowerPoints, and more. This program is ideal for college introductory Chinese courses.

      An Integrative Approach to Counseling
      Facilitated by: Dr. Gerald Corey, California State University at Fullerton
      Date Recorded: 10/29/2015

      Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

      Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomat in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. In the past 40 years Jerry and Marianne Corey have conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.

      Bring Mass Communication to Life with MindTap!
      Facilitated by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer, Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College; Sarah Seymour, Marketing Manager, and Rachel Smith, Associate Content Developer, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2015

      Bring Mass Communication to life with MindTap! Join us to discover how MindTap for Biagi's Media/Impact, 12e helps bridge the gap between theory and practice. Elevate critical thinking and media literacy with tools, assignments and activities in MindTap that help students understand how Mass Communication principles fit into their everyday lives.

      MindTap for Interpersonal Communication Works for Students
      Facilitated by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer; Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College
      Date Recorded: 10/27/2015

      Put interpersonal communication skills in context with MindTap! Easy to use and easy to customize, MindTap Interpersonal Communication works for students with tools tied directly to learning objectives and outcomes to elevate communication competence. Engaging, skills-based assignments guide students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program for classroom, personal and professional success.

      Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Learning Music Team
      Date Recorded: 10/26/2015

      The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make it easy to set your course.

      Introductory German - Real World, Real People, Real Language—Welten: A New Introductory German Program!
      Facilitated by: Nikolaus Euba, University of California, Berkeley
      Date Recorded: 10/23/2015

      Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, Welten helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing their interpretive and analytical skills. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, Welten brings a new approach to introductory German.

      Introductory Spanish - Exploraciones: A Four-Semester Solution to Meet Today's Students' Needs
      Facilitated by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston
      Date Recorded: 10/22/2015

      Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Exploraciones, Mary Ann Blitt. This webinar is about an innovative, articulated Spanish program created for diverse students. With Exploraciones, students learn Spanish for everyday life through the discovery learning approach followed by contextual use, communicative activities that build proficiency in the four language skills, and consistent integration of the 5C's. The webinar also addresses how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses.

      Intermediate Spanish - Are your Intermediate Spanish Students Struggling to See the Relevance in Their Coursework?
      Facilitated by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston
      Date Recorded: 10/21/2015

      Join us for part two of Mary Ann Blitt's interactive webinar and discussion on using the discovery learning approach in the Spanish classroom. This session focuses on strategies and techniques for Intermediate Spanish, including how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses.

      Liaisons: Communication that builds connection in Introductory French
      Facilitated by: Wynne Wong, The Ohio State University
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Please join us for an informative webinar with the author of Liaisons, Wynne Wong. Liaisons is an innovative Introductory French program that motivates students to actively create language out of a desire to truly communicate what they think and what they have learned. Liaisons brings French language and culture to life through an intriguing mystery film shot on location in Montreal, Quebec City and Paris. In this webinar, we will address the use of film in the introductory French classroom and show how Liaisons’ approach engages students to discover, connect, and create language in the classroom and beyond.

      Move Your Intro German Class Forward with Vorsprung!
      Facilitated by: Thomas Lovik, Michigan State University
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2015

      An innovative and lively first-year program with new accompanying videos, Vorsprung emphasizes the acquisition of communicative and cultural competence without sacrificing attention to formal accuracy. New to the Enhanced Edition is the Videotour series: four videos that cover unique perspectives into the German-speaking world, from the Viennese coffeehouse tradition to the history of German speakers in Texas. In this one-hour webinar, the authors will present and discuss the key benefits of the Vorsprung program, including the all-new Videotour available on DVD and online.

      Flip Your Class with CONECTADOS! 
      Facilitated by: Authors Patti Marinelli, University of South Carolina and Karin Fajardo
      Date Recorded: 10/8/2015

      No matter what kind of class you teach—traditional, flipped, hybrid or online—a major challenge is keeping students active and engaged. Join us for an informative webinar on active learning with the authors of Conectados, Patti Marinelli and Karin Fajardo. This webinar outlines some basic principles of active learning and describes this game-changing Introductory Spanish program. See for yourself how Conectados helps students become more fully engaged in their learning and connects them to the Spanish-speaking world, however and wherever they learn.

      MindTap for Introduction to Communication Works for Students
      Facilitated by: Dr. Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Instructor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho
      Date Recorded: 10/8/2015

      Build your students’ foundational communication skills with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap promotes mastery of course concepts with skills-based assignments that guide to students analyze, apply and improve in key areas of the program including public speaking, small group and interpersonal communication. Focused tools, engaging activities and contextualized exercises in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and foundational communication skills for classroom and career success. 

      Dr. Carter is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Idaho and current MindTap user. She is the Course Director for Fundamentals of Public Speaking and teaches courses in persuasion, nonprofit fundraising, conflict management, and applied business and professional communication.

      Introductory Spanish - Nexos and 21st Century Language Instruction
      Facilitated by: Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, Editor, Hispania and Dr. Maria Carreira, California State University at Long Beach
      Date Recorded: 10/02/2015

      This interactive webinar presents the new edition of Cengage Learning's Nexos, a first-year Spanish program that focuses on students learning language and interacting with the modern world. Facilitators will discuss how the text meets the needs of today's student through individualized learning, innovative activities, and effective assessment, all responding to ACTFL's 21st Century skills. We will discuss today's student goal and program learning outcome goals and how Nexos can lead students to be more proficient in Spanish in an interconnected world.

      Intermediate Spanish - Are your Intermediate Spanish Students Prepared for the Next Step in Their Journey toward Proficiency?
      Facilitated by: Dr. Emily Spinelli, Dr. Carmen García, and Carol E. Galvin Flood
      Date Recorded: 10/02/2015

      Join this discussion on integrating authentic cultural materials into your Intermediate Spanish course. Help students refine their own perspectives and develop a sensitivity to and appreciation of Hispanic cultures through cross-cultural comparisons, reflective and thought-provoking activities. In addition, find out how to better emphasize an interactive, communicative approach to the teaching of language at this important course level.

      Introductory Spanish - Beyond Textbook Culture: Plazas 5e and National Geographic Learning
      Facilitated by: Dr. Robert Hershberger, DePauw University
      Date Recorded: 9/25/2015

      Plazas 5e incorporates world-class content from National Geographic Learning to take cultural presentations to depths never previously available. Please join us for an interactive webinar where we will discuss the impact of this partnership and the activities available in Plazas 5e that will engage students with material and broaden their cultural perspectives. Culture sections present a new generation of National Geographic Explorers that allow students to access a myriad of disciplines through the lens of Spanish and to see the value of Spanish in a variety of academic and professional pursuits.

      MindTap for Public Speaking Works for Students
      Facilitated by: Dr. Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 
      Date Recorded: 9/24/2015 

      Dr. Carter is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Idaho and current MindTap user. She coordinates the university’s public speaking program and teaches courses in persuasion, nonprofit fundraising, conflict management, and applied business and professional communication. 

      Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate oral communication skills for classroom and career success. 

      What Should I Cover and How? Problems and Issues in Teaching Introductory Psychology 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Douglas Bernstein, University of South Florida 
      Date Recorded: 5/15/2015 

      View our webinar with renowned Psychology author, educator, and scholar, Dr. Douglas Bernstein. Dr. Bernstein will be tackling problems and issues faced when teaching an Introductory Psychology course. During this session, you will meet with the Cengage Learning Psychology team as well as your fellow colleagues for an opportunity to discuss tips and ideas. This includes what topics to cover in Introductory Psychology, how to cover them, and other issues commonly faced when teaching introductory psychology courses. Dr. Bernstein will be leading the conversation and providing valuable information you can bring back to the classroom.

      Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he served for many years as director of the introductory psychology program. He is currently affiliated as Courtesy Professor of Psychology at The University of South Florida, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at The University of Southampton in the UK. Dr. Bernstein chairs the Program Committee of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP), and is the Founder of the Association for Psychological Science's Preconference Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. In 2002 he received the American Psychological Foundation's award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology.

      The Importance of Undergraduate Research in Psychology Programs 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Susann Doyle-Portillo 
      Date Recorded: 5/8/2015 

      View our webinar with renowned psychology author, educator, and scholar, Dr. Susann M. Doyle-Portillo. Dr. Doyle-Portillo will be discussing the importance of undergraduate research in psychology programs. As part of this, she will be joined by an undergraduate researcher from her institution to discuss the impact of undergraduate research.

      Susann M. Doyle-Portillo is professor of psychology at Gainesville College. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Cognition from the University of Oklahoma and holds bachelor’s degrees in engineering and psychology. She has published articles in the journals Social Cognition and Contemporary Social Psychology, but the main focus of her career is teaching. During her tenure at Gainesville College, Dr. Doyle-Portillo has twice been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She has supervised independent-study student research at the two-year college level and is the founder of the Division of Social Sciences and Education Annual Research Poster Competition at Gainesville College. She also is the chair of the Scientific Review Committee/Institutional Review Board for the Gainesville College Engineering and Science Fair. She has authored test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides.

      Psychology as a Hub Science: Engaging Majors and Non-majors 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Laura Freberg 
      Date Recorded: 5/4/2015 

      View our webinar with renowned Psychology author, educator, and scholar, Dr. Laura Freberg. From this discussion, participants will become more aware of opportunities to make their courses more engaging to diverse groups of students. Practical suggestions for activities and pedagogy that will enhance psychological literacy for majors and non-majors alike will be presented for reaction, discussion, and brainstorming.

      Laura A. Freberg (Ph.D., UCLA) is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. Laura's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. Laura has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. Laura serves as the Content Expert Writer for Psychology for Answers.com and as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience. She is a member of the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly. With John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, she is the co-author of two editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage Learning).

      Writing to Learn with Dr. Jeff Nevid 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Jeff Nevid 
      Date Recorded: 5/1/2015  

      View our webinar with renowned Psychology author, educator, and scholar Dr. Jeff Nevid. Dr. Nevid will be diving into the exciting world of writing to learn in Introductory Psychology and exploring different ways to get your students to think critically through the writing process. Dr. Nevid has extensive research interests in the areas of clinical psychology, health psychology, implicit cognition, and teaching of psychology. He has published in a number of scientific journals, including Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, American Journal of Health Promotion, Psychology and Marketing, and Teaching of Psychology. His research interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, smoking cessation, pedagogical research, and measurement of implicit attitudes and cognitions.

      Dr. Nevid is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at St. John's University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and was a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mental Health Evaluation Research at Northwestern University. Dr. Nevid holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and has served as Associate Editor of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and as Consulting Editor for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing. Dr. Nevid has published more than 50 research articles in leading scientific journals and is the author or coauthor of 11 books, including BT/Behavior Therapy and the textbooks Psychology: Concepts & Applications, Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Your Health.  Dr. Nevid teaches graduate courses in research methods, and objective personality assessment, as well as supervising doctoral students in cognitive behavior therapy.

      How to Stimulate Your Students in Introductory Psychology 
      Facilitated by:
       Author Spencer Rathus 
      Date Recorded: 4/27/2015 

      View our webinar with renowned Psychology author, educator, and scholar Spencer Rathus. Dr. Rathus will be diving into the exciting world of teaching Introductory Psychology and exploring different ways to stimulate students in the classroom. Rathus earned his Ph.D. in psychology and then entered clinical practice and teaching. He has published research articles in journals such as Behavior Therapy, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Behavior Research and Therapy, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Adolescence, and Criminology. His research interests lie in the areas of human growth and development, psychological disorders, methods of therapy, and psychological assessment.

      Rathus has since poured his energies into writing textbooks in introductory psychology, developmental psychology, the psychology of adjustment, human sexuality, and abnormal psychology. He has taught at Northeastern University, St. John's University, New York University, and The College of New Jersey. His professional activities include service on the American Psychological Association Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in Psychology, and on the Advisory Panel, American Psychological Association, Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies.

      Family Communication Interpretations and Implications 
      Facilitated by:
       Rich West and Lynn Turner
      Date Recorded: 4/20/2015 

      View our webinar with Interpersonal and Family Communication authors Rich West and Lynn Turner as they unpack what it means to be a family. They will examine how our definitions of family influence approaches to research and communication within families.

      As a critically important social institution, the family has huge implications for laypeople, policy makers, and scholars alike. But what is a family? The authors will explore the primary types of families in the United States, highlighting demographic information, communication behaviors and cultural concerns related to each configuration. Take part in this stimulating conversation to uncover the many facets and interpretations of family.

      About the Presenters 
      Lynn Turner and Rich West have been writing partners and best friends for nearly 3 decades. Together, they have authored 5 books in multiple editions, including  IPC2 and are the co-editors of the award winning The Family Communication Sourcebook (Sage, ©2006) and The Sage Handbook of Family Communication (Sage, ©2015). Their books have been translated into a number of different languages, including Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. The two have served as guest co-editors the Journal of Family Communication twice and have both served as President of the National Communication Association (Lynn, 2010; Rich, 2011). In 2014, they received the prestigious Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship/Distinguished Service in Family Communication.

      Tips and Tools for Engaging Your Human Sexuality Students 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Janell Carroll - University of Hartford
      Date Recorded: 4/13/2015 

      Do you struggle to get your students to join in the discussion about human sexuality? Are you looking for tools and methods to get your students more engaged in the course? Join Dr. Janell Carroll (University of Hartford) as she discusses her proven methods for engaging student, and her fresh and fun approach to making human sexuality come alive in her courses.

      Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage 
      Facilitated by:
      Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier
      Date Recorded: 4/3/2015 
      Hear Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier, authors of Exploring Art, 5th Edition, as they discuss the advantages of teaching art appreciation globally and thematically.  Then, learn how to boost engagement and excitement in your art appreciation course with help from MindTap the interactive, customizable, and online teaching and learning solution developed to further give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

      About the Presenters: 
      Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose books include Art and Design Fundamentals and The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist. An active artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. 
      Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now Professor Emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

      Exploring the Value of Play for Young Children 
      Facilitated by:
      Dorothy Justus Sluss, James Madison University
      Date Recorded: 4/2/2015

      Join us as we explore the value of play for young children. Although play has long been recognized as a powerful medium for learning, it is disappearing from many preschool and kindergarten classrooms. This webinar is designed for teacher educators to help pre-service students understand the reasons for this trend, discuss how play is a part of a child’s natural approach to life and learning, and consider the required energy and knowledge needed as future teachers to positively impact their classroom as well as the national landscape for play.

      Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap 
      Facilitated by:
       Jillian Borden, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 

      Listen in on an interactive webinar on Music Appreciation in the modern classroom. We'll explore MindTap, the online critical listening program designed to bring musical forms throughout history and cultures to life, all while seamlessly allowing you to integrate your own course materials into vetted instructional content. Please join us for this brief walkthrough and discussion about MindTap for Music Appreciation, now available for the new editions of The Essential Listening to Music, 2nd Edition and Music Listening Today, 6th Edition.

      Adaptive Learning with MindTap Sociology 
      Facilitated by:
      Jen Shea, Knewton and Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 4/1/2015 

      What is adaptive learning? For all the hype about adaptive learning, there are relatively few explanations of what the term actually means. Not all adaptive learning is created equal. Personalization within a learning application can take many forms. In this webinar, our adaptive learning partner, Knewton, will talk about the benefits of personalized learning online and explain the differences between adaptive technologies in use today.

      Learn about MindTap for U.S. History 
      Facilitated by:
       Kyle Zimmerman, History Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 3/31/2015  

      Join us for a webinar to learn more about Cengage Learning's new MindTap for U.S. History. MindTap for U.S. History is an exciting new product uses primary sources to engage students and help develop their critical thinking skills.

      Assessment-Supported Early Childhood Curriculum 
      Facilitated by:
      Shauna Adams, University of Dayton 
      Date Recorded: 3/20/2015 

      In an era of assessment driven accountability, how can we, as teacher educators, prepare students to be advocates for appropriate assessment practice?  This webinar will share ideas for developing a cohesive college experience for early childhood majors who need to understand and document how children learn and develop.  Authentic and play-based assessment strategies, portfolio development and the use of common checklists and rating scales will be discussed with the goal of developing early childhood teachers who are change agents and advocates for children.

      Remember THIS! Memory Processes to Help Students Success 
      Facilitated by:
       Author Linda Wong
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2015 

      Do your students sometimes struggle to find successful memory strategies as they study? Do they understand how both internal and external distractions (and even their own learning styles) can affect their abilities to recall information? Join Cengage Learning Author Linda Wong as she provides you with proven memory process strategies and classroom activities to help YOU help THEM. 

      About the Presenter: Author Linda Wong taught for over 22 years in the Academic Learning Skills Department at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. At Lane, Linda taught developmental education and college study skills courses and actively participated in curriculum development projects, the Women's Transition Program, programs for students with learning disabilities, and the campus Diversity Team. She retired to Las Vegas in 2001. Linda has continued her involvement in education as an educational consultant, a presenter at national conferences, and the author of Essential Study Skills. She continues authoring textbooks and exploring other avenues of writing. Linda has one son, Kailee, and four beautiful grandchildren.

      Activate Learning with Aplia: Mid-Terms and APLIA: Help your Developmental English students Elevate Thinking and Engage in the Reading and Writing Process 
      Facilitated by:
      Kina Lara, San Jacinto College 
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2015  

      This session will focus on how to use students’ work in Aplia to personalize their experience in the classroom. Take a dive into the superior content of Aplia and see how that content helps students build critical thinking skills in Reading and Writing. Learn how to administer a mid-term exam and use the results to see where students are excelling and where they are struggling. Best classroom practices will be shared. You won’t want to miss this truly Aplia in action session!

      Re-Think Learning - A Web Conference for Developmental Studies Educators 
      Date Recorded:
       1/28/2015 

      How do we re-think learning? Join your colleagues for a day of free webcasts and activities that explore the opportunities and challenges educators face when rethinking how they deliver instruction to increase student engagement and improve outcomes. A general session and three discipline tracks with multiple sessions are offered. Attend a session and you are sure to learn practical ideas you can implement in your own classroom right away.

      Developmental English
      Using Grammar to Energize the Developmental Writing Classroom 
      Facilitated by:
      Larry Barkley, Mt. San Jacinto College and Christine Sandoval, Riverside Community College 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      After viewing videos in which students discuss the importance of grammar in their academic lives, Sandoval and Barkley will discuss research that (1) speaks to the need to challenge students and (2) argues the need to reintroduce grammar into the classroom in order to establish the underpinnings for vigorous writing and clear communication. Last, attendees will participate in a classroom activity designed to generate excitement and energy around the discussion of grammar and to help improve students' writing.

      Are Your Lessons Trending? Integrating Multimodal Assignments to Elevate Thinking and Writing 
      Presented by: Kiala Givehand, Faculty Advisor, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      In this session participants will learn strategies to help navigate the digital landscape in order to enhance assignments and increase critical and creative thinking, learning, and writing. While using the writing process as our map, we will combine active learning strategies with various technologies and multimodal exercises that can be used to improve outcomes. Participants are sure to walk away with tried and true techniques that can be implemented immediately and effectively without a lot of “extra, extra.”

      Developmental Math
      Reducing Math & Test Anxiety – Job #1 to Improve Success for Math Students 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Paul Nolting, Learning Specialist 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      This energizing and motivating session will teach you how to use research-based math study skills strategies to improve the success of ALL your developmental students. Did you know 25% of variance of math achievement is comprised of math study skills—a set of skills that differs from general study skills. Nolting will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of both math test and math anxiety, and offer solutions targeted toward faculty and students alike. Participants will learn about anxiety-reduction techniques, classroom management, test-taking skills, and test analysis to improve learning outcomes for ALL your students. Even if you don’t teach mathematics, you will want to attend this insightful presentation by Paul Nolting, a national expert in assessing learning problems.  

      Secrets to Changing the Equation for Student Success in Developmental Mathematics 
      Facilitated by:
      Richard Aufmann, Palomar College 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      When you think course redesign, to truly affect and impact student success our focus should be on what matters -- the student -- not the course.  Students and their individual learning needs is what matters most. In this insightful and inspiring session Dick Aufmann will uncover specific secrets to empowering students to learn along their journey through developmental mathematics.  As a participant you will learn key strategies you can use - in any delivery model - to help your students learn mathematics, not just do homework.  Take charge and start changing the equation for student success in developmental mathematics.

      College Success
      Raising the Bar in Developmental Education: Helping Students Exceed Their Own Expectations 
      Facilitated by:
      Dr. Christine Harrington, Professor and Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, Middlesex County College, New Jersey 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      Learning and Teaching, Middlesex County College 
      This session will help you discover a research-based framework (and the most important goal setting factor!) that will assist your students with setting and implementing effective goals that will lead to high levels of success. Come discover an approach that integrates reading, critical thinking, and information literacy skills into developmental courses through the use of actual research from peer reviewed journals. The focus will be on how increasing academic rigor while simultaneously increasing the level of support provided to students leads to success!

      Engaging Students, Personalizing Learning and Elevating Thinking…The MindTap Experience for College Success 
      Facilitated by:
      Shawn Orr, TeamUP Professional Educator and Erica Messenger, Senior Marketing Manager, College Success 
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2015 

      This interactive session will explore best practices for the organization, development, and effective utilization of technology tools and the MindTap platform within your face-to-face, blended or online college success course.  Join us to spark new ideas and learn exciting technology solutions for your college success course.

      Create your Communicative Classroom with EXPLORACIONES! 
      Facilitated by:
      Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston 
      Date Recorded: 2/26/2015 

      Listen in on an informative webinar with the author of EXPLORACIONES, Mary Ann Blitt. This webinar is about an innovative, articulated Spanish program created for diverse students. This program was developed to help students learn Spanish for everyday life through contextual use and application of the discovery learning approach, communicative activities that build proficiency in the four language skills, and consistent integration of the 5C’s.

      Mary Ann Blitt (author of EXPLORACIONES and EXPLORACIONES CURSO INTERMEDIO) began her Spanish studies at the age of 13 while living in Madrid, Spain. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and after spending a year studying at the Universidad de Granada, she returned to the university to obtain a teaching certificate. She later attended Colorado State University, where she received her master's degree in Spanish with interdisciplinary studies in French. After teaching Spanish at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City, and coordinating the Study Abroad Program there for several years, she joined the faculty at College of Charleston in 2014. Mary Ann is actively involved in professional development workshops; she travels whenever possible; and she has studied in Spain, Mexico, France, and Canada. She also has trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Asunción, Paraguay.  

      The Anti-Vaccine Movement, Disaster Management, and How Anthropology Matters 
      Facilitated by:
      Drs. Richard Warms, Emily Brunson, and Monica Schoch-Spana, Texas State University 
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2015 

      Cengage author Dr. Richard Warms leads this panel discussion of anthropological thinking as a way to help understand—and perhaps solve—the problems that we face. Dr. Emily Brunson is a medical anthropologist and recently published "How Parents Make Decisions about Their Children's Vaccinations." Dr Monica Schoch-Spana specializes in the anthropology of health security and disaster management; she recently published "The Community Speaks: Understanding Ethical Values in Allocation of Scarce Lifesaving Resources during Disasters."

      Changing Course and Changing Opportunities for Student Success: Elevating Students’ Critical Thinking and Writing with MindTap 
      Facilitated by:
      Ulanda Forbess, Dallas County Community College 
      Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 

      Join us for a peer user’s approach to teaching critical thinking and writing in Composition using the pre-built activities in MindTap along with personal content to create a highly personalized learning experience designed to engage students. The content design focuses on promoting ideas and thinking outside of the standard five-paragraph essay, moving students into analysis and logic, where we can uncover their true potential and thereby increasing their academic advantage.

      Presenter Bio 
      Ulanda earned a BA and MA in English and Speech Communications from Angelo State University, and a PhD in Higher Education in 2007 from Walden University, Specializing in Educational Technology. Ulanda has been with NLC since 2006 where she teaching English courses online, and provides online course instruction and professional development to faculty, administration, and staff. Ulanda is integrally involved in promoting technology and innovation in teaching and learning throughout the college campus. Certificates earned include: Quality Matters, Master Reviewer, since 2010; ADA Compliance Certification for Online Course Development and Delivery, since 2012.

      Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination 
      Facilitated by:
      Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University 
      Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 

       Join us for a free webinar with Fred Kleiner, award-winning author of Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 15e. Learn how to boost engagement and interest in your course with help from Google Earth, an integrated part of MindTap for Art History. Now, instead of just showing students relevant examples of art and architecture, you can take them to the exact place each work was created.  
      Journey with Fred as he demonstrates how he has used Google Earth for the past several years to enrich his lectures and to generate higher levels of student interest and participation. Get a sneak preview of Gardner 15e (publishing January 2015), learn more about what MindTap offers your students, and have your questions answered live.

      Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University 
      Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

      MindTap for Composition: Creating Real Writers Webinar Series 
      Do you want to create your Composition course using familiar tools – like YouTube, Google Docs, and Evernote – woven into vetted instructional content? Are you looking to engage your students with multimodal assignments that move composition off the page and into the real world? Do you want to track more than just the grade with a progress app that shows student engagement and time in course?

      MindTap for Composition creates real writers using everyday tools, and helps you teach your course, for your students. Join us for a three-part webinar series led by instructors currently using MindTap to learn how they easily set their course, elevate thinking and writing, and promote better outcomes with MindTap.

      MindTap for Composition: Tapping into the Potential of MindTap 
      Facilitated by:
      Audrey A. Wick, Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 2/6/2015

      This session will help instructors understand and get started with MindTap, a powerful technology solution for Composition courses. From how to get set-up at the beginning of the term to adding individualized materials and customizing content, this webinar will help educators "tap in" to everything MindTap!  

      Presenter Bio 
      Audrey A. Wick is an English professor at Blinn College, a 4-campus community college with a combined enrollment of approx. 18,000 students located in central Texas. She has taught developmental through sophomore-level literature courses in a variety of methods including face-to-face, hybrid, online, dual-credit, interactive video, and service learning. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Audrey works with standardized test scoring through the SAT and College Board, is certified as a Pilates instructor, and works with Cengage as a TeamUP Faculty Advisor; she was also the youngest ever elected official to serve on the city council in her college’s town. Audrey's non-fiction writing has been published in The Houston Chronicle, Texas magazine, Texas Town and City, and Mature Years, among others. Her narrative essay, "The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall," is included in the customizable CourseReader: Rhetorical Modes published by Cengage Learning. Other recent projects include the ghostwriting of a newspaper medical column for a University of Texas Medical Branch rural training track clinic, the authorship and appearance in research training videos for students in Questia, and content writing for the TeamUP on-demand Faculty Professional Development Portal.

      Re-Think Learning - A Web Conference for Developmental Studies Educators  
      1/28/15

      How do we re-think learning? Join your colleagues for a day of free webcasts and activities that explore the opportunities and challenges educators face when rethinking how they deliver instruction to increase student engagement and improve outcomes. A general session and three discipline tracks with multiple sessions are offered. Attend a session and you are sure to learn practical ideas you can implement in your own classroom right away. 

      General Session
      NO Excuses for My School and My Students
      Presented by: Catrenia McLendon, Dean of Academic Programs and Quality Initiatives, Georgia Piedmont Technical College 

      Developmental English
      Using Grammar to Energize the Developmental Writing Classroom
       

      Are Your Lessons Trending? Integrating Multimodal Assignments to Elevate Thinking and Writing 
      Presented by
      : Kiala Givehand, Faculty Advisor, TeamUP

      Developmental Math
      Reducing Math & Test Anxiety – Job #1 to Improve Success for Math Students 

      "Higher Place" – Using JOURNEY Class Insights to Improve Student Success 
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 3/24/2015   

       Want more data to help you better support each student’s “journey” to success in DevMath?  Then, come learn how “Class Insights” in EWA helps instructors assess student performance in JOURNEY. Instructors can correlate student learning outcomes between assignments and exams targeting concepts and problems students struggle to answer. The flexibility of EWA and power of JOURNEY allows an instructor to incorporate just-in-time video instruction in assignments right where the students need it most.

      “Break Those Chains that Bind You" – Changing Student Behavior CAN Change the Equation for Success 
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2015

       Breakthrough to improve student success in DevMath with JOURNEY.  Enhanced WebAssign is the only learning tool that lets you control when tools are deployed and how assignments are graded in an effort to build successful learning behavior.  See how extension and attendance policies can deter negative habits and encourage positive practices.  Learn how JOURNEY also lays a solid foundation of math study skills by including Nolting’s math study skills and video lessons to help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning style.

      Secrets to Changing the Equation for Student Success in Developmental Mathematics 
      Presented by: Richard Aufmann

      College Success
      Raising the Bar in Developmental Education: Helping Students Exceed Their Own Expectations 
      Presented by: Dr. Christine Harrington, Professor and Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, Middlesex County College

      Engaging Students, Personalizing Learning and Elevating Thinking…The MindTap Experience for College Success 
      Presented by: Shawn Orr, TeamUP Professional Educator and Erica Messenger, Senior Marketing Manager, College Success

      Activate Learning with Aplia: Digging into Aplia 
      Facilitated by:
      Kina Lara, San Jacinto College 
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2015 

       This session will cover how the instructor sets up her course and why. Take a look at how the instructor customizes her course to fit the curriculum she covers. You will find out what’s most important to cover in the beginning if the semester. She will also take a look at the diagnostic test results and discuss how those results help inform her classroom instruction. From how to add individualized materials and custom content to analyzing diagnostic results, this webinar will help educators dig into Aplia and effectively use the content and data there!

      About the Presenter 
      Kina Lara is an Integrated Reading and Writing professor at San Jacinto College South where she has been teaching since 2004. Throughout her tenure at San Jac, Kina has taught developmental reading and writing, ESOL, freshman composition, and student success courses. Prior to that, Kina taught high school English, speech, and journalism at River Oaks Academy in Houston. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in English and Sociology and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Recently, she has worked extensively on the new integrated reading and writing courses by serving on the Developmental Education Demonstration Project grant committee and the Texas Education Initiative reading and writing leadership team. She actively uses Aplia in all of her upper level INRW and student success courses at San Jacinto College.

      Adult Student Success: How Does Awareness Correlate to Program Completion? 
      Presented by: 
      Dr. Barbara Calabro and Dr. Melanie Yerk 
      Date Recorded: 12/9/2014

      This installment of Cengage Learning’s College Success Faculty Engagement Webinar Series will help instructors and administrators to better understand the multi-faceted approaches to adult student success and retention by exploring the factors that specifically impact how adult students learn (including motivation, personality development, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as they relate to adult students, self-esteem, and financial literacy) and by discussing the foundational competencies necessary for success both in college and in the workplace.

      Aplia and the Home Stretch: How Aplia Can Help Deliver the Outcomes YOUR Students Need 
      Presented by: 
      Kina Lara, San Jacinto College 
      Date Recorded: 11/12/2014  

      In Developmental English, each course covers a specific set of course goals or outcomes for students to learn during the semester. If you want to see how your students measured up to those goals, attend this session. Discover the benefits of having Aplia results in real-time throughout the semester. You will hear specific examples of how Aplia is used to cater to the needs of students based on their course work, thus delivering better results. Lastly, we will discuss the end of the semester diagnostic test as well as gradebook analytics and how the reports can be used to evaluate student success.

      The ABCs Approach to Goal Setting and Implementation 
      Presented by: 
      Dr. Christine Harrington - Director for the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, Middlesex County College 
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2014  

      Despite its widespread use, you may be surprised to discover the research supporting the SMART goal setting framework is lacking. In fact, the SMART model is missing the most important factor in goal setting. Come discover a research-based framework (and the most important goal setting factor!) that will assist your students with setting and implementing effective goals that will lead to high levels of success.

      Tapping into Student Success: Using MindTap to Promote Richer Learning Outcomes 
      Facilitated by:
       Emily Beard, Saginaw Valley State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/24/2014

      With each class we teach, we introduce a specific set of course goals or outcomes for students to learn during the semester. Often we are teaching these same outcomes across multiple class sections, with many students learning at a variety of levels. Using the Progress App within MindTap, individual class analytics, as well as individual student progress or challenges can be analyzed, so a more unique and tailored approach can be taken to promote student success.

      Bio: Dr. Emily J. Beard is an Assistant Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University, in Saginaw Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in Rhetoric and Writing, with an emphasis on First-Generation students. At SVSU, she teaches courses in composition, writing and censorship, and a writing course focusing on the pursuits of happiness. She also serves as a co-editor to a campus-wide publication, Literacy Link. In addition to teaching, she recently led a study-abroad trip to Greece where the class studied ancient Greek literature while exploring the city. Although originally from West Virginia, she now resides in Michigan with her husband Matt, their new puppy Rowen, and their two cats Ida and Gaia.

      The Past Speaks with a Thousand Voices. How do they speak to your students? 
      Facilitated by:
       Michelle McCargish, Western New Mexico University 
      Date Recorded: 10/22/2014

      The voices of the past speak to us through analysis and exploration of primary sources. Are your students hearing them and thinking about them critically? Students need to learn how to analyze primary sources to learn about the past and to hear those voices. Please join Michelle McCargish of Western New Mexico University in exploring how to engage students with primary sources, guide them through analyzing primary sources and developing students’ critical thinking skills so they can understand the voices from their past.

      Tapping into Student Success: Using MindTap to Promote Richer Learning Outcomes      
      Presented by: 
      Emily Beard, Saginaw Valley State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/20/2014  

      With each class we teach, we introduce a specific set of course goals or outcomes for students to learn during the semester. Often we are teaching these same outcomes across multiple class sections, with many students learning at a variety of levels. Using the Progress App within MindTap, individual class analytics, as well as individual student progress or challenges can be analyzed, so a more unique and tailored approach can be taken to promote student success.

      Integrating Latino Politics into American Government Course 
      Facilitated by:
       Rick Herrera, Arizona State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2014

      The importance of Latinos in American politics has been growing over the last decade and will continue to do so as the Latino population increases generally and certainly in key states. Placing Latino politics within an American Government course context can be challenging. Join Rick Herrera as he provides examples to use in the classroom of how the Latino experience in the American political context continues to affect not only Latinos but how we understand the dynamics of American politics.

      Real World, Real People, Real Language–Welten: An Introductory German Program! 
      Presented by: 
      Prisca Augustyn, Florida Atlantic University and Nikolaus Euba, University of California, Berkeley 
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2014 

       Listen in to authors Prisca Augustyn and Nikolaus Euba as they introduce a new interactive introductory German program! 

      Set around 12 German-speaking people and the worlds they live in, Welten focuses on the development of communicative competence and literacy through texts in various modalities. Welten helps students to acquire and practice functional language abilities while at the same time developing interpretive and analytical competencies and an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of language. Through current, relevant, and meaningful materials, students learn to use language while seeing the world through the eyes of others, ultimately learning about themselves and the world they live in. With its innovative and integral video program, its contextualized and learner-centered presentation of grammar, and its unique selection of engaging texts from a broad range of genres, Welten brings a new approach to introductory German.


      Tapping Into a New Learning Experience for Student Success 
      This exciting three-part, mini-course is brought to you by Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development & Consulting, a part of Cengage Learning. The event offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues, spark new ideas, and learn exciting strategies for incorporating technology into your College Success classroom.

      Part 1: Introducing Best Practices in Classroom Technology and Online Education 
      Presented by: 
      Shawn Orr and Greg Rivera, Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development & Consulting, a part of Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/2/2014

      The first course will explore best practices for the organization, development, and effective utilization of technology tools within the college success classroom.

      Part 2: Exploring MindTap’s Path to Success 
      Facilitated by:
       Shawn Orr and Greg Rivera, Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development & Consulting, a part of Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2014

      The second course will help you become more familiar with the MindTap College Success personal learning experience, including navigation of the learning path via MindApps, customization opportunities, integration with your LMS, and instructional design to enhance student engagement.

      Part 3: The MindTap College Success Student Experience 
      Activity: completed by 10/13/14* 
      During the final installment of the course, you, working on your own as a student, will navigate through two customized chapters of Ellis’s Becoming a Master Student, 15E in a live MindTap College Success course and complete two short textbook activities. 
      *Please note: Only attendees of Parts 1 & 2 will receive access to this exclusive online activity.


      Preparing Students for Career Success 
      Presented by: 
      Francine Fabricant, MA, EdM - Lecturer at Hofstra University Continuing Education 
      Date Recorded: 9/18/2014 


      It is possible for today's students to look at an unpredictable world and feel confident about their career potential. Students are facing a rapidly-changing, technologically-advanced, global economy, where job security is a thing of the past. To help students feel more secure and optimistic, they need a new set of tools. 
      Using strategies from the latest academic research and best-selling authors, we'll explore the new skills for career success, including open-mindedness, proactive behavior, creative thinking, sponsorship, personal branding, and lifelong learning. We'll also discuss how structured tools can help your students, such as a career portfolio and a flexible plan of action.

      Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders 
      Facilitated by:
      Britt Andreatta, Director of Learning and Development for lynda.com
      Date Recorded: 08/20/2014  

      Part of the first-year experience should include cultivating students as leaders and citizens. We certainly want them to exhibit leadership and citizenship on our campuses, but more importantly, we want to prepare them to step confidently into those roles as graduates. This webinar gives you strategies for weaving leadership and citizenship into your first-year seminar and beyond.  

      The Four E's of Effective Learning:  Teaching Tips for Helping Students Become More Effective Learners
      Facilitated by:
      Jeffrey S. Nevid, St. John's University of New York 
      Date Recorded: 04/29/2014  

      “Hey, Prof, I read the text but I just don’t get it.” Students who do poorly on exams may be motivated to succeed, but lack the effective learning skills they need to grasp key concepts in psychology and understand how these concepts apply in daily life.  Effective learning takes work, but it also involves the development of four key skills that comprise the Four E’s of effective learning:  (1) Engaging interest;  (2) Encoding important information; (3) Elaborating meaning; and (4) Evaluating progress.

      Join Dr. Nevid for a one-hour webinar focusing on how you can help students become more effective learners.  Examples of classroom-based instructional techniques and textbook pedagogical tools are discussed, as well as effective study tips students can use when preparing for exams. The presentation is informed by evidence-based pedagogy based on research Dr. Nevid has conducted on concept signaling, mastery quizzing, journaling, and the retrieval effect, as well as research on processes of learning and memory.

      Move over, memorization! 
      Facilitated by:
      Kim Todt, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
      Date Recorded: 04/17/2014  

      Of course your students can think, but getting them to think critically about history is another story! Students need to learn how to evaluate evidence and craft arguments that support or refute a particular idea, as well as be able to read maps and understand the geographical underpinnings of events and historical trends. Cultivating critical-thinking skills is something that every faculty member must do, but how do you do it in a way that engages students and saves you time? Join Professor Kim Todt from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as she discusses proven tools and techniques to do just that!

      What's the Ruckus about Focus? Does Technology Help or Hinder Learning?
      Facilitated by:
      Connie Staley, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 
      Date Recorded: 04/08/2014  

      Focus - the watchword of the decade. Just how much of it do we need in today's every-changing world? Does the "siren" of technology lure your students away from academics? Is the adrenalin rush of multi-tasking addicting? Or do ever-increasing technological possibilities lift your students to new levels of creativity? What does this debate mean for today's college students, and how does it affect us as instructors? Which side do you come down on? View this one-hour interactive webinar with Dr. Constance C. Staley, and weigh in!

      Topics and Trends in Public Speaking 
      Facilitated by:
       Cindy Griffin, Colorado State University 
      Date Recorded: 04/04/2014  

      In this webinar, Dr. Griffin introduces the National Geographic-branded edition of  Invitation to Public Speaking, 5e. She discusses the nature of the partnership and the ways communication and public speaking are central to the work the National Geographic explorers are engaged in. She also explains the ways the National Geographic explorers model ethical and civically engaged communication and how that is featured in the text. Dr. Griffin highlights specific examples of this integration as it occurs throughout the book, offering teaching tips, and exploring the many ways this unique partnership with National Geographic enhances our public speaking classrooms and our teaching.

      Exploring MindTap for World History 
      Facilitated by:
      The Cengage Learning History Team 
      Date Recorded: 03/28/2014  

      The History team at Cengage Learning is delighted to offer you a chance to join your colleagues and learn about MindTap for History. This session explores how MindTap helps elevates thinking, makes it easy to set your course, and promotes better outcomes.

      Exploring MindTap for U.S. History 
      Facilitated by:
      The Cengage Learning History Team 
      Date Recorded: 03/28/2014  

      The History team at Cengage Learning is delighted to offer you a chance to join your colleagues and learn about MindTap for History. This session explores how MindTap helps elevates thinking, makes it easy to set your course, and promotes better outcomes.

      Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Using Technology to Reach out to Different Learning Styles 
      Facilitated by:
       Trace Etienne-Gray, Texas State University 
      Date Recorded: 03/27/2014  

      Join Texas State University professor Trace Etienne-Gray for this one-hour professional development webinar. The webinar focuses on using technology and multiple learning styles to develop critical-thinking skills in the liberal arts classroom. Participants will be given practical ideas that they can implement in their own classroom as well as an opportunity to discuss their own methods with others. 
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      Assessment Made Easy in Political Science: A Case Study 
      Facilitated by:
      Greg Dixon, University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 03/20/2014  

      To say that assessment of learning outcomes is on the minds of many faculty is an understatement to say the least! Listen to Greg Dixon from the University of West Georgia (UWG), as he discusses his department’s assessment journey, and how the MindTap platform has been instrumental as a mechanism of assessment for the UWG American Government course. Data collected from MindTap, such as student engagement and progress in the course, were used to submit a student engagement report (required at UWG) and to help identify potential at-risk students. Professor Dixon discusses how MindTap can also work for you when it comes to assessing and engaging – your students!

      Elevate Student Comprehension and Media Literacy with MindTap 
      Facilitated by:
      Mass Communication Team, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/19/2014  

      Are you searching for a new way to engage your Mass Communication students with the ever-changing face of mass media? Listen to an interactive webinar about MindTap, the all-new online personalized teaching and learning experience based on Shirley Biagi's  Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media, 11e. Learn how MindTap can help student comprehension and media literacy with relevant assignments that guide analysis and application, and improve writing and communication skills.

      Introducing Relaciónate: Comunicación avanzada, our newest program for Spanish conversation and composition educators! 
      Presented by: Authors Stasie Harrington and Tammy Jandrey Hertel and Senior Product Manager, Martine Edwards
      Date Recorded: 03/14/2014  

      This one-hour webinar is about Relaciónate: Comunicación avanzada, Cengage Learning’s new and innovative conversation and composition textbook that prepares advanced Spanish language students to communicate with members of the target community in an accurate and culturally appropriate manner. 
      During this webinar, the authors discuss the key features of the program and then walk participants through the chapter structure and highlight sample activities in the textbook. Finally, the authors describe the student and instructor materials available at Relaciónate Premium Website.

      iLRN for Piazza, Introductory Italian 
      Presented by: Author, Elissa Tognozzi of University of California, Los Angeles and Senior Product Manager, Lara Semones, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/07/2014  

      This webinar is based on Cengage Learning’s innovative new program Piazza: Luogo di incontri authored by Donatella Melucci and Elissa Tognozzi. This introductory-level program addresses the needs of beginning learners of Italian with an enriching language learning experience through communicative and thoughtful practice, innovative instructional design, robust technology integration, and a wide range of cultural coverage. It employs an intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development, with research-driven strategies to include cultural awareness, literacy development, and difficult sentence structures. In this webinar, you’ll learn about how iLrn, Cengage Learning’s dynamic course-management system,  saves you time and supports the program’s key features through integrated video segments, interactive listening-speaking activities, grammar PowerPoint presentations, and more. This program is ideal for college introductory Italian courses.

      iLRN for Ni Wo Ta (你我他) Introductory Chinese 
      Presented by:
      Senior Product Manager, Martine Edwards, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded:03/07/2014  

      This interactive webinar is based on Cengage Learning’s innovative new program (a textbook series), Ni Wo Ta (你我他) authored by Phyllis Zhang. 你我他 is an introductory-level program that offers beginning learners of Chinese an enriching language learning experience through a narrative video story, innovative instructional design, robust technology integration, and a wide range of cultural coverage. It employs an intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development, with effective strategies to tackle tough areas such as tones, literacy development and difficult sentence structures.   In this webinar session, you’ll learn about how iLRN, Cengage Learning’s dynamic course-management system,  saves you time and supports the program’s key features through integrated video segments, interactive listening-speaking activities, grammar PowerPoint presentations, and more. This program is ideal for college introductory Chinese courses.

      Elevate Production Knowledge from Theory to Practice with MindTap 
      Presented by:
      Radio/TV/Film Team – Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/05/2014  

      Are you searching for a new way to engage your Film Production students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need to become skilled media professionals? Listen to a webinar about  MindTap, the all-new online, personalized teaching and learning experience that elevates production knowledge from theory to practice. Get a sneak peek at this revolutionary online program — based on Herbert Zettl’s Television Production Handbook, 12e, and unique among Film Production resources for higher education.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: Inclusive Access – Combining Affordability and Accessibility to Produce Results
      Facilitated by: Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS), Indiana University Bloomington
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      Inclusive Access is a business model that integrates the cost of course materials into registration fees and delivers content directly to the institution’s LMS or other preferred channel. How are institutions getting these new models off the ground?

      Hear the discussion on launching and growing inclusive access initiatives. Hosted by Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University Bloomington, the webinar will outline their goals for pursuing inclusive access, the key stakeholders, initial and emerging challenges, and reasons for continued expansion.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: Integrating Instructional Design to Deliver Results
      Facilitated by: Shonna Dent MS, BSM, Corporate Director of Academics, IntelliTec Colleges
      Date Recorded: 11/3/2016

      Listen in on the discussion on integrating instructional design expertise to improve student learning, faculty engagement, and institutional goals. Hosted by Shonna Dent, Corporate Director of Academics at IntelliTec Colleges, the webinar will outline why IntelliTec pursued instructional design support, the results they’ve observed, and their plans for growth across emerging disciplines.

      Learn how effectively designed learning experiences can solve institutional challenges and deliver results. 

      Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – From Ideation to Execution and Expansion
      Facilitated by: John Miles, Wofford College
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2016

      From ideation to execution, how are institutions embracing ePortfolios? Listen in on a discussion on overcoming obstacles and building institutional support to grow innovation.  Hosted by Dr. John D. Miles, Dean, Center for Innovation and Learning, and Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Wofford College, the webinar will review the way his institution introduced, familiarized, and championed ePortfolios. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform will be highlighted.

      Leaders in Education Webinar Series:  Measuring ROI for a Competency-Based Learning Program
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer Learning Objects & Jeff King Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning University of Central Oklahoma
      Date Recorded: 10/10/2016

      Competency-Based Learning can be an innovative way to help institutions not only improve student completion and accessibility, but also tackle institutional challenges such as measuring ROI of newly developed programs.   As a result hundreds if not thousands of institutions are toying with the idea of Competency-Based Learning.   
      Please join Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning from University of Central Oklahoma discuss how his institution self-funded, developed, and rolled out a CBL Program.  Throughout this launch, UCO was able to apply and receive multiple grants and measure an increase of ROI not only for the institution but for their learners.

      Guest speaker Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer of Learning Objects, will share how to bring authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life through a competency-based learning framework.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – Leveraging Evidence to Empower Student Learning
      Presented by: Dr. Neal A. Green, Assistant Professor, Kendall College and Joel Eckroth, Technical Product Manager, Pathbrite
      Date Recorded: 8/17/2016

      ePortfolios have shown to be an effective tool to foster deep learning and demonstrate achievement at all levels. Students can showcase their knowledge, faculty can gauge their learning, institutions can leverage their success, and employers can evaluate their skills. The benefits are diverse and proven, but how are institutions getting these innovative programs off the ground?

      Listen in on the discussion on launching ePortfolio initiatives. Hosted by Dr. Neal A. Green of Kendall College, the webinar will feature his creative efforts to implement and expand ePortfolios across his institution, including tips for collaborating with administrators, faculty, and students. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform will also be highlighted.

      View our webinar if you’re interested in learning more about ePortfolio adoption, integration, evaluation, and opportunities for expansion.

      Leaders in Education Webinar - A Guide to Success through Competency based learning and Innovation
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
      Date Recorded: 7/20/2016

      When the time comes to disrupt the learning experience at your institution, what are the right technology tools to do it with? Does your current technology infrastructure allow you to be learner-centric? Whether you’re redesigning programs, mass migrating courses, or building curriculum from the ground up- now is the time to consider your choices. Now is the time to consider different learning enablement tools to improve outcomes and retention for your institution.

      Join Learning Objects’ Chief Learning Officer, Jon Mott, to learn how to integrate innovation at your institution.

      Mott will discuss:
      • The power of competency based assessment, credentialing and organized learning outcomes
      • Enhancing learner performance through instructional design
      • Learner productivity tools that improve completion & retention
      • Enablement of OER to increase engagement
      • Measuring mastery and assessing data analytics while providing positive feedback for continual improvement

      Leaders in Education Series
      Facilitated by: Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology, Excelsior College
      Date Recorded: 3/24/2016

      Enrollments are dropping. Costs are rising. How are institutions innovating in the face of a business education evolution?

      Join us Tuesday, March 24th for a discussion on the growing demand for online and alternative MBA programs. Hosted by Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology at Excelsior College, the forum will introduce creative efforts to redesign the traditional business degree. If interested in learning more about affordability, accessibility, certification, and online MBA delivery, this is a webinar not to miss!

      Innovative Digital Learning Environment Workshop
      Facilitated by: Bill Hughes
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

      Join Learning Objects Chief Strategy Officer, Bill Hughes, to discuss how to optimally innovate without limiting choices around learning experiences, accessibility, and affordability. 

      Leaders in Education Series:  Next Generation Digital Learning Webinar
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott
      Date Recorded: 3/16/2016

      Join Learning Objects Chief Learning Officer and previously the Managing Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Institutional Learning Technology Strategy at Brigham Young University to discuss a transformational paradigm shift in the way institutions and education providers should think about learning environments. By rethinking the learning infrastructure status quo, we can create transformational learning experiences and outcomes for students.

      Inclusive Access and Retention
      Facilitated by: Jenny Beaver and Carolyn Holbert 
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2015

      Listen in as Dr. Carolyn Holbert and Jenny Beaver from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss the integration of an inclusive access model for thousands of students. They will also share the steps through which this implementation occurred and any challenges or best practices that have resulted from it including retention rate changes.
      Thought Leadership Recap: Inclusive Access and Student Retention

      Accessibility and Online Course Design
      Facilitated by: Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2015

      Please join Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University discuss how her department re invented the delivery method and content of their online courses.  Kristina will dive in to the reasons behind TTU’s implementation and the results they have since yielded.
      Thought Leadership Recap: Accessibility & Content Delivery

      Demonstrating the Value of Your Library – Data that makes a difference
      Date Recorded: May 22, 2014  

      School libraries make a difference. What measurements are being used to show the strength and effectiveness of the resources and programs offered to students and teachers? Watch this webinar featuring school librarians from Oxford (MI) High School and Hinsdale (IL) Central High School who share how they measure their library programs’ success and impact on students. The webinar covers defining useful anecdotal and statistical data, building relationships with students and teachers to create curriculum and assessments, and collecting and using data to measure student growth.

      Merging High School Science with Common Core Standards
      Webcast Date:
      March 14, 2014  

      How do you gear your classroom teachings to align with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? Hear from three teachers at Paul D. Schreiber High School in New York and how they are working together to tackle this head-on. In this webinar, instructors, Michal Cohan, Mary Seligman, and Joy Grasso-Krebs show how they work as a team to integrate ELA standards into science-based projects and take basic level Chemistry projects and alter them to meet CCSS. In addition the group demonstrates how they are meeting CCSS for Honors Biology through the use of online resources such as Gale’s Science in Context.

      CLiC and In Context – Working Together to Energize Classroom Learning
      Facilitated by: Ryan Lefton, Director of Digital Strategy for the School Division at Gale-Cengage Learning and Lemma Shomali, Senior Product Manager at Gale-Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2014  

      See how CLiC and In Context work together to provide digital content covering core areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and World and U.S. History. Learn about how these products support Common Core and national standards in addition to understanding how CLiC can help schools make the transition from textbooks to digital resources.

      Engage with the Smithsonian Editors 
      Facilitated by: Troy Anderson, Sr Market Development Manager, Marketing
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2013  

      Have you ever wondered what it was like to work for one of world’s most esteemed institutions? Here’s your chance! Get the insider’s perspective as Linda Shiner, editor of Air & Space magazine, and Tom Frail, senior editor of Smithsonian magazine, provide a riveting view into these remarkable magazines, now part of Gale’s exciting new online resource, Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.

      Building a Digital Curriculum with Library Resources to Support Common Core 
      Facilitated by: Jan Snyder, district media specialist for Oregon City Schools; Tim Graham is principal,Oregon City Service Learning Academy; David Jones teaches Government, Global Studies, and U.S. History, Oregon City Service Learning Academy
      Date Recorded: 10/3/2013  

      Teachers want the most current, accurate, and relevant curriculum materials—and now texts must also meet Common Core standards. Finding the right materials can be both difficult and time consuming. Join us to find out how one district media specialist is working together with teachers to support learning across multiple subjects and classrooms while supporting Common Core curricula.

      What is Artemis? 
      Facilitated by: Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher, and Mark Drouillard, Product Manager
      Date Recorded: 6/19/2013  

      You’'re invited to explore Gale’s groundbreaking research platform that integrates digital collections and inspires innovative research. Join Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher for Gale, and Mark Drouillard, Product Manager, as they demonstrate this new seamless experience that helps students, faculty, and researchers find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and time, and discover new ways to analyze information.

      Meeting Common Core Standards Using Library Research and Collaboration 
      Facilitated by: Mary Seligman and Michal Cohan, Paul D. Schreiber High School 
      Date Recorded: 5/10/2013  

      This webinar will showcase the ways in which librarians and teachers can work together to meet Common Core Standards using existing materials and teaching strategies. The discussion will center on using existing and new materials to develop and enhance the teaching and learning experience while meeting the new standards. Our special guests from Paul D. Schreiber High School, Ms. Seligman (Library Media Specialist) and Ms. Cohan (English Teacher) will discuss how they have successfully developed, implemented and revised numerous projects over the past few years to reach the evolving needs of current students. They will also be discussing ways to collaborate with disciplines from around the school. We’re incredibly excited to share their experiences with you, so tell a colleague or grab a colleague, and join us for this special opportunity to discuss their ideas and best practices!

      Behind the Scenes with Gale Publishing Stories 
      Hosted by the Library Journal 
      Facilitated by: Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 5/8/2013  

      From business essentials to your love for literature, our publishing stories are diverse and rich. You have the unique opportunity to learn the story behind the Gale Business Insights Handbook series and the Gale Literature of Society Series, along with interesting details about the editorial boards, trivia, and rare insight into the rigorous publishing process – straight from Gale's experienced publishing team.

      The Making of The Daily Mail Historical Archive  
      Facilitated by: Seth Cayley, Publisher, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 4/16/2013  

      In a up close and personal webinar with one of Gale’s upcoming digital collections, Creating the Daily Mail Historical Archive, Seth Cayley will bring to light the history of this digital edition, the transformations that have taken place to the content and show you the romanticism and importance behind rescuing the thoughts, words and deeds of past generations from crumbling to dust.

      Help Students Fight Math Anxiety with WebAssign for Statistics
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Statistics Team
      Date Recorded: 3/15/2017

      Something we hear about often in Intro Statistics courses is that many students may enter the class without a lot of confidence in their math skills. As a result, students may face a lot of anxiety in the early going. However, while Stats involves math, it is not a math course. 

      In this webinar series, the Cengage team gets together to share some of the brand new features being added to the WebAssign platform to help address this problem. We’re committed to helping students think statistically and connect what they're learning in class to the world around them. 

      Here’s a brief overview of what we’ll cover.

      • Videos in WebAssign from sources like the BBC, CNN and Fox News provide students with current examples, introducing every chapter with real world context and questions. 
      • JMP Simulations give students a chance to visualize and interact with real data with the JMP applet with guided questions to follow.
      • Stats Labs online FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, create your own with our template or use our pre-made Labs using the Data Analysis Tool of your choice. Labs are easier than ever for students and instructors. Let students work with real data.
      • Brand new question types enables recall with open response rather than simple multiple choice.

      MindTap: Checking the Temperature of Your Meteorology Course
      Facilitated by: Eric Wagner, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Join us as we discuss how to engage your students with MindTap for Ahren's, Meteorology. MindTap provides you with the ability to customize your course with engaging animations and videos, an ebook, critical thinking exercises and more.

      It All Adds Up to Student Success
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College and the Cengage Product and Marketing team
      Date Recorded: 3/7/2017

      Discover how Cengage supports Developmental Math instructors and students with MindTap Math Foundations. Designed to enhance instruction and learning, MindTap Math Foundations helps students build confidence and learn skills in key areas of math - from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra. Register for a Webinar today to learn about product, service and support options designed to promote success in math.

      It All Adds Up to Student Success
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College and the Cengage Product and Marketing team
      Date Recorded: 2/27/2017

      Discover how Cengage supports Developmental Math instructors and students with MindTap Math Foundations. Designed to enhance instruction and learning, MindTap Math Foundations helps students build confidence and learn skills in key areas of math - from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra. Register for a Webinar today to learn about product, service and support options designed to promote success in math.

      Flip Your General Chemistry Classroom the Easy Way
      Facilitated by: John Moore, Professor of Chemistry and Martina Rau, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison; Kristopher Kennedy, Graduate and Luke Oxtoby, Junior at University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      There is sound evidence that flipping a classroom results in better learning by students but the process of flipping appears to be difficult enough to discourage many from experimenting their own classes. We have collaborated on flipping and evaluating an advanced general chemistry class and found that the process can be relatively straightforward. Instead of lecture videos, we used a printed textbook for students to study outside of class. We prepared pre-class worksheets and in-class materials based on former students’ assessment of the most difficult topics. These materials made extensive use of published questions, tutorials, simulations, and visualizations available in Cengage OWL. Students worked in small groups with these materials for two 50-min periods per week. Two whole-class meetings per week were spent on topics selected to address areas where students were having the greatest difficulty, providing motivation, preparing students for laboratory, and discussing questions. Based on analysis of covariance students in the flipped class significantly outperformed those in a traditionally organized class. A qualitative survey indicated that students preferred the flipped format and thought that they learned more.

      Around with the World with Professor Hobbs: Getting to Know World Regional Geography 4e and MindTap
      Facilitated by: Joseph J. Hobbs, University of Missouri-Columbia
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2016

      Learn about Fundamentals of World Regional Geography, 4th Edition with author Joseph Hobbs. In this webinar you’ll learn how the World Regional Geography, 4e MindTap and textbook address your critical educational needs for your geography course.

      Make an Impact in Your Astronomy Course with VAL
      Facilitated by: Michael Jacobs
      Date Recorded: 10/26/2016

      Cengage’s NEW Virtual Astronomy Labs (VAL 3.0) help you better engage students in your Astronomy courses. Developed by our team of experts, VAL 3.0 includes over 20 simulations, giving students receive an authentic online lab experience.

      View our 45-minute webinar to learn how using Virtual Astronomy Labs will help improve student engagement in your course! Join astrophysicist Michael Jacobs as he walks you through new features and best practices for using this exciting digital tool in your class!

      Designing Precalculus: A Cengage Virtual Event
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/21/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      Over the last three years, the Cengage Learning Mathematics team interviewed, observed, and surveyed thousands of students and instructors to learn more about the unmet needs of our customers and how existing online programs stack up.

      Traditionally, identifying the unmet needs of potential customers marks the end of the development story, but for MindTap, this was only the beginning. We are involving students and instructors at every stage of the development and design process.

      MindTap for Precalculus is the result of this ongoing research. Please join us for an interactive session in which we will help you to get familiar with this new digital solution and to have your questions answered.

      In designing this innovative digital solution, we aim to provide a new experience that is easy to use, maximizes your time, and keeps your students on task while delivering the right information when they need it most. We invite you to join us and help to build the experience you need in your classroom.

      Student Stress Management
      Facilitated by: Diane Hales, author
      Date Recorded: 10/12/2016

      Diane Hales, the Award-Wining author of our new Stress Management book, will teach students how to manage their stress as they adjust to college and prepare to take their mid-terms. In this stress management boot camp, students will learn all about stress, it's sources, how to manage it, and specific exercises to work through it.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Tristan Whalen, University of Texas - Dallas
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2016

      As the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative NEW features that Cengage Learning is developing to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars: Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/16/2016

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      New Learning Objectives Reports in OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Chemistry Team 
      Date Recorded: 4/5/2016

      With OWLv2’s gradebook analytics, instructors can track student progress in real-time and pinpoint areas of weakness. Now, new reports by Learning Objectives gives instructors actionable data to improve student performance, drive retention, and report outcomes to key stakeholders.

      • View performance according to: Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy, Concepts, CourseOutcomes, Learning Objectives, and MCAT Standards 
      • Drill down to see performance at the assignment or question level 
      • Customize reports and filter results by grade percentile 
      • Export reports for further analysis 

      Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Learning Objective Reports in OWLv2.

      MindTap Math Foundations Spotlight Webinar Series
      Register to attend any of our MindTap Math Foundations “Spotlight” webinars where you will learn more about how MindTap changes the way students learn math. Each webinar will spotlight a specific aspect of the unique instructional design and productive learning path in MindTap Math Foundations

      Each MindTap webinar is led by a mathematics faculty specialist giving you the opportunity to see, hear and ask questions about how you could use MindTap Math Foundations to improve learning outcomes for your students.

      What is MindTap? Next-Gen Technology that Ignites Student Success
      Dates: 4/22/16, 5/4/16
      Facilitated by: Nathan Kurtz, Glendale Community College (Arizona)

      MindTap Math Foundations is a game-changing technology that provides a unique and motivating learning experience for developmental math students. This session will provide an introduction to the market-tested features within MindTap including instructional games, customized learning paths, an interactive whiteboard, Learning Bursts, and more.  Participants will get to experience MindTap from both the instructor and student points of view.

      Why Play? Game-based Learning Research & Strategies
      Dates: 4/19/16, 5/3/16
      Facilitated by: Kathleen Offenholley, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (New York)

      What happens when we play games? Game play can help us focus more and bring a “productive disposition” into problem solving! This interactive session will delve into supporting research on game play in higher education and the benefits and purposes of different types of games in MindTap Math Foundations.

      Stay on Track! Improving Results through Actionable Analytics
      Date: 5/11/16
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College (California)

      This session demonstrates the various ways instructors and students can quickly see mastery and progress for an individual student and for the class.

      Make it Personal! Individualized & Adaptive Learning Paths
      Date: 5/10/16
      Facilitated by: Nathan Kurtz, Glendale Community College (Arizona)

      Next-gen technology in MindTap Math Foundations allows for a customized experience for each student based on his/her individual needs. The adaptive learning algorithms create a personalized and unique path that ensure that students focus on exactly what they need to study and succeed. Participants will experience the personalized and adaptive features of MindTap including My Skills, Learning Bursts, and adaptive assignment chains.

      Get Connected! Whiteboard & Collaborative Learning Tools
      Date: 5/2/16
      Facilitated by: Daniel Roddin, Globe University (Minnesota)

      In-product demonstrations include the communication tools, sharing of the whiteboard, formative assessment tools, Step-by-Step guidance, video and “Read About Its” to enhance student understanding and learning of mathematics.

      Build Your Course! Customization & Configuration Options
      Date: 5/9/16
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College (California)

      This webinar showcases the easy and simple way instructors can configure the course and customize content to match their program goals and desired students outcomes from the whole course to the granular learning objective level.

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      Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded:  3/25/2016

      "What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?”

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      In addition, as the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      Designing Math & Statistics: A Cengage Learning Virtual Event
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded:  4/15/2016

      Over the last two years, the Cengage Learning Mathematics team interviewed, observed, and surveyed thousands of students and instructors to learn more about the unmet needs of our customers and how existing online programs stack up.

      Traditionally, identifying the unmet needs of potential customers marks the end of the development story, but for MindTap, this was only the beginning. We are involving students and instructors at every stage of the development and design process.

      MindTap for Mathematics is the result of this ongoing research. Please join us for an interactive session in which we will introduce you to what we have developed so far, and offer opportunities for you to share feedback and ask questions.

      In designing this innovative digital solution, we aim to provide a new experience that is easy to use, maximizes your time, and keeps your students on task while delivering the right information when they need it most. We invite you to join us and help to build the experience you need in your classroom.

      Lunch and Learn about the New MindTap for Astronomy
      Facilitated by: Michael Jacobs, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2016

      Hear our Content Developer and Astrophysicist Michael Jacobs for our new Astronomy Lunch and Learn Series. Here we will discuss our new Astronomy MindTap releases: Foundations 13 Enhanced Edition and Horizons 13 Enhanced Edition. 

      New Features! MindTap courses will now have a more integrated and powerful experience with the CL HW app, author Mike Seeds has developed animation simulations that are integrated right into the MindTap reader to better help students’ visual the concepts, and the “Putting It Together” homework questions in MindTap provide a tighter integration with the textbook content and emphasize conceptual understanding.

      Designing Math & Statistics: A Cengage Learning Virtual Event
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2016

      Over the last two years, the Cengage Learning Mathematics team interviewed, observed, and surveyed thousands of students and instructors to learn more about the unmet needs of our customers and how existing online programs stack up.

      Traditionally, identifying the unmet needs of potential customers marks the end of the development story, but for MindTap, this was only the beginning. We are involving students and instructors at every stage of the development and design process.

      MindTap for Mathematics is the result of this ongoing research. Please join us for an interactive session in which we will introduce you to what we have developed so far, and offer opportunities for you to share feedback and ask questions.

      In designing this innovative digital solution, we aim to provide a new experience that is easy to use, maximizes your time, and keeps your students on task while delivering the right information when they need it most. We invite you to join us and help to build the experience you need in your classroom.

      Building A Chemistry Toolbox: Using online learning tools to help students develop content mastery
      Facilitated by: Dr. Steven Neal, Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2016

      The same is true about chemistry. To learn chemistry, students must develop one skill at a time, then practice to hone those skills until they can successfully apply their learning. Getting students to move beyond memorization and a plug-and-chug mentality is crucial. 

      In this webinar, Professor Steven Neal will discuss how OWLv2 is an integral component of his students’ learning experience. OWLv2 brings a multifaceted approach to practice that helps students construct their intuition and confidence in chemistry. Combining multimedia questions to introduce content before class with mastery questions as a follow-up to class has improved the classroom experience for both Prof. Neal and his students.

      About the Presenter
      Professor Steven Neal completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Iowa State University in 2012 and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a lecturer that fall. He teaches both semesters of organic chemistry, the organic half of the GOB course, and an advanced organic chemistry course for undergraduates. He has been using OWLv2 since the fall of 2013.

      Teaching General Chemistry Concepts Using Biomolecular Contexts
      Facilitated by: Authors John W. Moore and Conrad L. Stanitski 
      Date Recorded: 3/1/2016

      Join authors John Moore and Conrad Stanitski, both winners of the ACS Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, for this special webinar. Organic and biochemical compounds provide a rich and fascinating context within which to engage general chemistry students with major chemistry concepts. Many general chemistry principles are directly applicable in biochemistry and can be taught in biomolecular context. Among these are stoichiometry, molecular structure and bonding, equilibria, kinetics, acid-base behavior, and thermodynamics. This webinar will present a rationale for using such an approach, examples of topics taught within biomolecular context, and strategies you can use to incorporate this approach into your teaching. The authors have found that this approach is effective for a large fraction of students enrolled in most general chemistry courses, many of whom are planning careers in biomedical fields.

      Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus
      Facilitated by:
      Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 2/19/2016

      “What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?" 

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom. 

      In addition, as the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve. 

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      What is MindTap? Next-Gen Technology that Ignites Student Success
      Facilitated by: Nathan Kurtz, Glendale Community College (Arizona)
      Date Recorded:  2/19/2016

      MindTap Math Foundations is a game-changing technology that provides a unique and motivating learning experience for developmental math students. This session will provide an introduction to the market-tested features within MindTap including instructional games, customized learning paths, an interactive whiteboard, Learning Bursts, and more.  Participants will get to experience MindTap from both the instructor and student points of view.

      Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
      Facilitated by: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Learning Science
      Date Recorded: 11/05/2015

      LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. In this webinar, you will learn how to get your students:
      · Engaged with practical work
      · Prepared when they get to the lab
      · Confident in performing the experiments
      · Using the time in the lab effectively

      Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
      Facilitated by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2015

      Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Biology! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today's students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the conceptual problems to help your students go beyond rote memorization and gain an understanding.

      Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Fisher College
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2015

      Built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage Learning authors, Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus solves the toughest challenges facing instructors and students by offering resources at every stage of the instructor workflow and student learning process, preparing students for success in the more challenging courses to follow. In this webinar, learn about Enhanced WebAssign’s unique tools to help calculus students refresh the skills that they should already have, build new skills, and finally, take advantage of new interactive assets to help them visualize, explore, and understand the critical concepts of this dynamic course.   

      Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics
      Facilitated by: Kameryn Denaro, San Diego State University
      Date Recorded: 09/10/2015

      In this session, you will learn tips and strategies to help you engage your Introductory Statistics students, making it easier for them to appreciate the importance of statistical literacy in the real world. Learn how you can utilize Aplia for Statistics to develop your students' technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions.

      Beyond Online Homework - What we’re learning from you and students like yours 
      Facilitated by:
       Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Developmental Specialist, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 8/7/2015

      • How do students actually tackle their course materials?
      • How are instructors delivering their course materials online and why?
      • How can we help students stay on target in their courses?

      During the past 12 months you participated in research that we’ve conducted at Cengage Learning, either by responding to a survey or participating in a qualitative study. 

      We would like to share some of these findings with you! 

      You are invited to attend the first of a series of webinars where we will share what we’ve been learning about the priorities and requirements that instructors and students have for digital learning materials. 

      Delivering the Final Outcome YOUR Students Need with Enhanced WebAssign with Michael Lafreniere 
      Facilitated by:
       Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University 
      Date Recorded: 4/17/2015 

      During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign, Michael Lafreniere, Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss the benefits of having the EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike will share some specific examples of how he used EWA to cater to the needs of those students in that class based on their needs by delivering better results. He will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how he uses those.

      Delivering the Final Outcome YOUR Students Need with Enhanced WebAssign with Elaine Smith 
      Facilitated by:
      Elaine Smith, Angelo State University 
      Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 
      During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and adjunct faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign, Elaine Smith, Instructor in Mathematics at Angelo State University and Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) user, will discuss the benefits of having EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Elaine will share some specific examples of how she used EWA to cater to the needs of those students in that class based on their needs by delivering better results. She will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how she uses those.

      Wake Up Your Remedial Math Class with Easy-to-Use Gamification Strategies! 
      Facilitated by:
      Kathleen Offenholley Professor of Mathematics (Borough of Manhattan Community College) 
      Date Recorded: 3/27/2015 

      Mid-semester blahs? Wake up your remedial math students! Get the energy going in your classroom again! Professor Kathleen Offenholley from the CUNY Games Network talks about a few simple, easy to use games and game-like ideas that will pump some energy into the class. She will start with Powerpoint Jeopardy, a simple, fun way to do a test or quiz review, and continue on with gamification tips -- using coins and cards to make a serious topic more playful. She will also show you a deeper learning game, the spread of a rumor, which illustrates exponential growth. Join us for this engaging session and walk away with games, links to useful websites, and ideas for how to gamify a topic that needs help.

      "Higher Place" – Using JOURNEY Class Insights to Improve Student Success 
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 3/24/2015 
      Want more data to help you better support each student’s “journey” to success in DevMath?  Then, come learn how “Class Insights” in EWA helps instructors assess student performance in JOURNEY. Instructors can correlate student learning outcomes between assignments and exams targeting concepts and problems students struggle to answer. The flexibility of EWA and power of JOURNEY allows an instructor to incorporate just-in-time video instruction in assignments right where the students need it most. 

      “Break Those Chains that Bind You" – Changing Student Behavior CAN Change the Equation for Success
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2015 

      Breakthrough to improve student success in DevMath with JOURNEY.  Enhanced WebAssign is the only learning tool that lets you control when tools are deployed and how assignments are graded in an effort to build successful learning behavior.  See how extension and attendance policies can deter negative habits and encourage positive practices.  Learn how JOURNEY also lays a solid foundation of math study skills by including Nolting’s math study skills and video lessons to help students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning style. 

      The 3 R's: Using Class Insights to Review, Reflect, and Redesign Assessments to Improve Performance 
      Facilitated by:
       Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 3/18/2015 


      Do you struggle to teach required course content and assure student success? Are you finding it difficult to know where to focus your efforts to improve student performance? 
      Then, don't miss this insightful webinar where you will learn how to unlock student success with the unmatched flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign (EWA). See how EWA gives you laser focus to improve student performance. Using Class Insights concept reporting, you can zero in on what students do not understand (rather than on an assignment score) so you can target the concepts and problems your students struggle to answer. EWA is your key to unlock improved student performance.

      "Any WAY You WANT It": You really can create your course – your way! 
      Facilitated by:
       Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2015 
      Yes – you can now create all your DevMath courses from one complete and powerful online solution. Powered by Enhanced WebAssign, JOURNEY's objective-based modules with customizable assignments and learning paths maximize the flexibility, control and power to engage student learning. Whether you enhance a face-to-face course, teach a hybrid or flipped course, or facilitate an emporium or fully-online course, JOURNEY is the complete online solution to systemic challenges facing developmental math.

      Develop Statistical Thinking and Conceptual Understanding with Aplia for Statistics 
      Facilitated by:
      Kameryn Denaro, San Diego State University 
      Date Recorded: 3/11/2015 

      In this webinar, you will learn how Aplia for Statistics makes it easier for you to develop students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data, draw conclusions, and put the results in context. This balance makes it easier to teach students to think statistically, helping them appreciate the value of interpreting data in the world around them.

      Mid-Terms and Enhanced WebAssign Help Elevate Thinking 
      Facilitated by:
      Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University-Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 3/6/2015

        
      During this second Getting Started with Enhanced WebAssign peer-to-peer training for instructors and adjunct faculty, Michael Lafreniere, Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he has been using students’ work in EWA to personalize his experience in the classroom. 
      Mike will dive into the superior content of EWA and show how that content helps students build critical-thinking skills. He will provide examples of adding classroom activities and show how he encourages students to use the processes they have practiced in EWA to help with the problem-solving process. He will also discuss using the EWA test bank to easily create a high stakes mid-term exam.  

      Online Learning – The Next Generation: Introducing MindTap for General Chemistry 
      Facilitated by:
       Bill Vining, SUNY Oneonta and Susan Young, Hartwick College 
      Date Recorded: 3/5/2015 


      In this webinar, Dr. Bill Vining and Susan Young will show you how MindTap is the most engaging and customizable online solution in Chemistry. MindTap for General Chemistry offers an innovative learning path that seamlessly integrates interactive learning activities, narrative, and diagnostic quizzes to truly engage your students and help them achieve success. Join authors William Vining and Susan Young as they demonstrate MindTap’s rich pedagogy and powerful analytics to help you and your students focus valuable teaching and learning time.

      Fight or Flight: Designing Curriculum that Ensures Students Persist Beyond the First Test 
      Facilitated by:
      Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Program Manager, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2015 

      Have you noticed that students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss Vincent Tinto's "conditions for success" and how Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) can be used as an instrument to meet those conditions while preparing students for your first exam. Use the results of the first test as a catalyst to "fight to the finish."

      "Any WAY You WANT It": You really can create your course – your way! 
      Facilitated by:
       Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 2/25/2015 
      Yes – you can now create all your DevMath courses from one complete and powerful online solution. Powered by Enhanced WebAssign, JOURNEY's objective-based modules with customizable assignments and learning paths maximize the flexibility, control and power to engage student learning. Whether you enhance a face-to-face course, teach a hybrid or flipped course, or facilitate an emporium or fully-online course, JOURNEY is the complete online solution to systemic challenges facing developmental math.

      Online Learning – The Next Generation: Introducing MindTap for General Chemistry 
      Facilitated by: Bill Vining, SUNY Oneonta and Susan Young, Hartwick College 
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2015 

      In this webinar, Dr. Bill Vining and Susan Young will show you how MindTap is the most engaging and customizable online solution in Chemistry. MindTap for General Chemistry offers an innovative learning path that seamlessly integrates interactive learning activities, narrative, and diagnostic quizzes to truly engage your students and help them achieve success. Join authors William Vining and Susan Young as they demonstrate MindTap’s rich pedagogy and powerful analytics to help you and your students focus valuable teaching and learning time.

      Learning is a "JOURNEY": Your First Step Forward Towards Changing Tomorrow 
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien 
      Date Recorded: 2/18/2015 

      Ready to take a step forward and change student success in DevMath?  Then, come explore the new JOURNEY – an all-in-one, objective-based EWA solution with streamlined learning paths.  This innovative approach allows you to map the “Journey” your students will take for success from basic mathematics through intermediate algebra.  Learn how JOURNEY integrates just-in-time video instruction and guided notebook exercises to fully engage students and encourage active participation in their learning.

      Discover the Power of the EWA Gradebook: Explore ALL the Possibilities 
      Presented by:
      Malissa Peery, University of Tennessee 
      Date Recorded: 2/12/2015 

      This unique online event is brought to you by Cengage Learning and WebAssign. Put the power of the EWA gradebook to work for you – and your students! In this eye-opening session, Malissa Peery, Senior Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will show you how to customize the EWA Gradebook to meet your syllabus requirements for grade calculation. In addition, she will outline best practices and troubleshooting tips to make completing progress reports and determining final course grades quick and easy.

      Study Shows Students Using Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Outperform their Peers 
      Presented by:
      Octavio Munist, Sr. Educational Researcher, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2014  

      The study, conducted by two independent research firms, examined the impact of Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) use on student knowledge and skills in Calculus I courses. EWA combines the content of Cengage Learning textbooks with an online homework solution to provide students with immediate feedback, tutorial content, and interactive eBooks to help them develop a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject matter. Join the Cengage Learning Market Research Group to learn more about the findings of this exciting study.

      ReThink How You Can Accelerate Student Learning through Developmental Mathematics Using Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
      Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College 
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2014  

      The quest to change the equation for student success in Developmental Mathematics continues - but, don't despair! "Re-Think" how you can help students move through the curriculum sequence more quickly and with greater success. Join author Dick Aufmann and Professor Yvette Hassakoursian to "Re-Imagine" how you can achieve greater student success in Developmental Mathematics using an innovative, all-in-one Enhanced WebAssign course.

      Enhanced WebAssign and the Home Stretch – How EWA Can Help Deliver the Outcomes YOUR Students Need 
      Presented by:
      Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University – Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 11/19/2014  

      During this workshop, Michael Lafreniere, Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss the benefits of having the EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike will share some specific examples of how he used EWA to cater to the needs of those students in that class based on their needs by delivering better results. He will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how he uses those.

      You're responsible for teaching, and your students are responsible for learning: Flipping Your Classroom in Introductory Physics 
      Presented by:
      Dr. Debora Katz, United States Naval Academy 
      Date Recorded: 11/14/2014  

      We've all heard the expression, "You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink." Many of us think this expression applies to our physics students. We lead them to physics, but we make them drink it in. Put in more concrete terms we are responsible for teaching, but our students are responsible for learning. So how can we get them to learn? In this webinar, Dr. Debora Katz, author of the new calculus-based physics text, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections, will discuss how flipping her classroom has shifted the focus from her teaching to her students' learning.

      Secrets to Flipping Your Mathematics Classroom using Enhanced WebAssign 
      11/6/14 
      Presented by: Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University-Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 11/6/2014

      Don't "flip out!" You know you have the skills. But, are you using all the learning resource in Enhanced WebAssign to flip your mathematics classroom successfully? During this interactive webinar, you will learn how Professor Michael Lafreniere takes the flipped classroom to the next level using the power of EWA to engage students in learning mathematics outside the classroom.

      Elevate Thinking with Enhanced WebAssign:  Proven Solutions to Promote Conceptual Understanding in Calculus and Precalculus 
      Facilitated by: Robert Banik, Mississippi State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/23/2014

      One of the most common challenges facing precalculus and calculus instructors is the need to improve students' conceptual understanding and prepare them for the more challenging courses that follow. Learn how to help students move beyond algebraic expressions and apply their knowledge by visualizing the dynamic concepts traditionally drawn on chalkboards. Join Professor Robert Banik to learn how Enhanced WebAssign's innovative solutions—built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors—work in concert to elevate student thinking to its highest level.

      Mid-Terms and Enhanced WebAssign Help Elevate Thinking 
      Facilitated by:
       Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University – Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2014

      During this second workshop, Michael Lafreniere, Enhanced WebAssign user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he has been using students’ work in EWA to personalize his experience in the classroom.

      Michael will take a dive into the superior content of EWA and show how that content helps students build critical thinking skills in mathematics. He will provide examples when he adds classroom activities and how he encourages students to use the processes they have practiced in EWA to help with the problem-solving process.  He will also discuss using the EWA test bank to easily create a high stakes mid-term exam.

      Maximize the Flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign in an Online, Hybrid, or Flipped Classroom 
      Facilitated by:
       Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2014

      Learn how you can use the power and flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign to help students learn mathematics in a fully online, face-to-face, hybrid, or flipped learning environment. Join Professor Kimberly Benien who will walk through several examples and best practices of how to transform learning for each type of classroom setup.

      Biocalculus: Insights into the Integration of Biology and Mathematics in Undergraduate Education 
      Facilitated by:
       Author Troy Day, Queen's University 
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2014

      In recent years, more and more colleges and universities are introducing calculus courses specifically for students in the life sciences. To support this growing recognition that mathematics has become an indispensable part of any comprehensive training in the biological sciences, authors James Stewart and Troy Day present instructors with a new resource to prepare their students for the degree in life science.

      Elevate Thinking with Enhanced WebAssign: Proven Solutions to Reduce Readiness Gaps in Precalculus and Build a Foundation for Success in Calculus 
      Presented by:
       Robert Banik, Mississippi State University 
      Date Recorded: 10/2/2014 


      One of the most common challenges facing calculus instructors is the need to reduce students' precalculus readiness gaps. The reality is, it’s not always the calculus students struggle with, but rather the key concepts from algebra and trigonometry they should already know.  Join Professor Robert Banik to learn how Enhanced WebAssign's innovative solutions—built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors—work in concert to address this critical challenge.

      Teaching Students to Think Statistically: Part I 
      Presented by:
       Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 9/25/2014

      This exciting, two-part, mini-course offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues, spark new ideas, and learn exciting strategies for developing students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and their ability to interpret data and draw conclusions in the Introductory Statistics classroom.  During the first part of this interactive, online course, Professor Kimberly Benien will demonstrate how Aplia for Statistics makes it easier for you to elevate your students’ thinking above rote memorization of formulas and to teach them to think statistically.

      Teaching Students to Think Statistically: Part II 
      Facilitated by:
       Kimberly Benien - Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2014

      This exciting, two-part, mini-course offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues, spark new ideas, and learn exciting strategies for developing students' technical skills, conceptual understanding, and their ability to interpret data and draw conclusions in the Introductory Statistics classroom.  During the second part of this interactive, online course, Professor Kimberly Benien takes a deeper dive into the benefits of and best practices for using Aplia for Statistics, including ways to improve outcomes using the powerful Gradebook Analytics.  

      Discourage Cheating in Your Mathematics Classroom with Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
       Andy Trus, WebAssign 
      Date Recorded: 9/25/2014

      This special online event is brought to you by Cengage Learning and WebAssign.  The event offers you the opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn proven strategies that discourage student cheating in the mathematics classroom.  During this interactive, one-hour session led by WebAssign product manager, Andy Trus, you will discover a number of tools and features in Enhanced WebAssign that deter cheating, and you will see how they can be used effectively with students. In addition, you will receive recommended tips and tricks for implementing in your own classroom. 

      Easily Getting Started with Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
       Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 9/23/14

      During this first workshop, Michael Lafreniere, Enhanced WebAssign user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he sets up his course and why and what he requires students to do during the first couple of weeks of class. He will also take a look at the gradebook and discuss how those results help inform classroom instruction.

      The Digital Difference:  Using Technology to Engage Students, Increase Productivity, and Impact Success 
      Presented by:
       Rochelle Beatty, Program Manager, TeamUP Faculty Programs, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 9/18/2014 


      You want to make a real difference in student learning and success, right?   Then, ask yourself: “How can I rethink learning and use technology to truly make a difference?”  Join us during this powerful webinar to explore strategic ways technology is being used to energize students, elevate thinking and improve learning outcomes in mathematics and statistics.  After the forward-thinking webinar, you will walk away not only knowing why but also understanding how you can use technology to make a ”Digital Difference” in the learning process. 

      Are Your Students Ready for Lab? 
      Facilitated by:
      Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Directors and Co-founders of Learning Science, Ltd. 
      Date Recorded: 04/02/2014  

      Prepare students for lab with interactive, online pre-lab assignments that include videos, interactive modules, quizzing, and safety training. LabSkills powered by OWLv2 were developed from a product that was initially launched by Learning Science and the University of Bristol in the UK and is currently used by schools and universities in more than 30 countries worldwide. You will learn how to get your students:  

      • Engaged with practical work
      • Prepared when they get to the lab
      • Confident in performing the experiments
      • Using the time in the lab effectively

      Modifying Student Behavior for Improved Outcomes with Enhanced WebAssign 
      Facilitated by:
      Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College 
      Date Recorded: 03/20/2014  

      Research tells us that observable and measurable behaviors are good targets for change. We know that reinforcers are consequences that strengthen behavior and punishments are consequences that weaken behavior; therefore, students’ behaviors are modified by the consequences we impose. By combining assignment templates and extensions with rewards and punishments, instructors can modify students’ behaviors. At a time when many students rarely bring a textbook to class, instructors can embed notes and multi-media in the YouBook and engage students in the content.

      Flipping the Developmental Math Classroom Using Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
      Mark Clark, Palomar College 
      Date Recorded: 03/13/2014  

      Flipping the classroom can allow you to make more time in your class for interactive and challenging activities with your students. In this session, we will focus on the features of Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) that can help you make the most of your students out-of-classroom time. In this webinar, we also discuss several activities that you can do in class to encourage great discussions with your students.

      Flipping the Classroom in Upper Level Math with Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
      Fran Hopf, University of South Florida 
      Date Recorded: 03/06/2014  

      Given the buzz, have you considered “flipping the classroom” for one of your credited math courses? If so, have you identified resources that could be used to support a successful implementation of your flipped classroom? In this presentation, Fran Hopf from the University of South Florida discusses the benefits of flipping the classroom, and provides guidance on how it can be done. Using the seven principles of good teaching practices, Fran provides examples of the various Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) tools that can be used to engage students in active learning. Fran highlights how the flipped classroom and EWA can positively impact students’ performance.  

      Help Students Think like Statisticians with Aplia for Statistics 
      Presented by:
      Morgan Mendoza, Statistics Content Developer - Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/06/2014  

      Aplia for Statistics helps get students to think like statisticians. While other solutions help teach mechanical proficiency (technical skills) and conceptual understanding, Aplia’s unique content and activity types help students learn to interpret and analyze data, draw conclusions from that data, and to finally put the results into context. Learn how the Aplia for Statistics homework system solves this common and critical challenge facing Introductory Statistics instructors.

      Engage Students with MindTap for Nutrition 
      Presented by:
      Tom Ziolkowski, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/06/2014  

      This webinar focuses on engaging students, elevating thinking, and enabling instructors to easily set their own course so they can deliver what they know is best for their students. Learn about MindTap for Nutrition, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Nutrition. Instructors personalize the experience by easily setting the learning path and integrating their favorite resources. The Diet & Wellness Plus app within MindTap helps students gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to their personal health goals by tracking and analyzing diet, activity, and behavior change. Throughout this webinar, we show how relating the concepts taught within the nutrition course to students’ lives makes a concrete difference to student learning and engagement.

      Elevate Thinking with MindTap for Biology 
      Presented by:
      Tom Ziolkowski, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/06/2014  

      This webinar focuses on elevating student thinking and enabling instructors to easily set their own course so they can deliver what they know is best for their students. Learn about MindTap for Biology, the most engaging and customizable online solution in Biology. Instructors personalize the experience by easily setting the learning path and integrating their favorite resources. The Aplia for Biology homework app within MindTap enables students to go beyond rote memorization to develop a deeper understanding of concepts. Throughout this webinar, we show how this online interactive learning solution improves comprehension by increasing student effort and engagement.

      Hidden in Plain Sight: The Human Passion for Living Things and the Biology Classroom 
      Presented by:
      Tom Ziolkowski, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 03/05/2014  

      Find out how to change that dynamic in your Introductory Biology course for non-majors in this web-based event. Contrast the experience of visiting a public aquarium or natural history museum with a formal biology classroom. Which appeals more to students? In undergraduate surveys, students describe their biology classes as “dull,” “impersonal,” and “unexciting.” But it doesn't have to be that way. In this one-hour webinar, we discuss ways to connect abstract processes to the life of an organism and empower students to become engaged with learning about the living world. Learn how focusing on “the biology of organisms” can motivate interest, build understanding, and communicate important concepts.

      Rethinking Probability in the Introductory Statistics Course 
      Facilitated by:
      Roxy Peck, California Polytechnic State University 
      Date Recorded: 02/20/2014  

      Many students find probability, conditional probability, and Bayes Rule, in particular, difficult. This webinar discusses research into how students understand probability and the implications for teaching probability. An alternative approach to teaching probability will be explored, and participants will see hands-on activities suitable for classroom use that develop probabilistic thinking without formulas.

      Rethinking Probability Activities »  

      Enhancing a Modular Redesign with Enhanced WebAssign 
      Presented by:
      Luke Walsh, Catawba Valley Community College 
      Date Recorded: 02/13/2014  

      A modular approach to redesign is a perfect fit for the tools and features found in Enhanced WebAssign (EWA). In this session, we explore the powerful resources found in EWA, showing how simple they are to implement for instructors and keep students engaged and elevated in their thinking. Come learn how to harness the power of EWA and get your developmental math students learning math, not just doing math.  

      Reduce Knowledge Gaps and Elevate Thinking with Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus 
      Facilitated by:
      Robert Banik, Mississippi State University 
      Date Recorded: 02/06/2014  

      One of the most common challenges facing calculus instructors is the need to reduce students’ knowledge gaps—it is not always the calculus that students struggle with, but rather the prerequisite concepts from algebra and trigonometry. Another common challenge is caused by the dynamic nature of the calculus course, but modern technology now allows instructors to help students visualize the concepts that have traditionally been drawn on chalkboards. Join Robert Banik to learn how Enhanced WebAssign uniquely elevates students’ thinking and solves some of the most common challenges facing calculus instructors.  

      REDESIGN Mathematics: Revisiting Expectations for Developmental Education while Siting Information and Guidance for Navigation (of Mathematics Instruction or Courses) 
      Facilitated by:
      Rochelle Beatty, Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development 
      Date Recorded: 01/30/2014  

      This session on redesign reviews research impacting course redesign in mathematics. We will provide examples of real-life case studies where guidance given by Cengage Learning during the navigation of this challenge was beneficial.


    • Products and Initiatives


    • The Journey to Digital: We’re in This Together
      Facilitated by: Jason Chin, Vice President of Software Development and Jim Sherer, Vice President of Technical Support, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 1/31/2017

      Learn how Cengage is navigating its journey from print to digital and helping educators along the way. In this 45-minute webinar, Vice President of Software Development Jason Chin and Vice President of Technical Support Jim Sherer will share how this journey is teaching Cengage ways to better support its digital users with improved platform stability, increased transparency and expanded availability of customer service to help you and your students when you need it most.  Join us to find out more and ask your questions.

      LMS Integration with Brightspace by D2L 
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      LMS Integration with Canvas 
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      Integration with Blackboard 
      Date Recorded: 11/2/2016

      Facilitated by: Jill Staut and Matt Stoelting from Cengage

      Listen in to learn how to quickly and simply integrate Cengage digital solutions into your campus Learning Management System. Ensure students get up and running quickly and have direct access to your course materials using only their campus login. Instructors also have the option to create deep links to specific learning activities and have the results of graded activities sent directly to your LMS gradebook.

      This session will provide a 30 minute overview of the Cengage integration tools and then the last 30 minutes will be open for questions and discussion. Please note that we will use MindTap as our example, but the integration process is largely the same for Aplia, SAM, CengageNow, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online, and CourseMate.

      The Journey to Digital: Next Stop, Mobile Apps 
      Facilitated by: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/20/2016

      In 2015, the percentage of students owning smartphones grew to 92%, surpassing laptop ownership for the first time.

      The next installment of the Journey to Digital webinar series discusses the current state of mobile in higher education, how today’s students use mobile, and how the next generation of students want to study.  Join Yoshi Tryba as he shares ways that the industry and individual instructors are adapting learning plans to engage students through mobile.

      The Journey to Digital: 3 Ways to Use ePortfolios to Drive Student Success
      Facilitated by: Dr. Melissa Jordine, California State University, Fresno
      Date Recorded: 9/6/2016

      Looking for new ways to drive student success inside and outside of the classroom?  Join us as Dr. Melissa Jordine shares her experience using the Pathbrite ePortfolio platform in her courses, at the program level, and also to aid students in a very real way: granting them the ability to build ePortfolios highlighting the skills and accomplishments that extend beyond their GPAs.  Learn how Pathbrite has helped to promote active learning and develop important skills among Dr. Jordine’s students.

      New MindTap Features to Brighten Your Course
      Facilitated by: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager and Chris Walz, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 7/1/2016

      This fall MindTap has exciting new features sure to please you and your students. Join the MindTap team to learn how you can empower 92% of your students to read anytime, anywhere through the free MindTap Mobile App, which now includes a full eBook for students to read on their smartphones, whether online or offline.  The team will also introduce you to Pathbrite, a new MindTap app that enables students to build ePortfolios to help advance their careers.

      The Journey to Digital: 4 Tips to Build Active Learning with Digital
      Presented by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Carolina
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

      A recent student study found that preferred college classes combine instructor interaction with strategic learning technology or, as one student described: “A class in which the professor was engaging … encouraging and supportive… a class that was interactive and more than just opening a book or watching a PowerPoint presentation.”

      Join Professor Jenny Billings as she shares her experience and her 4 tips to build active learning with digital.   Hear how assigning content, incorporating interactive activities, and more have raised student involvement, satisfaction and success rates.

      The Journey to Digital: 3 Tips for a Successful Course Start with Digital
      Facilitated by: Dr. Tomiko M. Meeks, Texas Southern University
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      The more time students spend in their digital learning platform, the more likely they are to earn better grades.  But, how can you get students to use your digital course in the first place?

      At Texas Southern University, instructors have had great success increasing engagement, interest in their subject area, and grades by implementing practices that encourage students to use their digital platform. Join us as Dr. Tomiko Meeks shares some of these practices and her tips to improve your term.

      From basic training to making it count for a grade, hear how Dr. Meeks gets her students to participate, how the number of history majors has increased, and how the number of A’s earned across her department has doubled.

      Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap 
      Facilitated by: Gregory C. Dixon, University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

      Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students.  Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

      The remainder of the webinar will be spent with Q&A from attendees.  Greg will address:

      • The importance of early identification and the mechanisms to identify and assess at-risk students
      • Tools within MindTap that you can quickly and easily employ to foster engagement and increase outcomes and retention
      • How you can blend engagement and assessment for early identification
      • Methods and instruments of intervention to improve outcomes and retention

      7 Reasons to Flip the College Classroom – And How to Do It 
      Presented by:  Marc Alan Sperber and  Craig Dane Roberts 
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2014 

      Interested in engaging students in new ways, while activating deeper learning and better retention? Join Cengage Learning and guest speakers Craig Roberts and Marc Sperber for a virtual workshop on how and why to flip your college course. In this webinar, Craig, a professor of neuroscience and education at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and Marc, an educational technologies consultant at the Duke University School of Nursing, talk about what drew them to the flipped classroom model and their experiences in helping faculty across the curriculum to flip their courses. Marc and Craig introduce the theoretical foundation of their approach—Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles of Effective Education – and apply it to their real-world experiences and best practices for “flipping” learned in their own classroom and work with other faculty.

      Inclusive Access Partnerships: New models for affordable, accessible course materials 
      Facilitated by: Samantha S. Birk, Associate Director for Instructional Technologies Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne 
      Jason Lorgan, UC Davis Stores - University of California, Davis 
      Date Recorded: 10/24/2014

      Instructors report that students who come to class prepared perform better. Yet a third of students’ site cost as the reason they wait to purchase course materials. Learn how inclusive access partnerships support student success by ensuring all students have affordable and immediately accessible course materials on the first day of class.

      Join the discussion and learn why your colleagues in higher education decided to implement these models on their campuses, and how they have successfully done so.

      MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series  

      MindTap ThinkNation: End on High Note! 
      Presented by: Rochelle Beatty, Program Manager and Damon Givehand, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2014 


      Would you like to know how MindTap can be used to keep your students engaged in the course material through the end of the semester AND prepare them to finish successfully? If so, then join us and learn ways to customize course content and become similar to a co-author of the text. We’ll share strategies for engaging students with the content, with other students, and with the instructor while promoting accountability and the kind of preparedness that will have you and your students singing victory songs on the last day of class.

      Shall We Dance? (Mind)Tapping your way to Measuring Student Engagement 
      Facilitated by: Maggi Miller, Manager and Stacy Holliday, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 10/31/14

      Do you have both at-risk students who struggle and top performing students who need a challenge? MindTap’s analytics can assist you to “dance” your way to the best practices for all your students. This webinar will focus on the variety of deep analytics available to you at both the student and course level.

      Getting Started with 4LTR Press
      Facilitated by: Laura Redden, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of WebAssign that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Ivy Tech - The NEW 4LTR Press!
      Facilitated by: Chris Walz, Steve Joos, and Kevin Loane, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 2/12/2016

      Cengage Learning invites you to attend an Ivy Tech-exclusive webinar about 4LTR Press. Discover how 4LTR Press solutions bring student-tested, instructor-approved solutions to your Ivy Tech course. These affordable solutions bring a comprehensive learning experience to students, including the Blackboard-integrated 4LTR Press Online, which works on ANY device. The print component offers innovative, engaging content designed to meet the learning practices of today’s students.

      4LTR Press Online... From Start to Finish!
      Facilitated by: Lauren McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for Digital Solution
      Date Recorded: 2/10/2016

      First time 4LTR Press Online User?  You'll learn how easy it is to set up your course, and how 4LTR Press Online gives your students the tools to succeed in your class on any device at any time while also keeping you connected to how well they understand the foundations of your course.

      Strategies and Tips for Teaching Online 
      Facilitated by:
      Pat Galitz, Business Administration faculty member at Southeast Community College
      Date Recorded: 04/17/2014  

      View and listen in on our one-hour webinar with Pat Galitz as she shares strategies and tips for teaching online discussion–based courses.  You’ll see examples of activities and assignments that really work in the online environment as well as innovative techniques for getting students engaged in your online course. We will show you various resources and tools that you can use including examples from 4LTR Press, a student-tested, faculty-approved solution from Cengage Learning. 

      Resources »   

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with MindTap tools and strategies.

      Getting Started – MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      Spring courses are right around the corner!

      MindTap gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their computing confidence. Are you ready to make the most of your learning technology?

      Join Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College, to learn some of the best practices for getting started with MindTap for Computing.

      Getting Started with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour - Ending Strong
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 12/15/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss questions and ideas following the Ending Strong with MindTap webinar and podcast.

      Ending Strong with MindTap
      Presented by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 12/2/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in MindTap to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!

      MindTap Math: Ending Strong
      Facilitated by: Charles Mundy-Castle, Lecturer of Mathematics - Central New Mexico Community College
      Date Recorded:  11/4/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in MindTap to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong! 

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour - Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/20/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching Moving into Midterms webinar or the podcast.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Charles Mundy-Castle, Lecturer of Mathematics, Central New Mexico Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Charles Mundy-Castle, Lecturer of Mathematics, Central New Mexico Community College
      Date Recorded: 9/16/2016

      This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/16/2016

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings Beaver, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 8/22/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss questions or ideas received after the Getting Started with MindTap webinar and watching the podcast.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 7/21/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      Get a Jump on the Mid-Semester Slump with MindTap!
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins: Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning; Leanne DeFoor: Senior Lecturer of Business Law at Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 3/1/2016

      It’s that point in the term when some of your students start to lose steam. You’ve covered a lot of information since classes started, and now your students just don’t seem as motivated as they were at the start of the term.  If only you could press a "reset" button.  Well … you can … with MindTap!

      Find out how MindTap can support you in your efforts to re-energize and re-engage your students!  Join Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator, and Leanne DeFoor, Senior Lecturer at the University of West Georgia, to learn you how to use MindTap to avoid the dreaded mid-semester slump and position your students to re-fire and finish strong!

      MindTap Sneak Peek:  A New MindTap Interface to Enhance Engagement
      Facilitated by: Jared Mann, Vice President, MindTap and Scott Whitmore, Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2016

      Say goodbye to those dark colors of old and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to grab your students’ attention and increase engagement.

      Join us for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel. Learn when the new user experience will be available and how MindTap’s new interface meets the needs of instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

      There’s an App for That!
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Dr. Josh Robinson- Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/2/2016 

      We all know it’s the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that.  For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.  Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a. Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker
      b. Google docs, RSS feeds
      c. ConnectYard
      d. Study Tools
      e. Online homework solutions  

      A Part of Their World
      Facilitated by: Dr. Keith Sisson - Graduate Studies Coordinator at University of Memphis and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/11/2016

      Study tools, assignments, the mobile app—it all adds up to the student experience.  Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.

      Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement
      Facilitated by: Damon Givehand -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Audrey Wick-  English professor and kinesiology instructor at Blinn College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students’ level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles — MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.

      Multiply Engagement with Multimedia
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator and Greg Rivera-Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 1/21/2016

      “Tell me and I’ll forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I’ll understand.” – Benjamin Franklin. Engagement is the key to understanding.  When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.  By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count! 

      Adding + Moving + Hiding + Reordering = Learning Path Customization
      Facilitated by: Greg Rivera - Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Mary Poffenroth, M.S. -  Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/17/2015

      Add items, hide sections, move units—it all sums up to a customized MindTap course.  Students are 70% more likely to use MindTap for at least one hour per week if the learning path is customized.  Learn how to easily make a seamless connection between your MindTap course and your classroom so you can make the connection and make it count!

      Make it Count!  It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins- Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning; Trace Etienne-Gray - History Education Specialist and Senior Instructor at Texas State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner  
      Date Recorded: 12/9/2015

      Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade.  A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3.  Learn how to:
      1) Create a course 
      2) Use MindTap "out of the box" 
      3) Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts. 

      Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part Two
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr, Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2015

      Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms?  MindTap has you covered.  This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a) ConnectYard
      b) Study Tools
      c) Online homework solutions 

      Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part One
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr, Cengage Learning Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 11/4/2015

      Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms?  MindTap has you covered.  This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a) Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker 
      b) Google docs, RSS feeds 
      c) YouSeeU, Insight, Questia

      Engage Your Students with MindTap for Nutrition
      Facilitated by: Terry Weideman, Instructor at Oakland Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Nutrition! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the Diet & Wellness Plus app that demonstrates the personal relevance of your course.

      Shine the Light on Progress: Track Student Progress and Engagements
      Facilitated by: Damon Givehand, Cengage Learning Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2015

      Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. MindTap Analytics not only provides faculty with insight about students’ level of understanding but also about interaction with course content. This session, offered at the midpoint of the course, takes a look at the valuable data found in the gradebook and analytics tab.

      Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
      Facilitated by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2015

      Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Biology! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the conceptual problems to help your students go beyond rote memorization and gain an understanding.

      Get Your Students to Mastery with Distributed Practice in MindTap for Psychology with Mastery Training
      Facilitated by: Carly McJunkin, Digital Content Designer, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2015

      Help students break the cycle of procrastinate, cram, fail by introducing them to distributed practice via Mastery Training in MindTap for their Psychology courses.

      Instructor Directed, Student Connected: MindTap for Principles of Economics
      Facilitated by: Josh Robinson, Ph.D., Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Alabama COLLAT School of Business 
      Date Recorded: 9/23/2015 

      See how the most advanced online product in economics focuses your students for success while giving you the freedom to create the course you always wanted.

      Apps for Writers  
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 9/16/2015

      Learn how to create better thinkers, communicators, and writers with three apps in MindTap: InSite, Questia, and Net Tutor. This session will take a deep dive into these three apps and show how you can manage electronic paper submission, grading and peer review, utilize Questia’s research database and tutorials, and provide students with additional tutoring options, all directly in MindTap.

      MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students
      Facilitated by:
      Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 
      Date Recorded: 9/3/2015

      Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate oral communication skills for classroom and career success.

      Create Your Composition Course, Your Way
      Facilitated by:
      Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 9/2/2015

      When students are provided with multimedia and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize MindTap specifically for a writing course.

      Play by the Book … or Not: Personalization Done Right
      Facilitated by:
      Greg Rivera, Senior Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 9/2/2015

      When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.

      Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law    
      Facilitated by: 
      Leanne DeFoor, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration at University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 8/27/2015 

      Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

      Communication Skills Practice with YouSeeU in MindTap    
      Facilitated by: 
      Melody Alexander, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operation Management in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University 
      Date Recorded: 8/20/2015 

      Join Melody Alexander from Ball State University to learn how you can provide effective communication skills practice through YouSeeU in MindTap. 

      Eyes on the Prize: MindTap’s Learning Path Keeps Students Organized 
      Facilitated by: 
      Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 8/19/2015 

      The fewer clicks students have to make, the lower the likelihood they will get off task. In short, if you keep the taps on the mouse low, you keep the focus and organization high. This session will focus on how to hide, move, and reorder items in the learning paths as well as how to rename folders and add activities in the learning path to increase students’ persistence.

      Turn on the Light 
      Facilitated by: 
      Greg Rivera, Senior Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 8/12/2015 

      We all know the sooner students are connected to and engaged in a course, the greater the chances of success. This session will be focused on getting your MindTap course “up and running,” and cover the basics you need to know in order to have a successful start using MindTap. You’ll learn how to create a course, how to use MindTap “out of the box,” and how to use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking.

      MindTap Summer Release Sneak Peek 
      Facilitated by: 
      The MindTap Team at Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 5/28/2015 

      Get the scoop on what’s coming in the MindTap platform this Summer! We’ll share information about:

      • The MindTap Mobile App
      • The New “Study Center”
      • The New Message Center
      • Other Product Improvements

      Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap 
      Facilitated by: 
      Gregory C. Dixon, University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

      Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students.  Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

      The remainder of the webinar will be spent with Q&A from attendees.  Greg will address:

      • The importance of early identification and the mechanisms to identify and assess at-risk students
      • Tools within MindTap that you can quickly and easily employ to foster engagement and increase outcomes and retention
      • How you can blend engagement and assessment for early identification
      • Methods and instruments of intervention to improve outcomes and retention

      Student-to-Student Learning, Powered by FlashNotes 
      Facilitated by:
      Lester Left on, President Emeritus of Kent State and Lou Lataif, Dean Emeritus of the School of Business at Boston University 
      Date Recorded: 10/17/2014

      Join Lester Lefton, President Emeritus of Kent State and Lou Lataif, Dean Emeritus of the School of Business at Boston University as they share the power of peer to peer education. We’ll also be joined by Michael Matousek as he shares the story of his company, Flashnotes.com, and its mission to compliment and reinforce the in-class experience and assigned textbook through the Flashnotes.com marketplace. By leveraging original student-created content, students have another opportunity to get help in real-time, preventing them from falling behind throughout the semester, to improve academic outcomes, student retention and graduation rate. In addition, hear the thoughts and experiences of fellow educators on this topic, and learn how you can help your students to take advantage of this technology.

      MindTap in D2L: Your ‘link’ to a simpler and more engaging experience. 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jill Staut, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2014 

      Learn how you can create a seamless user experience for both you and your students by integrating MindTap into your D2L course.  Our flexible integration options allow you to create a unique learning experience for your students by blending your own content with deep links to MindTap activities.  Need to have grades reported into D2L? No problem – with LMS integration you simply choose which graded items you want synched and they will automatically be synched as students complete assignments.

      MindTap in Blackboard: Your ‘link’ to a simpler and more engaging experience. 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jill Staut, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2014 

      Learn how you can create a seamless user experience for both you and your students by integrating MindTap into your Blackboard course. Our flexible integration options allow you to create a unique learning experience for your students by blending your own content with deep links to MindTap activities.  Need to have grades reported into Blackboard?  No problem – with LMS integration you simply choose which graded items you want synched and they will automatically be synched as students completed assignments.

      MindTap eReader  

      Turn the Light on Best Practices for Student Engagement: The MindTap eReader 
      Facilitated by:
      Audrey Wick, Reggie Cobb, and Quellis Rhodes 
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2015 
      In a recent  Gallup Survey of Faculty Views on TechnologyInside Higher Ed reported that “Virtually all faculty members and technology administrators say meaningful student-teacher interaction is a hallmark of a quality online education, and that it is missing from most online courses.” 
      How do you define "meaningful student-teacher interaction”? 
      How do you promote this type of interaction through traditional and online courses? 
      How can you and your students make optimum use of an eReader or eBook to promote engagement? 
      Listen in on a lively discussion and Q&A with featured faculty from the Inside Higher Ed article, Greg Dixon from Nashville Community College, Audrey Wick of Blinn College and student, Quellis Rhodes as they discuss best practices in student engagement and communication. We’ll focus on:

      • Discussing “meaningful student-teacher interaction” And the strategies to promote it.
      • Tools within MindTap (eReader, Mobile App and Connect Yard) that easily foster engagement and interaction.
      • How to get started over-communicating with your online students.
      • How students use online books and eReaders to learn and get better grades

      MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series  

      Ready? Set. Go!: Starting the New Term with MindTap 
      Presented by: 
      Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Sr. Professional Educator and Ann Wolf, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2015

      It's time to start your engines and set-up your MindTap course for the new term!  Attend this interactive session to learn some of the most strategic methods for getting students up and running on MindTap.  Know just how much is too much material, and engage your twenty-first century learners with a few strokes of the keyboard and a couple of clicks of the mouse.  You will leave this session equipped with tips for providing your students with a learning experience that is more personalized and relevant than ever before.  And as an added bonus, the strategies presented will save you time and energy.  You don't want to miss this session!

      Fill the Gap: Turning learners into workers 
      Facilitated by:
      Kathryn Jo Mannes - Business/Education Partnerships, Dr. Henry Johnson 
      Faculty Advisor/TeamUP, Cengage Learning, and R. Scott Domowicz - Academic Dean - Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, Pittsburgh Technical Institute 
      Date Recorded: 10/10/2014

      Companies are looking for students who bring skills to the employment table.  By focusing on workforce readiness throughout college education, students can leave with skills to bring value to companies and themselves.      

      Engage and Save: Quick Methods for Engaging Students 
      Presented by: 
      Shawn Orr, Professional Educator and Greg Rivera, Sr. Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2014

      This month’s 60 minute webinar will explore best practices for the organization, development, and effective utilization of the MindTap platform within your face-to-face, blended or online courses. We will discuss ways that MindTap enables you to complete activities and assignments in new and time-saving ways.

      Competency-based Education: Out with the new, in with the old? 
      Presented by:
      Sally M. Johnstone, PhD - Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; Dr. Larry Banks - Provost, Daymar Colleges Group, Competency Based Education Consultant, Wonderlic Assessments; and Anne Gupton, L.P.C., N.C.C. - Counselor and Associate Professor, Mott Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/3/2014 
      The idea of competency-based education has steadily gained traction in the media, but its appropriateness in the educational arena remains questioned.  How does this drive critical thinking?  Should we measure learning based on the application of existing knowledge, or the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge?

      Changes in Education and Managing Disengagement 
      Facilitated by:
      Mark Ciampa, Ph.D - Western Kentucky University 
      Date Recorded: 5/9/2013  

      Do you find it challenging to engage your students?  Are you looking for new ways to implement digital learning into your classroom?  Join Dr. Mark Ciampa, Ph.D., from Western Kentucky University for a free one hour professional development session around the future of digital solutions for your classroom.  While discussing the characteristics of today’s students, discover new approaches to teaching and learning to get your students excited and actively participating in your class.  We'll also cover the way our new technology solution, MindTap, which is a personal learning experience, can address the diversity within your class - helping you to appeal to all the students on your roster.

      Effectively Leading and Managing the Online Course 
      Facilitated by:
      Sean J. Glassberg - Former Professor of the Year, Horry Georgetown Technical College 
      Date Recorded: 4/11/2013  

      In this one-hour, jam packed webinar you will be taken through strategies and methods for developing an interactive online course, learn different techniques for how best to respond to different online learning styles, and be exposed to a host of ideas for how to fully engage your online class. We will cover how many open source or free technology solutions can help you to fully connect with your students as well as how a new technology solution from Cengage Learning - MindTap - can also assist with effectively leading and managing the online course.

      MindTap - Fostering Online Student Collaboration 
      Facilitated by:
      Kiala Givehand- Instructor, Mills College and Diablo Valley College 
      Date Recorded: 03/14/2013  

      Join us in the dynamic one-hour, interactive webinar designed to share practical (and proven) strategies for helping your online students interact with one another in authentic collaboration. You will learn innovative ways to harness technology and use it to help students build academic relationships that empower their learning process. By the end of the presentation, you will have a plethora of ideas and tools to foster online student collaboration.

      Appealing to Diverse Learners: Techniques, Strategies, and Technology Solutions 
      Facilitated by:
      Tom McDermott - Pittsburgh Technical Institute 
      Date Recorded: 04/04/2013  

      In this 60 minute webinar we will be covering the 4 different learning styles - Visual, Auditory, Reading & Writing, and Kinesthetic, as well as 4 major personality styles - Reflective, Director, Emotive, and Supportive. Through these two lenses of diversity we'll discuss strategies and techniques that can be used to engage your entire class. We'll also cover the way our new technology solution, MindTap, which is a personal learning experience, can address the diversity within your class - helping you to appeal to all the students.

      The Accelerated Movement to Digital Course Materials 
      Hosted by
      The Chronicle of Higher Education 
      Moderator: Dr. Michael Zastrocky, Vice President, Education Research Leader and Research Director for Academic Strategies, Gartner, Inc. 
      Speakers: Dr. Carey Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Arkansas Tech University; Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President, Cengage Learning; and Brian Joyner, Vice President, Cengage Learning
       

      Date Recorded: Wednesday, October 31

      Over the previous 18 months, there has been a drastic acceleration in the shift to digital learning materials. Demand for course materials in a variety of digital formats has grown, students and instructors rely more heavily on LMS integration and even the ways in which students expect to purchase these materials continues to evolve. By regularly collaborating with faculty and students in a variety of capacities, academic publishers are in a unique position to track these changes and trends. During this 60-minute webinar, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the ways publishers and educators can benefit from tracking these trends.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Texas Tech University 
      Date Recorded: 2/15/2017

      This Managing and Motivating Student Engagement webinar for Aplia will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with Aplia’s Practice Reviews, Discussion Boards, Gradebook Analytics, Communication options, and more.

      Getting Started with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Texas Tech University
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of Aplia that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Ending Strong with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Cengage Faculty Partner — Texas Tech University
      Date Recorded: 11/17/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in Aplia to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!  

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Rajone Lyman, Houston Community College
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new Aplia tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Aplia Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks to Wrap up the Semester
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Associate Professor in the Teaching and Learning Center at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas; Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati
      Date Recorded: 4/8/2016

      Join Faculty Partners, Kristi Barker of South Plains College and Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati, for an Aplia panel discussion! You'll learn how instructors are making the most out of Aplia in their courses and you'll discover best practices to wrap-up the semester using Aplia.

      Struggle & Success At A Glance: Gradebook Analytics
      Facilitated by: Jarren T. Gonzales, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology at Orange Coast College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/13/16

      Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well.  This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended.

      Your Guide to a Custom Course
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker- Associate Professor in the Teaching and Learning Center at South Plains College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/14/2015

      Make your Aplia course fit seamlessly with your instructional approach, strategies, and activities. Capitalize on Aplia’s flexibility with course design by learning how to customize the existing materials, add your own favorite assignments and readings, and create assessments from your own material or a test bank.

      Aplia 101
      Presented by: Ed Winkofsky- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/11/2015

      Listen in on Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati  to learn the basics of Aplia.  In this session Ed will show you to set up your course, manage assignments, and navigate the gradebook.

      Is It Working? Gradebook Analytics Help You Check the Engagement Meter
      Facilitated by: Jarren Gonzales, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Orange Coast College 
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Do you wish you had more data about individualized student performance to help students improve their learner behavior? Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well. This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended. 

      Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics
      Facilitated by:
      Kameryn Denaro, Professor at San Diego State University 
      Date Recorded: 9/10/2015 

      In this session, you will learn tips and strategies to help you engage your Introductory Statistics students, making it easier for them to appreciate the importance of statistical literacy in the real world. Learn how you can utilize Aplia for Statistics to develop your students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions. 

      Shake Things Up A Bit! Add, Subtract, Edit, and Move Assignments 
      Date Recorded:
      8/20/15 
      Presented by: Kina Lara, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor at San Jacinto College South 

      Don’t just settle for the status quo! Do you have favorite assignments that have been proven to help increase students' understanding of your course content? Make your Aplia course fit seamlessly with your instructional approach, strategies, and activities. Capitalize on Aplia’s flexibility with course design by learning how to customize the existing materials, add your own favorite assignments and readings, and create assessments from your material or from the test bank. Build a course that reflects your pedagogy.

      Prepare for an Aplia Engagement … No Rings Involved 
      Date Recorded
      : 8/13/15 
      Presented by: Jarren Gonzales, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Orange Coast College 

      How much time outside of class do your students spend engaged in critical thinking about course content? This session will focus on how Aplia can provide an opportunity to maximize students’ engagement and ensure you’ll have a successful start using Aplia. You’ll learn the basics of how to create a course, navigate Aplia, add and edit assignments, and use the gradebook.

      3-2-1 Calc! The Basics 
      Facilitated by:
      Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation & Training Specialist, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 1/15/2013 

      View an hour-long online training seminar that details how to use this our Dosage Calculations program and make learning more advantageous for your students. 
      This session is designed for recent adopters and current users of 3-2-1 Calc! v.2.0 and will cover the following training topics:

      • Student account set-up and login.
      • How students will use and benefit from this program.
      • The Instructor account, reporting and functionality.
      • How to setup your course
      • How to schedule and manage custom tests and assignments

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, University of North Georgia
      Date Recorded: 2/15/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with CengageNow v2 tools and strategies in this webinar.

      Moving into Midterms with CengageNOW
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, North Georgia University
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new CengageNOW tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Course Wrap-up with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider - Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

      Join Faculty Partner, Jennifer Schneider, to learn tips and tricks on how to end the semester on a high note with CengageNOWv2. She will cover identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CNOWv2.

      Doing More with CengageNOWv2 
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia
      Date Recorded: 2/3/2016

      Designed to help you maximize CengageNOWv2 to support your course, this peer-to-peer training session will cover best practices for increasing student engagement, identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CengageNOW.

      Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Kristen Quinn - Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

      Getting Started with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Patty Worsham - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Norco College 
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2016

      This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, improve student outcomes, and more.  We will also give you a glimpse into CNOWv2 from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your CNOWv2 course helps them make homework count.

      Ending Strong with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by:  Dawn Stevens, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Northwest Mississippi Community College
      Date Recorded: 11/16/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in CengageNOWv2 to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!  

      Flipping the Classroom with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2015

      During this session, Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, will discuss how she uses CengageNOWv2 to flip her classroom to improve student preparedness for class and increase student engagement during class. 

      Increase Homework Completion Rates using CengageNOWv2     
      Facilitated by:
      Kristen Quinn, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College 
      Date Recorded: 9/11/2015 

      During this session Kristen Quinn, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College, will discuss how she sets up her CengageNOWv2 homework assignments and uses assignment options such as prerequisites and late penalties to increase homework completion rates in her accounting courses. This set-up helps student stay current with course work and not fall behind, ultimately leading to improved outcomes. 

      Doing more with CengageNOW for Tax     
      Date Recorded: 
      8/25/15 
      Presented by: Perry Sellers, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lead Faculty for Accounting at Lone Star College 

      This session will focus on how you can elevate student thinking in tax. We'll discuss how CengageNOW addresses each phase of the student learning process and helps students achieve the mastery/ critical thinking skills they need for the real world.

      Century 21 Accounting Online Working Papers powered by Aplia 
      Facilitated by:
      Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation and Training Specialist, Cengage Learning
      Recorded Date: 8/21/2013 

      This session will help new and experienced users become more familiar with the ins and out of the Century 21 Accounting Online Working Papers using Aplia.

      Create a Test in Cognero with Multi-Select
      Facilitated by: Keith Vanden Eynden from Cognero
      Date Recorded: 8/23/2016

      In this half-hour long session, you’ll learn flexible ways to create tests in Cognero using the multi-select functionality.

      Getting Started with Cognero
      Facilitated by:
      Keith Vanden Eynden- Training Manager, Cognero
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2016

      Get up and running with Cognero quickly! In this hour long session, you'll learn how to log into the system, create your own course, learn to set up assignments, and more.

      Cognero – Let’s Create a Test! 
      Facilitated by:
       Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation & Training Specialist, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 02/28/2014 

      We are pleased to offer our content through Cognero, a full-featured online testing system that allows you to create assessment questions and tests with ease.  Cognero is browser-based and accessible remotely, offering you a centralized database to house your questions and tests. This recorded training session covers the essential information of using our online test generator, including how to access Cognero, create tests, and export to your Learning Management System.  

      Getting Started with CourseMate 
      Facilitated by: 
      Travis Felshaw, Technology Service & Training Consultant, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 11/13/2013

      This hour-long online seminar is designed for instructors who will be using CourseMate for the first time in their classes. During this session, we will explore the assets that are typically found in CourseMate, eBook tools and functionality, and the Engagement Tracker.

      e-Medsys - Mastering the Basics 
      Facilitated by: L
      eigh A. S. Rasheed, Technology Training and Service Consultant, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/10/2013 
      This hour-long session will cover everything you need to know to get started with eMedsys, a portable, real world, totalpractice management system. Topics we'll go through are:

      • How to get your students started.
      • Using the most important software functions such as: entering patient demographics, insurance, and appointments.
      • Using the EHR interface to create patient notes, prescriptions, lab orders, and a Superbill.
      • Finally, tying it all together by using the Electronic Data Interface.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with iLrn
      Facilitated by: The Cengage World Languages Team
      Date Recorded: 2/17/2017

      This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success with an exploration of your new iLrn eBook customization and collaboration features.  We will also look at your instructor resources on cengage.com that will help keep your students moving in the right direction.

      Getting Started with iLrn
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of iLrn that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Ending Strong with iLrn
      Presented by: Jenn Rogers, Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 11/29/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use features in iLrn to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new iLrn tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Manage Your Online Language Course with Ease
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 4/28/2016

      As more and more instruction hours move online, students need guidance to make the most of their time. Find out how iLrn helps students engage with the language, build confidence on their own, while letting you track their progress as you would during actual class time.

      Online Collaboration Tools for Your Language Course
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

      Studying online is more than just doing workbook activities–learn how iLrn's collaboration tools get students speaking, listening, and engaging with each other–both inside and outside the classroom! 

      Getting Started with CONECTADOS online! 
      Facilitated by:
       Lisa Volle, PhD, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Anthropology & Modern Languages 
      Date Recorded: 8/28/2015 

      Join Lisa Volle, PhD, Professor of Modern Languages at Central Texas College to learn how she uses CONECTADOS online to engage her students. Lisa will show how CONECTADOS can be tailored by you to meet the needs of your face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses. She’ll go over course set and assignment creation to ensure you can get up and running quickly with CONECTADOS.

      Current Users: Preparing for a New Term 
      Facilitated by:
      Elizabeth Yoke, Technology Service and Training Consultant
      Date Recorded: 06/23/2011

      Intended for current InSite users, this training session will prepare you with everything you need to know as you complete your current term and begin to prepare for a new term. Training topics include importing assignments from previous courses for use in a new term, copying & editing libraries for use in a new term as well as downloading & exporting papers, reports and the gradebook from your current course.

      New Keyboarding in SAM Training Series
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albright, Marketing Manager
      Date Recorded: 7/22/2016

      The Cengage Learning Keyboarding team in Boston is excited to have you join our Keyboarding in SAM family! You have adopted and now are ready to learn how to use it in your courses. We are here to help you! We will review course set-up and creation, administration features, reporting, a Q&A session and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM!
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/25/2016

      Come see what all the Keyboarding instructors are talking about.  The NEW Keyboarding in SAM!  Cengage Learning has invested in a new platform to enhance the user experience for Keyboarding students and instructors, and to improve the level of Digital Course Support we provide to our customers. 

      What has changed?

      • Now in their 20th edition, the market-leading College Keyboarding textbooks authored by Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo, and Vicki Roberston, have been updated for Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.
      • SAM is online and requires no plugins or software installation!
      • SAM is a stable platform that is continuously updated and fully supported by Cengage Learning.
      • You have a Choice! Keyboarding in SAM can be purchased as a standalone product or bundled with the text for a full keyboarding and word processing experience.
      • SAM will automatically grade assignments and record the results in exportable reports that can be used to track student success.

      New Users: Keyboarding Pro Deluxe Online 2013 
      Facilitated by:
       Travis Felshaw, Senior Implementation & Training Specialist with Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 11/26/2013 

      This hour-long training seminar is designed for users new to the completely online version of Keyboarding Pro Deluxe. During the session you will learn how to access the Instructor Utilities, create a course, share a course key with your students, schedule assignments, use the gradebook, and use the reports to view student results.

      Learn How to use Keyboarding Pro Deluxe 2 & Keyboarding Pro 6 
      Facilitated by:
      Travis Felshaw, Service & Training Consultant, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 11/19/2012

      This hour long training seminar is designed for new users. During the session you will learn how to: access the Instructor Utilities, create a course, share a course key with your students, schedule assignments, student creation, use the gradebook, and utilize the Web Reporter.

      New Users: Keyboarding Pro Online 2010 
      Facilitated by: 
      Travis Felshaw, Senior Implementation & Training Specialist with Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 9/11/2012 

      This hour long training seminar is designed for users new to the completely online version of Keyboarding Pro/Deluxe. During the session you will learn how to: access the Instructor Utilities, create a course, share a course key with your students, schedule assignments, student creation, use the gradebook, and utilize the Web Reporter.

      The Medical Manager: The Basics 
      Facilitated by: 
      Kelley Gilreath  Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation & Training Specialist, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded:  4/5/2011

      This hour-long session will cover the basics of getting started with The Medical Manager. Topics to be presented are as follows: logging in, getting started, student name registration, creating a guarantor, posting clinical procedures, adding an ailment, accepting payment, creating a routine appointment, adding a referring doctor, and viewing reports.

       

      MOSS) - Mastering the Basics 
      Facilitated by:
      Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Technology Service & Training Consultant, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2013 

      View our hour-long online training seminar that details how to use this software and help make learning more advantageous for your students. The following training topics we’ll cover:

      • The new and easily manageable network Instructor's Console.
      • How students will use and benefit from this program.
      • Reporting, which will include the new comparison reports.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things; now what? This Managing and Motivating Student Engagement webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with MindTap’s Progress App, Sharing Notes and Highlights, MindTap Mobile App, Pathbrite, and more.

      Getting Started with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of OWLv2 that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Ending Strong with OWLv2
      Presented by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 12/1/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in OWLv2 to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!

      Moving into Midterms with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2016

      This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new OWLv2 tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      New Learning Objectives Reports in OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Chemistry Team 
      Date Recorded: 4/5/2016

      With OWLv2’s gradebook analytics, instructors can track student progress in real-time and pinpoint areas of weakness. Now, new reports by Learning Objectives gives instructors actionable data to improve student performance, drive retention, and report outcomes to key stakeholders.

      • View performance according to: Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy, Concepts, CourseOutcomes, Learning Objectives, and MCAT Standards 
      • Drill down to see performance at the assignment or question level 
      • Customize reports and filter results by grade percentile 
      • Export reports for further analysis 

      Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Learning Objective Reports in OWLv2.

      5 Things You Can do to Enhance Your Teaching with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Dr. Steven Neal - Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/26/2016

      This 45-minute webinar is designed to help you get the most out of OWLv2. You'll learn best practices and tips & tricks to improve student engagement, effectively manage your course, and enhance your teaching.

      Ready? Set. Go!: Starting the New Term with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Dr. Lawrence Margerum - Professor of Chemistry at the University of San Francisco and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/13/2016

      It's time to start your engines and set-up your OWLv2 course for the new term! You’ll learn about copying and archiving courses, changing due dates, and setting up your OWLv2 course to increase engagement and improve outcomes.

      Transitioning from OWLv1 to OWLv2 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Houston Brown, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Houston- Downtown and Gayle Huntress, OWL Senior Technology Administrator 
      Date Recorded: 8/18/2015 

      Designed for OWLv1 users upgrading to OWLv2 for the first time, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the OWLv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of OWLv2 enhancements, key differences between OWLv1 and OWLv2, and new options and functionality available.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      SAM 365/2016
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      This webinar series, facilitated by Kelly Hinson, will show instructors how to set up a SAM section, assignments, user, gradebook and reporting functionality.

      Ending Strong with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Cengage Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 11/16/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in SAM to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!  

      SAM 365/2016 What's New!
      Facilitated by: SAM Marketing & SAM Product Teams, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/15/2016

      Join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what's new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

      Moving into Midterms with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 10/5/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 7/28/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage Learning’s Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM Training Series
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albright, Marketing Manager
      Date Recorded: 7/22/2016

      The Cengage Learning Keyboarding team in Boston is excited to have you join our Keyboarding in SAM family! You have adopted and now are ready to learn how to use it in your courses. We are here to help you! We will review course set-up and creation, administration features, reporting, a Q&A session and more.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 7/21/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM!
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/25/2016

      Come see what all the Keyboarding instructors are talking about.  The NEW Keyboarding in SAM!  Cengage Learning has invested in a new platform to enhance the user experience for Keyboarding students and instructors, and to improve the level of Digital Course Support we provide to our customers. 

      What has changed?

      • Now in their 20th edition, the market-leading College Keyboarding textbooks authored by Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo, and Vicki Roberston, have been updated for Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.
      • SAM is online and requires no plugins or software installation!
      • SAM is a stable platform that is continuously updated and fully supported by Cengage Learning.
      • You have a Choice! Keyboarding in SAM can be purchased as a standalone product or bundled with the text for a full keyboarding and word processing experience.
      • SAM will automatically grade assignments and record the results in exportable reports that can be used to track student success.

      What's New with SAM 2016!
      Facilitated by: The SAM Team
      Date Recorded:  4/28/2016

      Find out what is new to SAM 2016. Based on instructor and student feedback, SAM 2016 is better than ever! The SAM team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston. We are hosting several upcoming informational instructor webinars. Please join us at one of the dates and times below. We look forward to seeing you online!

      SAM: The Student Experience
      Facilitate by: Sheila Blower - Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/18/2016

      Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM!  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

      Improving Student Outcomes with SAM
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter - Professor of Information Technology at Seminole State College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2016

      Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path – a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM. 

      Engage Students with SAM
      Presented by: Sheila Blower- Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/15/2015

      Get up and running with SAM quickly!  In this session, you’ll learn how to log in, create your own course, build assignments and more! Faculty Partner, Sheila Blower of Guilford Technical Community College will also share how to keep students engaged with SAM from the first day of class.

      Help your students prepare for the MOS Exam using SAM!
      Facilitated by: Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Microsoft released a report stating that students who are MOS Certified make up to $15,000 more a year than their non-certified peers. Join us to learn tips and tricks for passing the MOS Exam and how to use SAM to help your students prepare for it!

      The Student Experience in SAM     
      Facilitated by:
       Bobby Brown, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Instructor of Information Systems at Morehead State University 
      Date Recorded: 8/27/2015 

      Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM. Join Bobby Brown, Instructor of Information Systems at Morehead State University as he takes you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

      What's new with SAM!   
      Date Recorded: 
      8/20/2015        
      Facilitated by: Brittany Bright, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 

      SAM had a very exciting release on June 27th! Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Brittany Bright for a tour of all of the features, content, and functionality including the new sections tab redesign, new student study center, new gradebook enhancements and more! Learn how Brittany uses these new features to engage students in her classroom.

      Getting Started with SAM 2013 
      Facilitated by: 
      Rachelle Hall, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Director at Glendale Community College 
      Date Recorded: 8/18/2015 
      Get up and running with SAM quickly! In this session join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community college to learn how to log in, create your own course, build assignments and more! Rachelle will also share how she keeps students engaged with SAM from the first day of class.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Giana Manzi, Marketing Coordinator, Cengage and Mike LeFreniere, Cengage Faculty Partner — Ohio University, Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 2/14/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with WebAssign tools and strategies.

      Getting Started with WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Mike Lefreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of WebAssign that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar! 

      Ending Strong with Enhanced WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Mike Lafreniere, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner — Ohio University, Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 11/15/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in Enhanced WebAssign to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Mike Lafreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new WebAssign tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Tristan Whalen, University of Texas - Dallas
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2016

      As the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative NEW features that Cengage Learning is developing to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series
      Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Designing an Online Experience that Motivates Students to Help Them Persist Beyond the First Exam
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Have you noticed students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) can be used to motivate students and help them persist to prepare for your first exam. Use the results of the first test as a catalyst to improve results.

      Design a Self-Paced, Mastery-Based Online Course using Enhanced WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/25/2016

      Learn how you can use the power and flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign to empower students to learn mathematics in a self-paced, emporium course. Join Professor Yvette Hassakoursian who explain how to build your mastery-based course using best practices based on her years of experience using EWA for a self-paced lab. 

      Getting Started on the Right Track Using Enhanced WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 1/22/2016

      During this first peer-to-peer training to help instructors and adjunct faculty get started with Enhanced WebAssign, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he sets up his course and why and what he requires students to do during the first couple of weeks of class. He will also take a look at the gradebook and Class Insights to discuss how those results help inform classroom instruction.

      Develop Conceptual Understanding by Elevating Thinking Using EWA
      Facilitated by: Kimberly Benien, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Mathematics Instructor, Master Course Builder at Wharton County Junior College
      Date Recorded: 10/8/2015

      Learn how you can easily build your courses any way you want it using one complete and modular EWA solution. Explore all the possibilities how you can use one solution to deliver flipped or self-paced courses and even co-requisite courses.

      Build Your Course Any Way You WANT It with JOURNEY
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and director of the Self-Paced Math program at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2015

      Learn how you can easily build your courses any way you want it using one complete and modular EWA solution. Explore all the possibilities how you can use one solution to deliver flipped or self-paced courses and even co-requisite courses.

      Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Fisher College
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2015

      Built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors, Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus solves the toughest challenges facing instructors and students by offering resources at every stage of the instructor workflow and student learning process, preparing students for success in the more challenging courses to follow. In this webinar, learn about Enhanced WebAssign’s unique tools to help calculus students refresh the skills that they should already have, build new skills, and finally, take advantage of new interactive assets to help them visualize, explore, and understand the critical concepts of this dynamic course.    

      Enhanced WebAssign for Introductory Physics: Going Beyond End of Chapter Exercises to Increase Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Michael Jacobs Ph.D., Content Developer, Physics & Astronomy
      Date Recorded: 9/1/2015

      In this session you will learn ways to use many of the enhanced features of WebAssign in your Introductory Physics class. Engage your students with Tutorials, Simulations, Active Examples and PreLecture Explorations. Learn how Enhanced WebAssign can assist with your pre-course math remediation.  

      Enhanced WebAssign: Designing Assignments for Maximum Impact
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Instructor at Fisher College 
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2014 

      Come learn from a peer! During this online seminar, Willem Wallinga will provide users with helpful tips and techniques from an instructor perspective of key Enhanced WebAssign features. Time has been built in for Q&A. Our Agenda for this session:

      • Compare and contrast traditional and electronic assessment methods - what are the pedagogical advantages to WebAssign?
      • Scaffolding Questions with Equivalent Scoring
      • Using Tutorial Banks to Expand Understanding
      • Summary of techniques and their advantages over traditional assessment methods

      Willem has been teaching mathematics, in one capacity or another, since 1998. During this time, it has been his pleasure to work with a wide variety of students from the New England area and beyond. Willem has been an Assistant Professor at Fisher College in Boston for five years, and also serves as head administrator for all mathematics courses. Willem has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Clarkson University in addition to an M.S.T. degree in Secondary Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. He will be completing a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of New Hampshire. Outside of his educational responsibilities, Willem enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He likes to travel, go to the beach, attend concerts, sporting events, and watch movies.

      Write Experience! 
      Facilitated by:
       Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation and Training Specialist, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 7/20/2014 

      This hour long online seminar is designed with the new user in mind. Get up and running with Write Experience quickly! You'll learn how to create and manage courses, go through assignments and settings, take a look at reporting, and the gradebook. We will jump in and take a look at the student experience, and how they get started using Write Experience. Finally, this seminar will guide you through all the available resources and help you will have at your fingertips so that you can be a successful user of Write Experience