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Overview

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services, and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is head-quartered in Boston, MA with operations in more than 20 countries around the world. For more, visit www.cengage.com.

Events & Conventions
Cengage Learning events offer an excellent opportunity to gather with colleagues and thought-leaders to discuss teaching topics such as student engagement and digital learning, as well as learn about Cengage Learning digital products and related best practices. We offer events ranging from interactive virtual workshops that focus on technology to innovative lecture series, plus a full selection of skill-boosting webinars. We also support your efforts and associations by attending and exhibiting at hundreds of conferences and conventions each year.

Cengage Learning Live Events

Cengage Learning Live Events are built for educators nationwide from the ground up, offering an excellent opportunity to gather with colleagues, authors, thought leaders, and our staff and immerse yourself in topics such as strengthening student engagement, improving learning outcomes, teaching best practices, and much more! You’ll also learn about cutting-edge online offerings available for your discipline. Join us for inspiring, engaging events tailored just for you! Check back often for the latest offerings.


2015’s Featured Events
Economics Teaching conference 2015

11th Annual Economics Teaching Conference
Dates: November 5-6, 2015
Location: Dallas Marriott City Center - Dallas, Texas


Cengage Learning Live Events

Cengage Learning Live Events are built for educators nationwide from the ground up, offering an excellent opportunity to gather with colleagues, authors, thought leaders, and our staff and immerse yourself in topics such as strengthening student engagement, improving learning outcomes, teaching best practices, and much more! You’ll also learn about cutting-edge online offerings available for your discipline. Join us for inspiring, engaging events tailored just for you! Check back often for the latest offerings.

2015’s Featured Events

Economics Teaching ocnference 2015

11th Annual Economics Teaching Conference
Dates: November 5-6, 2015
Location: Dallas Marriott City Center - Dallas, Texas

Please continue to visit our site to find out about future events.
Questions? Contact us at cengage.events@cengage.com.

Virtual Events

Take part in Cengage Learning virtual events – from interactive workshops to live streaming videos, lecture series, and webinars that focus on teaching topics and technology. 
    Browse through the available events and sign up to take part.
How to use Cengage Learning General Ledger (CLGL) for your Payroll Accounting Course
Dates: 1/11/16, 11/13/16
Presented by: Charisse Darin and Rick Lindgren

Attend 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. (Instructors using Bieg and Toland's Payroll Accounting Textbook.)
NEW! Microsoft Office 2016
Date: 10/5/2015
Presented by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College and Cengage Learning

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.
VITA Classroom Complement, Recruiting Tool
Date Recorded:10/22/15

Presenter: Bill Raabe, SWFT Author and Department Chair of Accounting at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 

Many universities are affiliated with VITA sites during the filing season.  VITA is a rewarding way to provide community service using our professional expertise, but such an operation does demand time and dedication for all involved.  Schools operate VITA sites in many different ways, so attend this webinar and learn more about how other schools do it, and share some of your experiences with your colleagues.

How to Incorporate the ACA’s Premium Tax Credit and Individual Mandate into Your Tax Class
Date Recorded: 10/12/15
Presenter: Annette Nellen, SWFT Author and Director of MST Program at San Jose State University

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. 
Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Lazzari, Exploring Art: A Global Thematic Approach
Date: 10/20/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Art Appreciation titles: Understanding Art, 11th Edition and Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5th Edition. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study!

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History and A Concise Western History
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study.

Kleiner Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: The Cengage Learning Art Team

The Art team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to show you the newly added content, features, and updates in the latest Gardner’s Art through the Ages titles by Fred Kleiner. We’ll also explore the new and innovative MindTap for Art – the only image-first educational software on the market that places art at the forefront of study. 
These “Kids” Today! How Do They Learn – How Can We Reach Them?
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Dr. Constance Staley, Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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!

Keeping Them Hooked: Strategies for Student Engagement and Success
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Victoria La Placa Basnett

How many of your students started the semester with vigor and enthusiasm and are now disengaged?  What happened? Why did the mindset change? Research has shown the more active a student is in their own learning process will they then learn to how succeed in the academic environment to reach their goals of academic and career success.  In this session, participants will learn why students become disengaged and how to incorporate active learning strategies to reenergize, recharge, and reengage their students. Come join us for an informative session and apply the strategies learned with your students to help them transform into engaged and successful students.

Victoria La Placa Basnett has served as a Faculty Advisor to Cengage Learning since 2010 and has presented a variety of workshops to faculty across the country.  Her specialty is in active learning strategies, career development, student success, and on line learning.   Victoria has more than 39 years experience in post-secondary education. She has served as a college administrator and professor teaching career development, college success, education, and professional development courses.

Victoria is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and utilizes those skills with her own company, Lighthouse Training and Development. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College, Bachelor of Science in Recreation (with honors) from the University of Florida, and Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities including birding, boating, hiking, photography, and travel.

Facilitating Successful Student Outcomes with the College Success Factors Index 2.0
Date Recorded: 9/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gary J. Williams, Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California

The College Success Factors Index (CSFI) 2.0 is a 100-item self-reporting assessment that is designed to help first-year students understand their affective strengths and identify challenges that stand in the way of their success. It also serves as a powerful Early Alert tool in identifying students at high-risk, which can help institutions connect students to the resources they need to succeed. This seminar will show you how to design follow-up activities to ensure that your students get the most from their results. The session will encompass a variety of individual and small-group approaches, each designed to facilitate the adoption of new strategies and behaviors, as well as a deeper understanding of the attitudes and habits of high-achieving students.

Dr. Gary J. Williams is a Professor of Psychology and Instructional Assessment Specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California. His 27 years of experience in Higher Education spans student services, residence life, international student advising, first year experience, learning communities, and assessing student learning outcomes. He has been using the College Success Factors Index for nearly 16 years in curricular and co-curricular settings, and has trained faculty, counselors and staff at numerous institutions in adopting the CSFI and integrating it into courses and programs. It is an integral part of his efforts to foster successful attitudes and habits among college students. He has served on state and regional committees and task forces related to accreditation, outcomes assessment, and meeting the needs of developmental education students. Dr. Williams earned his Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from UCLA. 
Bring Theatre to Life With Annie McGregor!
Date: 10/30/15
Presented by: Annie McGregor, Cengage Learning Author and Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University

Do your students struggle to understand the role theatre plays in their everyday lives? Do you want them to have a greater appreciation of theatre? Join us for a free webinar with instructor and author of Theatre in Your Life and Life Themes, Annie McGregor. During this interactive webinar McGregor will explore how to make theatre appreciation personal, meaningful and memorable for students. She will discuss ways to help students see their daily engagement in theatre behaviors and choices.
Based on her extensive experience teaching theatre in both face-to-face and online formats, McGregor will discuss how online teaching can help illuminate connections for students. With the rapid increase in online courses, discover how to incorporate tools that enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of theatre by inviting them to recognize and reflect on its impact on their lives.

Bring Mass Communication to Life with MindTap!
Date: 10/28/15
Presented 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

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
Date Recorded: 10/27/15
Presented by: Lisa Boragine, Cengage Learning Digital Content Designer; Instructor, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College

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.

Making Choices and Taking Responsibility in Public Speaking with Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg
Date: 10/19/15
Presented by: Bill Keith and Chris Lundberg 

Do you want your students to understand the power of public speaking to change the world? Do you want them to understand that addressing any audience is about making choices and taking responsibility? Join us! During this interactive webinar, Drs. Keith and Lundberg will discuss their approach to the second edition of Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. In their own classrooms and the text, they encourage students to see their audience as a "public" to which the speaker belongs, rather than as a separate entity defined only by demographics. The authors will discuss strategies for engaging and inspiring students to use their voice to make a difference in their communities, future workplaces, and the broader public sphere. 

Engage your students with MindTap for Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility. MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking in Public Speaking. Engaging activities in MindTap are designed to elevate thinking and communication skills, and to ease students’ public speaking anxiety through opportunities to prepare, practice and present, ultimately facilitating better outcomes.

MindTap for Introduction to Communication Works for Students
Date Recorded: 10/8/15
Presented by: Dr. Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Instructor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 

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.

An Integrative Approach to Counseling
Date Recorded: 10/29/15
Presented by: Dr. Gerald Corey, California State University at Fullerton
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.
Speaking Your Language: 2015 Cengage Learning World Languages Fall Webinar Series

Introductory Spanish

Beyond Textbook Culture: Plazas 5e and National Geographic Learning
Date Recorded: 9/25/15
Presented by: Dr. Robert Hershberger, DePauw University

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.

Nexos and 21st century language instruction
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Dr. Maria Carreira, California State University at Long Beach 

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.

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

Join us for an informative webinar with the authors of Conectados, Patti Marinelli and Karin Fajardo. This webinar is about a game-changing Introductory Spanish program developed to connect students to the Spanish-speaking world however and wherever they learn. Although flipping the classroom has been a practice in Spanish departments for decades, this program promises to put a spin on it.

Exploraciones: A four-semester solution to meet today’s students’ needs
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

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 will also address how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses.

Intermediate Spanish

Are your Intermediate Spanish students prepared for the next step in their journey toward proficiency?
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Dr. Emily Spinelli, Dr. Carmen García and Carol E. Galvin Flood

Join us for an interactive webinar and 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.

Are your Intermediate Spanish students struggling to see the relevance in their coursework? 
Date Recorded: 10/22/15
Presented by: Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

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 will focus on strategies and techniques for Intermediate Spanish, including how articulation promotes better outcomes from introductory to intermediate-level courses. 
Introductory French

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

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. 

Introductory German

Move Your Intro German Class Forward with Vorsprung!
Date Recorded: 10/9/15
Presented by: Thomas Lovik, Michigan State University

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.

Real World, Real People, Real Language–Welten: A New Introductory German Program! 
Date Recorded: 10/23/15
Presented by: Nikolaus Euba, University of California, Berkeley

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 Chinese

Online Learning in Introductory Chinese with iLrn for Ni Wo Ta

Date Recorded: 10/30/15
Presented by: Phyllis Zhang, George Washington University

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.
Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Date: 10/26/15
Presented by: Music Team

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.
Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
Facilitated by: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Directors and Co-founders, Learning Science Ltd.
Date Recorded: 11/5/2015

LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. The newest version of LabSkills PreLabs is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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
MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Cengage Learning

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams. 

MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap.  Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

The Journey to Digital: “Make It Count” through Assignment
Date: 11/19/15
Presented by: Professor Brandee Coltharp, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, IN; Professor Anne Gupton, Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan; and Guest Student Panelist

Join Professors Brandee Coltharp of Ivy Tech Community College and Anne Gupton of Mott Community College as they share their experiences making it count with digital and how they have found assignment to affect engagement and outcomes. Hear the student perspective, too, as a current student offers insight as a receiver of digital learning.

5 Course Design Tips to Increase Engagement and Outcomes
Date Recorded: 10/21/2015
Presented by: Professor Greg Gellene, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

How do you get the most out of your students?  Do you wish for them to participate more? Complete their homework?  Improve their outcomes?  Listen as Greg Gellene reveals his 5 tips for designing a course to better engage college students. Greg will share his experience building a digitally-infused course that increased class attendance and drove homework completion rates to over 80%.  Attend this second webinar in our Journey to Digital Professional Development Series to hear from Greg, ask advice for implementing such methods in your own course, and discover why Greg’s students say technology helped to keep them well-engaged in his course.

The Journey to Digital: Incorporating Technology to Strengthen Critical Minds   
Date Recorded: 8/24/15 
Presented by: Dr. Dale Prentiss, Special Lecturer, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 

Have you gone digital?  74% of surveyed college students feel that they would fare better if their instructors would use more technology. Whether you are a technology novice or a digital pro, we welcome you to a webinar inspired by a recent case study at Oakland University. Dr. Dale Prentiss will share his journey to digital, his mission to help students strengthen their critical thinking skills, and how personalizing his course resulted in better student engagement. Join Dale as he discusses the highs and lows of moving from a non-digital to a fully-digital experience and offers tips on how to make the transition in your own course in this first webinar of The Journey to Digital Professional Development Series.
Sneak Peek – Introducing 4LTR Press Online
Date: 11/18/15, 12/3/15 
Presented by: 4LTR Press, the leader in the understanding students’ study workflows and learning preferences, proudly introduces 4LTR Press Online!

Be some of the first to see the new 4LTR Press Online experience, including the suite of straightforward instructor tools that accompany it. Join us for a quick webinar!

4LTR Press Online... From Start to Finish!
1/26/16
2/10/16
3/3/16 
Presented by: Lauren McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for Digital Solution

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. 
Struggle & Success At A Glance: Gradebook Analytics
Date: 1/13/16
Presented by: Jarren T. Gonzales, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology at Orange Coast College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

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.

Aplia 101
Date: 12/11/15
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

Join 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. 

Aplia & Adaptive Learning
Date: 1/19/16
Presented by: Rajone Lyman - Professor and Tutor in the Developmental Studies and Education Department at Houston Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

Adaptive learning technology creates an individual learning path, unique for each student, to meet his/her specific needs.  In this session, you will learn best practices for incorporating the Study Center, fueled by Knewton Adaptive Learning.

Aplia for Statistics

Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics 
Date Recorded:9/10/15 
Presented by: Kameryn Denaro, Professor at San Diego State University 

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.
CengageNOWv2

Getting Started with CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Patty Worsham - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Norco College

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.

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Kristen Quinn - Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

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.

Doing More with CengageNOWv2
Date: 2/3/16
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider -  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia 

Designed to help you maximize CengageNOWv2 to support your course, this peer-to-peer training session, with Faculty Partner Jennifer Schneider, 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 
Date Recorded:10/15/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

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 
Date Recorded: 10/13/15
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, and more. 

Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 9/21/15 
Presented by: Robin LeFevre, Sr. Marketing Manager for Accounting

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.

 

CengageNOWv2 for Accounting

Flipping the Classroom with CengageNOWv2 
Date Recorded: 11/10/15  
Presented by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 

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.

 Using CNOWv2 for Outcomes Reporting and Accreditation 
Date Recorded:10/26/15 
Presented by: Dawn Stevens, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College 

During this session, Dawn Stephens, lead Accounting Technology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, will discuss how she uses the Parent/Child (Master/Section) course set-up in CengageNOWv2 to deliver assignments and generate outcomes reports for AICPA accreditation. We will also discuss the new Analytics tool in CengageNOWv2.
Getting Started with Cognero 
1/12/16
1/20/16
1/27/16
Presented by: Keith Vanden Eynden - Training Manager, Cognero

Get up and running with Cognero quickly! Join us for this session to learn how to log into Cognero, set up your account, build tests, and more. 
Design a Self-Paced, Mastery-Based Online Course using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

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. 

Designing an Online Experience that Motivates Students to Help Them Persist Beyond the First Exam
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College

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.   

Getting Started on the Right Track Using Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by:  Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

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. 

Getting Ready for Mid-Terms to Elevate Learning with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 2/17/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this second Getting Started with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) peer-to-peer training for instructors and adjunct faculty, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he uses students’ work in EWA to personalize his experience in the classroom.     

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign
Date: 3/9/16
Presented by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), Michael Lafreniere,  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 specific examples how he uses EWA to cater to the needs of individual students by delivering better results. He will also look at the Gradebook analytics and discuss how he uses those.  

Getting Ready for Finals with Enhanced WebAssign   
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Mike Lafreniere, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe 

During this final peer-to-peer training to help instructors and faculty fully implement Enhanced WebAssign, you will learn the benefits of having EWA results in real-time throughout the semester. Mike Lafreniere, Associate Professor at Ohio University, will share some specific examples of how he uses Gradebook Analytics to cater to the needs of the students in his class.

 

Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus

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

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 Physics

Enhanced WebAssign for Introductory Physics: Going Beyond End of Chapter Exercises to Increase Student Engagement 
Date Recorded: 9/1/15 
Presented by: Michael Jacobs Ph.D., Content Developer, Physics & Astronomy 
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.

Getting Started with iLrn
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

New to iLrn? Find out how to make course management easy, and even how to
customize iLrn for the needs of your own language class!

Online Collaboration Tools for Your Language Course
Date: 3/17/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

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!

Manage Your Online Language Course with Ease
Date: 4/28/16
Presented by: Jenn Rogers - Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

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.
MindTap Sneak Peek: Enhance Engagement with the New Interface
Date: 12/21/15
Presented by: Jared Mann - Director, MindTap and Scott Whitmore - Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning

The more time instructors spend in MindTap, the more time students spend in MindTap. Increased student usage means improved grades.

Learn all about MindTap’s upcoming enhancements to make the most out of your experience and inspire students to do the same. Join members of the MindTap team for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel.  Say goodbye to those dark colors of old, and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to encourage student engagement.

The MindTap team will also demonstrate a gradebook enriched with improved performance speed, a new display of score breakdowns, and the ability to drop a student’s lowest score.

Learn when the new user experience will be available and see how MindTap is adjusting to meet the changing needs of both instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

We cannot wait to show you the new MindTap.  

Make it Count! It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3 
Date: 12/9/15
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins - Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Trace Etienne-Gray - History Education Specialist and Senior Instructor at Texas State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

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. 

Multiply Engagement with Multimedia
Date: 1/21/16
Presented by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator and Greg Rivera-Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning   

“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! 

Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement
Date: 1/28/16
Presented by: Damon Givehand -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Audrey Wick-  English professor and kinesiology instructor at Blinn College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

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.   

There’s an App for That!
Date: 2/2/16
Presented 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

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
Date: 2/11/16
Presented by: Dr. Keith Sisson - Graduate Studies Coordinator at University of Memphis and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner

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.     

Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part Two 
Date Recorded: 11/18/15 
Presented by: Shawn Orr, Cengage Learning Digital Educator 
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:

    ConnectYard
    Study Tools
    Online homework solutions

MindTap Advisory Team - Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Date Recorded: 9/18/15, 9/25/15
Presented by: Katherine Greig, Sr. Product Development Specialist, Mathematics and Statistics

Introduction, overview, and orientation for Mathematics and Statistics instructors serving on Cengage Learning’s MindTap Advisory Teams.

 

MindTap for Biology

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

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.

 

MindTap for Business Law

Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law    
Date Recorded: 8/27/15 
Presented by: Leanne DeFoor, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration at University of West Georgia 

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.

 

MindTap for Counseling

Prepare Responsive, Ethical Practitioners with MindTap for Counseling    
Date Recorded: 9/3/15 
Presented by: Margaux Cameron, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become responsive, ethical practitioners by giving them a safe space to practice counseling skills.

 

MindTap for Criminal Justice

Prepare Career-Ready Students with MindTap for Criminal Justice    
Date Recorded: 9/11/15 
Presented by: Scott Rudeen, Criminal Justice Online Program Chair at Globe University 
Criminal Justice instructors have told us their two main classroom concerns are giving students the ability to make the difficult, reasoned decisions they'll need to make as criminal justice professionals and ensuring students have the needed writing skills when they enter their careers. MindTap for Criminal Justice addresses these concerns with Decide & Justify and the Writing Skill Builder. Learn how to give your students an advantage with MindTap.

 

MindTap for Education

Prepare Classroom-Ready, Reflective Teachers with MindTap for Education     
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Chris Sosa, Cengage Learning 
Help your students become classroom-ready, reflective teachers by having students apply and practice teaching skills through Video Cases and Scenario activities that allow them to experience and make decisions on real-life teaching situations.

 

MindTap for Nutrition

Engage Your Students with MindTap for Nutrition
2/17/16
2/18/16
3/16/16
3/17/16
Presented by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning

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.

 

MindTap for Sociology

The power of personalized learning: MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center     
Date Recorded: 9/10/15 
Presented by: Kara Kindstrom, Cengage Learning 

MindTap for Introductory Sociology with Study Center gives each student a personalized way to quickly learn and understand the key concepts in Intro Sociology, allowing you to get to doing sociology more quickly.

Getting Started with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 8/4/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed for new users of OWLv2, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to create your own course, set up assignments, review student performance, and more.

Getting Ready for Midterms and Final Exams with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 10/1/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Getting Ready for Course Wrap-Up with OWLv2 
Date Recorded: 12/8/15 
Presented by: Dr. Steven Neal, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designed to help you maximize OWLv2 to support mid-term and final exam preparation, this peer-to-peer training session covers best practices for increasing student engagement and improving instructor productivity. You will learn how to identify and support at-risk students, improving student retention, student communication tools and learning resources.

Improving Student Outcomes with SAM
Date: 1/20/16
Presented by: Sandy Keeter - Professor of Information Technology at Seminole State College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

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. 

SAM: The Student Experience
Date: 2/18/16
Presented by: Sheila Blower - Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner 

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. 

Keep Your Computing Course Current & Relevant with SAM's December Release!
Date: 12/8/15
Presented by: Cengage Learning Computing Marketing and Product Team

Are you looking for a new way to engage your Computing students, and provide them with the hands-on experience they need? Please join Cengage Learning’s Computing Team to learn more about SAM’s December Release coming on December 22nd.  Get a sneak peak at what’s coming in SAM’s Platform Enhancements! We’ll discuss: 
· Updated User Interface and Improved ADA Compliance
· Redesign of the “Results” page, including new ability to customize certain reports
· SAM Assignments – Ability to only see individual instructor Exams and Trainings

Using SAM to Increase Learning Outcomes   
Date Recorded: 10/20/15  
Presented by: Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College 

This session will focus on how to increase learning outcomes in your course using SAM to engage more with your students and their individual learning styles.

Improve Learning Outcomes using SAM's Personalized Learning
Date Recorded: 10/2/15
Presented by: Rachelle Hall, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Director at Glendale Community College 

Join Rachelle Hall from Glendale Community College to learn more about Improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path - a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM.

Questions? Contact us at  cengage.events@cengage.com.

Event Archives

Live Event Archive

Cengage Learning Computing Conference 2015

Did you miss any sessions at the 20th Annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference in Phoenix?
Or perhaps you want to check them out again and share them with someone?

Cengage Learning Computing Conference 2015

Did you miss any sessions at the 20th Annual Cengage Learning Computing Conference in Phoenix?
Or perhaps you want to check them out again and share them with someone?


Recorded Webinars

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.

Meet Microsoft Windows 8.1 
Facilitated by:
Corinne Hoisington 
Date Recorded: 11/20/2013 

Join us for the coming-out party. Windows 8.1 builds on the bold vision and solid foundation of Windows 8 and includes great new features for your students to keep them productive and engaged.  Windows 8.1 tossed out the concept of icons and moved to dramatic touch-centric tiles with a new user interface. Students are showing up in every classroom in the world with this new Windows 8 PC – do you know how to assist them? So many new features such as geo-location services, Windows apps, cloud computing tie-in, and multitasking enhancements change the very mission of what an operating system can do! Find out what’s new with search, apps, personalization, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer 11, and more!

Is SAM making your life easier? It could be…
Facilitated by:
Melisa “Joey” Bryant 
Date Recorded: 11/13/2013 

Do you use your SAM account to its fullest? Join a fellow SAM user and your Cengage Learning Course Technology team to find out. Learn about features of SAM that are guaranteed to make your life easier!

  • Express Assignment Creation – Create all your assignments for a course on one page
  • Section Copy – Copy assignments from one section to another
  • SAM Path – Create a personalized learning path for your students
  • Dropbox – Location for students to submit files
  • Score Normalization - Ability to allot specific points to different steps in a project, and normalize the overall score
  • Submit Results – Submits exam/training scores to the gradebook if students’ computers crash in the middle of an exam/training, or they don’t submit exam/trainings appropriately

Employing a Unique, Effective Approach to Teaching MIS
Facilitated by: 
Author Hossein Bidgoli 
Date Recorded: 10/21/2013 

Help students gain new levels of understanding of how MIS concepts apply to their lives and to those around them. In this session, MIS4 author Hossein Bidgoli discusses how he reaches students using compelling real-world examples and how he uses social media to share relevant news and examples. He presents a concise, practical, and engaging method of teaching MIS that is both student-tested and faculty-approved. You’ll hear how combining engaging, high-quality print resources with interactive, premium online tools creates a unique approach to teaching and learning MIS that you and your students will enjoy. View this recording to learn how taking a new approach can increase engagement and improve outcomes in your MIS course.

The Classroom is Dead – Long Live Mobile Education
Facilitated by:
 Jeff Butterfield 
Date Recorded: 10/14/13 

Have you read the news about desktop computers? Personal computing technology is changing and students expect us to change with it. Apple sold 300,000 iPads on their introduction day, and over 1 million in the first month of sales. Over 90% of our students carry smartphones everywhere. How can we take advantage of these shifts to better connect with the people in our classes? This webinar looks at the growth in mobile education, how you can extend your reach beyond the classroom, and some simple techniques to enrich any course.

Lessons Learned from Teaching in a Flipped Classroom
Facilitated by:
Mark Frydenberg 
Date Recorded: 10/17/13 

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 don’t have access to computers or mobile devices at home? What value can faculty add to videos in order to promote student learning? This session shares techniques, challenges, and successes of teaching in a flipped classroom.

Pre-assignment: Please read the following article and watch the following video prior to this session: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-frydenberg/the-flipped-classroom-its_b_2300988.html  

Take a Tour of the ‘New’ Aplia!
Facilitated by: 
Cengage Learning Economics Team 
Date Recorded: 10/04/2013

Join your colleagues for a demonstration of the enhancements to Aplia that we will be rolling out with our future editions starting with Greg Mankiw’s 7th edition of his principles text early this December!

The Changing Face of your Computer Literacy Course
Facilitated by:
 Corinne Hoisington 
Date Recorded: 10/09/2013

In a world driven by huge leaps in technology, how can we prepare our students to be computer literate when starting their careers in 2017? Come listen to the best practices of teaching your next computer literacy course and gain insights on how to connect your students to the cloud from day 1, install the new Office 365 on PC and MAC, recommend new ultra-book/tablet PCs (shopper’s guide), upgrade to Windows 8.1, energize your course with bellringer activities and new teaching technologies, and assist with instant feedback using SAM projects. Come share what is working in your course and how we can always make our course move ahead!

Getting Students Up to Speed--Using Financial Calculators and Excel in the Corporate Finance Classes with eLEARNABOUT Streaming Videos 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Gerard Olson, Villanova University 
Date Recorded: 4/24/2013 

Join Dr. Gerard Olson of Villanova University in this free 60 minute seminar via the web as he outlines ways to help you make sure your students become comfortable with these vital financial tools. He discusses practical ways of how you, as an instructor, can help your students make the most of these skills to better understand the course materials to enhance their learning.

Integrate eBooks and Digital Homework in the Classroom…and Measure the Impact 
Facilitated by:
Jerry Mitchell 
Date Recorded: 4/19/2013 

This one-hour, interactive webinar is specifically for instructors of Introductory Computing at proprietary institutions, is led by Jerry Mitchell, an educator at the Institute of Business & Medical Careers. Learn best practices in integrating technology into your course to engage students, measure and report learning outcomes and time-on-task. In addition, see how new features in SAM 2013 can help you measure student progress more effectively, increase student engagement on computer concepts topics, and more.

Connecting with the Connected Learner 
Facilitated by:
Ken Baldauf, Director of FSU's Program in Interdisciplinary Computing 
Date Recorded: 4/10/2013 

With online education making headline news due to Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC's) from MIT, Stanford, and others, many colleges are wondering where they fit in the online education movement. Technology courses, including the Intro to Computers course are ideal courses to teach 100% online, and provide a great start for schools looking to extend their reach beyond the local community. Online courses, when delivered effectively, can also ignite learning in iGeneration students who live a great portion of their lives online. Ken provides thoughtful consideration to the components of an effective online course, and guidance on the tools and skills required to make it happen.

Blend and Flip! New Approaches for Building Student Success and Engagement.
Facilitated by:
Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University
Date Recorded: 02/13/2013 

Blended learning and flipped classrooms are taking center stage in the quest for greater student engagement and learner success. But what, exactly, are they? This webinar will define them, and provide examples of how educators are incorporating them. If your tried-and-true lectures just aren't cutting it anymore, or your students are not engaged, attend this session for a peek at how these learning models just might hold the secret for motivating your students to achieve greater success. These new models hold promise for reaching learners who simply are not connecting through the traditional lecture - homework class methods. From Harvard to the local community college, faculty are rethinking how learning takes place and how best to reach today's students. If you're curious about how these models might work for you, please join us for this lively and thought-provoking session. 

Tame the Next Version of Office 2013 & Office 365
Facilitated by:
Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
Date Recorded: 02/06/2013 

See Microsoft's next-generation of Office, which has been overhauled with a new clean look incorporating the Windows 8 touch-friendly user interface as well as encompassing the Office servers (SharePoint and Lync), hosted online services (Office 365), various mobile apps and more. Get in line for the new vision including editing PDF documents, new quick analysis tools, new graphic options, and account logins.

Engage your students with MindTap, The Personal Learning Experience (Business & Computing) 
Facilitated by:
Nader Qaimari, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 11/15/2012 

In this webinar we explore ways to engage students in the classroom. Learn how Cengage Learning's new approach to online learning in the Business & Computing disciplines engages students with interactivity and custom content while supporting differentiated learning styles by offering instructors and students a choice in content and learning tools.

Commercial Accounting Software (QuickBooks/Peachtree) or Publisher Accounting Software (CLGL)? Which is better for student learning? 
Facilitated by:
Glenn Owen, Allan Hancock College
Date Recorded: 10/24/2012 

When it comes to teaching Accounting, new software options abound for enhancing student understanding. So, how do you choose the right one? In this one-hour session, Accounting instruction expert Glenn Owens presents arguments for both commercial accounting software and publisher accounting software. A discussion explores the benefits and applicability of each and provides guidance to help participants to address this evolving question.

It's the Jobs, Silly (not the Technology) 
Facilitated by:
Jeff Butterfield, Western Kentucky University
Date Recorded: 10/12/2012 

In these difficult economic times prospective college students are increasingly concerned about their job prospects after graduation. Their sense of employment opportunities is a key factor in where they go to school and what they choose to major in. As faculty, we need to be aware of and attentive to their interests. 
In this webinar we will explore what motivates today's college student and how we can help them better prepare for professional life beyond graduation. In particular, we'll talk about why it's no longer sufficient just to have a solid technical curriculum and what else we need to do to help students prepare for success. Come learn about how to better recruit, retain, and develop your students.

Sneak Peak! See what’s Coming with Windows 8 and Office 2013 
Facilitated by:
Corinne Hoisington, PhD - Central Virginia Community College
Date Recorded: 10/05/2012 

Love to see the latest and greatest in new technology? Join us for the coming-out party of Windows® 8, which changes the foundations of the Windows operating system. Releasing on October 26, Windows 8 developers have tossed out the concept of icons and moved to dramatic touch-centric files with a new tiled user interface. See the design of the first Windows 8 slate computers that will optimize new features such as geo-location services, Windows apps, cloud computing tie-in, and multi-tasking environments. This live demo will showcase the new Office® 2013 and Office 365, including revamped versions of Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®, and Outlook®.

Teaching Technology Online 
Facilitated by:
Ken Baldauf, FSU
Date Recorded: 10/19/2012 

Headline news due to Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) from MIT, Stanford, and others, many colleges are wondering where they fit in to the online education movement. Technology courses, including the Intro to Computers course are ideal courses to teach 100% online, and provide a great start for schools wishing to take the online education plunge. This webinar provides thoughtful consideration of the components of an effective online course, and guidance on the tools and skills required to make it happen.

Web 2.0 Evolves 
Facilitated by:
Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University
Date Recorded: 11/16/2012 

Learn about the latest technologies and trends that will help students be optimally productive in today's digital world. Topics include the mobile Web, blogging features, QR codes, big data, Google+, Twitter, RDF and the semantic Web, and cloud computing services. Join us as Mark Frydenberg, author of the new text Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications, shares information about how Web 2.0 has evolved and its impact on the digital literacy skills that today's students need.

The Economic Freedom of the World Index: Future Predictions for the Index from One of the Creators, James D. Gwartney 
Facilitated by:
James D. Gwartney, Florida State University 
Date recorded: 3/01/2013 

Join us to learn about the Economic Freedom of the World Index from the co-author himself, James Gwartney. Learn how Gwartney, Milton Friedman and other leading economists developed this index and how that measure is now widely used in scholarly research to address topics ranging from economic growth and development to the determinants of peaceful relations among nations. Tune in to this virtual event and James will share background on the development of the index, explain the components of the measure, present current ratings, and consider how the ratings of several countries have changed over the past three decades. He will also analyze the lessons learned from the scholarly research using the index and the expected future impact of the rating decline of the United States since 2000.

Using CengageNOW to Hold Students Accountable 
Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, University of North Georgia 
Date Recorded: 03/22/2012 

Join Jennifer Schneider from Gainesville State College for this free one-hour interactive webinar and learn how she uses the technology of CengageNOW in her course to optimize the student learning experience and produce desired outcomes. Discover how she structures her courses and assignments online in CengageNOW to keep her students on track.  Jennifer will discuss how through trial and error she has crafted a system of in-class and homework assignments that hold her students accountable for their coursework and ensure they are meeting desired outcomes. She will share various content and assignment options she finds to be the most useful as well as feedback & utilization from the students' perspective.

SAM 2013: What's Coming 
Facilitated by: John White, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 03/27/2013 

Join us for a preview of SAM 2013 - the market-leading assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office! Get a first-hand look at exciting new content and features that will energize your classes and engage students, including new Computer Concepts tasks, a more intuitive student assignment screen, new projects, and more. In addition, find out how SAM's new course management tools will make course setup, grading, and reporting easier and more efficient than ever. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and learn about implementing SAM 2013 in your classroom.

Can’t Wait to Update to Windows 8 
Facilitated by: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College 
Date Recorded: 04/02/2013  

Microsoft's new platform changes the definition of a Windows operating system by moving to a new user interface with dramatic touch-centric tiles. Features like geo-location services, Windows apps, cloud computing tie-in, and multitasking enhancements make Windows 8 even more amazing. Your students will be showing up with their own Windows 8 computers this fall. Be ready to answer their questions!

Leveraging Innovative Technology to Address a New Generation of Learners 
Facilitated by: Kristen Quinn, Essex Community College 
Date Recorded: 04/04/2013  

Today's students are a different generation of learners - one that expects engaging multimedia, instant feedback on their progress and who has trouble connecting concepts & thinking beyond memorization. Join Kristin Quinn, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College, in a discussion about fresh new technology tools in the accounting discipline designed to meet students where they are, engage them in the content, and ultimately achieve a higher level of success in the course

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’.

Technology Solutions for your Electrical/HVAC Classroom! 
Facilitated by:
Stephen Quirk, InterPlay Energy 
Date Recorded: 12/11/2013  

Watch 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.

Elevating Learning with the Medical Terminology MindTap
Facilitated by: 
 Matt Seeley, Product Manager 
Date Recorded: 10/31/2013  

Learn how you can elevate your Medical Terminology course by teaching medical terminology as a language skill, through analysis of medical terms, and then as a workplace communication skill, by using medical terms to complete real world tasks in a simulated hospital environment. View this webinar that will demonstrate the Medical Terminology MindTap and how it helps learners apply knowledge to professional practice.

Today’s Health Information Management 
Facilitated by:
Dana C. McWay 
Date Recorded: 05/03/2013 
Dana McWay focuses on such topics as:

  • Why she chose an integrated approach to covering HIPAA, ARRA, GINA, e-HIM concerns, and informatics throughout
  • How chapter materials can be covered within context of certification competencies
  • Trends in Health Information Management today, such as Informatics, Data Mining, Mobile Health, and the role of Social Media in Healthcare

There is also a brief demonstration of CourseMate, a new digital supplement that goes beyond the textbook to foster and track student engagement with chapter quizzes, flashcards, and games.

Cengage Learning's Virtual Pharmacy & Announcing Cengage Learning's Exclusive Partnership with Pass Assured 
Facilitated by:
David Dubois 
Date Recorded: 4/19/2013  

Here's your chance to learn more about PassAssured's Pharmacy Technician Training Program, which is composed of two parts: 1) the College Edition, which contains 240 hours of curriculum and is for use as an electronic textbook with the curriculum, and the Testing Module (Student Learning Center), which is accessed online; and 2) the Educator's Resource Toolkit, which provides the class facilitator access to the web-based Educator's Control Panel.  You'll also get a glimpse of the Virtual Pharmacy - a tool for helping students practice their hard and soft skills in a safe learning environment. Included are three learning labs:

  • The Virtual Externship for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medication Safety for Technicians
  • Inventory Management for Technicians

Incorporating the Affective Domain (social skills) into the Medical Assisting Course 
Facilitated by:
Julie A. Morris, RN, BSN, CBCS, CCMA, CMAA - Medtech College 
Date Recorded: 4/05/2013  

Join Cengage Learning's author Julie Morris to discuss incorporating the affective domain (social skills) into the classroom. Teaching the affective domain and learning social skills are critical for long term success. Social skills developed and practiced well will transition the student from a successful classroom environment to a successful workforce environment. This presentation will discuss how to incorporate the affective domain (social skills) into the classroom and discuss ways to help achieve these very important skills with Comprehensive Medical Assisting 5e and its accompanying digital assets.

Nursing Digital Triple Crown: 3-2-1 Calc, Nursing Skills Online and NCLEX Online Review 
Facilitated by:
Maureen Rosener & Tina Moretti, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/10/2013  

This is an exciting time to be a college educator. With the increased emphasis on accountability and assessment, combined with a student body that is comprised of more and more non-traditional students, there is increased pressure on Instructors to improve student learning outcomes. During our session we will be discussing 3 interactive online products that can help increase student outcomes.

During this webinar, participants will discover how to:

  • How to help nursing students overcome math anxiety & Improve NCLEX test scores with our 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online V2.0 product and our NCLEX-RN Review Online & NCLEX-PN Review Online with CAT Logic product.
  • How to help prepare nursing students for clinical skills they will need to perform in their jobs with our Nursing Skills: Review, Assessment and Videos Online, second edition.

ICD10 + Training - a service plus textbook package 
Facilitated by:
Mary Jo Bowie - Broome Community College, Nancy Bradshaw and Rhonda Dearborn, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/12/2013  

ICD-10 is coming….Are you ready?  

Please join Cengage Learning and author, educator, and industry professional Mary Jo Bowie for a live webinar on Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation. Mary Jo Bowie will discuss topics such as:

  • Background of ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • Myths and truths of ICD-10 CM
  • Strategic Plan for Transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • Faculty Readiness

During this webinar, participants will: 
1. Discuss the format of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes. 
2. Identify training needs that are associated with implementation. 
3. Outline the impact of ICD-10 on medical documentation

Teaching Electronic Health Records? 
Facilitated by:
Shirley Eichenwald Maki, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA-College of St. Scholastica and Bonnie Petterson, PhD, RHIA-HIM Education Consulting
Date Recorded: 11/16/2012  

As federal and state mandates deadlines for a transition to electronic health records loom ever closer, the need for teaching electronic health records in an academic setting is becoming more and more imperative. Join us for a free 60 minute webinar with authors Shirley Eichenwald Maki and Bonnie Petterson where we'll cover the shifting landscape of electronic health records and their approach in teaching this critical information. We'll also talk in-depth about a technology and text solution for this course that could be just right for you.

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.

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.

Flip Your Class with CONECTADOS! 
Facilitated by:
 Patti Marinelli, University of South Carolina and Karin Farjardo, 
Date Recorded: 2/4/2015

Join us for an informative webinar with the authors of Conectados, Patti Marinelli and Karin Fajardo. This webinar is about a game-changing introductory Spanish program developed to connect students to the Spanish-speaking world however and wherever they learn. Although flipping the classroom has been a practice in Spanish departments for decades, this program promises to put a spin on it. Click here to download the Preview Guide and learn more!

Author Patti J. Marinelli is a distinguished Spanish Professor at the University of South Carolina. The recipient of many university awards, she was also the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association Teacher of the Year. She has extensive experience coordinating introductory Spanish programs and mentoring graduate teaching assistants. Marinelli has authored two other Spanish titles, including the best-selling title, Puentes. Both her teaching and writing are informed by her experiences as a certified ACTFL OPI tester and also by her expertise in standards-based instruction.

Author Karin Fajardo is a professional educational publisher who has authored Spanish language learning materials for over a dozen programs. As a native Spanish speaker who has lived throughout Spain and Latin America, her primary focus is to generate culturally-rich interdisciplinary Spanish language lessons. Fajardo is a pioneer in the creation and development of online language programs and also of authentic instructional video. Her publishing interests include self-directed learning.

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.

Get Creative with iLrn
Facilitated by:
Andrew Tabor, Sr. Product Specialist, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 11/06/2013  

Watch our iLrn Online Forum where Andrew Tabor, Sr. Product Specialist, will show you creative ways to use the resources in iLrn for improving your students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This session will cover freely available Web 2.0 resources that complement iLrn, enabling you to incorporate video, audio, and other media.  We will also show you how to create oral exams and other oral practice activities in minutes. This session is helpful for current and future users of iLrn at any skill level.

Boosting Students’ Precision & Persistence:  A New Take on a Timeless Challenge 
Facilitated by:
Gary Williams, Crafton Hills College 
Date Recorded: 05/21/2013  

This interactive webinar will offer a fresh perspective on an all-too-common challenge: how to engage students who possess low expectations as well as self-defeating attitudes and habits. These characteristics often manifest in behaviors that reflect a lack of precision, or an aversion to academic challenges, or both. In this session, we will share and discuss strategies that can help your students develop new ways of being and doing that can boost their self-confidence and lead to greater success.

Extracurricular Activities in Online Programs:  Distance Education Is More than Coursework 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Joel English, Regional Director - Centura College, Shannon McGurk, Director of Education - Centura College, William White, Direct of Online Learning - Centura College 
Date Recorded: 5/14/2013  

The executive education team at Centura College will demonstrate an array of approaches and techniques they use, within the online classroom and other internet-based utilities, to build the identity of the school and retention of its students. 
These presenters will demonstrate different approaches that can be used within online courses, curriculum development, and environments outside of the classroom to promote engagement and retention.

Driven to Distraction at the Drop of a Hat!: Teaching Time Management to Today's Students 
Facilitated by:
Connie Staley, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 
Date Recorded: 05/07/2013  

Gandhi once said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed." Today, the pace of life seems to be accelerating at an exponential rate, and today's students wear many different hats. Increasingly, their lives are complicated, and they often perceive that time management is next to impossible. It's too easy to give in to an abundance of distractions, electronic or otherwise. This webinar with FOCUS author Constance Staley explores teaching strategies to help students develop truly effective time management skills and begin to develop what has been called "extreme productivity."

The Right Type of Family Involvement in the Learning Process 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Joel A. English, University of Arkansas 
Date Recorded: 4/30/2013  

Unlike courses of yore, many college classes now incorporate independent, online, and hybrid learning requirements - making out-of-classroom learning environments a key factor in student learning success. Join us as we discuss strategies for gaining "family buy-in" and continuing to enlist their support and understanding throughout a student's college career.

Promoting Critical Thinking with Digital Content 
Facilitated by:
Mari L. Nicholson-Preuss, Ph.D., University of Houston and Jeff Anderson, Oklahoma City Community College 
Date Recorded: 5/1/2013  

Join us to learn how you can use Aplia, a learning solution, to engage students in thinking critically about history. You will find out how digital tools can help you provide activities that engage students and reinforce critical thinking skills while providing more opportunities for practice and feedback. These techniques reinforce key skills and encourage students to approach history as a historian rather than simply memorizing facts

Time Management Tips for Instructors 
Facilitated by:
Jeff Schillinger 
Date Recorded: 4/23/2013  

Time Management Tips for Instructors provides practical strategies teachers may use to make the most of the time spent with students in class and time invested in serving students outside of the regular classroom hours. Based on time management tips from business experts as well as over 30 years of instructional experience, this webinar provides a proactive approach to manage time well. 
What will be covered:

  • Establishing Goals and Setting priorities
  • Recognizing Classroom Time Wasters and Implementing Strategies to Defeat Them
  • Saving Time Outside of Class
  • How Technology can help instructors save time

Creating Doers  & Finishers:  Cultivating Task Planning Skills within Your Students 
Facilitated by:
Gary Williams 
Date Recorded: 4/23/2013  

A challenge common to students entering college is learning how to manage the burden of multiple, competing assignments, projects, papers and deadlines. While some of our students have a knack for planning and completing tasks, many students struggle to master these critical life skills. This interactive webinar will present novel approaches for transforming your students into "doers" and "finishers."

Coming Together Around the Common Core: The Impact of CCSS Standards on Your Writing Classroom 
Facilitated by:
Renee Swensen, Saddleback College and Jason Chu, Turnitin 
Date Recorded: 03/05/2013  

Standards have long been associated with K-12 education. The recent shift to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) hews students to a more rigorous set of learning standards, promising better preparation for college-level work. The standards have already been adopted in 45 states, with state-level assessments beginning in 2014-15.  During this session, we will cover the new standards, the shift in attention to the distribution of texts, and how this will affect the developmental English classroom, in particular.  Please join us to learn more about how the CCSS will impact your writing classroom.

CRITICAL Minds: Teaching Strategies to Help First-Year Students Become CRITICAL THINKERS 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Constance Staley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 
Date Recorded: 03/05/2013  

The ability to think critically: it's every instructor's goal and every employer's dream. But how do we help students get there, especially those who are new to higher education? John Kennedy once said, "Too often… we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." In this e-seminar with FOCUS author Constance Staley, we will explore building the foundation for college success, creating discomfort by asking tough questions, and preparing students for the eventual demands of the work world.

Crucial Thinking: The Necessary Intellectual Skills for Academic Writers 
Facilitated by:
Dr. John Mauk, Bowling Green State University 
Date Recorded: 03/06/2013  

Much of the thinking that we value in academic life functions quietly. It is a kind curricular dark matter. It swarms around us, animates our own scholarship, and makes our academic fields work. But when it comes to teaching, we rely on traditional taxonomies or curricular clusters to help us explain, prompt, and assess student work. For example, we rely on Bloomian terms (memory, comprehension, analysis, synthesis), writing modes (classify, compare, contrast), or writing aims (explain, argue, solve). But these usual taxonomies may eclipse a sizable range of other vital skills—those that are crucial for succeeding in academic life. This webinar will present some common intellectual skills in undergraduate writing/thinking assignments—especially those that have been eclipsed or muted by popular taxonomies. Participants will be invited to consider the most crucial skills in their courses and assignments.

Historical and Modern Developments in Antidepressant Drug Research 
Facilitated by:
Adam J. Prus, Northern Michigan University 
Date Recorded: 03/07/2013  

Please join Dr. Adam J. Prus for this free one-hour webinar offering an overview of the monoamine hypothesis of antidepressant drug actions. Learn about general research and development approaches for developing novel antidepressant drugs.  Dr. Prus has published numerous original studies on psychoactive drugs and conducts research projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. This webinar will focus on a new class of antidepressant drugs called Triple Reuptake Inhibitors, which are currently being tested in clinical trials.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Changes in DSM-5 
Facilitated by:
Michael Troy, Ph.D - Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota 
Date Recorded: 03/12/2013  

Join Michael Troy, Ph.D for this free one-hour long Webinar. This presentation will review past and current diagnostic classification approaches to autism (and pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Troy will discuss the changes planned for inclusion in DSM-5 when it is published in May, 2013. Changes in nomenclature (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and diagnostic criteria will be highlighted. 
APA has a brief summary available for general distribution on the new diagnosis, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, which is  available for download as a pdf document .

Teaching the Psychology of Adjustment as Psychological Literacy 
Facilitated by:
Dana S. Dunn - Moravian College, Elizabeth Yost Hammer-Xavier University 
Date Recorded: 04/04/2013  

Join us for this 60 minute webinar with psychology instructors Dana Dunn and Elizabeth Hammer as they explore ways that teaching about adjustment can promote psychological literacy among students.

  •  During this webinar Hammer and Dunn covered:
  • Predictive factors for happiness
  • Defining Psychological Literacy and its importance to education in psychology
  • Defining Adjustment, its scope and relevance for contemporary psychology education.
  • Identifying connections between these topics and the characteristics of today's students
  • Presenting ways to teach adjustment topics that promote psychological literacy

The Benefits Associated with Diagnostic Testing Guided Reading 
Facilitated by:
Judy Bennett, Indiana State University 
Date Recorded: 03/19/2013  

The benefits associated with diagnostic testing and guided reading within Aplia are a great bench mark for instructors to use to better serve their students. We, as instructors, have all been faced with students which excel in one area and stumble in others. In a recent class, I found that I was being faced with a wide variety of learning challenges in the classroom. These challenges ranged from poor attendance to students not gaining on certain materials covered in the class. However, with Aplia's diagnostic testing I no longer feel alone in making the best academic choices for the struggling students. Please join me to discover how you too can use this feature to reach all your students.

Is Consciousness Really Epiphenomenal? 
Facilitated by:
John T. Cacioppo, Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago 
Date Recorded: 03/21/2013  

Consciousness has been cast by philosophers, neurologists, and neuroscientists as epiphenomenal. We show that this conclusion is based on the analysis of consciousness in the context of the individual human brain. Dr. Cacioppo will discuss why the premise of social neuroscience is that the study of the human brain is incomplete when treated as a solitary organ. When the brain is viewed within a social context - that is, within the context of interacting brains - the deterministic, material mechanism by which consciousness plays a role in subsequent brain states is revealed.

Promoting Critical Thinking with Digital Content 
Facilitated by:
Mari L. Nicholson-Preuss, Ph.D., University of Houston and Jeff Anderson, Oklahoma City Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/26/2013  

The riches of history are boundless. But too often students reduce historical events to dates and facts rather than gaining a deep understanding of events and their implications. How can you engage students and encourage critical thinking in history courses so true learning can occur?  Join us to learn how you can use Aplia, a learning solution, to engage students in thinking critically about history. You will find out how digital tools can help you provide activities that engage students and reinforce critical thinking skills while providing more opportunities for practice and feedback. These techniques reinforce key skills and encourage students to approach history as a historian rather than simply memorizing facts.

New Directions in Self-Regulation Research 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Roy F. Baumeister, Florida State University 
Date Recorded: 03/28/2013  

Just when we thought we had worked out the main outlines of self-regulation theory, several new findings have emerged to challenge that picture. This talk presents results from laboratory, longitudinal, and meta-analytic studies. 
Join Dr. Baumeister in a discussion on how high self-control may specialize less in resisting temptation than in avoiding it. Self-control is often highly effective but does grow weaker (ego depletion) as the day wears on. Ego depletion intensifies subjective desires and feelings, rather than just weakening powers of restraint. Similarity in trait self-control is not the best predictor of relationship satisfaction. Powerful leaders self-regulate task performance in unusual ways, sometimes performing better but sometimes worse than subordinates.

Beyond Bloom: Using Learning Taxonomies to Promote Critical Thinking Skills in Developmental and other First Year Coursework 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Christine Harrington, Middlesex County College
Date Recorded: 02/19/2013  

Critical thinking skills are essential in college and beyond yet finding strategic ways to teach these skills can be a challenge. Come discover ways to use learning taxonomies as a framework to build critical thinking skills in first year courses. Armed with essential foundational skills, students will be ready to effectively process and evaluate information in college and work environments. Strategies to promote critical thinking will be shared and modeled.

Get your weekends back with Enhanced InSite! 
Facilitated by:
Audrey A. Wick, Blinn College
Date Recorded: 02/13/2013  

Are you buried under a pile of papers? If so, this Webinar is for you! Learn how you can save time grading papers, check for originality, and facilitate peer reviews—all from a single, easy-to-navigate site. Enhanced InSite is a fully integrated, productivity-enhancing classroom solution that provides you with an all-in-one perspective on your students' work. In this interactive session, Audrey Wick, Enhanced InSite User and Instructor, will introduce you to the proven paperless grading tools that will streamline your process and help you get your weekends back!

Raising the Level of Student Preparedness in Your Inclusive Classroom 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Regina Lewis, TeamUP Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 02/12/2013  

This 60 minute session will be packed with proven tools of student activities for everyday assignments that will penetrate through generational, learning style, and motivational barriers of your diverse student population. Ultimately this webinar will raise the level of student preparedness, participation, attendance, and success in your classroom. We'll also explore how one innovative technology solution called Aplia can also help with this important endeavor.

Should Students Reach for the Stars? The Role of Expectations and Goals on Student Success 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Christine Harrington, Middlesex County College
Date Recorded: 02/12/2013  

During this engaging webinar, participants will explore theory and research on the connection between our expectations, goals and ultimately our success. Attendees will walk away with practical strategies aimed at helping students create and make progress toward their short and long term academic and career goals. Simple yet powerful student and faculty focused strategies will be shared.

The Accelerated Learning Path Model 
Facilitated by:
Pam Mathis, North Arkansas College
Date Recorded: 02/06/2013  

With developmental education being called "the road to nowhere," many colleges are streamlining their developmental education courses in an effort to boost student success. 
Come hear some ways colleges are accelerating their students through their developmental courses, cutting off exit points and offering support where needed. Turn "the road to nowhere" into the path for student success.

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: The Faculty Role in Promoting Student Wellness and Success 
Facilitated by:
Dr. Christine Harrington, Middlesex County College
Date Recorded: 02/05/2013  

Attend this one-hour webinar to learn how you can influence students in a positive way by infusing wellness topics and strategies into your college success course. Use this training opportunity to promote wellness while maintaining proper emphasis on academics. Learn how you can effectively teach stress management and help students avoid unhealthy coping strategies.

Career Readiness and Transferring College Skills to the Workplace 
Facilitated by:
Dave Ellis, Author of The Master Student Series
Date Recorded: 11/14/2012  

This unique webinar will cover the following:

  • Assist student to make the connection from college to career
  • Jumpstart education with transferable skills
  • Optimize resources for success

Note: large file, please allow a minute to load. Use Firefox or Chrome browsers to view the recording. You can copy/paste the recording link into your browser:  http://www.wadsworthmedia.com/tlc/seminar/CareerReadiness_Ellis_Nov14-2012big.mov. 

Master Student Qualities and Professionalism 
Facilitated by:
Dave Ellis, Author of The Master Student Series
Date Recorded: 11/08/2012  

Tune in to learn the keys to developing "master" students-students who are inquisitive, focused, energetic, responsible, self-direct, creative, and much more. Explore all the qualities of students who are preparing to become lifelong thinkers and learners. In this session, we'll uncover ways to promote classroom civility and help students define their values and align their actions. It promises to be an enlightening discussion based on principles presented in the bestselling text, Becoming A Master Student
Note: large file, please allow a minute to load. Use Firefox or Chrome browsers to view the recording. You can copy/paste the recording link into your browser:  http://www.wadsworthmedia.com/tlc/seminar/MasterStudent_Ellis_Nov9-2012big.mov .

Exploring Supranational Courts: Where do they get their legitimacy and what challenges are they facing today? 
Facilitated by:
Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D. - University of Scranton
Date Recorded: 11/02/2012  

Over the last twenty years there has been a rapid development of judicial mechanisms to address issues related to international or transnational crime issues that occur within or across borders such as crimes against humanity and war crimes. These judicial mechanisms, called supranational courts, are the descendants of the ad hoc tribunals formed after World War II such as the Nuremburg and Tokyo trials. To address more recent war crimes and atrocities, the United Nations (UN) formed the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and the International Tribunal for Rwanda. In 1998 the UN passed the Rome Statute that called for the formation of a permanent supranational court called the International Criminal Court (ICC). More recently, a new form of internationalized courts, also called hybrid or mixed courts, seek to prosecute persons responsible for violations of international and domestic law. This webinar will discuss the different kinds of supranational courts, where they obtain their legitimacy, and the challenges they currently face. If time allows there will be a closing segment on why the USA chooses not to participate in the ICC.

Critical Thinking and Bloom’s Taxonomy 
Facilitated by:
Dave Ellis, Author of The Master Student Series
Date Recorded: 10/31/2012  

At this virtual event, you'll join others in learning the keys to becoming a more effective critical thinker, and how to help your students achieve this core goal. You'll discover seven attitudes that promote critical thinking in all aspects of life and revisit the principles of Bloom's Taxonomy. Want more creativity? We'll also cover ways to enhance creative thought. This session can (literally) change the way you think…for the better! 
Note: large file, please allow a minute to load. Use Firefox or Chrome browsers to view the recording. You can copy/paste the recording link into your browser:  http://www.wadsworthmedia.com/tlc/seminar/Cengage_Taxonomy_Ellis_Oct31_12big.mov .

Engage your students with MindTap, The Personal Learning Experience (Humanities & Social Sciences) 
Facilitated by:
Jason Hales, Troy Anderson - Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 10/25/2012  

In this webinar we will be exploring ways to engage students in the classroom. Learn how Cengage Learning's new approach to online learning in theHumanities & Social Sciences disciplines engages students with interactivity and custom content while supporting differentiated learning styles by offering instructors and students a choice in content and learning tools.

Motivating Students and Power Processes 
Facilitated by:
Dave Ellis, Author of The Master Student Series
Date Recorded: 10/25/2012  

If you're interested in inspiring students to learn and achieve, this event is for you. You'll discover five methods for increasing motivation and investigate 12 major strategies for creating success. In addition, you'll learn how to use affirmations and visualization to improve attitudes. Don't miss this session, which has the potential to change the way your students perform in class…and well beyond. 
Note: large file, please allow a minute to load. Use Firefox or Chrome browsers to view the recording. You can copy/paste the recording link into your browser:  http://www.wadsworthmedia.com/tlc/seminar/MotivatingStudents_Ellis_Oct25-2012big.mov .

Rhetorically Evaluating Sources 
Facilitated by:
Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, Old Dominion University and Susan Miller-Cochran, North Carolina State University
Date Recorded: 10/17/2012  

During this workshop we'll discuss strategies for helping students evaluate their sources in a manner that helps them rhetorically situate their sources within a specific project. We'll also discuss source evaluation in terms of source type. As much as we would like to provide students with a definitive source evaluation checklist, we know we can't--but we can provide them with critical questions to interrogate both their projects and their sources.

A Writing Teacher’s Toolkit: Six Surefire Strategies for Teaching Revision
Facilitated by:
Kiala Givehand, TeamUP Faculty Programs Faculty Advisor
Date Recorded: 03/15/2012 
Teaching students to revise can seem like a daunting task in the developmental writing classroom. In this webinar, we will uncover six surefire strategies for teaching students to revise. No longer will we send students home to improve their writing, only to find that they simply typed a pretty paper. Let’s arm our students with the tools they need to write effectively in all areas of their life. This webinar will get you started.

Getting Students Engaged in Critical Thinking
Facilitated by:
Clay Austin, TeamUP Faculty Programs Consultant
Date Recorded: 03/14/2012 
Arum and Roksa’s (2010) book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, has again called instructors to promote in their students complex critical thinking skills instead of simple memorization. Yet some students in our developmental education and student success classrooms complain that critical thinking is boring and too hard. This session will help you simplify and energize critical thinking in your classroom. We will share ideas, examples, and activities to demonstrate methods that can be adapted for use with any subject matter to help develop students’ critical thinking skills.

Developmental Reading Strategies: One Classroom, Four Distinct Students
Facilitated by:
Laura Meyers, TeamUP Faculty Programs Faculty Advisor
Date Recorded: 02/17/2012 
As developmental reading instructors, we are called to teach a diverse group of students in one classroom. This webinar will explore four different developmental reading students: the non-traditional student returning after years away from formal schooling, the English Language Learner trying to overcome the language barrier, the “18-year old, fresh-from-high-school” student, and the student coming from a Special Education background. Often, students fall into more than one of these categories. Interviews of students representing these groups will be shared to explore obstacles, experiences, and successes. Suggestions for classroom strategies and discussion will follow.

Creating a Powerful Syllabus: Doing What Works!
Facilitated by:
Christine Harrington, Middlesex County College
Date Recorded: 01/12/2012 
During this engaging presentation, participants will learn what the research says about the purpose and power of the syllabus. Research based ideas on how to construct an effective syllabus will be shared. For instance, there will be a discussion about what type of information and what level of detail to include on the syllabus. Examples of syllabi will be used to illustrate points. Participants will walk away with practical ideas about how to use this important document to set the stage for a successful start to the semester.

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.

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."

Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus 
Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 2/26/2015 


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.  

"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.

Math - Engage Your Students with MindTap 
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Mathematics Team 
Date Recorded: 11/13/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don’t have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Math course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Increase Learning and Engagement with Enhanced WebAssign’s Superior Content for Physics
Facilitated by: Hank Henley and Kari LaFontaine, Implementation & Training Specialists at Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 11/08/2013  

This webinar covers Enhanced WebAssign’s basics, tips for successfully managing your course, and an overview of the different assignment types and learning tools. Learn more about our unique author-written tutorials that utilize the notation and pedagogy from our texts for a consistent learning experience.

Math - Engage Your Students with MindTap
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Mathematics Team 
Date Recorded: 11/06/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don’t have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Math course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Statistics - Engage Your Students with MindTap
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Statistics Team 
Date Recorded: 10/24/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Statistics, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don't have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Statistics course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Flipping the Classroom with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) 
Facilitated by: Fran Hopf and Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida 
Date Recorded: 10/24/13  

In this 60 minute webinar, you will hear about how EWA is used as part of a flipped classroom in math at University of South Florida. We will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign can be used to engage students and reinforce active learning in the classroom and take a closer look at the specific features in EWA that work well in our flipped classroom experience. More particularly, we will highlight how EWA can radicalize how your students learn course materials, enhance their engagement with the subject matter, improve students’ learning outcomes, and promote critical thinking skills. Could this style of course (or a modified version) be right for your students? Find out.

Motivating Students in Introductory Physics
Facilitated by: Debora Katz, United States Naval Academy 
Date Recorded: 10/24/13  

Imagine that you’re teaching a 16-week class on lion taming that culminates in a final exam requiring students to place their heads into the mouth of a lion. It’s a pretty good bet that students would pay rapt attention and be fully engaged in every class in their pursuit of learning. In a typical Physics course, students may not be quite so attentive -- unless you find other ways to motivate them.

How can you inspire unprecedented engagement and learning in your Physics course? Join us for this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how to motivate introductory Physics students by making the subject relevant, applicable, and tied to their future success. You’ll learn the secrets that will encourage your students to dive enthusiastically into a topic that some find daunting.

Motivating Students in Introductory Physics 
Facilitated by: Debora Katz, United States Naval Academy
Date Recorded: 06/25/2013  

Imagine that you're teaching a 16-week class on lion taming that culminates in a final exam requiring students to place their heads into the mouth of a lion. It's a pretty good bet that students would pay rapt attention and be fully engaged in every class in their pursuit of learning. In a typical Physics course, students may not be quite so attentive - unless you find other ways to motivate them. How can you inspire unprecedented engagement and learning in your Physics course? Join us for this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how to motivate introductory Physics students by making the subject relevant, applicable, and tied to their future success. You'll learn the secrets that will encourage your students to dive enthusiastically into a topic that some find daunting.

Customizing the Math Learning Environment: There's an App for That 
Facilitated by: Gordon Lee, Mathematics and Statistics Brand Manager, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 6/12/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of digital materials to help students become successful in math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don't have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your math course to be logically organized, sequenced and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of digital materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Personalizing the Learning Experience with the Cengage YouBook 
Facilitated by: Denise LeGrand, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
Date Recorded: 5/10/2013  

"The proper artistic response to digital technology is to embrace it as a new window on everything that's eternally human, and to use it with passion, wisdom, fearlessness, and joy." - Ralph Lombreglia

Discover how you (and your students) can embrace and benefit from technology by using a highly customizable, interactive tool to engage students in your online math course. Use powerful editing tools, add videos, provide notes - all with a simple click. In this empowering session, you'll learn how to customize your eBook specifically for your course and your class. You'll also find out how the YouBook has increased student motivation and participation in online Calculus courses.

"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 
Facilitatedby: 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.

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.

Customizing the Math Learning Environment: There's an App for That 
Facilitated by: Gordon Lee - Senior Brand Manager, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/19/2013 


Instructors today use a wide range of digital materials to help students become successful in math, but all too often this results in a suboptimal experience for students who have to navigate different systems and oftentimes fail to find the resources instructors have provided. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your course to be logically organized, sequenced and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of digital materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Improve Student Learning and Grades with the New OWL Version 2 
Facilitated by: Lisa Lockwood, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/11/2013  

In this virtual event, you'll learn how to address chemistry students' different learning styles through a wide range of assignment types, including tutorials, simulations, visualization exercises, active figures, and algorithmically generated homework questions with instant answer-specific feedback. This "mastery learning" approach, developed by chemistry instructors, has been enhanced and allows students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. 
We'll cover assignment creation and management, new student interface, chemical input tools, ChemDoodle, LabSkills, Personalized Study Plans, LMS integration, and much more. Find out how you can harness powerful course management tools that make homework management easy and simplify homework grading and tracking student progress.

Developmental Math - Digital Games to Learn Math 
Facilitated by: Dan Petrak, Des Moines Area Community 
Date Recorded: 04/02/2013  

Tune in to this virtual event and find out how you can use Game-Based Learning to reach and teach students. Game-Based Learning is hot; in classrooms around the country, students are using digital games to learn new skills, motivate practice, and improve math abilities. Learn how this learning technique fits into the natural ways we learn and how to use digital games in mathematics education. You'll also be introduced to a social network of educators using these technologies to improve learning that you can connect with.

LabSkills Prelabs for General and Organic Chemistry 
Facilitated by: Tony Baldwin, Director and Co-founder of Learning Science Ltd 
Date Recorded: 03/21/2013  

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills courses prepare students for their lab sessions through prelab assignments. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded. Initially launched in the UK, LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide. LabSkills includes:

  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.
  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.
  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.
  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.
  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.

The webinar will introduce the experimental topics covered in LabSkills and will include a live demonstration of LabSkills in OWL. We will also consider the results of some of the recent evaluation work carried out to determine the impact of prelab resources on student engagement and learning.

Successfully Implementing an Emporium Structured Course 
Facilitated by: Solomon Willis, Cleveland Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/19/2013  

In this 60-minute webinar, you'll hear about emporium-style learning for math courses at Cleveland Community College. We'll discuss 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. 
We'll also look at the conditional release feature, which allows students to work at their own pace, as well as other tools available to instructors to enhance student engagement, improve student learning outcomes, and promote critical analysis.

Developmental Math - Math Anxiety and Math Test Anxiety: Causes, Affects and Solutions 
Facilitated by: Dr. Paul Nolting 
Date Recorded: 03/19/2013  

Math anxiety - the feeling of tension and apprehension associated with math performance or testing - can manifest in students as young as those entering the first-grade. By the time learners reach high school and college, this condition can have serious implications on a student's future education and employment. 
This 1 hour webinar focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of both math test and math anxiety, and offers solutions targeted toward faculty and students alike. Participants will learn anxiety-reduction techniques, classroom management, test-taking skills, and test analysis to improve future outcomes.

LabSkills Prelabs for General and Organic Chemistry 
Facilitated by: Bill Heslop, Director and Co-founder of Learning Science Ltd 
Date Recorded: 03/12/2013  

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills courses prepare students for their lab sessions through prelab assignments. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded. Initially launched in the UK, LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide. LabSkills includes:

  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.
  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.
  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.
  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.
  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.

The webinar will introduce the experimental topics covered in LabSkills and will include a live demonstration of LabSkills in OWL. We will also consider the results of some of the recent evaluation work carried out to determine the impact of prelab resources on student engagement and learning.

Biology: The Dynamic Science 
Facilitated by: Paul E. Hertz, Chair of Barnard's Biology Department 
Date Recorded: 03/08/2013  

Attend this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how you can encourage biology students to think and engage like scientists. Help your students go beyond rote memorization to truly understand key concepts; engage them in finding out what biologists know about the living world, as well as how they know it. You'll also learn how to incorporate digital resources such as Aplia and MindTap to enhance your course and simplify your life.

Step Up to Success with Laura Bracken 
Facilitated by: Laura Bracken, Lewis-Clark State College -- Co-author of Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra 
Date Recorded: 2/26/2013  

Helping students perform more successfully and to attain degrees/certificates is acknowledged (and rewarded) more now than ever.

Developmental Math - Creating a Modular Style Developmental Math Course 
Facilitated by: Lisa Key Brown, Central Carolina Community College 
Date Recorded: 02/15/2013  

This session will provide information about the process behind a modular redesign of a developmental mathematics curriculum, from beta and pilot testing of new modules to full implementation. We'll look at the changes made to the curriculum, pedagogy, and delivery of material, as well as how modular delivery affects all facets of the college experience, including financial aid, admissions, and more. Also, we will take a look at how Cengage Learning worked with colleges to design a custom booklets based on the new competencies for each module which included the rich applications required by the new redesign. Lastly, Cengage Learning created pre-built software to align with each module and incorporated a learning assignment with videos, lab practice, quiz, and two tests for each section of the module.

Developmental Math - Coffee Beans and Computer Screens: Get the Online Student, in Developmental Courses, Percolating with Motivation and Engagement 
Facilitated by: Damon Givehand, TeamUP Faculty Advisor 
Date Recorded: 02/12/2013  

The physical presence of students and instructor in a brick-and-mortar classroom creates an entirely different dynamic than an online classroom. But you can learn techniques to make the virtual classroom more interactive and engaging. In this session (which draws analogies to coffee), you'll learn methods for motivating and engaging the developmental student in an online course and ways to get students connected and "percolating."

Precalculus - Let’s Do This Together: Encouragement, Collaboration & Accountability 
Facilitated by: Trey Cox, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 01/18/2013  

The first few classes of the semester can make or break a teacher's ability to build a classroom culture of collaboration, accountability, engagement, and encouragement. This workshop demonstrates fun, light-hearted, and relevant materials/techniques that can be applied in classrooms at the beginning of each semester to get everyone involved and actively doing math!

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Human Passion for Living Things and the Biology Classroom 
Facilitated by: Robert K. Noyd, Professor of Biology, U.S. Air Force Academy 
Date Recorded: 10/11/2012  

In this one-hour webinar, we'll 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.

Being There: Creating Presence in the Online Developmental Mathematics Classroom
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Program Manager and Damon Givehand, TeamUP Faculty Programs Consultant
Date Recorded: 04/20/2012 


Consider the student who struggles with math basics, but whose best available option is online learning. The implications here are significant. Without the familiar face-to-face interaction, online education can be a daunting transition for any student. This webinar aims to address various aspects of teaching mathematics online. The focus will be on enhancing the instructor’s presence as a means for increased student achievement; reviewing key elements of course content; creating authentic teacher and student connections; establishing effective grading and homework practices; and sharing tips for student success.

Teaching Developmental Math? There’s an app for that!
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Program Manager 
Date Recorded: 04/05/2012 


Come join us for a webinar that will explore some of the latest APPs available for Developmental Math. Whether you are new to the APP environment or are interested in knowing what APPs students might be using to promote success during their academic journey, this is definitely a session you don’t want to miss. Share your expertise with the group while learning how others are using this latest technology to engage students in Developmental Math.

Precalculus - Making Instruction Conceptually Meaningful 
Facilitated by: Alan O’Bryan, Arizona State University 
Date Recorded: 04/05/2012  

When planning a unit of instruction, it is important to consider the kind of thinking we want to emerge by the end of the unit and what work this will do for us as our course progresses. In this webinar we consider a unit that some instructors find difficult to teach conceptually - Transformations of Functions - and examine an approach designed to do more for our students than show them how to move graphs around a computer screen.

Precalculus – Preparing for Calculus: A Roadmap for Student Success 
Facilitated by: Karla Neal, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/26/2012  

This workshop explores the challenges and best practices to preparing today's Precalculus students for the curriculum ahead.

Precalculus - Captivating Contexts for College Algebra 
Facilitated by: Frank Wilson, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/13/2012  

Intriguing real-world contexts interest and engage students in learning. By creating mathematical models for real-world situations, students learn more than math: they learn about the world in which they live.

How to Get Students to Succeed in Developmental Mathematics with Deep Understanding
Facilitated by: Greg Cripe, Spokane Falls Community College and Peter Wildman, Spokane Falls Community College
Date Recorded: 03/07/2012 


Research has indicated that students who come to class prepared have a higher rate of success. Duh! But how can we get students to come to class prepared? The presenters have adopted some particular strategies that reward students for pre-class preparation. In particular, these models include the incorporation of reading questions, practice exercises, outlines and concept maps. Students who come to class prepared are then ready to be further engaged during the class period. The presenters will show how group activities can foster an active learning environment while promoting deep understanding. Not only will participants be presented with activities that stress the rule of four; verbal, numerical, graphical as well as symbolic models, participants will be shown effective strategies to utilize these materials.

Precalculus - Motivating Today’s Precalculus Students 
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Consultant
Date Recorded: 02/22/2012  

This workshop explores strategies and technologies for motivating today’s precalculus students. During the webinar, we explore websites, apps, and other technology that ignite students’ interest, encourage participation, increase conceptualization, and enhance the quality of their classroom and learning experiences.

Precalculus - Growing Dendrites: Real-World Activities that Support Learning 
Facilitated by: Scott Adamson, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 02/08/2012  

It is often the case that teachers teach the way that they were taught. Students are passive learners and the teacher is doing most of the work. According to research focused on how the brain learns, dendrites, the source of human intellect, are grown when students are actively engaged in talking about and making sense of mathematics. Often, the teacher is doing most of the talking about mathematics and most of the sense making and thus it is the teacher who is growing the most dendrites! This session is designed to help instructors create a classroom environment where students are growing dendrites!

Tips for Teaching the Language of Algebra
Facilitated by: Alan Tussy, Citrus College
Date Recorded: 02/07/2012 


Algebra is a language in its own right. In this session, the presenter will share instructional techniques that can increase your student’s ability to read, write, speak, and think using the language of algebra. We will explore the important relationship between thought and language as detailed in the research of a famous educational psychologist. We will also discuss specific ways to improve student concept formation when you instruct them in the classroom and during office hours. You will take away a collection of strategies, suggestions, and visual aids that you can immediately put to use not only in your developmental classes, but in mathematics classes of all levels.

Some of the exercises we recommend require the student to select the correct operation or to explain the meaning of an answer. We provide exercises to develop comprehension in percent problems, mixture problems, uniform motion problems, and work problems. We also have suggestions for projects that require the synthesis of several concepts.

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."

Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus 
Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 2/26/2015 


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.  

"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.

Math - Engage Your Students with MindTap 
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Mathematics Team 
Date Recorded: 11/13/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don’t have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Math course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Increase Learning and Engagement with Enhanced WebAssign’s Superior Content for Physics
Facilitated by: Hank Henley and Kari LaFontaine, Implementation & Training Specialists at Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 11/08/2013  

This webinar covers Enhanced WebAssign’s basics, tips for successfully managing your course, and an overview of the different assignment types and learning tools. Learn more about our unique author-written tutorials that utilize the notation and pedagogy from our texts for a consistent learning experience.

Math - Engage Your Students with MindTap
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Mathematics Team 
Date Recorded: 11/06/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don’t have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Math course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Statistics - Engage Your Students with MindTap
Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Statistics Team 
Date Recorded: 10/24/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of online materials to help students become successful in Statistics, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don't have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your Statistics course to be logically organized, sequenced, and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of online materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Flipping the Classroom with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) 
Facilitated by: Fran Hopf and Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida 
Date Recorded: 10/24/13  

In this 60 minute webinar, you will hear about how EWA is used as part of a flipped classroom in math at University of South Florida. We will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign can be used to engage students and reinforce active learning in the classroom and take a closer look at the specific features in EWA that work well in our flipped classroom experience. More particularly, we will highlight how EWA can radicalize how your students learn course materials, enhance their engagement with the subject matter, improve students’ learning outcomes, and promote critical thinking skills. Could this style of course (or a modified version) be right for your students? Find out.

Motivating Students in Introductory Physics
Facilitated by: Debora Katz, United States Naval Academy 
Date Recorded: 10/24/13  

Imagine that you’re teaching a 16-week class on lion taming that culminates in a final exam requiring students to place their heads into the mouth of a lion. It’s a pretty good bet that students would pay rapt attention and be fully engaged in every class in their pursuit of learning. In a typical Physics course, students may not be quite so attentive -- unless you find other ways to motivate them.

How can you inspire unprecedented engagement and learning in your Physics course? Join us for this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how to motivate introductory Physics students by making the subject relevant, applicable, and tied to their future success. You’ll learn the secrets that will encourage your students to dive enthusiastically into a topic that some find daunting.

Motivating Students in Introductory Physics 
Facilitated by: Debora Katz, United States Naval Academy
Date Recorded: 06/25/2013  

Imagine that you're teaching a 16-week class on lion taming that culminates in a final exam requiring students to place their heads into the mouth of a lion. It's a pretty good bet that students would pay rapt attention and be fully engaged in every class in their pursuit of learning. In a typical Physics course, students may not be quite so attentive - unless you find other ways to motivate them. How can you inspire unprecedented engagement and learning in your Physics course? Join us for this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how to motivate introductory Physics students by making the subject relevant, applicable, and tied to their future success. You'll learn the secrets that will encourage your students to dive enthusiastically into a topic that some find daunting.

Customizing the Math Learning Environment: There's an App for That 
Facilitated by: Gordon Lee, Mathematics and Statistics Brand Manager, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 6/12/2013  

Instructors today use a wide range of digital materials to help students become successful in math, but resources can be daunting when students need to navigate multiple systems or don't have a clear path to the information they need. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your math course to be logically organized, sequenced and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of digital materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Personalizing the Learning Experience with the Cengage YouBook 
Facilitated by: Denise LeGrand, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
Date Recorded: 5/10/2013  

"The proper artistic response to digital technology is to embrace it as a new window on everything that's eternally human, and to use it with passion, wisdom, fearlessness, and joy." - Ralph Lombreglia

Discover how you (and your students) can embrace and benefit from technology by using a highly customizable, interactive tool to engage students in your online math course. Use powerful editing tools, add videos, provide notes - all with a simple click. In this empowering session, you'll learn how to customize your eBook specifically for your course and your class. You'll also find out how the YouBook has increased student motivation and participation in online Calculus courses.

"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 
Facilitatedby: 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.

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.

Customizing the Math Learning Environment: There's an App for That 
Facilitated by: Gordon Lee - Senior Brand Manager, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/19/2013 
Instructors today use a wide range of digital materials to help students become successful in math, but all too often this results in a suboptimal experience for students who have to navigate different systems and oftentimes fail to find the resources instructors have provided. Join us as we explore new possibilities that allow all relevant digital assets related to your course to be logically organized, sequenced and navigable. Learn how to make the best use of digital materials and learn about their efficacy for your students. Best of all, you'll find out how these tools can be seamlessly integrated into your campus learning management system (LMS).

Improve Student Learning and Grades with the New OWL Version 2 
Facilitated by: Lisa Lockwood, Cengage Learning 
Date Recorded: 4/11/2013  

In this virtual event, you'll learn how to address chemistry students' different learning styles through a wide range of assignment types, including tutorials, simulations, visualization exercises, active figures, and algorithmically generated homework questions with instant answer-specific feedback. This "mastery learning" approach, developed by chemistry instructors, has been enhanced and allows students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. 
We'll cover assignment creation and management, new student interface, chemical input tools, ChemDoodle, LabSkills, Personalized Study Plans, LMS integration, and much more. Find out how you can harness powerful course management tools that make homework management easy and simplify homework grading and tracking student progress.

Developmental Math - Digital Games to Learn Math 
Facilitated by: Dan Petrak, Des Moines Area Community 
Date Recorded: 04/02/2013  

Tune in to this virtual event and find out how you can use Game-Based Learning to reach and teach students. Game-Based Learning is hot; in classrooms around the country, students are using digital games to learn new skills, motivate practice, and improve math abilities. Learn how this learning technique fits into the natural ways we learn and how to use digital games in mathematics education. You'll also be introduced to a social network of educators using these technologies to improve learning that you can connect with.

LabSkills Prelabs for General and Organic Chemistry 
Facilitated by: Tony Baldwin, Director and Co-founder of Learning Science Ltd 
Date Recorded: 03/21/2013  

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills courses prepare students for their lab sessions through prelab assignments. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded. Initially launched in the UK, LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide. LabSkills includes:

  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.
  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.
  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.
  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.
  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.

The webinar will introduce the experimental topics covered in LabSkills and will include a live demonstration of LabSkills in OWL. We will also consider the results of some of the recent evaluation work carried out to determine the impact of prelab resources on student engagement and learning.

Successfully Implementing an Emporium Structured Course 
Facilitated by: Solomon Willis, Cleveland Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/19/2013  

In this 60-minute webinar, you'll hear about emporium-style learning for math courses at Cleveland Community College. We'll discuss 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. 
We'll also look at the conditional release feature, which allows students to work at their own pace, as well as other tools available to instructors to enhance student engagement, improve student learning outcomes, and promote critical analysis.

Developmental Math - Math Anxiety and Math Test Anxiety: Causes, Affects and Solutions 
Facilitated by: Dr. Paul Nolting 
Date Recorded: 03/19/2013  

Math anxiety - the feeling of tension and apprehension associated with math performance or testing - can manifest in students as young as those entering the first-grade. By the time learners reach high school and college, this condition can have serious implications on a student's future education and employment. 
This 1 hour webinar focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of both math test and math anxiety, and offers solutions targeted toward faculty and students alike. Participants will learn anxiety-reduction techniques, classroom management, test-taking skills, and test analysis to improve future outcomes.

LabSkills Prelabs for General and Organic Chemistry 
Facilitated by: Bill Heslop, Director and Co-founder of Learning Science Ltd 
Date Recorded: 03/12/2013  

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills courses prepare students for their lab sessions through prelab assignments. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded. Initially launched in the UK, LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide. LabSkills includes:

  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.
  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.
  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.
  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.
  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.

The webinar will introduce the experimental topics covered in LabSkills and will include a live demonstration of LabSkills in OWL. We will also consider the results of some of the recent evaluation work carried out to determine the impact of prelab resources on student engagement and learning.

Biology: The Dynamic Science 
Facilitated by: Paul E. Hertz, Chair of Barnard's Biology Department 
Date Recorded: 03/08/2013  

Attend this one-hour, interactive webinar to learn how you can encourage biology students to think and engage like scientists. Help your students go beyond rote memorization to truly understand key concepts; engage them in finding out what biologists know about the living world, as well as how they know it. You'll also learn how to incorporate digital resources such as Aplia and MindTap to enhance your course and simplify your life.

Step Up to Success with Laura Bracken 
Facilitated by: Laura Bracken, Lewis-Clark State College -- Co-author of Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra 
Date Recorded: 2/26/2013  

Helping students perform more successfully and to attain degrees/certificates is acknowledged (and rewarded) more now than ever.

Developmental Math - Creating a Modular Style Developmental Math Course 
Facilitated by: Lisa Key Brown, Central Carolina Community College 
Date Recorded: 02/15/2013  

This session will provide information about the process behind a modular redesign of a developmental mathematics curriculum, from beta and pilot testing of new modules to full implementation. We'll look at the changes made to the curriculum, pedagogy, and delivery of material, as well as how modular delivery affects all facets of the college experience, including financial aid, admissions, and more. Also, we will take a look at how Cengage Learning worked with colleges to design a custom booklets based on the new competencies for each module which included the rich applications required by the new redesign. Lastly, Cengage Learning created pre-built software to align with each module and incorporated a learning assignment with videos, lab practice, quiz, and two tests for each section of the module.

Developmental Math - Coffee Beans and Computer Screens: Get the Online Student, in Developmental Courses, Percolating with Motivation and Engagement 
Facilitated by: Damon Givehand, TeamUP Faculty Advisor 
Date Recorded: 02/12/2013  

The physical presence of students and instructor in a brick-and-mortar classroom creates an entirely different dynamic than an online classroom. But you can learn techniques to make the virtual classroom more interactive and engaging. In this session (which draws analogies to coffee), you'll learn methods for motivating and engaging the developmental student in an online course and ways to get students connected and "percolating."

Precalculus - Let’s Do This Together: Encouragement, Collaboration & Accountability 
Facilitated by: Trey Cox, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 01/18/2013  

The first few classes of the semester can make or break a teacher's ability to build a classroom culture of collaboration, accountability, engagement, and encouragement. This workshop demonstrates fun, light-hearted, and relevant materials/techniques that can be applied in classrooms at the beginning of each semester to get everyone involved and actively doing math!

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Human Passion for Living Things and the Biology Classroom 
Facilitated by: Robert K. Noyd, Professor of Biology, U.S. Air Force Academy 
Date Recorded: 10/11/2012  

In this one-hour webinar, we'll 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.

Being There: Creating Presence in the Online Developmental Mathematics Classroom
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Program Manager and Damon Givehand, TeamUP Faculty Programs Consultant
Date Recorded: 04/20/2012 
Consider the student who struggles with math basics, but whose best available option is online learning. The implications here are significant. Without the familiar face-to-face interaction, online education can be a daunting transition for any student. This webinar aims to address various aspects of teaching mathematics online. The focus will be on enhancing the instructor’s presence as a means for increased student achievement; reviewing key elements of course content; creating authentic teacher and student connections; establishing effective grading and homework practices; and sharing tips for student success.

Teaching Developmental Math? There’s an app for that!
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Program Manager 
Date Recorded: 04/05/2012 


Come join us for a webinar that will explore some of the latest APPs available for Developmental Math. Whether you are new to the APP environment or are interested in knowing what APPs students might be using to promote success during their academic journey, this is definitely a session you don’t want to miss. Share your expertise with the group while learning how others are using this latest technology to engage students in Developmental Math.

Precalculus - Making Instruction Conceptually Meaningful 
Facilitated by: Alan O’Bryan, Arizona State University 
Date Recorded: 04/05/2012  

When planning a unit of instruction, it is important to consider the kind of thinking we want to emerge by the end of the unit and what work this will do for us as our course progresses. In this webinar we consider a unit that some instructors find difficult to teach conceptually - Transformations of Functions - and examine an approach designed to do more for our students than show them how to move graphs around a computer screen.

Precalculus – Preparing for Calculus: A Roadmap for Student Success 
Facilitated by: Karla Neal, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/26/2012  

This workshop explores the challenges and best practices to preparing today's Precalculus students for the curriculum ahead.

Precalculus - Captivating Contexts for College Algebra 
Facilitated by: Frank Wilson, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 03/13/2012  

Intriguing real-world contexts interest and engage students in learning. By creating mathematical models for real-world situations, students learn more than math: they learn about the world in which they live.

How to Get Students to Succeed in Developmental Mathematics with Deep Understanding
Facilitated by: Greg Cripe, Spokane Falls Community College and Peter Wildman, Spokane Falls Community College
Date Recorded: 03/07/2012 


Research has indicated that students who come to class prepared have a higher rate of success. Duh! But how can we get students to come to class prepared? The presenters have adopted some particular strategies that reward students for pre-class preparation. In particular, these models include the incorporation of reading questions, practice exercises, outlines and concept maps. Students who come to class prepared are then ready to be further engaged during the class period. The presenters will show how group activities can foster an active learning environment while promoting deep understanding. Not only will participants be presented with activities that stress the rule of four; verbal, numerical, graphical as well as symbolic models, participants will be shown effective strategies to utilize these materials.

Precalculus - Motivating Today’s Precalculus Students 
Facilitated by: Rochelle Beatty, TeamUP Faculty Programs Consultant
Date Recorded: 02/22/2012  

This workshop explores strategies and technologies for motivating today’s precalculus students. During the webinar, we explore websites, apps, and other technology that ignite students’ interest, encourage participation, increase conceptualization, and enhance the quality of their classroom and learning experiences.

Precalculus - Growing Dendrites: Real-World Activities that Support Learning 
Facilitated by: Scott Adamson, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
Date Recorded: 02/08/2012  

It is often the case that teachers teach the way that they were taught. Students are passive learners and the teacher is doing most of the work. According to research focused on how the brain learns, dendrites, the source of human intellect, are grown when students are actively engaged in talking about and making sense of mathematics. Often, the teacher is doing most of the talking about mathematics and most of the sense making and thus it is the teacher who is growing the most dendrites! This session is designed to help instructors create a classroom environment where students are growing dendrites!

Tips for Teaching the Language of Algebra
Facilitated by: Alan Tussy, Citrus College
Date Recorded: 02/07/2012 


Algebra is a language in its own right. In this session, the presenter will share instructional techniques that can increase your student’s ability to read, write, speak, and think using the language of algebra. We will explore the important relationship between thought and language as detailed in the research of a famous educational psychologist. We will also discuss specific ways to improve student concept formation when you instruct them in the classroom and during office hours. You will take away a collection of strategies, suggestions, and visual aids that you can immediately put to use not only in your developmental classes, but in mathematics classes of all levels.

Some of the exercises we recommend require the student to select the correct operation or to explain the meaning of an answer. We provide exercises to develop comprehension in percent problems, mixture problems, uniform motion problems, and work problems. We also have suggestions for projects that require the synthesis of several concepts.

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