Circles Peer Learning


Peer Learning in Circles of Accountability Fostering goals for continual learning, especially after graduating from college and entering the workforce, can be daunting to do on your own. The mentors that seemed so readily available in college are harder to find in professional life. Why not join a circle of peers to help encourage you

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MindTap Learning Path


A Learning Platform for Digital Natives Problem to Solve Robust learning management systems have been around for over a decade. Most college instructors find the learning curve for delivering and administering an online or blended course pretty high. Students get lost in the maze of homework to navigate, and passive learners can easily disengage if

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MindTap Builder


Curating Content for Online Courses Problem to Solve MindTap is a next generation digital learning platform, designed and built from the ground up by Cengage Learning. Beyond the visual design, apps, and learning path experience, the workflow design for building MindTap courses and ebooks was business critical. With hundreds of ebooks and online courses to

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MindTap Visual Design


Branding of a New Learning Experience Problem to Solve Class trials of the new learning management platform for Cengage Learning were yielding excellent results, and the pressure was on to deliver to market more than 700 titles for college courses by the beginning of the school year. Marketing of the new product was in full

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Art History for Mere Mortals


Deconstructing the Entire History of Art Problem to Solve Turning off the lights in an art history class can be a great excuse to take a nap. The glow of the projected images and drone of the professor’s voice can induce a type of coma, where your eyes feel too heavy and brain can’t quite

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Designers Speak!


Video Tours of Designers’ Studios Problem to Solve The 4th edition of Robin Landa’s award-winning textbook Graphic Design Solutions was about to publish, and my editorial team at Cengage Learning wanted to engage the design talent featured in the pages of the book in an innovative way. What do design students need to know before

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Active Listening


Visualizing Musical Patterns Problem to Solve For many years, our editorial team contracted with freelance developers to build interactive guides for college level music appreciation courses. The process of preparing and reviewing content for the guides was frustrating and time consuming for all involved. Authors of the music textbooks were rightly focused on publication deadlines

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