SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honored for its role as an innovator among Bay Area technology leaders, Cengage Learning was named as a finalist in the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Excellence in Business Awards (Ebbies) for MindTap, an immersive learning platform that's being rolled out in more than 750 college campuses across the country this fall. The company was distinguished in the "Comcast Innovation through Technology" category, where finalists are chosen based on the implementation of new technology and the impact on its business and the community it serves.
"In developing the MindTap platform, we engaged with students to understand their pain-points and maintained an ongoing dialogue to learn more about how they live, work and study," said Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning. "Our goal with MindTap is to inspire and teach students to think critically and be better prepared for the workforce. We're honored for the recognition of the impact our efforts are having on education and of our dedication to improving learning through engagement and technology."
MindTap is a cloud-based learning environment that makes it possible for students to learn from anywhere 24/7 using their preferred mobile device. "MindTap was developed to address how students live and learn, and most importantly, to provide today's students with all the resources they need, including a personalized approach to learning and workflow to make them successful," says Donahue. "It combines traditional lesson content with interactive assignments, apps and collaboration tools to guide students through learning along a proven path."
"The 'Comcast Innovation through Technology Award' is presented to cutting-edge tech businesses that solve real-world problems using new technology. The innovative work of Cengage Learning, and all of this year's finalists, is truly extraordinary," said Bob Linscheid, President and CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
The 2014 Ebbies Awards winners will be announced during the Excellence in Business Awards Gala, on October 1st in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit sfchamber.com.
About Cengage Learning
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 headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. The company operates in more than 20 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.
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