STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, and Panopto Inc., an award-winning lecture capture and video management software company, announced a strategic partnership to integrate Panopto's leading lecture capture platform into Cengage Learning's MindTap, a first-of-its-kind Personal Learning Experience designed to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Through the partnership, Panopto's features will be presented within the MindTap solution, offering professors and students the ability to blend the classroom with world class content, all easily accessible from the MindTap interface.
Panopto's easy-to-use technology enables educators and students to record, organize and share lectures, lessons, field-based learning and skills labs. Using Panopto, faculty have the ability to record a complete set of lectures or lessons on a series of difficult concepts or skills. Students can use Panopto's search engine to find the exact concepts they need to review, and can add time-stamped, searchable notes across their full course library of presentations.
"Our partnership with Panopto will give flexibility for instructors to record - and students to access - lectures directly within the MindTap platform. Together, we have removed barriers in order to improve the user experience and allow unlimited access to the resources on any device – desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet," said William Rieders, Executive Vice President, New Media, Cengage Learning. "MindTap was developed to provide a truly personal learning experience and the seamless integration to Panopto's popular lecture capture software will allow for even greater flexibility to best support teaching and learning."
Using MindTap's browser-based delivery, students can review complex material multiple times and on multiple devices — allowing students to have added control over their learning experience. Students at institutions subscribing to Panopto service will be able to access Panopto via the MindTap interface using single sign-on integration. The application will be available for all of MindTap's student products.
"Panopto's mission has always been to make the lecture or the lab easy to create, share, view, and search. The integrated Panopto-MindTap interface, where students can search and access both in-classroom and out-of-classroom content, brings the practice of blended learning to higher ground," says Steve Zlotnick, President of Panopto-North America."
For institutions currently subscribing to Panopto, the service will be available through the MindTap platform for no additional charge. For non-subscribers, Cengage Learning will be offering an affordable Panopto "app" bundled inside MindTap or other Cengage Learning digital products. In either case, instructors can use a Cengage Learning program to customize pre-designed online courses for fully-online or hybrid instruction and Panopto will be available as a tool through which instructors can record lectures and share presentations for on-demand viewing.
For more information about Panopto, please visit www.panopto.com or contact Rosemarie Console, Director of K20 Education for Panopto (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about Cengage Learning, please visit www.cengage.com.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company's unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Cengage Learning's brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information on Cengage Learning, please visit www.cengage.com.
Panopto, Inc., based in the US and the UK, is a leading provider of presentation capture and management solutions for the education, corporate, government and healthcare markets. Panopto's flagship product, Panopto Focus, is used by hundreds of educational institutions and businesses around the world to capture lectures and presentations for on-demand and on-the-go viewing. Panopto's leading edge search engine makes it quick and easy for your audience to find the information they need in any video, slide, audio transcript or note archived in your Panopto library. For additional information about Panopto and its comprehensive suite of video and multimedia capture and management solutions, please visit www.panopto.com.
SOURCE Cengage Learning