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News! Cambridge University Press & Assessment Acquires CogBooks to Advance its Adaptive Learning Strategy

Cambridge University Press & Assessment has acquired CogBooks, the pioneering online learning technology company and leader in adaptive courseware, as it looks to help shape the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID world.

The move will put Cambridge at the forefront of adaptive learning by bringing its renowned teaching and learning content and global reach together with CogBooks’ expertise in the field, its established platform and courseware.

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Tennessee State University Partners with CogBooks to Boost Enrollment of Underrepresented Populations in Agricultural Sciences

Tennessee State University (TSU), recognized as an accredited historically black college or university (HBCU), partnered with CogBooks to boost underrepresented student enrollment in their agriculture program, paving the way for diverse learners to discover fruitful careers in the agriculture industry. Working together, we created a multi-course curriculum with the help of high school and college instructors from around the country.
CogBooks sat down with John C. Ricketts, PhD, Professor and Extension Specialist Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at TSU to discuss their enrollment challenges and the role our adaptive learning platform played in the solution.

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Four Criteria to Consider When Comparing Courseware

The number of courseware options available to higher education increases each year. While more options can be a good thing, it makes it difficult for instructors to find the best courseware for their needs.
Assessing courseware can be a lengthy endeavor. Most instructors begin their search by identifying courseware options available for courses they teach. Then they confirm which options work with their school’s learning management system. Only then are they able to evaluate the quality of the courseware’s content and user experience. Ideally, instructors will also want to factor in the courseware’s cost to the student.
This search and assessment method still leaves many considerations unaddressed. That’s potentially problematic. Courseware plays a critical role in attracting, retaining, and supporting students.
Fortunately, there is a new way to find and compare courseware options.

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Put the “A” Back in “Teach”: Using Technology to Liberate the Teaching Experience

Adaptive courseware is used successfully across diverse higher education settings. Enterprises including philanthropic organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have supported studies evaluating the equity and learning outcomes benefits of adaptive courseware and The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities has gone as far as developing an Accelerating Adoption of Adaptive Courseware initiative. Adaptive courseware, while nearly two decades in maturity, continues to be a hot topic of discussion at industry conferences year after year.
Despite the growth in usage, availability, outcomes, impact on equity and capabilities of adaptive courseware, some instructors continue to have reservations regarding a concern adaptive courseware is like “teaching on auto-pilot.”
The reality of teaching with some adaptive courseware could not be more different.

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Check out CogBooks’ Newest Release: Streamlined Systems Integration, Instructor Agency, Data Transparency and Student Motivation are Online and On Point!

CogBooks is releasing new platform enhancements this month that dramatically improve how institutions, instructors and their students will benefit from the use of its online adaptive courseware. With ease-of-use, instructor agency, data transparency and student motivation in focus, CogBooks’ latest release delivers exciting enhancements to customers.

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