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Enter the “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to reverse roles with your instructor? What might you do differently (or even the same!) to make your students more engaged? This dream of yours has a chance of coming true, along with a $1,000 grand prize scholarship, with Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest.

Students are asked to submit a short video to YouTube that answers the question, “How would you engage your students?” if you were the instructor for a day. Read more

Nominate Your Instructor for CengageBrain’s Greatest Professor Award!

Nominate Your Instructor for CengageBrains Greatest Professor Award!Show your appreciation for your favorite college instructor! Nominate your instructor for the CengageBrain Greatest Professor Award and we’ll create five honorary $500 scholarships in their name!

Why should you nominate your instructor? It’s a win-win! You recognize your instructor’s achievements with a nomination, we will recognize your gesture by automatically entering you to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards!

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America’s Top TA 2013 Competition by CengageBrain awards impactful TAs with scholarships in their names

Teaching assistants from UAB, UIUC and MSU voted favorite in the nation

This spring, college students from around the country were able to nominate and vote for America’s Top TA by CengageBrain. Today, the three winners are finally in with a combined total of over 750 votes. Congratulations to:

  • Megan Sugrue – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Mioy Huynh – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Cameron Keif – Michigan State University

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Show Us a Slice of Your Life! – Announcing the Video Contest Winner

Slice of Your LifeCongratulations to Addie Ratcliff from the University of Indianapolis, as the winner of MindTap’s “Show us a Slice of Your Life” video contest. Our friends at MindTap challenged you to make a video showing what makes you a unique learner while peeling an orange in a creative way, and the response was incredible. Out of more than 300 video entries, six videos were chosen as finalists, and online voting took place in early May to choose the final winners. Over 5,000 votes were cast and Addie’s video was voted as the favorite. Addie, creator of the “Peel of the Day” project showed us how she creates inspirational messages out of orange peels and leaves them around campus for people to see. It seems everyone was inspired by her unique learning style, “to truly learn, means not giving up when the learning gets difficult”. She will receive a $2500 scholarship to reward her efforts. Read more

A Slice of Your Life in Video – Help pick the scholarship winner!

Slice of Your LifeJust like there’s more than one way to peel an orange, there’s more than one way to learn. Our friends at MindTap recently invited students to share their experiences as unique learners through a video contest. Students were tasked with creating a short video of peeling an orange in a unique way, while showing at the same time what makes them a unique learner. More than 300 creative students submitted entries. Techniques for slicing the oranges ranged from pottery wheels to animation and even power tools. (Thankfully no students were harmed during filming — that we know of anyway!) The MindTap team tackled the difficult task of narrowing the list down to just 6 finalists out of all the entries, and because there were so many impressive entries they also added a second category of “Viewer’s Choice” to highlight a few more.

And now, we need your help to pick the best video and winner of a $2500 scholarship!

Visit MindTap to see all the finalists’ videos and cast your vote for the winner! You can vote once a day between now and Sunday May 5th.

Thank your professor by nominating them for America’s Top TA 2013 — The national challenge by CengageBrain

Does your favorite TA get the recognition he or she deserves? College students now have the chance to thank the TA (teaching assistant) who has had the biggest impact on their education through America’s Top TA competition by CengageBrain.

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