Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Foliotek, an electronic portfolio management system developer, to deliver an online portfolio solution to higher education customers.
The new partnership will provide users of Cengage Learning products access to a bundled Foliotek portfolio solution for use with class materials in their courses. Through the agreement, Instructors will receive automatic access to moderator and community creation capabilities with simplified enrollment. With the bundled solutions, instructors can package Foliotek e-portfolio resources with their Cengage Learning course materials for streamlined and secure access to documents, and students can organize files in an easy to manage online repository. In addition, faculty will be able to easily create and moderate portfolio-based “Communities,” free of charge, and bundle passkeys for students to enroll in those communities at a discounted rate.
“Our partnership with Foliotek further demonstrates our commitment to improving the customer experience, and as a result, faculty and students will have easy access to leading portfolio solutions,” said Curtiss Barnes, Vice President, Corporate Development, Cengage Learning. “In working together, we can deliver a full solution of quality course materials and portfolio management systems for our customers.”
“We are pleased to team up with Cengage Learning as a MindShare Alliance Partner and look forward to working together to make portfolio solutions more accessible to higher education customers,” said Chris Miller, President, Foliotek. “Our partnership will enable us to provide a greatly improved teaching and learning experience for higher education instructors and students.”
This relationship between Cengage Learning and Foliotek brings anticipated benefits to students and instructors across a range of disciplines:
• Today’s career-minded Criminal Justice student now has the ability to create a personalized, online repository of his/her work. This online portfolio enables students to showcase their work product – writing assignments, case analyses, completed forms, etc. – for prospective employers in the most tangible way.
• Education students can upload lesson plans, activities, links to video of their student teaching, and more to gather peer-to-peer and instructor feedback, or create a professional showcase of their work to show to prospective employers.
• For students in College Success or Career Planning courses, Foliotek provides the ability to create a personalized, online repository of work demonstrating their progress in class or marketable skills for the job search process. The Foliotek system also enables collaboration between instructors and students, as well as peer-to-peer, allowing for feedback and support to help students with their ongoing development.
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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.
We believe each person is created with a unique set of abilities and passions, but many never fully understand or develop these gifts. If discovered, this insight leads to significant personal growth and perceptive career decisions. Foliotek Presentation (foliotek.com) allows students to demonstrate their progress to peers and mentors as they become self-aware of their own strengths. They are prepared to live life with greater focus and meaning. We are committed to supporting students and educators in the professional development/education process. Our software products and services have been designed to assist educators in creating authentic learning environments, where students are intrinsically motivated to grow personally and professionally. Foliotek’s product line includes: Foliotek Assessment, Foliotek Presentation, and Foliotek Institutional Portfolios. Foliotek is headquartered in Columbia, MO.