Technology for Learning
Westwood College Looks To Improve Student Learning with New Curriculum Tools
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Westwood College, a for-profit institution, will be implementing learning materials from Cengage Learning for its 18 physical and online campuses. The institution, which has 18,000 students, will be using textbooks, online courseware, homework tools, instructional design, and online delivery from the company.
According to the college, the Westwood academic team, which provided input on the decision, considered several factors in selecting Cengage materials, including the breadth and quality of content assets, flexibility, experience with technology, and a focus on customer service.
"Our goal was to find a partner who shares Westwood College's passion for improving the student experience, and can provide superior content and support for our faculty throughout the curriculum development process," said Eric Goodman, chief academic officer. "We chose Cengage Learning because of this shared commitment, their deep expertise in discipline areas matching our diploma and degree programs and frankly, due to their lower cost structure which will allow Westwood to pass these savings on to our students."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.