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Cengage Learning Partners with Cerego on Memory Management for Psych Students

Cengage Learning has partnered with Cerego on an integration targeted specifically at helping psychology students understand and apply large quantities of data and complex concepts.

Cerego is a memory management and personalized learning tool that will be integrated with Cengage's MindTap platform via an app, one of many "Mind Apps" for the learning platform.

"Particularly important in the study of psychology, the Mastery Training MindApp powered by Cerego measures the rate of information absorption and memory decay, simultaneously calculating the precise moment to review in order to achieve quick and long-lasting learning," according to a news release. "Cerego's Memory Bank, a personalized visualization of learning progress, maps activation and memory strength across all courses and individual items studied. The Memory Bank makes learning and re-learning more efficient and effective by developing a granular, real-time understanding of progress for each unique learner."

Mastery Training personalizes each item for each user by creating various question types and aids retention by creating a "forgetting curve" for each user and presenting information as it is about to be forgotten, according to the prediction. Progress monitoring for both students and instructors is also available.

"As end-users of our solutions, Cengage is focusing more and more on students and finding ways to truly meet their individual learning needs. Cerego's mastery training solution inspires students to build on core concepts in order to think critically," said Jim Donohue, chief product officer at Cengage Learning, in a prepared statement. "Given the number of students who take Intro to Psychology courses and their disparate levels of understanding and varied learning goals, an adaptive solution that meets individual students where they are is powerful not only for mastering core concepts, but for building confidence — which ultimately leads to better outcomes."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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