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Cengage Partners with MobLab for Gaming in Economics

Cengage is incorporating game-based learning into its economics courses, thanks to a new deal with MobLab. The partnership will integrate application-based games into Cengage's flagship offering, MindTap, for digital coursework.

Interactive activities from MobLab that encourage critical thinking will be added to the MindTap digital learning platform in a pilot in the spring 2019, with a full roll-out planed for the start of the next school year in fall 2019. Instructors will be able to assign and administer MobLab games to students and incorporate scoring based on student progress into the MindTap gradebook.

"From our research, we've learned that recruiters and companies want students to come out of higher education with a concept of how to make decisions and think critically," said Erin Joyner, senior vice president for higher education product at Cengage. "One of the best ways to do this to simulate a decision-making environment for students that has them apply what they are learning in the course to a real-life potential situation."

MindTap is available as standalone purchase or an unlimited subscription service called Cengage Unlimited. The subscription service provides students with digital textbooks, access codes for online homework and study guides at a single price point.

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