EdTech Leaders Perspectives: An Interview with Cengage
- George Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Cengage
George Moore describes how—in the first week—Cengage set up 44,000 courses for faculty, many of whom have not been using the LMS previously. LMS usage is up 400%, but while the content is the same, the modality is not. There are many challenges ahead, including the costs of scaling support across all industry participants. We need to consider what it means to support so many more students using multiple products across the ecosystem. We need to ensure security and privacy, equitable experiences for all students, and digital identification/credentials for all entering students. The work of IMS to establish standards and the interoperable ecosystem means that industry can move right to productive partnerships to solve the big challenges.
"We need to focus on getting that access, giving that equitable experience, and lowering the bar and complexity for students, instructors, and teachers around the world. I think standards are one of the major pillars in doing so."
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