Enter Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Is it your dream to one day become an instructor? Do you ever wonder what life is like for the instructors you learn from? If so, now is your chance to reverse roles with them! This opportunity gives you a chance to make your dreams come true, along with a $1,000 grand prize scholarship, with Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest.


Through the contest, we are asking you (the students!) to submit a short video that answers the question, “How would you engage students?” if you were the instructor for a day.

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Apply for the Student Engagement Advocate Program by Cengage Learning!

Looking to sharpen your business and presentation skills? Build your resume? AND get paid for it? If you’re interested in educating your campus on new and exciting Cengage Learning technology products, then you should apply for Cengage Learning’s Student Engagement Advocate Program!

What will you do as a Student Engagement Advocate?

  • Show-off our cool products: Meet with peers and faculty to conduct product demonstrations.
  • Be social: Hand out fun marketing collateral in high traffic areas on campus.
  • Sharpen your public speaking skills: Present to instructors, student groups and organizations.
  • Go viral: Post on your Social Media Accounts – program photos and contest or product information.

Download the PDF below for complete details and eligibility requirements:

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to join the 2014 Student Engagement Advocate Program, visit to apply.

Vote for the best “Instructor for a Day” video

Students were asked to submit a short video to YouTube that answers the question, “How would you engage your students?” if they were the instructor for a day. By creating a one- to two-minute video, students showed us what they would do to get fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process — and, boy, did they show us their creativity skills!


The results are in…it’s time to vote for your favorite!

We received over one hundred entries, and narrowed the field to 10 student finalists! Visit Cengage Learning’s Instructor for a Day homepage to view the 10 finalists’ videos. The video with the most votes will receive a $1000 scholarship, and 5 runners-up will receive $500 each.

What to look for when voting

A panel of independent judges factored in the following criteria when selecting the finalists. You may also want to keep these criteria in mind when voting:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall appeal
  • Quality and completeness of answer to “How would you engage students?”
  • Creativity
  • Memorability
  • Audio/visual quality
  • Overall impact

Show your support for these talented students – you can vote up to once per day until voting closes on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

For more information, visit Cengage’s Instructor for a Day contest page.

Enter the “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to reverse roles with your instructor? What might you do differently (or even the same!) to make your students more engaged? This dream of yours has a chance of coming true, along with a $1,000 grand prize scholarship, with Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest.

Students are asked to submit a short video to YouTube that answers the question, “How would you engage your students?” if you were the instructor for a day. Read more

Show Us a Slice of Your Life! – Announcing the Video Contest Winner

Slice of Your LifeCongratulations to Addie Ratcliff from the University of Indianapolis, as the winner of MindTap’s “Show us a Slice of Your Life” video contest. Our friends at MindTap challenged you to make a video showing what makes you a unique learner while peeling an orange in a creative way, and the response was incredible. Out of more than 300 video entries, six videos were chosen as finalists, and online voting took place in early May to choose the final winners. Over 5,000 votes were cast and Addie’s video was voted as the favorite. Addie, creator of the “Peel of the Day” project showed us how she creates inspirational messages out of orange peels and leaves them around campus for people to see. It seems everyone was inspired by her unique learning style, “to truly learn, means not giving up when the learning gets difficult”. She will receive a $2500 scholarship to reward her efforts. Read more

A Slice of Your Life in Video – Help pick the scholarship winner!

Slice of Your LifeJust like there’s more than one way to peel an orange, there’s more than one way to learn. Our friends at MindTap recently invited students to share their experiences as unique learners through a video contest. Students were tasked with creating a short video of peeling an orange in a unique way, while showing at the same time what makes them a unique learner. More than 300 creative students submitted entries. Techniques for slicing the oranges ranged from pottery wheels to animation and even power tools. (Thankfully no students were harmed during filming — that we know of anyway!) The MindTap team tackled the difficult task of narrowing the list down to just 6 finalists out of all the entries, and because there were so many impressive entries they also added a second category of “Viewer’s Choice” to highlight a few more.

And now, we need your help to pick the best video and winner of a $2500 scholarship!

Visit MindTap to see all the finalists’ videos and cast your vote for the winner! You can vote once a day between now and Sunday May 5th.