CogBooks Courseware

  • CogBooks

Adaptive courseware - dynamically presents instruction, video, interactive & assessment personalized to learners.

CogBooks adaptive courseware includes text-based instruction, interactives, video & formative assessment necessary for a given course, typically leveraging OER. CogBooks cloud hosted adaptive courseware can be integrated with any LMS, and is ideal for instructor-led courses taught on campus or online. Instructors may customize and assign learning modules according to their syllabus. While learners engage with assigned materials, CogBooks adapts dynamically to shape learning to each individual while delivering engagement and performance analytics to instructors within their dashboard. The CogBooks user experience is intuitive, seamless and mobile, and is affordably priced at $39.95.

Starting price
$21 - $60
Per Student, Per Semester
Free Trial
Inclusive Access Available
Need Based Scholarship

Pricing details provided by supplier:

Our courseware that leverages OER (e.g. OpenStax) will be priced at $39.95. CogBooks platform can also utilize premium publisher content in any course and costs for licensing of that content may vary.


How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

10/01/2020
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Cogbooks is an excellent choice as both a collection of learning tools and as content for a variety of subject areas. The courseware provides a mature platform with excellent access to data, high levels of customization, and opportunities for students to reach out to instructors when help is needed. Their platform provides an excellent model of adaptivity, supporting student learners where they are.


Cogbooks is a well-developed platform for a variety of subject areas. The tool set is mature and includes excellent adaptivity based on student performance and self-efficacy. The data collection and reporting are excellent, as is the ability to customize the content.

The team at Cogbooks needs to focus efforts on developing equity-minded student supports and learning activities; just recommending that instructors customize content is more Band-Aid than real solution.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Cogbooks is an excellent choice as both a collection of learning tools and as content for a variety of subject areas. The courseware provides a mature platform with excellent access to data, high levels of customization, and opportunities for students to reach out to instructors when help is needed. Their platform provides an excellent model of adaptivity, supporting student learners where they are.


Cogbooks is a well-developed platform for a variety of subject areas. The tool set is mature and includes excellent adaptivity based on student performance and self-efficacy. The data collection and reporting are excellent, as is the ability to customize the content.

The team at Cogbooks needs to focus efforts on developing equity-minded student supports and learning activities; just recommending that instructors customize content is more Band-Aid than real solution.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Equity

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

Cogbooks features content with representation of people from a variety of backgrounds. There are examples of content that highlight specific race-based situations and issues of poverty, etc., in some titles, though not in others.

Student supports and learning activities are customizable, but they include no recognition of an equity-minded approach. They should, at a minimum, include guidance to faculty to support students from a variety of backgrounds.

Equity

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

Cogbooks features content with representation of people from a variety of backgrounds. There are examples of content that highlight specific race-based situations and issues of poverty, etc., in some titles, though not in others.

Student supports and learning activities are customizable, but they include no recognition of an equity-minded approach. They should, at a minimum, include guidance to faculty to support students from a variety of backgrounds.

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating

Design
Language
Learning Activities
Outcomes
Student representation
Student supports

Efficacy

4.5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

Cogbooks has a rich base of efficacy evidence, including dissertation work completed at an HBCU. A variety of other institutions are included as well, and Cogbooks provided excellent evidence of rigorous research design. The overall maturity of this product and Cogbooks' work to prove its efficacy is easily available and evident.

As many institutions are interested in developing their own research, it would valuable for Cogbooks to provide samples of how research could be conducted. Simple guidelines for replicating their already excellent internal and externally validated research could elevate Cogbook's stance.

Efficacy

4.5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

Cogbooks has a rich base of efficacy evidence, including dissertation work completed at an HBCU. A variety of other institutions are included as well, and Cogbooks provided excellent evidence of rigorous research design. The overall maturity of this product and Cogbooks' work to prove its efficacy is easily available and evident.

As many institutions are interested in developing their own research, it would valuable for Cogbooks to provide samples of how research could be conducted. Simple guidelines for replicating their already excellent internal and externally validated research could elevate Cogbook's stance.

4.5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating

Case Studies
Evidence Across Institution Types
Research design support
Rigorous Methodologies
Third-Party Efficacy Research

Functionality

5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

Cogbooks is a very mature product with easy-to-use interfaces and is highly customizable. It's easy to tie content and assessment to learning objectives, making the connection clear for students as well. Students are encouraged to indicate a level of self-efficacy, which helps develop Cogbooks' adaptive platform approach.

Cogbooks could offer more peer-to-peer collaboration opportunities, but overall, this is an excellent product in terms of functionality and usability.

Functionality

5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

Cogbooks is a very mature product with easy-to-use interfaces and is highly customizable. It's easy to tie content and assessment to learning objectives, making the connection clear for students as well. Students are encouraged to indicate a level of self-efficacy, which helps develop Cogbooks' adaptive platform approach.

Cogbooks could offer more peer-to-peer collaboration opportunities, but overall, this is an excellent product in terms of functionality and usability.

5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating

Adaptivity
Collaboration
Customization
Enables evidence-base teaching practices
Learner Guidance
Measurement and Structure
Usability

Systems Capabilities

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Access to data is easy through customizable reports. We are encouraged by Cogbooks' promise to further customize data feeds based on the needs of individual institutions.

Cogbooks could further develop the system with group assignment capabilities and calendar integration. A module library would be useful.

Systems Capabilities

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Access to data is easy through customizable reports. We are encouraged by Cogbooks' promise to further customize data feeds based on the needs of individual institutions.

Cogbooks could further develop the system with group assignment capabilities and calendar integration. A module library would be useful.

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating

Content Management
Course Administration
Data Access

CourseGateway Reviews

Product reviews are performed by our Product Advisory Board, an independent panel of educators and practitioners.

CourseGateway Reviews

Product reviews are performed by our Product Advisory Board, an independent panel of educators and practitioners.

Support

Email for Faculty
Email for Student
In-Person Faculty Training/Onboarding
Instructional Design / Course Development Services
Phone for Faculty
Phone for Student
Technology/Platform Integration
Text/Chat for Faculty
Text/Chat for Student
Virtual Faculty Training/Onboarding
Courses

Introductory Accounting
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology
Introductory General Biology
Introductory Physics
Introductory Psychology
U.S. History Survey (All Periods)
Disciplines

Biology
Business
History
Physics
Psychology
LMS Integrations

Blackboard
Brightspace
Canvas
Moodle
Sakai
Schoology
Standards Integrations

IMS Global LTI Tool Consumer
IMS Global LTI Tool Provider
OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect Identity Provider
SAML 2.0 Identity Provider
SCORM Compatibility
xAPI Learning Relationship Store
Product Features

Formative Assessments
Hints and Feedback
Instructor Activities
Instructor Content
Instructor Outcomes
Interactive
Native Learning Activities
Native Learning Content
Native Learning Outcomes
Progress Tracking (Instructor)
Progress Tracking (Student)
Student-to-Faculty Communication
Student-to-Personnel Communication
Student-to-Student Communication
Summative Assessments
Third-Party Activities
Third-Party Content
Third-Party Outcomes

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

Reviews are established through an evaluation process applied to each courseware product.