Author: Tami Strang

MindTap Promotes Student Success in Statistics for Psychology

How do you motivate students to persist and succeed in your Statistics for Psychology course? When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Statistics for Psychology classes are engaging in course material more and performing better. Recently, we analyzed MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year. The data demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more Read More…


Accounting Instructors’ Report, Fall 2015: Table of Contents

The following articles are featured in the Fall 2015 issue of the Accounting Instructors’ Report:

TRENDS
Ten Steps to ‘A’-ing Accounting
Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA

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Using TV in a Writing Course to Channel Students’ Skills

Guest Contributor: Audrey A. Wick, Blinn College (Texas). Writing instructors often struggle with how to best teach various modes of composition. And sometimes we can get pretty inventive. Just last week, I found myself explaining to students that, in order to effectively use the mode of description, they needed to slow down. They needed to focus, I insisted, on scene building. So I told them no dialogue, no characterization, no action. “It’s like Slow TV,” I reasoned. Blank stares. “Slow TV?” I prompted again. No one knew of it. So I showed a quick news clip from YouTube that described Read More…


Overcoming Graduation Obstacles: Improving Outcomes

For more than a year, Cengage Learning visited community college campuses around the country and conducted interviews with one hundred students in developmental education courses. We learned about the specific barriers that hindered their success, and we also discovered much about the factors that can help them successfully engage in their courses and complete their education.

Our new infographic gives a quick overview of the factors that have an effect on student outcomes in developmental mathematics. We share many of the insights we gained about the obstacles that students face on their journey towards success, including a lack of time, limited access to quality online resources outside of class, and challenges with content retention. You’ll also see what they believe could have a positive impact on their persistence and engagement, such as real-time, interactive, and personalized homework assistance.

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Answering Test Questions: Three Essential Strategies

As the term comes nearer and nearer to its completion, students become more and more concerned about final exams.

Of course, if students want to successfully complete their final exams, they must invest ample time in preparing and studying for them. However, the manner in which they take those exams can also have a bearing on their performance during the examination period.

Below, we’ve shared three student success strategies for completing exams with confidence and competence, as summarized from Linda Wong’s Essential Study Skills, Eighth Edition. Share them with your students before you administer your final exam.

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Improve Student Outcomes in Philosophy with MindTap

What strategies are you using to reach and engage the students in your Philosophy courses? Have you considered using a digital solution? According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Students in Logic and Philosophy courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

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Support Student Success in Art Courses with MindTap

Wondering how to support student success in your art courses, such as art history? Try incorporating digital for a grade. Recent analysis of MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score are seeing higher engagement and improved outcomes.

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The Benefits of Assigning MindTap in Marketing Courses

Looking for ways to increase the motivation of the the students in your Marketing courses? A digital learning solution may help.

Our recent analysis of MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes. When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, Marketing students are engaging in course material more and performing better.
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MindTap Boosts Outcomes in Business Statistics Courses

Do you find it challenging to engage the students in your Introduction to Business Statistics courses? Try incorporating digital for a grade. Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score in Intro to Business Statistics see higher engagement and improved outcomes.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.

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Improving Student Outcomes in Automotive Courses

How do you encourage the students in your Automotive courses to succeed? Assigning digital could be key. Participation and outcomes improve when MindTap counts for 20% or more of students’ grade.

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