For biology majors, the path to success begins in the introductory course. By assigning MindTap, you can help students improve their grades and increase their level of engagement with the class. Students are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.
Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.
Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.
Digital counts. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. Biology majors who use MindTap every week are more likely to get an 80% average or higher compared to students who only log in every other week. Furthermore, those who use MindTap in their Intro course for at least three hours each week are more than twice as likely to earn a 80% average or better, compared to those students who spend less than an hour.
We’ve also seen that, when instructors spend time in MindTap, students do, too.
- Instructors who spend eight or or more hours managing their Intro Biology course through the semester get students to spend nearly four times as much time working in the course.
- Instructors who customize the learning path for their course get far more students to spend an hour or more per week in MindTap.
MindTap also helps to encourage student achievement through the development and reinforcement of good study skills. For example, students who use the MindTap Flashcards app at least ten times throughout the term are more likely to earn a 90% average or above.