Achievement and outcomes

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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Students in Business Courses Make the Grade with MindTap

Students in business courses are highly motivated to succeed in their professional careers… as well as their academic careers. If you’d like to help them see success in these arenas, try assigning MindTap. Our studies show that students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade.

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Sparking Student Success in Criminal Justice with MindTap

Before the students in your Criminal Justice courses head out into their chosen careers, they need to master the concepts that are fundamental to their professional success. This mastery of critical concepts begins in your Criminal Justice course.

If you want to help your students succeed, try assigning MindTap. Our recent studies show that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes in many ways.
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Ten Steps to ‘A’-ing Accounting

Most students in introductory accounting have not had a course like accounting before. They need some direction or many will flounder. To encourage and give direction to students the at the beginning of his course in introductory accounting, Belverd E. Needles gives his “Ten Steps to ‘A’-ing Accounting.” He goes over these points on the first day of class and refers back to them during the course. He has used this approach for several years and has found that it leads to a higher success rate. Please feel free to use it in your class and let him know how it works.
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Students in Communication Courses Succeed with MindTap

How do you motivate students to succeed in your Communication courses? If you’re looking for a way to increase motivation and engagement, try assigning digital. Our recent studies have shown that, when MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Communication courses are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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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Student Success in Sociology–With MindTap

Consider the goals you have for your Sociology students. In all likelihood, you want to see improved outcomes, and increased engagement.

Looking for a learning solution that will help you (and your students) achieve these goals? Try assigning a digital learning solution such as MindTap for a grade. Students in Sociology courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

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Gaining Insights into Student and Class Learning

Contributor: Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University-Chillicothe. As another college semester unfolds, learning is most certainly taking place—right? Yet, how can we be sure? We have collected student work, evaluated their problem solving skills, and assessed their learning with assignments, quizzes, and exams.  All of these items are like “individual jewels” for us to use as teachers…to piece together in an effort to hopefully form a complete “mosaic” of a student’s or class’s accomplishment in learning. Regardless of your discipline or preference with using digital tools, we can use traditional means of collecting assessment scores and aggregate these scores as averages or rank order Read More…


MindTap Supports Strong Outcomes in Developmental English

As an instructor of Developmental English, you have numerous goals for your students. Among these,  you undoubtedly want to see high levels of student engagement, as well as strong outcomes and student success.

How can you help your students achieve these important goals? Try assigning digital. When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Developmental English are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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MindTap Boosts Student Success in Computing Courses

Computing skills are absolutely essential for success in today’s environment. And it naturally follows that students learning these skills would want to do so by using digital learning tools. Cengage Learning’s MindTap is helping students “make the grade,” boosting engagement and student success in Computing courses.

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. We’ve seen that, when MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Computing courses are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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Support Student Success in English Composition with MindTap

Do you find it challenging to engage the students in your English Composition courses? Try incorporating digital for a grade.

For many of today’s students, digital learning tools can make a strong impact on their level of engagement and success. 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. Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score in English Comp see higher engagement and improved outcomes.

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