Efficacy and research

Study: Accounting Students Thrive with CengageNOWv2

There are myriad ways to study Accounting, but what’s the best way? A review of nearly 3,000 students using CengageNOWv2 from Cengage, found 82% said the online learning platform helped them better understand their Accounting course material.

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This infographic shares a good summary of the study findings, including key insights from students:
“Using CengageNOWv2 helped me understand how Accounting in business fit into the real world through the examples given.”
“I can understand the bigger picture with most concepts now, with the help of the amazing videos. That is hands down the best part of the CengageNOWv2 program.”

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MindTap Sparked Motivation to Study U.S. History

Jeff Jacobs, a Junior at Liberty University, had been skeptical about digital learning products before he tried MindTap for U.S. History. MindTap kept Jeff organized, motivated and definitely made him more confident in course material.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Jeff was annoyed by previous digital experiences, and indifferent about studying in the course Solution: MindTap for U.S. History Result: MindTap offered convenient access to course materials and study tools in one place; Progress App motivated Jeff to work harder to beat the class average. He got an A.

Learn how Jeff got motivated to study and succeed with MindTap for U.S. History

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Economics Less Daunting with the Interactivity in MindTap

Dicari Henry, a Junior at Houston Community College, had a deeper, richer Economics learning experience using the interactive tools and features of MindTap for Microeconomics.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Dicari, an economics novice, needed extra help outside of class to grasp unfamiliar concepts

Solution: MindTap for Microeconomics

Result: The MindTap interactive eBook, problem-solving videos, Concept Clips, Aplia homework with guidance for wrong answers and adaptive test prep helped Dicari not only learn effectively, but earn an A.

Read how Dicari mastered economics with MindTap


Test Prep Tools Power Student Through Political Science

Victoria Costner, a Freshman at East Carolina University, used MindTap for Political Science for her class and credits the platform with helping her learn how to study.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Victoria, a Political Science student has trouble focusing on lectures in class, and sometimes misses key points

Solution: MindTap for Political Science

Result: MindTap provides “perfect study utensils”: highlighted key points from the instructor, StudyHub for creating study guides to prep for tests and a mobile app for reviewing on the go.

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Learn While Commuting with MindTap for Art History

Francisco Rubio Fernandez, a Freshman at Santa Monica College, studied on-the-go—and on his own schedule—with MindTap for Art History, earning an A and saving him from lugging a heavy book around.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Francisco had no study space at home so needed to do assignments on his commute to school, but his clunky textbook didn’t suffice Solution: MindTap for Art History Result: The MindTap eBook, mobile app and text-to-speech feature made Francisco’s commute time to school productive; flashcards helped him learn the specialized terms used in art history. He earned an A.

Read How Francisco Excelled with MindTap for Art

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Calculus Student Upped Her Game with WebAssign

Alicia Colon, Sophomore at the University of Central Florida, loves the immediate feedback and personalized features in WebAssign for Calculus, as they’re perfectly tailored to her homework needs.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Alicia needed problem-specific help to improve understanding and complete homework assignments on time.

Solution: WebAssign for Calculus

Result: WebAssign enables multiple attempts on questions and gives instant feedback on wrong answers, reinforcing skills and helping Rebecca learn from her mistakes; she attributes her A to WebAssign

Read how Alicia elevated her performance with WebAssign for Calculus

 


Practice Makes Perfect for Calculus Student Using WebAssign

Rebecca Caro, Freshman at Florida State University, achieved much in her Calculus class with the practice and guidance she found in WebAssign from Cengage.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Rebecca had a difficult calculus course, needing lots of practice and guidance outside of class

Solution: WebAssign for Calculus

Result: WebAssign enabled Rebecca to work at her own pace, practice as much as she wanted and get problem-specific help from video solutions and tutorials; she was pleased with her B

Read about Rebecca’s Experience with WebAssign for Calculus


First-Time User Falls In Love with MindTap for Educational Psychology

Nia Berry, junior at Texas Southern University, found herself better prepared in her MindTap classes than in her non-MindTap classes, having a better experience than expected as a first-time user of  MindTap for Educational Psychology.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Nia, an Education major who felt pressed for time was wary of digital learning products Solution: MindTap for Educational Psychology Result: Nia “fell in love” with MindTap, saving her from having to make and print flashcards. It further streamlined searching and creating study guides, and gave her confidence to participate in class.

Find out why Nia fell in love with MindTap for Educational

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Student Optimizes Study Time with MindTap for American Government

A busy double major, Bilal Shalash, a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, was a new user of online study tools like MindTap for American Government. Yet, he made great use of the tool to deeply learn and master his course material.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Marketing/Spanish major was concerned about course material costs, but wanted quality resources to make every study minute count Solution: MindTap for American Government Result: More affordable than a print text, MindTap offered adaptive test prep for productive studying, flexible study tools, a mobile app for learning on the go and a text-to-speech feature ideal for multi-taskers.

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Student Gets Deeper Understanding of Psychology with MindTap

Natalie Schoenfeld from Ohio State University gained a deeper understanding of—and new perspectives on—her Psychology course material by using MindTap for Psychology to enhance learning.

Student Success Story

Challenge: Motivated neuroscience major needed an effective study tool to solidify her grasp of course content

Solution: MindTap for Psychology

Result: Brittany earned an A; MindTap quizzes prepared her for tests and boosted her confidence, by providing practice with likely test questions and guided feedback for questions answered incorrectly

 

Read Natalie’s story of success with MindTap for Psychology