Efficacy and research

How Professor Elevates Digital Learning with MindTap

MindTap and Cengage support upgrade Psychology professor’s confidence in digital technology.

Digital Learning, Done Better

Social Psychology Professor Carmon Hicks makes student interaction the focus of class time at Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College, so it’s logical that she’d want to promote interactivity outside of class, too. Hicks’ experience with another company’s digital product was so negative that she stopped using it midway through the term. Now she’s using MindTap from Cengage, and she and her students are more than content. In fact, all but two students got an A or B on the midterm, and Hicks is effusive in Read More…


Prof Gets Online Students to Read Critically with MindTap

MindTap makes a world of difference for reading-averse students in an online global issues course.

Course Understanding and Grades Lift with MindTap

“My students don’t read!” Sound familiar? Professor Crystal Garrett faced this common but vexing challenge in her online global issues course at Perimeter College at Georgia State University. Students who didn’t read couldn’t understand and think critically about the subject matter—contemporary global problems with no easy solutions. Fortunately, Garrett found a teaching and learning solution in MindTap interactive activities. “MindTap forces students to read, and brings in real world information in a way that compels them to synthesize Read More…


Business Students Prep for Real-World Success with MindTap

Applied exercises in MindTap prepare future business professionals at California State Polytechnic Institute to think like managers.

MindTap Powers Complex Learning

Students in Professor Rhonda Rhodes’ capstone strategic management course at Cal Poly Pomona are on a path to careers in business. One of Rhodes’ tasks is to teach them that some problems have more than one answer. But when it came to selecting MindTap, the decision was clear. “I’ve never had service like this,” she says. “And MindTap is unlike anything I’ve ever used.” Her students apparently agree. “On my exit survey, 89% of my students said they liked Read More…


Tech-Savvy Professor Uses MindTap to Tailor Learning

Sociology professor tailors students’ learning experience and captures their interest with MindTap.

Addressing Unique Student Needs with MindTap

Professor Laurie Linhart considers herself tech savvy and likes to stay ahead of the curve. She also likes to tailor her sociology course materials at Des Moines Area Community College with additional resources that illustrate key concepts. MindTap makes it a snap. “I’ve customized the student learning path with additional readings and YouTube clips,” she says. “Other digital products I’ve used don’t have the flexibility to include materials from outside sources.” Linhart also likes MindTap Analytics, which enable her to see how Read More…


Success Story: Fisher College Creates Math Boot Camp With WebAssign

Math is one of the toughest courses students encounter in college. It can become a barrier to degree completion as they struggle with math anxiety, time management and access to quality resources. Fisher College in Boston is helping students overcome this obstacle through an intensive developmental math boot camp that improves confidence and outcomes, while saving students money. Since running the first pilot study in January 2016, nearly all of the students who have gone through the boot camp have passed the program, allowing them to move into a credit bearing class. The customized program uses Cengage’s Read More…


Infographic: It All Adds Up to Student Success with MindTap Math Foundations

“My class went from a 50% pass rate with a competing product to an 85%, 90%, and 92% pass rate for my 3 sections with MindTap Math Foundations.” –Jea Joseph, Instructor, Oakwood University Last Fall, students and instructors from around the country used MindTap Math Foundations in their developmental math classes. They noticed a difference.

63% of students felt that they would earn a grade of B or better

Built with students, for students in Developmental Math from the ground up, MindTap Math Foundations (MTMF) instills confidence in students and motivates them to succeed. Helpful tools, such as step-by-step tutorials, learning Read More…


MindTap for Criminal Justice: Engaging Students More Deeply

Criminal Justice instructor finds MindTap to be an efficient, successful solution for engaging his students more deeply in course content. After a painful experience with an online homework tool, Scott Rudeen and his colleagues in the criminal justice department at Broadview University were ready to throw in the towel. Frustration and a lack of student achievement and engagement led Rudeen to the realization that searching for the right online resource was worth one more shot. When Rudeen found MindTap for Criminal Justice, he quickly saw his students begin to show more interest in the subject. At the same Read More…


CengageNOWv2 Improves Exam Performance

SUCCESS STORY for Principles of Financial Accounting La Tasha Roberts’ students at Austin Community College count on CengageNOWv2 for guided help with their financial accounting course. Roberts likes that CengageNOWv2 integrates easily with Blackboard®. Her students like its videos, guided problems, and the study plans that identify their weak areas and help them prepare for exams. And you don’t need to be an accountant to understand the numerical results: grades have improved by 15% and course drop rates have fallen by 20%. Learn more about how La Tasha Roberts used CengageNOWv2 to promote student engagement, improve learning outcomes, and motivate Read More…


MindTap® Renews English Instructor’s Trust in Digital Solutions at Liberty University

College instructors would rather focus on their teaching than have to deal with digital resource issues. Such was the case with English instructor Travis Holt, who found himself frustrated with his online English lab resource at Liberty University. Since switching to MindTap®, he no longer contends with such issues. “MindTap is much more user-friendly for instructors and for students, as shown by their higher engagement level,” he says. “I admit that my expectations were low given my previous experience, but MindTap exceeded them by far. The fact that everything in MindTap worked the way Cengage said it would work Read More…


Instructor Seeks a Better Way to Deliver Online Course Assignments that Provide Accurate and Relevant Answers

Nikki Ware, an instructor at Kentucky Community Technical College, was frustrated with the current online study tool in use for classes. Students shared her frustration, as they were not only uninspired with the content but learned that the program was supplying them with incorrect answers. Ware set out to improve the situation and began using Cengage Learning’s Aplia, and almost immediately things improved for students and instructors. Armed with correct responses and a program that was motivating and engaging, student outcomes improved and teachers became more effective. Additionally, because Aplia gives students online access to content, students who Read More…