Efficacy and research

OWL Offers Colin Henck’s General Chemistry Students a Virtual Experience

Lab preparedness is essential to student safety and success in chemistry courses. At the same time, students need tools that help them maximize the use of their time. Discover how Colin Henck of University at Albany, State University of New York uses the LabSkills PreLabs within OWL to familiarize his students with important lab procedures, as well as the key concepts and mathematics related to their assigned experiments. You’ll also learn how LabSkills enables him to provide immediate and personalized feedback—whenever students need it most. You’ll also learn how LabSkills PreLabs helps his institution maintain grading consistency across the numerous sections of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry taught each term. Read More…


iLrn Helps Dr. Sylvia Peart’s Students Get Their Spanish into Ship Shape

Teaching Spanish requires you to cover multiple skills—reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture—so that students come away from the course as competent and confident communicators. Yet many of your students may have difficulty integrating concepts such as vocabulary and grammar into cohesive sentences and paragraphs when they write and speak. In order to build their skills—and their confidence—students need abundant, varied practice. If you’re seeking an online learning solution to help you deliver these resources to your students, take some time to learn about iLrn: Heinle Learning Center. In the following Success Story, you’ll see how Dr. Sylvia Peart of United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) used iLrn to promote practice and skill development and guide students to success in her intermediate-level Spanish course. Read More…


MindTap Increases Engagement in Robert Black’s Intro to Business and Economics Course

Seeking a technology solution that encourages self-paced, personalized learning, while providing the content and resources that students need to stay motivated and succeed in your classes? Discover how Robert Black of State University of New York Maritime College (Throggs Neck, NY) used the personalized Learning Plans, the MindTap Reader, and other features of MindTap to increase student engagement, offer additional guidance, and improve grades in his Introduction to Business course. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign’s Instant Feedback Helps Improve Engagement for Solomon Willis’s Algebra Students

If you could offer your mathematics students immediate feedback and problem-specific guidance that helps them learn and master the material, would you give it to them? And, if you could supply a wealth of interactive tutorials and activities that clearly explain concepts and capture their attention, would you do so? If you answered in the affirmative, you may want to know that Enhanced WebAssign, the online homework solution, delivers on all fronts. Discover how Solomon Willis of Cleveland Community College (Shelby, NC) used Enhanced WebAssign in his basic math, introductory algebra, and intermediate algebra courses to improve students’ understanding of course concepts, increase student engagement, and build their level of preparedness for subsequent math courses. Read More…


Sherri Hoss’ Students See, Hear, Practice, and Learn Medical Terms with MindTap™

Looking for an online learning solution for your medical terminology course that reinforces key concepts, helps students absorb and retain complex terms, and motivates them to come to class prepared? Discover how Sherri Hoss of Southeast Technical Institute (Sioux Falls, SD) used MindTap Medical Terminology for Health to improve learning and retention, increase student engagement, and promote better student preparedness for future coursework.  Read More…


Chris McKittrick’s Students Accrue Accounting Skills with CengageNOW

If you teach Accounting, you know that plentiful, steady practice with course concepts—outside of class—greatly improves students’ ability to master those topics. You also know that students can feel overwhelmed by the workload, and often need additional guidance to complete their assignments.
If you’re seeking an online learning solution to help you address these challenges, read our success story featuring Chris McKittrick of North Carolina State University. Here, you’ll learn how he has used CengageNOW to provide students with an environment that allows students to “accrue” essential knowledge and skills while get the practice that they need, all at their own pace. Read More…


Scott Domowicz: Better Outcomes for Students, Across Disciplines and Courses

Enthusiastic about the possibilities that technology lends to the teaching and learning process? Seeking a way to deliver that up-to-date, interactive online learning experience to your students? In this Success Story, you’ll learn how the content, features, and MindApps within MindTap helped R. Scott Domowicz and other instructors at the Erie Institute of Technology (Erie, PA) to increase student engagement before, during, and after class; support the learning preferences of their school’s student population; and see an improvement in students’ grades. Read More…


Professor Mary Jo Slater’s Medical Terminology Students Benefit from Flexibility of Resources

Are you looking for a learning solution that motivates students and helps them master the vocabulary you cover in your medical terminology course? The readings, multimedia activities, and assessments—all integrated into a consistent Learning Path available within MindTap—helped Dr. Mary Jo Slater of Community College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA) to improve student preparedness, engagement, and outcomes in her online medical terminology class. Learn more in the Success Story presented below. Read More…


Cengage Learning’s Write Experience Leads to Improved Writing Skills

The development of effective writing skills is widely recognized as one of the most important college outcomes, and it is widely believed that using digital learning tools to support post-secondary instruction improves student engagement and ultimately increases student learning. This study examined the effectiveness of a widely-used, post-secondary digital instructional tool, Write Experience, an online learning solution, employing automated essay scoring, dedicated to improving students’ written communication skills. Read More…


MindTap Helps History Students at Arkansas Tech University Improve Their Mindset and Grades

Some students approach U.S. History courses with eagerness about the topic—while others need added motivation and study-skill development in order to make it through the class. How can you help all your students engage with the subject matter and become more enthusiastic about what they’re studying? Discover how Dr. Carey Roberts used MindTap to engage students in active learning opportunities, encourage efficient study and review of course material, and ultimately see improved grades in a United States History class at Arkansas Tech University.

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