Efficacy and research

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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Professor Kathleen Gowdey’s Computing Students Stay on Track with SAM

Your Computing class may feature a mix of students with varying levels of experience with computers and technologies—leading to varying levels of preparedness and confidence. Additionally, students may not have ready access to their own copies of the software that you cover in class. But SAM — the learning environment that supports assessment, training, and projects —offers a solution. Dr. Kathleen Gowdey of Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA) has found that SAM helps to address the diverse needs of students who are at very different levels in terms of their Microsoft Office skills—and it provides them with a way to learn the software without having the entire suite downloaded to the computers they use. Read More…


Dr. Dan Moriarty’s Chemistry Students Master Skills at a Comfortable Pace with OWL

Students in General Chemistry often face math anxiety—and they often enter courses with varying levels of math preparedness. If you’re seeking an online learning solution that will help you address these issues, read the following Success Story featuring Dr. Dan Moriarty of Siena College (Loudonville, NY). There, you’ll see how he used OWL to provide a self-paced environment that offers plenty of opportunity for knowledge and skill building, as well as instant feedback and guidance that helps students concentrate on the areas that need additional attention and practice—thereby building their confidence in navigating the confidence they need to persist in the class. Read More…