Efficacy and research

Expand the Way Students Think and Learn for National Arts and Humanities Month

“The study of humanities has allowed me to expand the way I think. To think differently, and to always see other peoples’ lives through their perspectives. To be able to think critically and not be spoon fed information – [and] actually thinking about the information I am absorbing.” –Francisco Rubio Fernandez, a Freshman at Santa Monica College, on the true value of Humanities coursework. As October nears and National Arts and Humanities Month begins, now’s the time to discover the importance of a humanities education, and share the objectives on which Humanities is built upon, including:

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Q&A: Better Grades and Improved Time Management with MindTap

Carly Stacey, a Texas Christian University freshman and future attorney, is learning what it’s like to be on her own for the first time. Adjusting to life as an independent person has been difficult, but MindTap has helped alleviate some of that pressure.

Challenge

Carly has found she’s often required to use technology that isn’t helpful in comprehending classroom material.

Solution

MindTap for Criminal Justice

Result

MindTap prompts deeper concept comprehension and resulted in improved academic performance for Carly.

Read more of the Q&A with Carly on how MindTap has helped her become more independent.

 


Q&A: Student Athlete Overcomes Time Management Challenges with MindTap

Bailey Sullivan, a freshman student athlete at Texas Christian University and physical therapy major, struggles to manage time as she balances completing assignments, going to track practice and getting enough sleep. We sat down together and discussed how MindTap for Criminal Justice improved that. Challenge As a freshman student athlete, Bailey struggles to manage time and feels pressure to excel on and off the field. Solution MindTap for Criminal Justice Result Bailey’s engagement and comprehension improved, and she considers herself a better student now thanks to MindTap. Find out more about how MindTap helped Bailey find balance with schoolwork and extracurricular Read More…


Students Make Their Voices Heard on CengageNOWv2 Experience

Nearly 3,000 students across the country use CengageNOWv2 in a variety of accounting classes. We asked them to tell us about their experience—let’s find out what they had to say.

Covering 668 schools—a mix of two-year and four-year institutions and face-to-face, online or blended formats—2,871 students shared what they think about CengageNOWv2. The results included favorable opinions to the questions they were asked about their experience.

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Q&A: MindTap for Criminal Justice Helps Freshman Relieve Financial Pressure

Hannah Wallace, a freshman Criminal Justice major at Texas Christian University, is a pro at understanding the financial pressures that come with attending college. We sat down with her to learn how MindTap for Criminal Justice helped in balancing her time between work and classes.

Challenge

Hannah was weighed down by the financial pressures that come with paying for tuition and necessities.

Solution

MindTap for Criminal Justice

Result

MindTap streamlines test preparation—saving time and allowing Hannah to focus on financial responsibilities.

Read the full Q&A on how MindTap for Criminal Justice relieved Hannah’s financial responsibilities.


MindTap General Chemistry: The Catalyst that Activates Learning

The student voice is very important to us at Cengage. We don’t just ask questions for the sake of inquiry—we listen to the answers. Developing powerful solutions that answer the call of students and instructors everywhere is our main priority, and feedback from our customers enables us to create products that move the learning needle further. With that in mind, we conducted a survey at James Madison University to find out how students felt about their experience using MindTap General Chemistry. Read on to hear what they had to say.

Assessing the Impact

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Legally Blind Student Gains Independence with MindTap for Nutrition

Nicole Kada, a legally blind student at Oakland Community College in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has gained independence and confidence with MindTap as she pursues a new career.

Challenge

Traditional course materials made learning difficult for Nicole, as she’s legally blind.

Solution

MindTap for Nutrition

Result

Superior accessibility of MindTap for Nutrition gave Nicole her independence—and confidence to pursue a new career.

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Student Powers Through Economics with Aplia

Aplia helped Michael Cymbalisty, a budding entrepreneur and University of Illinois student, get down to business when learning Economic Statistics.

Better Study, Less Time with Aplia

Michael Cymbalisty, a finance major at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is in a hurry to be a “serial entrepreneur.” He already spends time on business projects, but he also has to get through tough courses like Economic Statistics. Aplia expedited his learning process, giving him more time to pursue his passion. “Knowing I had Aplia as my backbone gave me confidence for my exams and assignments even if I didn’t understand the material the Read More…


Student Punts Procrastination Using Aplia for Philosophy

Taylor Weyland admits that she sometimes (just sometimes) waits too long to begin her assignments at Texas A&M University. Using Aplia in her philosophy course changed that.

Aplia Boosted Engagement and Results

Aplia helped me stay engaged with the material,” Taylor says. “I like how Aplia shows you the percentage grade after you submit an assignment. It shows you what answers were incorrect. I also like how it gives you hints when you are stuck on a problem.” Taylor liked the course outcomes even more. “I was pleased with the ‘A’ I got, and was happy Aplia helped me get Read More…


Time-Pressed Student Grows Confident Using MindTap for Nutrition

Time management is a challenge for Rosemary La, who works part-time and is a full-time student at California State Polytechnic Institution in Pomona, California.

How MindTap Empowered Study

Fortunately, MindTap from Cengage boosted Rosemary’s learning efficiency in an online nutrition course. With MindTap, Rosemary could read her ebook and do coursework whenever and wherever. Plus, the dashboard kept her on track by showing upcoming assignments and due dates. “MindTap made me a more confident learner by helping me become more of an independent learner,” she says. “Although the traditional professor/student interaction is a great way to learn, using MindTap helped Read More…