If you’re hoping to see improved participation and outcomes in your Principles of Microeconomics course, you might consider assigning a digital learning solution. Students in Principles of Microeconomics courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

Recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year demonstrates that using MindTap can have a significant and positive impact on student learning and outcomes.

Digital counts. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform.

Using the platform consistently throughout the course matters. We’ve also observed that:

  • Microeconomics students who use MindTap at least one hour per week are two to three times as likely to receive a 90% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour.
  • Students who use MindTap every week are three times more likely to get a 90% average or higher compared to students who only log in every other week.

Instructors spending time in MindTap drives students to spend time in MindTap. Instructors who spend eight or more hours managing their Principles of Microeconomics course through the semester get students to spend about fifteen minutes more per week working in the course. Additionally, instructors who customize the learning path for their course get approximately 30% more students to spend an hour or more per week in MindTap.
In Microeconomics, instructors spending time in MindTap drives students to spend time in MindTap

How else can you encourage student achievement using MindTap?

  • Planning ahead promotes success. Scores increase the earlier the assignments are started before the due date.
  • Students using apps perform better on assignments. In Economics, students using the Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are twice as likely to get a 90% average or better.

Review the full study for a complete breakdown of the data, including tips for increasing student usage and utilizing the Progress App to track progress and identify needs.

Looking for the MindTap solution that’s right for your Economics course? Review our list of available solutions.