Assigning digital could be key to the success of the students in your Introduction to Psychology course. When MindTap counts for 20% of students’ grade, participation and outcomes improve.
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. Students in Introductory Psychology courses who use MindTap for at least three hours each week are twice as likely to earn a 90% or above on their assignments. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. Make it count. Get the results.
When faculty uses MindTap, students do, too. There is a connection between the time that instructors spend in their MindTap course, whether personalizing it, monitoring student performance, or communicating with students, and the amount of time that students spend in the platform. For example, when an instructor customizes the Learning Path for his or her particular Introductory Psychology course, approximately 50% more students spend at least one hour per week in MindTap.
MindTap also helps to develop and reinforce good study skills. Students who set aside time for MindTap assignments and start them early perform better. As an example: In Intro Psychology, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are twice as likely to get a 90% average or better.
Want to learn more about using MindTap in Introduction to Psychology courses? 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.