How do you spur the students in your Economics Survey courses on to success? Assigning digital could be key. Participation and outcomes improve for students when MindTap counts for 20% or more 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.

According to recent analysis of MindTap usage for all disciplines across the 2014-2015 academic year, 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. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. Students in Economics Survey courses who use MindTap for at least three hours each week are twice as likely to earn a 90% or above on their assignments. 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. Instructors who customize the learning path for their Economics Survey course get ~40% more students to spend an hour or more per week in MindTap.

Effects of customizing the MindTap Learning Path in Economics Survey courses

MindTap also helps to develop and reinforce good study skills. Students who set aside time for MindTap assignments and start them early perform better. Students who use the Flashcards app more than ten times 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.

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