To boost student outcomes in your Macroeconomics courses, try assigning digital. When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Principles of Economics courses are increasing their engagement in the course… and also increasing their success.

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. Our studies show that When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. Macroeconomics students who use MindTap for at least three hours each week are twice as likely to earn a 90% or above on their assignments, compared to the students who use it for less than an hour. Furthermore, macroeconomics students who use MindTap every week are two to three times more likely to get an 80% average or higher compared to students who only log in every other week. 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, instructors who spend eight or more hours managing their course (modifying or adding content, monitoring student progress, communicating with students, etc.) through the semester get students to spend nearly thirty minutes more per week working in the course.

Customizing the MindTap platform in Macroeconomics courses promotes more time spent on assignments

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 per term are twice as likely to earn a 90% average or above.

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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