By assigning digital in your Developmental Psychology course, you can spark engagement and improve student outcomes. When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students in Developmental Psychology are engaging in course material more and performing better.

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. Instructors can take specific actions to increase student time and engagement with MindTap, leading to better student outcomes. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. Students in Developmental Psychology courses who use MindTap every week are much more likely to get an 80% average or higher compared to students who only log in every other week. And, students who use MindTap at least one hour per week are much more likely to receive a 90% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour.

In our studies, we’ve seen that, when faculty uses MindTap, students do, too. There is a connection between the time that instructors spend in their MindTap course. Instructors who spend eight or more hours managing their Developmental Psychology course (modifying or adding content, monitoring student progress, communicating with students, etc.) through the semester get students to spend twice as much time working in the course.

Developmental psychology instructors who spend more time in MindTap drive students to spend time in MindTap

MindTap also helps to develop and reinforce good study skills. Planning ahead promotes success; scores increase the earlier the assignments are started before the due date. In Developmental Psychology, students who started their assignments three or more days before the due date earned an average score of 91%.


Learn more about using MindTap in your Developmental 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.

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