Do you find it challenging to engage the students in your English Composition courses? Try incorporating digital for a grade.
For many of today’s students, digital learning tools can make a strong impact on their level of engagement and success. 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. Instructors who make MindTap count for at least 20% of their students’ score in English Comp see higher engagement and improved outcomes.
Through our analysis, we discovered that students in English Composition courses who use MindTap every week are more likely to get an 80% average or higher compared to students who only log in every other week. Additionally, students who use MindTap at least three hours per week are twice as likely to receive a 90% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour.
We also saw that instructors who spend time in MindTap drive their students to spend time in MindTap. English Comp instructors who customize the learning path for their course get approximately 70% more students to spend an hour or more per week in MindTap. And, those who spend eight or more hours managing their course throughout the semester get students to spend nearly 30 minutes more per week working in the course.
MindTap’s tools also promote student success. As an example, students using the Flashcard app more than ten times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.