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Tech-Savvy Professor Uses MindTap to Tailor Learning

Sociology professor tailors students’ learning experience and captures their interest with MindTap.

Addressing Unique Student Needs with MindTap

Professor Laurie Linhart considers herself tech savvy and likes to stay ahead of the curve. She also likes to tailor her sociology course materials at Des Moines Area Community College with additional resources that illustrate key concepts. MindTap makes it a snap. “I’ve customized the student learning path with additional readings and YouTube clips,” she says. “Other digital products I’ve used don’t have the flexibility to include materials from outside sources.” Linhart also likes MindTap Analytics, which enable her to see how Read More…


Student Powers Through Economics with Aplia

Aplia helped Michael Cymbalisty, a budding entrepreneur and University of Illinois student, get down to business when learning Economic Statistics.

Better Study, Less Time with Aplia

Michael Cymbalisty, a finance major at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is in a hurry to be a “serial entrepreneur.” He already spends time on business projects, but he also has to get through tough courses like Economic Statistics. Aplia expedited his learning process, giving him more time to pursue his passion. “Knowing I had Aplia as my backbone gave me confidence for my exams and assignments even if I didn’t understand the material the Read More…


Student Punts Procrastination Using Aplia for Philosophy

Taylor Weyland admits that she sometimes (just sometimes) waits too long to begin her assignments at Texas A&M University. Using Aplia in her philosophy course changed that.

Aplia Boosted Engagement and Results

Aplia helped me stay engaged with the material,” Taylor says. “I like how Aplia shows you the percentage grade after you submit an assignment. It shows you what answers were incorrect. I also like how it gives you hints when you are stuck on a problem.” Taylor liked the course outcomes even more. “I was pleased with the ‘A’ I got, and was happy Aplia helped me get Read More…


Time-Pressed Student Grows Confident Using MindTap for Nutrition

Time management is a challenge for Rosemary La, who works part-time and is a full-time student at California State Polytechnic Institution in Pomona, California.

How MindTap Empowered Study

Fortunately, MindTap from Cengage boosted Rosemary’s learning efficiency in an online nutrition course. With MindTap, Rosemary could read her ebook and do coursework whenever and wherever. Plus, the dashboard kept her on track by showing upcoming assignments and due dates. “MindTap made me a more confident learner by helping me become more of an independent learner,” she says. “Although the traditional professor/student interaction is a great way to learn, using MindTap helped Read More…


Business Law Student Fuels Success Using MindTap Mobile App

Kimberly Elizabeth Lyons, returning to college after a three year break, has an “awesome” experience using the MindTap Mobile App to study Business Law.

Challenge

A returning student new to online courses, Kimberly previously felt unmotivated to learn, and was nervous about being back in college.

Solution

MindTap for Business Law

Result

MindTap interactive resources made learning fun, boosting Kimberly’s engagement and confidence. The iPhone app enabled her to study on the subway, while the Print feature mimicked the familiarity of printed text pages.

Read about Kimberly’s awesome experience using MindTap for Business Law


Nutrition Student Nourishes Confidence with MindTap

Neha Parikh, a freshmen at Arizona State University studying Nutrition, builds her confidence studying with MindTap for Nutrition.

Challenge

A Kinesiology major aiming to be an osteopathic doctor, Neha wanted effective resources to help her retain course content.

Solution

MindTap for Nutrution

Result

MindTap videos demonstrated interpersonal interactions that the student will likely face in her profession, and helped her remember and apply what she learned; quizzes aided test preparation and built confidence — and she aced the course.

 

Read Neha’s story of success using MindTap for Nutrition


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate Online High School Graduates: Susan Fenwick

As we celebrate an important milestone with our partner McDonald’s – 100 employee graduates of Career Online High School – we’re profiling experiences of graduates. Here is Susan’s story.

Career Online High School Success Story: Susan Fenwick

Not many people can say they spent the better part of 30 years working for the same company, but Susan Fenwick can. At the young age of 15, Susan began working for a McDonald’s restaurant “on the crew” in Southern Oregon. Needing to work to support basic needs for herself and her siblings, Susan had to prioritize work over high school, eventually leading Read More…


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate Online High School Graduates: Janelle Brown

As we celebrate an important milestone of the Cengage partnership with McDonald’s—100 employee graduates of Career Online High School—we’re profiling some graduate experiences. Here is Janelle’s story.

Career Online High School Success Story: Janelle Brown

Janelle Brown is a 42 year-old resident of Newport, Michigan, not far from Detroit. She has worked for McDonald’s for the past 11 years in franchise-owned restaurants in Michigan, recently transferring from a location in Wyandotte to Flat Rock. Over her tenure, she mastered just about every job at McDonald’s, but one thing she hadn’t done was earn her high school diploma. Suffering from bullying, Janelle Read More…


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate First 100 High School Graduates

More than 800 employees currently enrolled in the Cengage Career Online High School (COHS) through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity employee education program Last week, Cengage and McDonald’s announced an important milestone in their partnership to bring education opportunities to employees at participating US restaurants: more than 100 employees have earned their high school diplomas and career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS). COHS is offered to employees through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity employee education program. Archways to Opportunity is a comprehensive education program that provides eligible U.S. employees at participating restaurants an opportunity to earn a Read More…


Success Story: Fisher College Creates Math Boot Camp With WebAssign

Math is one of the toughest courses students encounter in college. It can become a barrier to degree completion as they struggle with math anxiety, time management and access to quality resources. Fisher College in Boston is helping students overcome this obstacle through an intensive developmental math boot camp that improves confidence and outcomes, while saving students money. Since running the first pilot study in January 2016, nearly all of the students who have gone through the boot camp have passed the program, allowing them to move into a credit bearing class. The customized program uses Cengage’s Read More…