CourseMate efficacy

MindTap, CourseMate, and Aplia: A Dynamic Learning Trio for Students!

Melody Dashora is not a typical student. A business administration major at Bellevue College in Washington, Melody plans to finish her associate’s degree in fewer than fourteen months and then move to a four-year institution to study international law. This fast-paced schedule would be difficult for any full-time student — but Melody does it while raising three children. She attributes her success in part to digital learning solutions such as MindTap, CourseMate, and Aplia from Cengage Learning. Read More…


CourseMate: Effectiveness Study Results White Paper

Cengage Learning’s CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, including an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more. Using a quasi-experimental design, using a before (“control group”) and after (“test group”) comparison, the performance of CourseMate student users (the “test” group) was compared to the historical performance of students at the test site prior to the use of CourseMate (the “control” group).

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Efficacy of Online Learning Solutions in Introductory Psychology Courses

This report highlights the results of an efficacy study of the impact of using online learning solutions within entry-level college psychology courses. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CourseMate online learning solution on instructor productivity and student achievement and engagement. (To increase student engagement, CourseMate content and functionality is being incorporated into two other online solutions, Aplia™ and MindTap™, which are available and described later in this document.)

Project Tomorrow facilitated this study on behalf of Cengage Learning. Read More…