Sociology

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…


MindTap Helps Practice Social Research, Improve Learning Outcomes

Dr. Mitch Peck teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methods, medical sociology, and stratification at the University of Oklahoma. In his research methods class, Peck points out that students learn by doing, and he felt that his students were not doing enough to master the concepts and excel. His students just didn’t seem to be in full understanding of how to conduct social research, or familiar enough with the concepts to drive their own research studies. “I didn’t feel like students were getting a ton out of the class,” said Peck. “I wanted them to Read More…


Student Success in Sociology–With MindTap

Consider the goals you have for your Sociology students. In all likelihood, you want to see improved outcomes, and increased engagement.

Looking for a learning solution that will help you (and your students) achieve these goals? Try assigning a digital learning solution such as MindTap for a grade. Students in Sociology courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

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Engaging with Sociologists at ASA 2015

From August 22-25, Cengage Learning’s Sociology team had the opportunity to attend the American Sociological Association’s Annual Conference. Held in Chicago this year, the conference and many of its sessions focused on the theme of “sexualities in the social world.” Meanwhile, we had a great time engaging with sociologists and educators, discussing topics and trends in the discipline while also showing the latest updates to MindTap for Sociology, our engaging (and adaptive) solution for the Intro course. In-booth demos garnered interest from educators and students alike. Our no-book booth was an unprecedented digital model. Educators enjoyed this Read More…