How do you motivate students to perform in US history? When MindTap counts for at least 20% of their grade, students 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. When MindTap assignments count for at least 20% of their grade, students spend 50% more time in the platform. US history students who use MindTap at least three hours per week are more than twice as likely
to receive an 80% average or better compared to students who spend less than an hour. The data shows that students who use the platform consistently are more likely to improve their grades. Make it count. Get the results.

When faculty uses MindTap, students do, too. There is a connection between the time that instructors spend in their MindTap course, whether personalizing it, monitoring student performance, or communicating with students, and the amount of time that students spend in the platform. For example, when US history instructors customize MindTap’s Learning Path for their classes, approximately 30% more students spend at least one hour per week in MindTap.
US history - effects of instructor customization of MindTap learning path

MindTap also helps to develop and reinforce good study skills. Students who set aside time for MindTap assignments and start them early perform better. Students who frequently use the Flashcards app (more than ten times per term) are more likely to earn a 90% average or above.

Review the full study for a complete breakdown of the data on MindTap for US history courses, including tips for increasing student usage and utilizing the Progress App to track progress and identify needs.

Review our list of available MindTap solutions for history courses, including US history.