Guest contributor: Scott Rudeen, Ph.D.(ABD), MBA, MA, MSM
When college students enter my criminal justice program, they are excited to begin their careers in law enforcement, corrections, community supervision, security and other Criminal Justice positions. Unfortunately, some of the students are not always prepared for how rigorous the program can be, which can affect their confidence and present many teaching challenges.
The solution that works for me and my students is MindTap, which helps bring the course to life! Within MindTap, I direct my students to the eBook and the dynamic visual summary, which provides a map showing how topics in each chapter are connected. Next, I direct them to use helpful online flashcards to help them study key terms. I have found that unfamiliar terminology can be mastered if students review the flashcards for even just a few minutes each week. My students use the flashcards and eBook on-the-go using the MindTap mobile app on their smartphone.
Other hot MindTap apps
- ReadSpeaker® reads the text aloud to students at various paces; this is fantastic for ESL students and auditory learners.
- ConnectYard: Push live news links to students via text, e-mail, or social media (their choice). Students come to class buzzing about these stories, which serve as great discussion starters!
- Pathbrite: Help students build a lifelong ePortfolio demonstrating the range of projects you assign.