Education is evolving more rapidly than ever as newer technologies and methods arrive. Just a few years ago, e-readers were not in the hands of many students and online learning wasn’t quite so prevalent. Now students and instructors have more options than ever before.
Today, digital and online learning opportunities are abound for college students around the world, even creating chances to learn where there simply may have been none previously. And the future of higher education is only getting brighter.
One stop shop
Digital learning tools allow you bundle up every element needed for a class into one seamless package. This helps make expectations extremely clear for your students and also helps keep them engaged with their course materials.
For example, MindTap offers tools to keep students on track and instructors in the know, offering:
- MindTap dashboard that houses the course content and materials.
- Progress App, designed to help track student progress in the course.
- App Dock, a one-stop shop for study and organizational tools.
- MindTap Reader, which takes the textbook experience to a new level with personalization, highlighting, note-taking, and text-to-speech technology.
Buy/assign only what is needed
Digital tools give you and your students more flexibility in what is assigned to them. For example, students can purchase single eChapters through CengageBrain as opposed to the entire eBook. This means you can feel more comfortable assigning a text that you only use a few chapters in, because students can save money by choosing to purchase only those chapters.
Options for all college types
Community, public, private, ivy league, for-profit — you name it — there are formats and tools available to create an effective classroom experience. If students do need the entire book, they can choose from a number of formatting options at different prices. Depending on the course, it’s possible for students to save over $200 by purchasing the eBook version over print.
They even have the option to decide how long they want access to the eBook (6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 4 years). As another money-saving choice, print books can also be rented. All these options mean students and instructors can choose options that work best for their classes and their budgets.