Millennials may get a bad rap for demanding instant gratification, but we say, “what’s wrong with that?” With the many advancements of digital learning opportunities in the classroom, it’s easier than ever to meet your students where they are: online and on their devices.
Two very special benefits to integrating digital into your classroom is that it allows you and your students to stay connected to the class as well as the classroom materials in a way that is beneficial for you both.
Instant access to classroom community
One of the best, yet simplest benefits of embracing digital is the the ability to improve communication between you and your students with and online community. Often digital tools come with a community featuring, allowing peer-to-peer collaboration as well as student-to-instructor communication. This is big!
Whether you’re using MindTap, an LMS, or other digital tool, classrooms with online collaboration opportunities allow your students to reach you and each other outside of class, making all of your lives easier and more productive.
Want to host an online Q&A over the weekend before a big exam? You or your TA can hop on a discussion board or instant message and easily lead the session. You can also open a discussion board up for students to ask each other questions.
Instant access to materials
Do you have last-minute shoppers in your classroom every year saying, “I’m still waiting for my textbook to come in the mail!”? When students place a print textbook order on CengageBrain, they automatically receive eBook access to the text for 14 days as part of their print purchase or rental – for FREE. And of course digital book purchases are available instantly too. No more wasting precious teaching and learning time. (Oh, and no more excuses.)
Reach out to a representative for further information on how Cengage Learning can assist with your courses.