Teaching with Technology: MindTap, a Personalized Teaching Experience

Presenters: Amanda Lyons, Product Manager with Cengage Learning & Scott Domowicz, Pittsburg Technical Institute MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Join us for an overview of what our Introductory Computing MindTap courses look like today, our goals for the future, and feature updates. You will also hear how MindTap is successfully used in the classroom from an instructor like you.

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Presenters: Amanda Lyons, Product Manager with Cengage Learning & Scott Domowicz, Pittsburg Technical Institute MindTap is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Join us for an overview of what our Introductory Computing MindTap courses look like today, our goals for the future, and feature updates. You will also hear how MindTap is successfully used in the classroom from an instructor like you.
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  1. Teaching Technology with Technology: MindTap

    Slide 1 - Teaching Technology with Technology: MindTap

    • Scott Domowicz, Pittsburgh Technical Institute
    • Amanda Lyons, Product Manager Cengage Learning
  2. Questions

    Slide 2 - Questions

    • What course challenges are you facing today?
    • How are you ensuring students leave with adequate critical thinking and problem solving skills?
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  3. Students said…

    Slide 3 - Students said…

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    • “I learn better by doing. MindTap gave me this without having to read extra material.”
    • I am a Non-Traditional student and not all the vocabulary registers, but while going through the trainings and practices it allows one to hear and follow.”
    • I like that everything is in one place and I can easily see my grades and what I did wrong and how to improve.”
    • “We need hands-on experience when dealing with computers. You cannot just learn this material in a book.”
  4. What is MindTap?

    Slide 4 - What is MindTap?

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  5. MindTap for Computing

    Slide 5 - MindTap for Computing

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  6. What’s next?

    Slide 6 - What’s next?

    • MindTap for Computing Combined courses
    • Enhanced Microsoft Office 2013
    • Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
    • Concepts: NP 2016, DC 2016
    • Emerge 6.0
    • SAM App Updates
    • MindTap Mobile App
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  7. Support

    Slide 7 - Support

    • Digital Course Support: A dedicated team of experts provides proactive, ongoing support that includes course set-up, usage statistics, and regular check-ins. http://services.cengage.com/dcs/mindtap/
    • Technology Power Users: Exchange success strategies, best practices, and implementation experiences with faculty across the country using MindTap.
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  8. Questions?

    Slide 8 - Questions?

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