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Overview

MindTap® Programming for Farrell's Java Programming, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap helps students master skills for today’s workforce. Research shows employers need critical thinkers, troubleshooters and creative problem-solvers. MindTap helps you achieve this with assignments, activities and labs that provide hands-on practice, real-life relevance and mastery of difficult concepts. Students are guided through assignments that progress from basic to more challenging problems. Readings and “Whiteboard Shorts” support the lecture, while “In The News” assignments encourage students to stay current.

Joyce Farrell,

Joyce Farrell has authored several popular programming textbooks, including books on Programming Logic and Design, Java, C#, and C++. Her books are recognized for their clear, direct writing style and effective presentation. A well-respected instructor, Ms. Farrell has taught Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; and McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
LEARNING PATH

Welcome to Your Course. This brief text provides a brief overview of the MindTap course.

Getting Started with MindTap Video. Students can watch this video to get an overview of the MindTap course.

Download your Data Files. This link allows students to download all of the data files necessary throughout the course.

Unit Learning Objectives. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the unit to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for Java Programming, Eighth Edition. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with embedded videos, tagged note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Animations throughout the learning path illustrate and illuminate especially challenging topics.

The Study folder provides crosswords, PowerPoint slides, and flashcards, all with the goal of providing comprehensive review opportunities for students.

Unit Test. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every unit which will improve course outcomes.
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337091472
  • ISBN-13: 9781337091473
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Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

“MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor Resource

ISBN: 9781285856926
Everything you need for your course is in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305506800
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero, is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285856957
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including videos, flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with Java Programming, 8E.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285856957
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including videos, flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with Java Programming, 8E.