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Overview

MindTap® Computing for Emerge with Computers v. 7.0 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 encourages critical thinking through interactive lessons that integrate the best online resources in one place. Students relate to lessons with "Why This Matters" sections and review related, current events through "In the News" RSS Feeds. Skill practice, powered by SAM 2016, emphasizes computer concepts and the latest Office technology. Designed for today’s student, MindTap brings content to life through engaging images, videos, and web resources rather than lengthy text narrative. Improved quizzing and new study tools reinforce course concepts.

Kenneth Baldauf, Florida State University

Ken Baldauf is the Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Computing at Florida State University, where he is responsible for developing courses to meet the computing and technology needs across disciplines. Since joining FSU's faculty in 1998, Ken has taught Computer Fluency, Information Management, Digital Media, Web Development, and Programming courses to classes with enrollments as large as 2,500 students per semester. Ken has partnered with Course Technology on many projects over the years, which include weekly tech news podcasts called CourseCasts, and Succeeding with Technology, a technology driven and student focused computer concepts textbook. With years of experience teaching thousands of students, Ken recognized a growing disconnect between technology education and the way students want to learn. Ken partnered with Course Technology again to develop Emerge with Computers, an exciting new online framework intended to revolutionize the way students learn about and experience technology.

Beverly Amer, Northern Arizona University

Beverly Amer is a Principal Lecturer of CIS and Accounting in the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She is a Faculty Fellow in the school’s University College, and is course coordinator for Introduction to Computer Information Systems, a liberal studies course required for numerous majors. Her most recent achievements include recognition with NAU’s President’s Award for pedagogy innovation, and teaching awards within her college and the Liberal Studies program. Prior to her current appointment in 1993, she was on the faculty of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida for 5 years, and taught MIS courses as part of the business school’s CCTV program. Beverly has been an author with Cengage since 2007 on Computers in Our World, Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills, and Emerge with Computers. Her passion is creating relevant and engaging course content for today’s college students so they are equipped with the skills necessary for success in work and life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SAM trains and tests essential Microsoft® Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves you time and energy.
In the News – Current events RSS feed updated weekly help develop relevancy with course concepts
Unit Introduction – A brief overview of the unit, including a Why This Matters sections
Unit Reading – Start with a practice quiz to help target study, then dive deeper into the unit content
Unit Exam – Comprehensive SAM exam covering the topics in each unit
SAM Project – Demonstrate understanding of the skills in the unit by completing a project, live in the application
SAM Training – Observe a brief multimedia tutorial and then apply what you learn
MindTap
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

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1337109177
  • ISBN-13: 9781337109178
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $118.00
  • RETAIL $118.00
SAM
SAM offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price.

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

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 133711393X
  • ISBN-13: 9781337113939
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $118.00
  • RETAIL $118.00

White Papers, Case Studies, Success Stories

Emerge with Computers Case Study

Pass Rates Rise with MindTap in Tech Course at Community College of Baltimore County

Teach with Emerge

This site not only provides you with an overview of each chapter's content, but it also suggests videos, updates you on current items in the news related to your weekly lesson, and suggests activities to make each of your classes something you and your students look forward to.

Pass Rates Rise with MindTap® in Tech Course at Community College of Baltimore County

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Student Athlete Challenged with Managing Time and Commitments In and Out of the Classroom

MindTap® Saves Time and Improves Student Test Preparation

MindTap® Saves Instructor Time

MindTap® improves the complete student experience

MindTap Instructors Speak on a Streamlined Workflow - Jonathan

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."