MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Pickerill's Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, 6th Edition

  • Ken Pickerill
  • ISBN-10: 1305274814  |  ISBN-13: 9781305274815
  • © 2015 | Published
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MindTap™ Automotive for Pickerill's Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. MindTap Automotive includes readings enriched with videos, animations, and learning activities. You'll find job sheets based on NATEF tasks that you can edit and submit online. MindTap also offers you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment through diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Through these resources and an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses and career. Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Contol 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
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what's important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes
  • Includes automotive shop simulation, DATO.
  • Within MindTap students are able to edit and submit job sheets, based on the NATEF task list, for faculty grading.
  • Activities include videos, animations, assessments, ASE style questions and more!

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

1. eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
2. Breakdown of both Classroom and Shop manuals.
3. Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint Overview.
4. Videos and animations.
5. Activities- videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, etc.
6. Assessments.
7. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online: Diagnostic Scenarios).
8. Job Sheets, based on the NATEF tasks.

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To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305274822 | ISBN-13: 9781305274822

    List Price = $115.00

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ken Pickerill

Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering into the training field. Pickerill has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.