MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Verderber/Verderber/Sellnow's Communicate!, 14th Edition

  • Kathleen S. Verderber Northern Kentucky University
  • Rudolph F. Verderber University of Cincinnati
  • Deanna D. Sellnow University of Central Florida
  • ISBN-10: 1305119851  |  ISBN-13: 9781305119857
  • © 2015 | Published
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MindTap™ Speech for Verderber/Verderber/Sellnow's Communicate! 14th 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. With 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. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

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.

Each chapter is structured as a learning unit that guides students through the course content by providing everything a student needs to succeed, all in one place, from the reading to practice to assessment and reflection.
START – each learning unit begins with an engaging warm-up activity that guides students in discovering the learning objectives.
READ – chapter material is presented along with activities directly related to the reading.
PRACTICE – opportunities are presented to practice what is learned.
DO – activities related to videos, quizzes, and other multimedia are presented to demonstrate student understanding of the content, including “Practice and Present,” unique to MindTap Speech.
REFLECT – guided reflection on how concepts and skills apply to real life.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

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

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305119681 | ISBN-13: 9781305119680

    List Price = $80.00

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: Communicate!, Loose-leaf Version, 14th + MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 130571928X  | ISBN-13: 9781305719286

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95

Bundle: Communicate!, Loose-leaf Version, 14th + MindTap® Speech, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305719298 | ISBN-13:  9781305719293

List Price = $99.95

Efficacy and Outcomes


"[MindTap] provides innovative and user friendly technologies to enhance learning and aid instruction, varied enough to appeal to different learning styles and preferences."

— Andrew Robinson, Eastern Illinois University

"[MindTap] is a combination of online text, learning management system, and social media tool that provides great opportunity for students to engage with course material and interact with one another in order to improve comprehension and retention of information."

— Mark Cruea, Ohio Northern University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kathleen S. Verderber

Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals and has presented papers at communication and management conferences. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press.

Rudolph F. Verderber

Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year -- as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts -- COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK -- have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.

Deanna D. Sellnow

Deanna D. Sellnow, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy. Published in regional, national, and international journals, her research focuses on the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication as it occurs in conventional and nonconventional classrooms, as well as in risk and crisis contexts. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.