MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Erjavec's Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 6th Edition

  • Jack Erjavec Columbus State Community College (Emeritus)
  • Rob Thompson Columbus State Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285772598  |  ISBN-13: 9781285772592
  • © 2015 | Published
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MindTap™ Auto Trades for Erjavec's Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 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 Auto Trades offers you the ability to practice and build your diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment through the inclusion of diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). You'll also find activities with videos, animations, matching exercises, and submittable job sheets based on NATEF tasks. Through these activities 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 your career.

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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
  • 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.

eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint Overview.
Videos and animations.
Activities- videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, etc.
DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online: Diagnostic Scenarios).
Job Sheets, based on the NATEF tasks.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285772601 | ISBN-13: 9781285772608

    List Price = $115.00

Efficacy and Outcomes


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack Erjavec

Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson has been teaching high school automotive technology since 1995. His teaching career began in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College. Since 2007, Thompson has worked on numerous projects for Cengage Learning and is the author of AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE & LIGHT REPAIR. He currently serves as vice-president and president-elect of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers.