MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Hadfield's Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition

  • Chris Hadfield Central Lakes College
  • ISBN-10: 1305274970  |  ISBN-13: 9781305274976
  • © 2016 | Published
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MindTap™ Automotive for Hadfield's Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair and Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual, 5th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap Automotive for the Today’s Technician Series meets the needs of today’s automotive classroom, shop, and student. Classroom manual and shop manual readings are enriched with videos, animations, assessments, and learning activities. The shop manual’s complete, NATEF-based Job Sheets are included as editable PDFs that students can complete online and submit to you within the MindTap environment. MindTap also offers students the ability to practice and build their diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment by offering diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that guide students through 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, Google Docs 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. Chapter Overviews in PowerPoint.
2. eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
3. Videos and animations.
4. Chapter Assessments, including ASE-style questions.
5. Chapter Activities, including videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, and more.
6. Worksheets based on NATEF AST and MAST tasks.
7. Editable Shop Manual Job Sheets.
8. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online) Diagnostic Scenarios.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305274989 | ISBN-13: 9781305274983

    List Price = $115.00

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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Classroom Manual for Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding  (ISBN-10: 1133602487 | ISBN-13: 9781133602484)

List Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

Student Supplements

Classroom Manual for Today's Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding  (ISBN-10: 1133602487 | ISBN-13: 9781133602484)

List Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Hadfield

Chris has a decade of experience as an Automotive Technology instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools, including department chair and program coordinator positions. Before teaching, Chris was a master certified automotive technician working for a GM dealership, an independent, a retail store, and owning his own business. Chris has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Automotive Engineering Technology, with a minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato and he has a Master's of Education degree in Community College Teaching and Learning from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Providing a rare combination of high school and college teaching expertise, along with hands-on experience from the shop, Mr. Hadfield lends his critical eye to a variety of Delmar-Cengage Learning automotive publications, including Today's Technician: Basic Automotive Service & Systems and Automotive Service Job Sheets for NATEF Task Mastery. Mr. Hadfield holds an EdM from University of Illinois and a BS in Automotive Engineering Technology from Minnesota State University. He is also ASE Master Certified and ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certified.