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.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER? This one-minute intro video is designed to pique students' interest by showing them how real companies use the statistical methods covered in the chapter to help them make informed decisions.
SECTION APPROACH WITH MEDIA-RICH ASSETS & PRACTICE: Students report that they're more likely to read or skim material when it's broken into more manageable chunks for them. Each chapter's content is broken out into digestible sections in the learning path, which mirrors the structure of the Anderson/Sweeney/Williams titles. The sections can contain readings, embedded self-check quizzing, animated examples for more visual learners, and Show Me the Solution videos that align with Self-Test problems from the book. Each section concludes with opportunities for practice with problems crafted to enhance the progression of learning. These non-graded practice assignments include rich feedback and offer multiple attempts with algorithmic content.
QUIZZING & ASSIGNMENTS: Once students have had the opportunity to practice what they've learned in each section, they tie it all together and complete a multiple-choice, chapter-level quiz to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. The learning path then progresses to the chapter-level graded homework assignment. This assignment includes selected problems from the book's end-of-chapter materials and offers a mix of evaluating both methods and application.
INTERPRETING THE RESULTS: For students, seeing the relevance of what they're learning to the real world of business helps them stay more engaged in what they're learning. Instructors also report that they'd like to see students be able to bridge the gap between understanding calculations and being able to use data to make informed business decisions. To close each chapter, the last item in the chapter learning path asks students to do just that – interpret data in order to make business decisions. Using the same company example introduced in the chapter's opening video, this decision-making assignment puts students in an environment that requires them to interpret and make decisions based on the data provided in the company scenario. This activity brings the learning path full circle and helps students make a connection to how the study of business statistics applies to the real world of business.