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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
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Auto Trades for Erjavec's Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, 6th 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 Auto Trades meets the needs of today's automotive classroom, shop, and student. Faculty and students will find editable and submittable job sheets, based on NATEF tasks. MindTap also offers students the ability to practice and build their diagnostic, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills in a safe environment through the inclusion of diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Additional engaging activities include videos, animations, matching exercises, and assessments.

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Features and Benefits

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  • 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.
Assessments.
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  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

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Reviews

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"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students' engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

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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.

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