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MindTap® Automotive, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Gilles' Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, 5th Edition

  • Tim Gilles Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California
  • ISBN-10: 1305273869  |  ISBN-13: 9781305273863
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
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MindTap® Automotive for Gilles' Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, 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 meets the needs of today's automotive classroom, shop, and student. Within the MindTap, faculty and students will find editable and submittable job sheets based on NATEF tasks. MindTap also offers students the opportunity to practice diagnostic techniques in a safe environment while strengthening their critical thinking and troubleshooting skills with the inclusion diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online (DATO). Additional engaging activities include videos, animations, matching exercises, and gradable assessments. Access to this product is valid for 24 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Contol 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 move students up 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, googledocs 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 diagnostic scenarios from Delmar Automotive Training Online.
  • Within MindTap, students are able to edit and submit activity sheets and ASE preparation worksheet, correated to NATEF tasks, 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. eBook with ReadSpeaker, note-taking capabilities and more.
2. Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint Overview.
3. Videos and animations.
4. Activities: videos with questions, matching exercises, crossword puzzles, etc.
5. Assessments, including ASE-style questions.
6. DATO (Delmar Automotive Training Online): Diagnostic Scenarios.
7. Worksheets based on NATEF MLR tasks.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305273877 | ISBN-13: 9781305273870

    List Price = $115.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tim Gilles

Tim Gilles has authored or co-authored several textbooks and has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles holds the industry certifications of ASE Master Automotive Technician and ASE Master Engine Machinst.