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MindTap MIS for Fundamentals of Information Systems 9th Edition

Ralph M. Stair, George Reynolds

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2016
Starting At 100.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

MindTap® MIS for Stair/Reynolds, MindTap 1 term (6 months) for Fundamentals of Information Systems, 9th Edition is an online learning solution designed to help students master the skills they need in today’s workforce. Research shows employers need critical thinkers, troubleshooters and creative problem-solvers to stay relevant in our fast paced technology-driven world. MindTap helps you achieve this with assignments and activities that are tied to learning objectives and provide real-life relevance. For instructors, MindTap provides benefits and support including automatic grading, analytics and LMS integration with full flexibility to tailor a course. Readings and “Concept Clip Whiteboards” support the lecture, while RSS Feed assignments and critical thinking questions offer a deeper dive into the topics. Pre- and post- course assessments allow you to measure how much students have learned using analytics and reporting that makes it easy to see where the class stands in terms of progress, engagement and completion rates. SAM Study Center provides students with highly visual study tools designed specifically for review and test prep. Use the content and learning path as-is or pick and choose how our material will wrap around yours. You control what the students see and when they see it.

Ralph M. Stair, Professor Emeritus, Florida State University

Ralph Stair has taught Information Systems at many universities. He has published numerous articles and books including Succeeding with Technology, Programming in BASIC and many more.

George Reynolds, Strayer University

George Reynolds has taught Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St Joseph and Strayer University. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating 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. 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.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Welcome to Your Course: This brief text provides a brief overview of the MindTap course.

Getting Started with MindTap Video: Students can watch this video to get an overview of how to use MindTap.

Pre-Course Assessment: This brief quiz will gauge student knowledge prior to the start of the course.

Unit Learning Objectives: These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the unit to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for MindTap 1 term (6 months): The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with embedded videos, tagged note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.


RSS Feed Activities put students in touch with current trends in information systems

Animations throughout the learning path illustrate and illuminate especially challenging topics.

The Study folder provides crosswords, PowerPoint slides, and flashcards, all with the goal of providing comprehensive review opportunities for students.

SAM Study Center provides students with highly visual study tools designed specifically for review and test prep of key computer concepts.

The Apply section contains Think Critically Questions, Discussion Questions, Problem-Solving Exercises, Team Activities, Case Studies and more opportunities to apply understanding to a wide-range of IS-related topics for each unit.

Unit Quiz: Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every unit which will improve course outcomes.

Post-Course Assessment: This short quiz provides a snapshot of a student’s content knowledge after completing the full course.

Adaptive Test Prep: This application allows students to take sample tests designed to help students prepare for the exam.
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337099066
  • ISBN-13: 9781337099066
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Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337598496
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Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

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

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781337099011
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337099035
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.