Instructors Turned Digital Insiders

Take it from these instructors: even a digital newbie can transform into a digital native.
Explore tips that enabled their digital course mastery.
 
 

Tip: Start Small

 
Do a Little & Go a Long Way

“Start small; do not be overwhelmed with too much digital at once. Choose one or two new digital tools or apps to try. Once you and your students are comfortable with those, add on additional ones. For example, when using MindTap, I recommend starting with notes and highlights within the text and StudyHub (study guides both you and your students can create)!”

–Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

ENRICHED LEARNING: 75% of students claimed technology used in their courses enriched their learning experiences.1

 
Put the Solution in “Learning Solution”

“Don’t use technology for the sake of technology. Diagnose a pain point of instruction in your classroom. Then, consider using technology as a way to manage it. Ultimately, use what will make a difference for the challenges you face.”

–Audrey Wick, Blinn College

 
Dive into All Things Digital

“Take advantage of the resources, such as monthly and weekly webinars available via the Empowered Educator series and the recorded videos available on the Cengage Training site. The Higher Ed Faculty Community also allows us to network with other instructors going through the same hurdles.”

–Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College of Florida

Tip: Make It Count

 
Require Now, See Results Later

“Make it mandatory and worth 15 - 20% of a final grade. Students have to understand that you value it and it counts. It has to be part of their final grade for them to take it seriously and each semester I tell my students it works! On our campus, students generally earn a letter grade higher with MindTap!”

–Sherri Singer, Alamance Community College

BETTER GRADES: 88% of students surveyed feel they could earn better grades using digital, interactive course materials compared to traditional print materials.2
Tip: Ask and Learn

 
Learn from Your Peers

“Connect with a Faculty Partner. Ask, ‘How do you use digital to help your students succeed?’ Learning how others achieved student success can significantly cut down on the frustrating trial and error and learning curve!”

–Eugene Matthews, Park University

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