I think MindTap for Literature is a wonderful product, and I have definitely found it to be successful in both types of classes, though for the online students especially; it has engaged the students both with me and with each other.
I am a Senior professor of English at Union County College., where I teach composition, introduction to literature, British literature, women authors, an honors gender and sexuality seminar, honors composition. I coordinated the College Success course, UCC 101, for ten years.
I have been using MindTap for several semesters, and I now use it in my English Composition I, English Composition II, and College Success classes. I was part of a test group a few years ago when MindTap was first being discussed. Once MindTap was available for On Course Study Skills Plus, I adopted it as a pilot. It was very successful, and I felt the success rates of the students were positively impacted, so I have continued to use it and to present it to others.
MindTap for Literature and the MindTap Handbook became available last year, and I began using them as soon as I could. I used them in my fully online classes first, but this semester and over this past summer I tried them in my traditional classes as well. I think MindTap for Literature is a wonderful product, and I have definitely found it to be successful in both types of classes, though for the online students especially; it has engaged the students both with me and with each other.
I have been using the MindTap Handbook since summer 2015, and, like the other MindTap products I've used, it makes presenting assignments, submitting them, and tracing student progress much easier and provides more opportunities for engagement in the classroom and online. I love Questia and I am learning how to use StudyHub, but the highlighting, bookmarking, and note-taking apps are my favorites to share with students and colleagues.
I really like the product and think it will transform how we teach and how our students engage with materials and resources in the future.
I have a BA in English from Warren Wilson College, an MA in Medieval Studies from University of Bristol, UK, an M.Phil. English Literature and Ph.D in English Literature from Drew University.
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