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Zachary Machunda — North Dakota State University

"MindTap, graded assignments and the Problem-Walk-through Videos have helped me to motivate my students to learn economics outside the classroom and to raise their grades. The CNOW digital tool in MindTap with Blackboard integration has simplified my preparation and scheduling of online examinations for my distance-education students!"

Dr. Zachary B. Machunda has considerable experience in using MindTap, Aplia, and Connect with LearnSmart to teach Principles of Economics courses. Dr. Machunda began using Aplia in 2002 and MindTap in 2005, in order to raise student engagement and success in learning introductory economics, at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota, where he taught Principles of Economics for 16 years. When he joined the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, in fall 2015, Dr. Machunda was undeterred in delivering the benefits to his students of the Integration of Blackboard and Connect with LearnSmart and the Integration of Blackboard and MindTap. In fall 2015, he adopted Blackboard and Connect with LearnSmart Integration for his fall semester section of Principles of Microeconomics. In spring 2016, he embarked on Blackboard Integration with MindTap for his face-to-face course in Principles of Microeconomics. During the same semester, he continued to use Blackboard and Connect/LearnSmart Integration for his online course in Elements of Economics and his face-to-face section of Elements of economics. Finally, he began fall semester of 2017 with Blackboard and MindTap Integration for all of his three introductory economics courses.

Dr. Zachary B. Machunda is a Lecturer in Principles of Economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economic Geography and Public Policy and an M.A. degree in Economics, both from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana. He has reviewed four book manuscripts in introductory economics.

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