Mobile Computing

Cengage Intros MindTap Apps for Digital Content

With MindTap's new mobile apps students can review prebuilt flashcards or make their ownEducation publishing company Cengage Learning has launched native mobile app editions of its digital content platform, MindTap. MindTap is available for 520 of Cengage's course areas and delivers a number of student functions — reading, homework, quizzes and flashcards. The new iOS and Android apps put some of those features into a mobile form to allow users to access the material on their smartphones in available "pockets of time."

MindTap Mobile is intended to act as a workflow manager for students. They're notified when an instructor sends a message, changes a due date or alters a grade. They can set reminders for what's due; review prebuilt flashcards or make their own; and take chapter-specific quizzes or generate self-quizzes from the flashcard deck.

"We set out to create a mobile product that adapts to students' busy lives outside of the classroom," said MindTap Product Director Jared Mann in a prepared statement. "MindTap Mobile represents a subset of the MindTap experience that students told us would be most useful to have available right from their phone."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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