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MindTap Environmental Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller/Spoolman's Essentials of Ecology, 7th Edition

  • G. Tyler Miller
  • Scott Spoolman
  • ISBN-10: 1285776186
  • ISBN-13: 9781285776187
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

MindTap Environmental Science for Miller/Spoolman's Essentials of Ecology, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage. Attention: This MindTap contains Flash-based content. Due to the year-end retirement of Adobe Flash, we will no longer support this unique digital solution after November 30th. Please contact your Cengage Sales Representative to find an alternative Flash free MindTap. https://www.cengage.com/repfinder/

Features

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.

  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.

  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments 'on the fly,' making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today's teachable moments.

  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.

  • Track students' use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.

  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.

  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Reviews

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."
— Carey Roberts, History, Arkansas, Technology University

About the Author

G. Tyler Miller

G. Tyler Miller has written 65 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy and environmental chemistry. Since 1975, his books have been the most widely used textbooks for environmental science in the United States and throughout the world. Translated into eight languages, they have been used by more than 3 million students. Dr. Miller has a professional background in chemistry, physics and ecology. He taught college for 20 years, developed one of the nation's first environmental studies programs and created an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time in 1975. Now Dr. Miller is president of Earth Education and Research, which is devoted to improving environmental education. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and received two honorary doctoral degrees for his contributions to environmental education.

Scott Spoolman

Scott Spoolman is a writer with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a co-author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he co-authored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman has authored numerous books and articles in the fields of environmental science, geology and natural history, politics and business. In addition, he has worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. He earned a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, Spoolman enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family -- his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, son Will and daughter Katie.

Table of Contents

Checklist: The learning objectives from the chapter, for use as preparation or review.
Pre-Learning Assessment: Students check to see what they know before diving into the material.
Video: A chapter-launching video engages the student in the topic.
Reading: Broken down into sections, parts of the eBook can easily be hidden or rearranged in the Learning Path.
Aplia Assignment: Auto-graded homework gets students thinking actively and creatively as they build upon their knowledge.
Post-Learning Assessment: Students are assessed on what they have learned from the material.
Reflection: Students come full circle to reflect on the Core Case Study from the beginning of the reading, to vote on an issue and provide reasoning behind it.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

MindTap Environmental Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285776208 | ISBN-13: 9781285776200)

MindTap Environmental Science for Miller/Spoolman's Essentials of Ecology, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Student Supplements

MindTap Environmental Science, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285776208 | ISBN-13: 9781285776200)

MindTap Environmental Science for Miller/Spoolman's Essentials of Ecology, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.