Ed tech developer Cengage Learning has launched a new online learning platform for higher education called MindTap. It's a crowded area of ed tech, so what's new with it?
It's a platform designed to work across devices - traditional computers, smart phones, and tablets - and deliver coursework, learning management, and a range of educational materials.
Some of that is delivered via "MindApps" which are apps from Cengage and third-party sources. Besides the usual syllabus-aligned instructional activities, they include also lecture capture, remediation tools, social networking, tutoring, and plagiarism prevention.
Like many social media tools, MindTap also provides a dashboard for students and tools for teachers and administrators to assess and track student learning.