Cengage MindTap vs. Lalilo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MindTap
Score 9.0 out of 10
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MindTap is an eLearning course management solution from Cengage, a digital learning content and technology provider. For educators, it includes pre-made interactive course materials (such as homework assignments, assessments, etc.), analytics around student engagement and performance, and the ability to customize courses. For students, MindTap offers a mobile app to access eBooks, flashcards, quizzes, grades, and due date reminders.N/A
Lalilo
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Lalilo is a visually engaging, standards-aligned literacy software program for grades K–2. It supports literacy learning and instruction through interactive and developmentally appropriate exercises for students and extensive data tracking and planning tools for teachers. Lalilo supports learning and instruction across all components of literacy, including phonological and phonemic awareness, letter and word recognition, comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, writing, and social literacy.…N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MindTapLalilo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapLalilo
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cengage MindTapLalilo
Likelihood to Recommend
Cengage
We started using the application optimally at the beginning as a digital learning and consultation platform. In it we imported all kinds of bibliographic material so that students could access them with the ease of a tap. The application is perfect for those instructors who are not beginners in HTML. In that case, the application very practically allows them to create a complete course in the shortest possible time because it has a state-of-the-art instructional design. It was excellent for unifying all the basic course plans between teachers teaching the same subject, giving the advantage that all courses at the same level would have exactly the same information and nothing would be overlooked
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Renaissance Learning
Given students whose behaviors can affect their ability to learn, Lalilo is well suited because it allows students to begin at their just right level and move ahead at their own pace. The fun factor is high enough that students stay engaged, even when they might not do so on other learning platforms. Students also enjoy comparing their badges, so for students who are motivated by competition with their friends, this works in their favor.
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Pros
Cengage
  • digital textbook platform with accessibility tools (read-aloud, note taking)
  • interactive exercises and practice tools
  • assessments including self-check quizzes and customizable exams
  • LTI integration to pass grade information to learning management system
  • excellent support for faculty
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Renaissance Learning
  • Differentiate Instruction
  • Pinpoint areas of need for students
  • Engaging for our struggling learners
  • Allows students to progress/work on skills that they need
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Cons
Cengage
  • The biggest issue our first-time users have with Mindtap is that ad/pop-up blockers often stop the tool from opening. (Mindtap typically opens in a new window vs inside the LMS) This leads to a lot of initial frustration amongst the students early in the course.
  • MindTap lacks a really strong set of roles outside of Instructor and Student. There is no Teaching Assistant role or and IT/Course Builder role. Additionally setting up students workers as TAs in one course while they may be a student in another concurrently has been more than a little cumbersome.
  • The UI is a bit dated and it doesn't implement many responsive web design features, though this can typically be worked around by downloading the free app.
  • The mobile app experience is not as strong for Instructors as it is for students.
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Renaissance Learning
  • For my lower students, it would be nice to have more practice in alphabetical skills before moving on to reading.
  • Sometimes the sound glitches out and we have to restart the lesson.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cengage
It's hard to imagine not renewing it as the professors would not want to go back to the way their courses were previously populated. The only thing that would cause us to change would be in the textbook changed and the new company offered a better tool
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Renaissance Learning
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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Renaissance Learning
Students do not need any training to use Lalilo. As a teacher, I did not need any training, either. It is a simple process to set up and very user friendly. Having used it for almost 2 years now, I have not needed to contact customer service for any issues.
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Support Rating
Cengage
The effort from them always feels strong - I'd just recommend they be more prepared for OS (mac) and LMS (blackboard) upgrades
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Renaissance Learning
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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Alternatives Considered
Cengage
MindTap is the only learning software I currently use, but in the past I have used Pearson and McGraw Hill learning content. All of these companies are progresses at a similar rate and making great improvements to their educational materials. MindTap, in my opinion has the best customer service support and representatives in the business. Our rep. has been very responsive.
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Renaissance Learning
Lalilo is fun but there a sense of accountability. It really demonstrates that working hard has its rewards.
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Return on Investment
Cengage
  • The positive impact is to help students practice statistics to solve business problems.
  • The negative side is that the pricing might be too high compared to other free options available, even though the free options might not have the same features MindTap has.
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Renaissance Learning
  • We have seen tremendous growth with some of our students
  • Growth in lagging skills for students (close the gap)
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