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Mastering Biology educator study looks at required and extra credit homework

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Charles Galt
Santa Rosa Junior College

17-Jan-2019

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Students reported Mastering helped them do better in the course and the results showed that the group with above average Mastering performance had a higher exam average.

Mastering Biology Impact Evaluation Study

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25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. In Spring 2017, Pearson set out to investigate the relationship between the use of Mastering Biology and academic performance. After conducting research with 106 students at a large four-year state university in Texas, researchers found that averaging 90% or better on their Mastering homework assignments was associated with a 9% increase in their exam scores.

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: How can cheating on Mastering homework be addressed?

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1-Apr-2018

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What best practices should be implemented to address cheating? How can you implement homework to motivate students to work the problems themselves? This spotlight includes research-based strategies designed to provide guidance to educators when needed.

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: How can students be held accountable for coming to class prepared?

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1-Apr-2018

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Find out how instructors can implement pre-lecture assignments in Mastering to prepare for class. Said one educator, "Since adoption of Mastering Biology and implementation of pre-lecture homework assignments, students are noticeably more engaged during lectures, and classes are more interactive.”

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: What if exam scores aren't reflective of homework scores?

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1-Apr-2018

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If correlations between required Mastering homework scores and exam performance are not strong, first try to understand why. The initial thought may be that students are cheating on homework. While that can be the case, it is not the only reason that can happen as demonstrated by the examples shared in this spotlight.

Special Interest Article on Active Learning: Engaging Distracted Students in the Classroom

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1-Dec-2017

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Do you struggle with students who are more focused on their tablets than what’s happening in the classroom? Do you see students with a death grip on their phones trying to sneak glances as you lecture? Do you feel like you are competing with a digital device for a student’s attention? This article discusses active learning strategies to address those issues, along with examples of how instructors have implemented Mastering and Learning Catalytics as part of a redesign to more active learning.

Special Interest Article on Planning Your Technology Implementation

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1-Dec-2017

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Research demonstrates that technology-enhanced instruction can both increase student learning outcomes and lead to greater efficiencies in costs and other resources. As more instructors adopt educational technology, it is important that they understand how to implement the technology to achieve their desired goals.

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