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Spotlight on: Mastering Physical Sciences

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1-Jan-2019

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How can requiring Mastering benefit your students? Find out how three institutions implemented Mastering to improve student engagement and preparedness and develop problem-solving skills for increased course success.

Mastering Chemistry educator study evaluates learning resources

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Jo Nell Aarons Gillings
Miami Dade College

19-Oct-2018

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When Mastering was implemented, the instructor received positive feedback from students, and students who used different resources tended to have higher final exam scores. When asked about what they liked about Mastering one student said, "What I liked about Mastering was the relevance it had toward the material we experienced on the exams and in class."

Mastering Chemistry Impact Evaluation Study 1

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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. A study conducted by SRI International at a highly selective research university in California indicated a strong positive association between use of Mastering Chemistry and course performance. When controlling for prior achievement and demographic characteristics, the positive relationships between the number of problems attempted and the final exam and course scores were statistically significant. The majority of students reported that Mastering helped them come to class better prepared, have access to a greater variety of learning materials, and prepare for tests/quizzes.

Mastering Chemistry Impact Evaluation Study 2

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Ohio State University

25-Sep-2018

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This study was conducted by Pearson's Impact Evaluation Team as part of their efficacy reporting. SRI International conducted research at Ohio State University, comparing students who used Mastering Chemistry to students who used Sapling. In Fall 2016, use of Mastering Chemistry was associated with higher course performance than was use of Sapling in terms of final exam scores, course grades and passing the course. In Spring 2017, use of Mastering Chemistry was associated with higher course performance than was use of Sapling in terms of course grade and passing the course.

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.

Pearson Inclusive Access study tracks student access and cost savings

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Russell Larsen
University of Iowa

9-Jan-2018

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Pearson Inclusive Access at the University of Iowa has enabled 88% of students to begin completing course assignments before or during the first week of class. Over two years, students in one course at the university have saved over $146,000 in course materials.

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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