Mastering Physics Tour Video Transcript
Hi, I'm here to talk to you about some of the exciting features you'll find in Mastering Physics.
Mastering Physics is an online homework, tutorial and assessment program designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful content. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever — before, during, and after class.
Firstly, students often arrive to class unprepared. Instructors are then forced to spend valuable class time covering basic information. What they need is prelecture material to aid in comprehension. With Prelecture Videos...
Students can become familiar with basic concepts to make class time more productive. The videos are both friendly and engaging . The added assessment questions let students test their understanding and allow instructors to identify any misconceptions.
Next, we look at the struggle students face with visualizing various phenomena in physics. Instructors often do not have the time and equipment for proper in-class demonstrations. As a result, students are unable to comprehend certain concepts without actually seeing them. But with Video Tutor Demonstrations...
Students are able to see actual physics taking place. With the feature's "pause-and-predict" demonstrations, students are able to work through key concepts. The associated assessment questions allow them to test their knowledge and provide instructors with the opportunity to identify common misconceptions that can then be addressed in class.
From there, many instructors are looking for ways to foster a more engaging classroom experience. Some want to flip their classroom while many others are just looking for ways to increase student participation.
Learning Catalytics is an interactive, student response tool that uses students' smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. You can pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills, while monitoring responses to find out where they're struggling, allowing you to adjust your instructional strategy in real-time. You can also use Learning Catalytics to automatically group students for peer-to-peer learning. Plus their work in Learning Catalytics feeds into the Mastering gradebook.
Not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. And now, thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you no longer have to teach as if they do. Mastering uses real time data and analytics, to reinforce concepts that target each student's strengths and weaknesses.
Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments take advantage of the teaching moment that follows each homework assignment. Students can address their misconceptions right away, before they take root and before you need to move on to the next topic. Here's how they work...
Once they finish their homework, students are immediately directed to the Adaptive Follow-Up. The adaptive learning engine presents questions to address each student's individual gaps in understanding. Students work through the questions sets until they demonstrate an understanding of the material, or until they work through the number of questions that you specify.
Behind the scenes, the adaptive learning engine identifies which concepts the student knows and doesn't know. It analyzes past performance on assignments, and selects question types that were most effective for the student on previous assignments, plus question types that were helpful for students with similar performance profiles. Each new question set adapts to results on previous sets.
Finally, many students taking introductory physics are life science majors and premeds. Often times, they don't see the relevance of the material and why it is important to their particular areas of study. Yet, with the help of BioPhysics Tutorials...
Students will see the relevance of physics to their particular area of study while learning important physics' concepts. The hints and answer-specific feedback keep them from getting stuck and help them learn from their mistakes. And with the upcoming changes to the 2015 MCAT, students will develop the types of skills needed for success on the new exam.
And there you have it. That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in Mastering Physics. If you want to learn more about Mastering Physics, go to Mastering Physics.com. And if you want to find out about all of Pearson's MyLab and Mastering products, be sure to check out Pearsonmylabandmastering com. Thanks for watching.