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Case study examines the impact of MyLab IT Excel practice on MOS exam results and use of MyLab Accounting in Financial Accounting course

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KD Hatheway-Dial
University of Idaho

4-Sep-2019

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Hatheway-Dial saw the need to include Excel proficiency in her course for two main reasons: employers were asking for graduates with Excel skills, and a working knowledge of Excel would help students in their subsequent business courses. Hatheway-Dial used MyLab IT for Excel practice and assessment and offered an incentive for students to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel certification exam. Data show that 63% of students who completed all MyLab IT assignments passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification exam, while just 25% of students who skipped one or more assignments passed.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of computer application assignments

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Patrick Logue
South Plains College

25-Feb-2019

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Students who completed all MyLab IT Simulation Trainings earned average Grader Project scores 11 percentage points higher than students who skipped one or more Simulation Trainings. Students who scored above average on MyLab IT Grader Projects earned average exam scores 12 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on Grader Projects. On an end-of-semester survey, 96% of respondents agreed that their understanding of the course material increased as a result of using MyLab IT.

MyLab IT educator study explores impact of homework performance and completion

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Regina Hartley
Appalachian State University

23-Feb-2019

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Students who scored above average on MyLab IT lab assignments had an average Capstone Grader Project score 16 percentage points higher and average exam score 14 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on MyLab IT lab assignments. Students are encouraged to achieve a score of 90% or higher on Capstone Grader Projects in order to earn a MyLab IT badge. On an end-of-semester survey, 76% of respondents agreed that, “MyLab IT badges give me an advantage when applying to jobs.”

MyLab IT educator study highlights Microsoft Office Specialist testing initiative

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Daniel Ciomek, MBA
San Francisco State University

18-Feb-2019

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​To allow students to take the industry-standard Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams on campus, Ciomek initiated the process to become a Certiport Authorized Test Center. Since Between May and December 2018, 196 students sat for an Excel or Access MOS exam​; 81 students (41%) passed and received certifications. On an end-of-semester student survey, 89% of respondents agreed that, “Having a Microsoft Office Specialist certification brings an advantage when applying to jobs.”

MyLab IT educator study examines assignment scores in flexibly-paced online course

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Susumu Kasai
Salt Lake Community College

15-Feb-2019

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Despite a flexible schedule in which all course assignments were due at the end of the semester, the majority of students (79%) stayed on track with the instructor’s recommended pacing guide and completed 91% of course assignments on average. Students who scored above average on homework earned Grader Project scores an average of 15 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on homework.

MyLab IT educator study examines homework and test scores

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Michelle Craddock
Lorain County Community College

8-Feb-2019

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Students who scored 90% or greater on MyLab IT homework had lab test scores 12–17 percentage points higher than students who scored less than 90% on MyLab IT homework. 100% of respondents agreed that they were able to easily access MyLab IT through Canvas and appreciated not having a separate, second login and password for MyLab IT.

MyLab IT educator study highlights implementation best practices and transition to LMS integration

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Barbara Fogle
Trident Technical College

31-Jan-2019

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With a compressed, seven-week term and a new, high-enrollment, required First Year Experience Seminar using MyLab IT, the educator piloted Learning Management System integration to facilitate a seamless experience for students accessing course technology. As a long-time user of MyLab IT, the educator has developed a number of implementation best practices using tools within the program (coordinator course, Project Creation Tool), in addition to outside resources.

MyLab IT educator study observes the impact of homework on exam scores

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Lois Blais
Walters State Community College

30-Jan-2019

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This study includes results regarding the impact of homework on exam scores. It highlights the benefits of LMS integration and digital badging to students and includes MyLab IT implementation best practices from the educator.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of homework completion and achievement

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Robert Huyck
Mohawk Valley Community College

28-Jan-2019

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95% of student survey respondents agreed that they prefer to have required course materials included in the course fee (through Pearson Inclusive Access) rather than having to purchase them on their own. 90% of student survey respondents indicated an appreciation for LMS integration that simplified the experience of accessing MyLab IT via Blackboard without needing a separate login and password. As the completion rate of homework assignments increased, the unit exam average also increased.

MyLab IT educator study highlights impact of homework on exam scores and implementation of best practices

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Amy Rutledge
Oakland University

24-Jan-2019

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Students who scored above average on MyLab IT homework earned average exam scores 11 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on homework. As a long-time user of MyLab IT, the educator has developed many best practice assignments including a syllabus quiz, a midterm journal reflection assignment, and a “how-to” Grader Project assignment.

MyLab IT educator study highlights success of badging initiative in Computer Information Technology courses

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Professor Mike Puopolo
Bunker Hill Community College

6-Aug-2018

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Across four CIT courses in Spring 2018, 63% of students achieved introductory MyLab IT Microsoft Office badges. 93% of the students who reported receiving a badge on an end-of-semester survey also reported claiming the badge with Acclaim. 88% of student survey respondents agreed that MyLab IT badges add value, and 85% agreed that MyLab IT badges give an advantage when applying to jobs.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of missed assignments on course success

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Erik Ford, Instructor
University of Oregon

6-Aug-2018

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Students missing three or fewer assignments had an average final course score of 95% — 19 percentage points higher than students who missed four or more assignments and had an average final course score of 76%. Assignment completion is critical to course success, as students must achieve at least 82.5% to pass the course. Since implementing MyLab IT, course evaluation ratings have increased and remained steady, a testament to the course’s new redesigned structure, assignments, and the instructor’s teaching methods.

MyLab MIS and MyLab IT educator study examines quiz and exam scores

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Chris Vegter, Director of Academic Technology and Information Resources
University of North Colorado

22-Jun-2018

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Data indicate that successful completion of MyLab IT Access Grader Projects was indicative of higher average MyLab Access exam scores. 90% of survey respondents agreed that their understanding of the MIS course material increased as a result of using MyLab MIS.

Spotlight on: MyLab IT

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1-Apr-2018

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How does MyLab IT help students in college and beyond? Find out how four institutions successfully implemented MyLab IT.

MyLab IT educator study documents hybrid emporium model in Business Computing I course

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Mary Catherine Chauvin
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

23-Feb-2018

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To save time and money for the department, the course was redesigned from a face-to-face course to a hybrid, emporium-style course run by one lead instructor, keeping MyLab IT as the foundation of the course. Students who completed all Excel Grader Projects in MyLab IT had average Excel Capstone Project scores seven percentage points higher than students who skipped one or more Excel Grader Projects and the difference is statistically significant. At the end of the course, 89 percent of students reported feeling extremely or very confident in their ability to successfully use Microsoft Office.

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