MasteringA&P Tour Video Transcript

This is a transcript of the video on the Educator Features page and Student Features page.

Hi, I'm here to talk to you about some of the exciting features you'll find in MasteringA&P.

This online homework, tutorial and assessment tool is specifically designed for A&P, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology classes.

Featuring adaptive learning technology, MasteringAnatomy&Physiology provides students with a personalized study experience.

Instructors receive valuable data about their students to make real-time assessments, which allows for adjustments to lectures and assignments.

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 in a way that prompts deeper understanding.

Simply put, they want their students to take their learning to the next level.

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.

With this information, you can adjust your instructional strategy in real-time and try other ways of engaging your students during class.

You can also manage student interactions by using Learning Catalytics to automatically group students for discussion, teamwork and peer-to-peer learning.

Plus their work in Learning Catalytics feed into the Mastering gradebook.

Next, finding time to study can be a challenge.

Students need a tool that enables them to study in short bursts anytime, anywhere, and on multiple devices.

With Dynamic Study Modules, instructors are able to assign DSMs that ensure students can access a learning tool to help study the chapter content.

Students can access it on their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Book text and art are included in the review and explanations.

This ensures that students study with a book-specific resource.

The last piece of Mastering's suite of adaptive features is the Adaptive Follow-Up Assignments.

Adaptive Follow-Ups are personalized assignments that are based on each student's past performance on their course work to date.

They provide additional coaching and targeted practice as needed, so students can master the material.

From there, Physiology is the most difficult part of the A&P course.

Students don't always comprehend physiological concepts the first time out.

To help with this, instructors strive for fun, interactive methods of teaching those students.

Through Interactive Physiology 2.0, instructors can show animations during class and can assign fun, interactive activities for students to complete after class to explain difficult physiological processes.

They direct students' focus on particular study areas.

Students in turn will have a fun, interactive way to grasp new concepts, and they can do it on their mobile devices.

Next, we look at the difficulty instructors face with helping students visualize what happens at the molecular level while also teaching them the most difficult A&P concepts.

With A&P Flix, instructors can show animations during class to help explain difficult A&P concepts.

They can assign them to ensure students are able to visualize the concepts.

Students can also be directed to areas for personal study.

With these animations and self-paced tutorials, students will master even the toughest A&P topics.

Finally, we'll look at the struggle for students to have enough open lab time to study and learn anatomy for their lab practicals.

They need a virtual tool - complete with animations and quizzes.

Enter the Practice Anatomy Lab 3.0, or what we like to call PAL.

PAL allows instructors to give students the time to study for their lab practicals using human cadavers, anatomical models, histology slides, and cats or fetal pigs.

And again, students can study anytime, anywhere on their tablets.

And there you have it.

That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in MasteringA&P.

If you want to learn more about MasteringA&P, go to MasteringA&P.com.

And if you want to find out about all of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, be sure to check out pearsonmylabandmastering.com.

Thanks for watching.

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