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Pearson Mastering Physics delivers consistent, measurable gains in student learning outcomes, retention, and subsequent course success. Explore user-provided evidence below.

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Partner with Pearson on an educator study

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Are you being asked to report on learner outcomes? Implementing a redesign? Wondering what impact your Pearson digital solution is having on program goals? Pearson wants to partner with you. Your results—and the best practices you used to achieve them—can be helpful and inspiring to your peers.

2016 Science and Engineering White Paper with Educator Case Studies and Implementation Worksheets

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The 2016 Science and Engineering White Paper combines the three-phase approach of Pearson’s Ten Steps to a Successful Implementation, along with 21 educator case studies, to create a framework to help faculty plan and integrate technology into their course. It includes worksheets for each step and examples of how other faculty have implemented technology.

Science and Engineering White Paper, v. 5

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The Science and Engineering v.5 White Paper features 12 new data-driven case studies from both 2- and 4-year schools, along with research and statistics on current educational topics: student engagement, identifying at-risk students, Adaptive Learning, and flipping the classroom.

Mastering homework participation and student success

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Delena Bell Gatch
Georgia Southern University


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Over a four-year period of study, students who attempted all of the MasteringPhysics homework assignments earned significantly higher final exam averages than students who skipped assignments.

Flipping the Classroom engages Students in Learning

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Jeff Loats
Metropolitan State University of Denver


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MasteringPhysics provides the kind of resources and feedback students need to practice and learn outside the classroom. As a result, more class time can be spent on hands-on, interactive learning.

Mastering Science and Engineering White Paper, v. 4

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A compendium of 47 studies quantifying Mastering's impact on teaching, learning, and retention. The studies illustrate the variety of ways instructors have used Mastering and the results they have achieved.

Increasing Student Success Using Online Quizzing in Introductory (Majors) Biology

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Rebecca Orr
Collin College


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Through detailed, statistical analysis, the benefit of quizzing is demonstrated to be significant for students of diverse academic abilities. Pre-exam quizzing using Mastering is an effective way to increase student performance on exams and allows class time to be utilized for teaching activities.

Measuring Student Success with Mastering

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Scott Hildreth
Chabot College


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More than ever, instructors are being asked to document their student success and retention data. Pearson offers support for instructors interested in quantifying the impact of our learning technology resources. This presentation includes a brief overview of student data collection by a Pearson team member, followed by a guest educator presenting his or her personal experience with student data measurement and the ongoing impact it is having on his or her teaching and students' learning.

MasteringPhysics for additional student help

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David Pritchard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Students do more required homework in Mastering

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Eric Murray, Martin Jarrio
Georgia Institute of Technology


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Students are more motivated to spend time and effort on for-credit MasteringPhysics problems than on practice problems. The increased amount of engagement results in better performance in the course.

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