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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.

MyLab and Mastering: students discuss how easy it is to use

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Waterford Institute of Technology

1-May-2018

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Science students from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, practice and test their knowledge using MyLab Math, Mastering Chemistry and Mastering Physics. Students discuss how easy they've found it to use these digital resources, and what they'd rate MyLab and Mastering out of 10.

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 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.

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.

Mastering Chemistry educator study investigates impact of homework frequency

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Allan Pinhas
University of Cincinnati

19-Apr-2017

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After changing Mastering Chemistry homework to increase the number and frequency of assignments, final exam and semester exam averages were significantly higher than the prior semesters.

Mastering Chemistry educator study examines progression from Prep to Gen Chem

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Amanda Fenner
University of Hawaii at Manoa

5-Oct-2016

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Correlations between performance in Prep Chem and Gen Chem were strong, and students who had higher Gen Chem scores had higher Mastering and exam scores in Prep Chem.

2016 Science and Engineering Report with Educator Case Studies and Implementation Worksheets

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12-Jan-2016

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The 2016 Science and Engineering Report 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.

Using MasteringChemistry Assignments to address different learning needs

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Michael Lufaso
University of North Florida

10-Dec-2015

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Different types of assignments were implemented to address different needs. Students who had low scores on exam 1 but did more Mastering homework reduced the gap with students who did well on exam 1 but tended to skip more homework.

Impact of more frequent engagement with Mastering resources

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Natalie Crist
University of Hawaii at Hilo

8-Dec-2015

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Evidence from this study shows that,each semester, students who attempted more required MasteringChemistry assignments and performed better on optional Knewton Adaptive Follow-Up assignments tended to have higher final exam scores..

MasteringChemistry with Peer-Led learning showed higher success rates

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Issa Salame
City College of the City University of New York

12-Feb-2015

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A study showed that more students received As, Bs, or Cs when the Peer Led Team Learning model was combined with implementation of MasteringChemistry.

Increased final exam averages after Adaptive Follow-Up Added

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Donna Barron
Hudson Valley Community College

28-Dec-2014

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The introduction of new concepts prior to lecture increased student engagement and participation, and the addition of prelecture and Knewton Adaptive Follow-Up assignments resulted in higher exam averages.

Science and Engineering Mastering Report 2015

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23-Dec-2014

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

Long Term Success with MasteringChemistry

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Robert Pribush
Butler University

9-Dec-2014

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Average American Chemical Society exam percentiles increased when MasteringChemistry was used to help students develop study skills and gain content mastery.

MyReadinessTest as a predictor of student success

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Louis McIntyre
Robeson Community College

9-Dec-2014

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Student scores on the MyReadinessTest diagnostic exam were predictive of student success in the course.

MasteringChemistry users earned more As and Bs

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Laura McAtee
Montgomery County Community College

13-Aug-2014

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In the pilot semester using MasteringChemistry, students earned more As and Bs than prior semesters.

Course Redesign introduces flexibility and increases student success

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Klaus Woelk and Emma Lou Satterfield
Missouri University of Science and Technology

27-Dec-2013

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A redesign of General Chemistry I using MasteringChemistry resulted in an increase in postassessment scores and a reduction in instructional costs.

Departmental Redesign leads to increased student success

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Louis McIntyre
Robeson Community College

27-Dec-2013

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Adding prelecture MasteringChemistry assignments facilitated increased student preparedness and engagement and enabled more time for interactive learning.

Increased Problem-Solving Opportunities with Mastering

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Nathan Hammer
University of Mississippi

27-Dec-2013

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Students practice more problems, come to class better prepared, and score higher on exams.

Mastering used as tool in bilingual course

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Zhonglin Lu
Beijing Normal University

27-Dec-2013

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By using English-language textbooks with MasteringChemistry, Chinese instructors are better able to assess those students who are developing chemistry skills in both English and Chinese.

Mastering Science and Engineering Report, v. 4

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26-Dec-2013

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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.

MyLab & Mastering Student Success Story

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11-Dec-2013

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The number one benefit of using MyLab/Mastering is that it effectively and efficiently prepares students with the ideas, concepts, and problem-solving skills a student needs to succeed in a course.

Paul Jeong, Portland State University

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

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Rebecca Orr
Collin College

30-Sep-2013

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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.

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