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Mastering Computer Science Features

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Personalize each student’s learning experience

Tutorial Homework Problems

Mastering Computer Science tutorial homework problems are designed to emulate the instructor’s office-hour environment. Tutorials guide students through their course with multi-step problems that provide feedback specific to their errors and optional hints that break down the problems into smaller steps.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for each student

Mastering Computer Science responds to a wide variety of common wrong answers that students enter at any step of a tutorial homework problem with immediate feedback specific to their error.

Optional Hints

Mastering Computer Science provides hints of two types that help students work through, and ultimately solve, problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem while Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems.

 

Give students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere

Pearson eText

Pearson eText is an easy-to-use digital textbook available within Mastering. It lets students read, highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary* all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media* engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily customize the table of contents and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class — motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.

  • NEW - Analytics Dashboard. Use the dashboard to gain insight into how students are working in their eText to plan more effective instruction in and out of class.
  • Scheduled Reading. Assign a chapter or specific section to hold students accountable for their reading and help them prep for lecture, homework, and quizzes. Scheduled Readings populate to each student’s assignment page, and you can now link readings directly to a Mastering assignment.

*Available with select titles.

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Give every student a voice

Learning Catalytics™

With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most.

You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do — and don’t — understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged.

Contact your rep to learn more.

Robust student tracking and analytics

Gradebook Diagnostic Charts

The Mastering gradebook diagnostic charts provide unique insight into class and student performance. With a single click, you can view a selection of charts that summarize key performance measures such as: item difficulty, time on task and grade distribution.

Link from your LMS to Mastering Engineering and Mastering Computer Science

Link from your LMS to Mastering Engineering and Mastering Computer Science

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to Mastering Engineering and Mastering Computer Science.* Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

*Note that LMS integration is available only for Modified Mastering Engineering and Mastering Computer Science.

Additional Features

Imagine the impact of first-day access on your course

Offering course content through the Pearson Inclusive Access model can help students achieve more by providing affordable, high-quality digital course materials on or before the first day of class. Because all students have access by day one, faculty can start teaching and students can start learning. Learn more about Inclusive Access.

Coaching Activities

Coaching Activities are assignable items in the Mastering Computer Science content library, combining the popular Video Solutions resource with a corresponding assessment questions.

Continuously improving content

Mastering Computer Science offers a dynamic pool of assignable content that improves with student usage. Detailed analysis of student performance statistics—including time spent, answers submitted, solutions requested, and hints used—ensures the highest quality content.

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