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Mastering Engineering educator study summarizes published research paper findings

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Mark Andersland, Associate Professor
University of Iowa

14-Jun-2018

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Iowa conducted a study comparing a student-centered, flipped classroom to a lecture-based, traditional classroom. Results indicated that students in the student-centered section were significantly more engaged and achieved higher learning outcomes than students in the lecture-based section.

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: How can cheating on Mastering homework be addressed?

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1-Apr-2018

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What best practices should be implemented to address cheating? How can you implement homework to motivate students to work the problems themselves? This spotlight includes research-based strategies designed to provide guidance to educators when needed.

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: What if exam scores aren't reflective of homework scores?

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1-Apr-2018

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If correlations between required Mastering homework scores and exam performance are not strong, first try to understand why. The initial thought may be that students are cheating on homework. While that can be the case, it is not the only reason that can happen as demonstrated by the examples shared in this spotlight.

Spotlight on Mastering Implementation: How can students be held accountable for coming to class prepared?

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1-Apr-2018

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Find out how instructors can implement pre-lecture assignments in Mastering to prepare for class. Said one educator, "Since adoption of Mastering Biology and implementation of pre-lecture homework assignments, students are noticeably more engaged during lectures, and classes are more interactive.”

Spotlight on: Mastering Engineering

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1-Mar-2018

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How can requiring Mastering benefit your students? Find out how three institutions implemented Mastering Engineering to improve student engagement and preparedness for increased course success.

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.

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.

Mastering Engineering educator study investigates homework copying at Texas Tech

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Ameri Gurley
Texas Tech University

15-Jun-2017

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After adopting Mastering Engineering, the instructor implemented best practices to minimize cheating and to encourage students to view and use homework as a tool for learning rather than as a way to get course credit.

MasteringEngineering Mechanics of Materials educator study investigates student performance in a hybrid format at Tennessee Technological University

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David Huddleston
Tennessee Technological University

13-Dec-2016

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This study was conducted as part of a statewide initiative. A hybrid format was implemented in Statics in an effort to increase enrollments and improve performance.

MasteringEngineering Statics educator study investigates student performance in a hybrid format

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Elizabeth Hutchins
Tennessee Technological University

17-Nov-2016

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This study was conducted as part of a statewide initiative. A hybrid format was implemented in Statics in an effort to increase enrollments and improve performance.

MasteringEngineering educator study measures impact of flipped classroom redesign

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Calvin Stewart
University of Texas at El Paso

16-Nov-2016

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Course Success rates and exam scores increased when MasteringEngineering and a flipped format was implemented.

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.

Mastering Engineering Educator Study

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Lori Troxel
Vanderbilt University

9-Dec-2015

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Mastering Engineering was implemented to improve students' problem-solving skills and to move toward a more active class with the goal of flipping the classroom. Average exam scores increased after Mastering Engineering pre-lecture tutorial assignments were added.

Mastering users attempted more homework and had more As than those doing paper-and-pencil homework

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Jeffrey Knutsen
University of Colorado Boulder

28-Dec-2014

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Students who used MasteringEngineering for homework attempted more homework assignments and were more likely to earn an A in the course than students who did paper-and-pencil homework assignments.

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.

MasteringEngineering users earned more As and fewer Fs

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Monique Head
Morgan State University

21-Aug-2014

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After implementing MasteringEngineering, students had more opportunities to practice problem-solving and receive immediate feedback.

Increased engagement and student success after adopting MasteringEngineering

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Paul Akangah
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

27-Dec-2013

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Because students are engaged by MasteringEngineering homework, they spend more time using it and develop more independent-learning skills. After only one semester, there was a strong correlation between homework scores and final exam grades, and student success rates improved.

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.

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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