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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.

Learning Catalytics educator study reports on a flipped classroom redesign at North Idaho College

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Bill Richards
North Idaho College

6-Mar-2017

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After redesigning the course to a flipped format, the instructor found that students are more engaged during class and assessment results have improved.

Mastering Oceanography educator study evaluates addition of required online homework

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Shannon Wells, Lecturer
Old Dominion University

16-Nov-2016

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Despite large enrollments, the instructor was able to add required homework because of Mastering Oceanography’s automatic grading and feedback, which allowed her to monitor student performance on a regular basis and help students evaluate their own understanding. Data indicate that the group of students who attempted a higher number of Mastering Oceanography homework assignments had higher test averages than students who attempted less homework.

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.

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.

Student Engagement and Independent Learning increase with Mastering

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Daniel Kelley
Bowling Green State University–Firelands College

27-Dec-2013

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Students using MasteringGeology are more engaged and do more independent learning resulting in higher student success rates.

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.

Using Mastering to Measure Student Performance Against Learning Outcomes

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William Hanna
Massasoit Community College

1-Oct-2011

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Learn how to map homework assignments to your learning outcomes, how to generate reports on your students' performance against those learning outcomes, and how to use the information in the reports.

Using the Mastering Gradebook to Prevent Copying

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John Cummings
Clemson University

1-Oct-2011

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Learn how to use the gradebook and associated diagnostics to quickly identify challenging topics and common student misconceptions, see the detailed work of individual students, compare your students' work to the system average, and more. The gradebook can also be used to detect and discourage student copying on homework. This session is appropriate for instructors from any science discipline.

Mastering: It's not just for Homework Anymore

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Rebecca Orr
Collin College

1-Oct-2011

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Learn how you can expand your Mastering usage beyond traditional post-lecture assignments.

Patterns, correlates & reduction of homework copying

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David J. Palazzo, Young-Jin Lee, Rasil Warnakulasooriya, David E. Pritchard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2010

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Paper published in Physics Education Research 6, 010104 2010 showing that online homework copying can be detected, follows understandable temporal patterns, and is sufficiently prevalent that it is very likely causative of a significant fraction of course failure.

Problem-solving transfer in web-based Socratic Tutor

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Rasil Warnakulasooriya, David J. Palazzo, David E. Pritchard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2005

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Published in the Proceedings of the 2005 Physics Education Research Conference, pp. 41-43. The paper seeks to demonstrate robust evidence of problem-solving transfer as evidenced by the reduction in time to solution, requests in hints and the incorrect responses.

Time to completion reveals problem-solving transfer

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Rasil Warnakulasooriya, David E. Pritchard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2004

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Published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Physics Education Research Conference, pp. 205-208. This study provides evidence of learning and problem-solving transfer in physics as seen by time to completion curves using the web-based homework tutor, MasteringPhysics.

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