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Mastering Physics educator study reports on strategies to engage students in learning

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Adam Beehler
University of Utah

24-Jan-2019

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Mastering Physics was implemented to provide interactive resources for both in- and out-of-class use, along with in-class active learning. The groups of students who earned above average Mastering scores had significantly higher final exam averages, and a strong correlation was found between pre-lecture Mastering homework and Learning Catalytics.

Spotlight on: Mastering Physical Sciences

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1-Jan-2019

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

Mastering Physics Impact Evaluation Study

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Penn 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. In 2015 and 2016, Pearson conducted an analysis of course data with Penn State University and found that students in Introductory Physics courses who did better on their Mastering Physics homework tended to perform better in course exams and external standardized assessments (FCI and BEMA). Penn State emphasized the importance of using Mastering homework for practice and learning rather than as a primary way to earn course credit.

Mastering Physics educator study reports on redesign of calc-based physics course

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Sarah Formica, Associate Professor
University of North Georgia

13-Aug-2018

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Mastering was implemented in a flipped classroom to provide diverse learning resources, enhance problem-solving skills, and minimize homework copying.

Mastering Physics educator study reports on the success of using different assignment types

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John McClain
Temple College

1-May-2018

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Smaller, more frequent Mastering homework was assigned pre- and post-lecture to engage students and provide diverse learning opportunities. Results show that the group of students with above average Mastering scores had a higher exam average.

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: 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.”

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.

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.

Mastering homework participation and student success

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Delena Bell Gatch
Georgia Southern University

9-Dec-2014

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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.

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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