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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.

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.

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.

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.

Flipping the Classroom engages Students in Learning

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Jeff Loats
Metropolitan State University of Denver

27-Dec-2013

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MasteringPhysics provides the kind of resources and feedback students need to practice and learn outside the classroom. As a result, more class time can be spent on hands-on, interactive learning.

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.

MasteringPhysics Student Success Story

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10-Dec-2013

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MasteringPhysics allowed me to not just learn how to solve a problem for an answer, but to learn the concepts to retain the information.

Amanda Pignato, Concordia College

MasteringPhysics Student Success Story

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10-Dec-2013

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I enjoyed the creativity and the use of diagrams in problems. I loved how easy MasteringPhysics was to use.

Hike Hirschi, Southeastern 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.

FCI Scores increase using MasteringPhysics

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Scott Hildreth
Chabot College

1-Jan-2012

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Force Concept Inventory (FCI) posttest scores have consistently risen with the use of MasteringPhysics, despite a decrease in FCI pretest scores during the same period of time.

Using online assessment to provide instant feedback

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Niels Walet and Marion Birch
University of Manchester

1-Jan-2012

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A published paper from the Higher Education Academy discussing the use of online assessments to provide instant feedback.

Students do more required homework in Mastering

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Eric Murray, Martin Jarrio
Georgia Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2012

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Students are more motivated to spend time and effort on for-credit MasteringPhysics problems than on practice problems. The increased amount of engagement results in better performance in the course.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Transfer from Tutorials in Mastering

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Amy Pope
Clemson University

1-Jan-2011

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Students who used MasteringPhysics tutorials with hints and answer-specific feedback submitted significantly fewer incorrect responses and requested fewer answers on conceptually identical end-of-chapter questions than students who used the tutorials without the hints and feedback.

MasteringPhysics

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Marion Birch, Niels Walet
University of Manchester

1-Jan-2011

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With MasteringPhysics, Dynamics students were more engaged, submitted more homework assignments, earned higher exam scores, and had increased pass rates.

Using MasteringPhysics

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Spencer Cotter
California State Northridge

1-Jan-2010

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Students achieve more with MasteringPhysics

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Heidi Eberly
Virginia Polytech Institute and State University

1-Jan-2010

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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.

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