MyLab Foundational Skills Tour Video Transcript

This is a transcript of the video on the Educator Features page and Student Features page.

Hi, I'm here to talk to you about some of the exciting features you'll find in MyLab Foundational Skills.

MyLab Foundational Skills uses adaptive learning technologies that provide a personalized experience for students, while supporting instructors with valuable data about the strengths and weaknesses of each student. It's designed to accelerate learning in order to advance a level or bypass developmental coursework altogether. These rich analytics enable educators to assess student understanding in real time, and adjust instruction and assignments accordingly.

Leading things off, instructors struggle to find one solid source for reading, writing, math and study skills activities written for adult learners and organized by outcome. Their students are increasingly unprepared for college level work. But the Competency-based, Self-based Learning Activities…

Offer instructors and students a wealth of activities across the discipline areas, built on the success of MyLab Math, MyLab Reading and MyLab Writing. These activities help students accelerate their learning in a self-paced environment.

Next, it is a challenge for instructors to reconcile what students' placement tests show, and what they actually need to improve upon when they get to campus. At the same time, students find the amount of work it takes to advance their knowledge overwhelming. So with Personalized Learning Path…

Various placement test Pathbuilders align students' learning and close any gaps that they might have. They indicate areas of proficiency for each content area and offer direct links to the specific topics where skill building is needed.

From there, not every student learns at the same rate. They are usually on the go, so it's difficult to get what they need and in a place where they can easily access it. That's why the Adaptive Learning Engine…

Assesses student performance and activity in real time. By using data and analytics, it reinforces concepts that target each student's strengthens and weaknesses. This personalized learning feature can be accessed from any tablet or smartphone.

From there, students can always benefit from more help in reading and writing. Instructors are often stretched to provide that support, especially when it's not in their area of expertise. Yet, with Tutoring Services…

Students have access to live, on-demand tutors, with additional services available at an institutional level. Students have access to support in reading and writing when they need it, which allows instructors to focus on the core curriculum.

Finally, it can be time-consuming for instructors to monitor progress and refine instruction given various learners' needs. Additionally, students need to know what they've mastered so they can focus on areas of need. With the Reporting Dashboard feature…

Instructors have access through their Gradebook - making it fully mobile. They can view, analyze and report learning outcomes clearly and easily. Students get the information that need to stay on track. This allows them to accelerate their learning to bypass developmental coursework - which saves both time and money.

And there you have it. That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in MyLab Foundational Skills. If you want to learn more about MyLab Foundational Skills, go to MyLab Foundational Skills.com. And if you want to find out about all of Pearson's MyLab and Mastering products, be sure to check out Pearsonmylabandmastering com. Thanks for watching.