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MyLab IT educator study highlights Microsoft Office Specialist testing initiative

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Daniel Ciomek, MBA
San Francisco State University

18-Feb-2019

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​To allow students to take the industry-standard Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams on campus, Ciomek initiated the process to become a Certiport Authorized Test Center. Since Between May and December 2018, 196 students sat for an Excel or Access MOS exam​; 81 students (41%) passed and received certifications. On an end-of-semester student survey, 89% of respondents agreed that, “Having a Microsoft Office Specialist certification brings an advantage when applying to jobs.”

MyLab IT educator study examines assignment scores in flexibly-paced online course

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Susumu Kasai
Salt Lake Community College

15-Feb-2019

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Despite a flexible schedule in which all course assignments were due at the end of the semester, the majority of students (79%) stayed on track with the instructor’s recommended pacing guide and completed 91% of course assignments on average. Students who scored above average on homework earned Grader Project scores an average of 15 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on homework.

MyLab IT educator study examines homework and test scores

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Michelle Craddock
Lorain County Community College

8-Feb-2019

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Students who scored 90% or greater on MyLab IT homework had lab test scores 12–17 percentage points higher than students who scored less than 90% on MyLab IT homework. 100% of respondents agreed that they were able to easily access MyLab IT through Canvas and appreciated not having a separate, second login and password for MyLab IT.

MyLab IT educator study highlights implementation best practices and transition to LMS integration

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Barbara Fogle
Trident Technical College

31-Jan-2019

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With a compressed, seven-week term and a new, high-enrollment, required First Year Experience Seminar using MyLab IT, the educator piloted Learning Management System integration to facilitate a seamless experience for students accessing course technology. As a long-time user of MyLab IT, the educator has developed a number of implementation best practices using tools within the program (coordinator course, Project Creation Tool), in addition to outside resources.

MyLab IT educator study observes the impact of homework on exam scores

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Lois Blais
Walters State Community College

30-Jan-2019

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This study includes results regarding the impact of homework on exam scores. It highlights the benefits of LMS integration and digital badging to students and includes MyLab IT implementation best practices from the educator.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of homework completion and achievement

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Robert Huyck
Mohawk Valley Community College

28-Jan-2019

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95% of student survey respondents agreed that they prefer to have required course materials included in the course fee (through Pearson Inclusive Access) rather than having to purchase them on their own. 90% of student survey respondents indicated an appreciation for LMS integration that simplified the experience of accessing MyLab IT via Blackboard without needing a separate login and password. As the completion rate of homework assignments increased, the unit exam average also increased.

MyLab IT educator study highlights impact of homework on exam scores and implementation of best practices

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Amy Rutledge
Oakland University

24-Jan-2019

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Students who scored above average on MyLab IT homework earned average exam scores 11 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on homework. As a long-time user of MyLab IT, the educator has developed many best practice assignments including a syllabus quiz, a midterm journal reflection assignment, and a “how-to” Grader Project assignment.

MyLab IT educator study highlights success of badging initiative in Computer Information Technology courses

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Professor Mike Puopolo
Bunker Hill Community College

6-Aug-2018

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Across four CIT courses in Spring 2018, 63% of students achieved introductory MyLab IT Microsoft Office badges. 93% of the students who reported receiving a badge on an end-of-semester survey also reported claiming the badge with Acclaim. 88% of student survey respondents agreed that MyLab IT badges add value, and 85% agreed that MyLab IT badges give an advantage when applying to jobs.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact of missed assignments on course success

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Erik Ford, Instructor
University of Oregon

6-Aug-2018

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Students missing three or fewer assignments had an average final course score of 95% — 19 percentage points higher than students who missed four or more assignments and had an average final course score of 76%. Assignment completion is critical to course success, as students must achieve at least 82.5% to pass the course. Since implementing MyLab IT, course evaluation ratings have increased and remained steady, a testament to the course’s new redesigned structure, assignments, and the instructor’s teaching methods.

MyLab MIS and MyLab IT educator study examines quiz and exam scores

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Chris Vegter, Director of Academic Technology and Information Resources
University of North Colorado

22-Jun-2018

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Data indicate that successful completion of MyLab IT Access Grader Projects was indicative of higher average MyLab Access exam scores. 90% of survey respondents agreed that their understanding of the MIS course material increased as a result of using MyLab MIS.

MyLab IT educator study documents hybrid emporium model in Business Computing I course

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Mary Catherine Chauvin
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

23-Feb-2018

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To save time and money for the department, the course was redesigned from a face-to-face course to a hybrid, emporium-style course run by one lead instructor, keeping MyLab IT as the foundation of the course. Students who completed all Excel Grader Projects in MyLab IT had average Excel Capstone Project scores seven percentage points higher than students who skipped one or more Excel Grader Projects and the difference is statistically significant. At the end of the course, 89 percent of students reported feeling extremely or very confident in their ability to successfully use Microsoft Office.

MyLab IT educator study explores impact of assignments on Capstone Grader Projects and exam scores in Business Computing course

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Randy Jenne
MacEwan University

26-Jan-2017

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Data indicate strong, positive correlations between MyLab IT Simulation Trainings and MyLab IT Grader Projects, between MyLab IT Grader Projects and Capstone Grader Projects, and between MyLab IT Grader Projects and exam scores, suggesting positive relationships exist between successive course assignments. Students who earned Grader Project scores 90 percent or greater had exam scores an average of 14 percentage points higher than students who earned Grader Project scores less than 90 percent. Over 90 percent of student survey respondents reported they were able to use the Word and Excel skills learned from MyLab IT in real-life situations during the course of the semester.

MyLab IT educator study examines impact on test scores

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Howard Umrah
Durham College

26-Jan-2017

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Students with an overall MyLab IT score of 70 percent of higher had average test scores 29 percentage points higher than students with an overall MyLab IT score of less than 70 percent. 88 percent of student survey respondents said they were able to use the Word skills learned from MyLab IT in real-life situations (another course, a job, internship, etc.) during the course of the semester. Assigning MyLab IT Simulation Trainings in advance of class time facilitates the flipped classroom environment preferred by Professor Umrah.

MyITLab in MyLabsPlus Educator Study

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Cynthia Wilson
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

1-Nov-2016

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MyITLab® in MyLabsPlus™ educator study evaluates Grader Project scores and quiz and exam scores at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

MyITLab Educator Study

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Barbara Fogle
Trident Technical College

4-Oct-2016

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MyITLab educator study explores adjunct training at Trident Technical College

MyITLab educator study explores relationship between average Dynamic Study Module score and final exam score

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Meg Murray
Kennesaw State University

30-Sep-2016

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Data indicate that students earning higher Dynamic Study Module scores also earned substantially higher final exam scores. Students showing mastery of Excel by earning a letter grade of A, B, or C on the Excel Grader Project had Excel Simulation scores 29 percentage points higher than students who earned a D or F letter grade on the Excel Grader Project. In an end-of-semester student survey, most respondents agreed that the test-review-retest pattern of the Dynamic Study Modules helped them learn and remember chapter content.

MyITLab educator study examines demonstration of Excel proficiency at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Colleen Boland
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

28-Jun-2016

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MyITLab was included as a key component of an Accounting Information Systems course to help students demonstrate proficiency in Excel. MyITLab allowed the instructor to consistently assess student competency in Excel with little effort or additional time. Acclaim badges were received by 95 percent of students on two Capstone Grader projects in MyITLab, allowing students to show current and potential employers their mastery of specific skills.

MyITLab Educator Study

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Wilma Andrews
Virginia Commonwealth University

20-May-2016

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MyITLab educator study explores an online, self-paced, pass-fail course delivery format at Virginia Commonwealth University

MyITLab Educator Study

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MaryLou Wilson
Piedmont Technical College

13-May-2016

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MyITLab educator study analyzes simulation and grader project scores at Piedmont Technical College

MyITLab Case Study

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Kim Potts
North Arkansas College

31-Dec-2015

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Data for this course indicate that a very strong positive correlation exists between average MyITLab Skill Training scores and average MyITLab Grader Project exam scores, for the applications portion of the course. Also, students who had higher MyITLab Tech In Action homework scores had higher MyITLab Tech in Action quiz scores for the concepts portion of the course.

Flipped Learning Implementation Strategies for High Impact

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8-Dec-2015

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This report includes six implementation and results case studies in which a Flipped Learning model is being used successfully by instructors in a variety of disciplines utilizing MyLab, Mastering or Revel.

MyITLab Case Study

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Chuck Downing
Northern Illinois University

9-Nov-2015

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Data indicate that MyITLab homework scores may be an indication of future success on quizzes, final exams, and final course grades. Students who earned higher MyITLab scores had consistently higher letter grades across all course assessments. MyITLab completion rates are also indicative of higher quiz and final exam scores.

MyITLab Case Study

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Alan Shapiro
St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus

11-Oct-2015

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Data show that students who complete most or all of their MyITLab assignments earn higher exam and final course grades than students who skip two or more assignments. Data also reveal a strong positive correlation between Skill Training Simulations and Skill Training Exams and a very strong positive correlation between both Skill Training and Grader Project scores and final course grades.

MyITLab Case Study

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Buffie Schmidt
Georgia Regents University

25-Sep-2015

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Data indicate strong positive correlations between MyITLab Training assignments and MyITLab Grader Projects and between MyITLab Grader Projects and average exam grades, showing a building relationship of success among consecutive course components. In addition, students who earn higher Grader Project scores in this implementation earn higher exam and final course grades.

MyITLab Case Study

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Laureen Kodani
University of Hawaii, Maui College

17-Aug-2015

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Data show a very strong positive correlation between MyITLab assignment scores and average exam scores, indicating that students who successfully complete MyITLab assignments perform better in the course. In addition, students who complete all or most MyITLab assignments earn higher average exam and final course grades than do students who more routinely skip assignments.

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