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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.

Mastering Biology educator study reports on redesign

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Shelley Phelan
Fairfield University

4-Oct-2017

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The department started a redesign in 1999 and continued to evaluate results, monitor course costs, and stay up-to-date with educational technology, resulting in ongoing course changes to enhance learning. From 2010 to 2015, the group of students who had Mastering Biology homework scores above the mean had higher final exam averages than students who had lower Mastering homework scores.

Mastering Biology educator study assesses the implementation of pre-lecture homework

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Cathy Hughes
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

1-Aug-2016

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To free up class time for active learning and to ensure students came to class with an understanding of basic concepts, MasteringBiology pre-lecture homework was implemented.

Using different Mastering resources to engage students

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Thaddeus McRae
Broward College

31-May-2016

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The instructor used different resources and types of assignments in Mastering to engage and provide multiple learning opportunities for students. These included Dynamic Study Modules for pre-lecture, Tutorials, and Adaptive Follow-Up assignments.

2016 Science and Engineering White Paper with Educator Case Studies and Implementation Worksheets

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12-Jan-2016

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The 2016 Science and Engineering White Paper 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.

Successful implementation of Mastering across all course formats

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Mitch Albers
Minneapolis Community and Technical College

16-Dec-2015

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Evidence from this study showed that the students who did better in the course had attempted more MasteringBiology assignments and had a higher rate of testing out of or scoring 100 percent on personalized Knewton Adaptive Follow-Up assignments.

2015 Flipped Learning White Paper

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8-Dec-2015

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This white paper includes 6 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.

Higher Exam scores when more Mastering homework is attempted

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Laura Almstead and Becky Miller
University of Vermont

18-Feb-2015

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Controlling for variables that influence a student’s exam score, results show that students who attempted more MasteringBiology assignments showed a significant trend towards higher exam scores.

Mastering Biology educator study

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Curtis Coffman
Vincennes University

28-Dec-2014

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After implementing Mastering Biology as part of a four-year course redesign to a flipped classroom, students earned more As and Bs and earned higher average final exam scores.

Higher exam scores and positive student feedback after implementing Adaptive Follow-Up

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Rebecca Orr
Collin College

28-Dec-2014

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When Knewton Adaptive Follow-Up was added, there was a statistically significant increase in end-of-semester student exam scores.

Science and Engineering White Paper, v. 5

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23-Dec-2014

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The Science and Engineering v.5 White Paper features 12 new data-driven case studies from both 2- and 4-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 as an indicator of course success

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Justin Walguarnery
University of Hawaii at Manoa

8-Dec-2014

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Students who consistently attempt the MasteringBiology homework tend to have significantly higher exam scores than students who skip the assignments.

Continued Student Success with MasteringBiology

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Sandi Connelly
Rochester Institute of Technology

9-Nov-2014

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Course redesign, with increased implementation of MasteringBiology and more active learning resulted in a trend towards both higher exam scores and a tightening of exam scores.

Departmental redesign resulted in increased student success

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Louis McIntyre
Robeson Community College

26-Dec-2013

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Undertaking a departmental redesign by adding prelecture Mastering assignments facilitated increased student preparedness and engagement and enabled more time for interactive learning. As a result, final course grades of A and B significantly increased.

Mastering Science and Engineering White Paper, 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.

MasteringBiology helps assess student mastery

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Warner Bair
Lone Star College-Cy Fair

26-Dec-2013

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Since implementing MasteringBiology, success rates are higher—and have remained higher—and more students are earning final course grades of A. MasteringBiology helps to assess student mastery to identify misconceptions and areas of weakness.

Exam Scores Increased When Adaptive Follow-Up was Implemented with MasteringBiology Homework

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Rebecca Orr
Collin College

25-Nov-2013

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Student feedback indicated that Adaptive Follow-Ups were beneficial in mastery of concepts and motivated them to work harder on MasteringBiology homework assignments.

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.

Increased success with Prelecture Assignments

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Melissa Fierke
State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

1-Jan-2013

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Students come to class better prepared and are more engaged after doing prelecture assignments in MasteringBiology. As a result, student success rates are significantly higher.

Better exam results with MasteringBiology

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Sandra Connelly
Rochester Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2012

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Increasing the use of MasteringBiology enabled more active learning opportunities, promoted more-efficient lectures and office hours, and resulted in higher exam scores.

Better student success with Pre-lecture assignments

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Eileen Gregory
Rollins College

1-Jan-2012

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Students recognize the value of completing MasteringBiology assignments, resulting in more-engaging classroom discussions, more time for active learning, and consistently higher exam scores.

MasteringBiology

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Louise Beard
University of Essex

1-Jan-2012

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MasteringBiology offers an interactive learning format that more effectively engages students with course materials and thereby helps them perform better in the course.

MasteringBiology users outperformed non-users

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Jung Choi, Tonya Shearer, David Garton
Georgia Institute of Technology

1-Jan-2012

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In a study conducted over two semesters, students who used MasteringBiology consistently outperformed students who were not using MasteringBiology.

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.

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