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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.

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.

Quantifying Student Success: How to Conduct an Efficacy Study using Mastering

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Robert Pribush
Butler University

1-Oct-2011

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Learn how to get started with gathering and analyzing your student success data, what to consider, and helpful tools provided by Pearson. You will also hear from an experienced Mastering user who will share his own story of the impact of data collection on his teaching experience.

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.

Course redesign with MasteringBiology

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David Collings
University of Canterbury

1-Jan-2011

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Because of a natural disaster impacting University facilities, a course redesign was necessary, resulting in the adoption of MasteringBiology. Results showed a strong correlation between the formative assessments in MasteringBiology and the summative assessments.

Better student success with Pre-lecture assignments

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Andrea Aspbury
Texas State University

1-Jan-2011

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Organismal Biology students who completed prelecture quizzes in MasteringBiology receive significantly higher exam scores than those students who do not complete them. In addition, requiring prequizzes has resulted in record-low D/F/W rates for the course.

Majors Biology Course Redesign

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Andrea Aspbury
Texas State University

1-Jan-2011

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2011 Pearson Course Redesign Conference presentation on a successful redesign using Mastering. The presentation includes a discussions of the problems that the particular department faced before implementing course redesign; steps they took to implement course redesign; and the results their students achieved in redesigned courses.

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.

Students request more MasteringBiology Work

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Jennifer Martin
University of Colorado Boulder

1-Jan-2010

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Students request more MasteringBiology homework, particularly tutorials and animations, and like using the e-book. The professor feels that adding MasteringBiology is one of the best changes made to the class.

Managing Large Courses

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David Dearden
Brigham Young University

1-Jan-2010

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Using Mastering to manage your large courses, containing hundreds of students, and to gain insight into your class' performance, quickly identify students at risk, and help prepare your students for class allowing you to spend your time in lecture more effectively.

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