Learning Catalytics
Pearson Higher Education

Enable student success with an interactive classroom response tool.

Generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics.

Learning Catalytics is an interactive technology, classroom response system, aimed at increasing student engagement.

This interactive digital learning resource enables students to use their own device to answer multiple-choice, numeric, algebraic, text and graphic response questions.

As a learning and assessment classroom response tool, Learning Catalytics can be used to support peer-to-peer instruction, flipped classroom and Just-in-Time Teaching. It has been shown that effective use can increase attendance and engagement and have a positive impact on student success.

Learning Catalytics is available as a stand-alone resource or integrated with our range of MyLab and Mastering courses.

Learning Catalytics
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Learning Catalytics is the interactive technology classroom tool offering your students a rounded learning experience.

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18 different question types

Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking. Monitor their responses with real-time analytics to find out where they are struggling. From multiple choice to longer answer questions, engage online and on-campus learners with a consistently strong student experience.

Set questions before, during or after class

An interactive platform that encourages peer-to-peer learning with a range of digital questions

Composite Sketch

Spot common themes amongst your students’ sketches by comparing them overlaid on top of each other 


Use the computer algebra system that automatically check your students’ entries of mathematical expressions


Ask your students to rank a list of items in order


Ask your students to distribute votes on one, or several response choices 


Prompt your students to highlight words and phrases in a passage, with results displayed as a heat map


Encourage students to indicate a point on an image and draw a region to define the correct answer

Data Collection

Ask your students to report the numeric data of their experiment results 

Image upload

Allow students to use their iPhone or iPad to take a picture and upload it 


Check your students’ individual progress by asking them to sketch a graph 


Prompt your students to graphically draw an arrow/vector indicating a direction 

Long answer

Test your students’ understanding with free text they can provide in a large input box 

Word cloud

Find out what your students replies are in a word cloud display


Challenge your students’ critical thinking by asking them to prioritise amongst different choices of varied strength 

Short answer

Students enter free text in a small input box 

Many choices

Pose questions to your students with zero, one or many potential answers they can select 


Present your students with a set of sub questions and a set of options to match them with 

Multiple choice

– students select one choice


Test your students with numerical values in decimal, fraction or scientific notation, and set a tolerance range of correct responses 

Success stories

“Exam performance has gone up by about 10% ...People get fewer of the simple conceptual things wrong in exams, so I think it's effective.”

— Engineering lecturer, Imperial College London

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