How MyLab Marketing contributes to student success
In Fall 2018, Professor Rebecca Reczek from Ohio State University partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab™ Marketing for Principles of Marketing by Kotler and Armstrong impacted student performance in her Principles of Marketing course.
MyLab IT user best practices and transition to a Learning Management System
In Fall 2018, Professor Barbara Fogle from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC utilized MyLab™ IT with Exploring Microsoft Excel 2016 Comprehensive by Patsy, Mulbery, Davidson and, Grauer, and decided to pilot Learning Management System integration to facilitate a seamless experience for students accessing course technology in her Microcomputer Spreadsheets course.
In Fall 2018, Professor Lois Blais from Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab IT with GO! Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1 by Gaskin, Vargas, Geoghan, and Graviett impacted student success in their Computer Applications course.
In Fall 2018, Professor Rita Reagan-Redko from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY partnered with Pearson to investigate whether MyLab™ MIS positively impacts student success in her Technology in the Workplace course.
How MyLab Marketing contributes to student success
In Fall 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Karen Loveland from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, TX to determine whether Mylab™ Marketing for Marketing: Real People, Real Choices by Solomon positively impacted student success in her Principles of Marketing course.
In Fall 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Susumu Kasai at Salt Lake Community College to investigate whether MyLab™ IT with Microsoft Office 2016 (custom edition) positively impacted student success in their Business Computer Proficiency – Spreadsheet & Database course.
From 2012 to 2015, Professor Hector Enríquez at the University of Texas El Paso utilized MyLab Spanish in his five Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, and Spanish for Spanish Speakers courses. He partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab Spanish supports his students’ success. Through this research they found that:
Students who scored an average of 80 percent or higher on MyLab Spanish homework had higher composition, exam, final exam, and final course scores than students who scored lower than 80 percent on MyLab Spanish homework.
The correlation between student performance on MyLab Spanish homework assignments and final course scores was strong.
As coordinator of the lower division Spanish courses, Enríquez is challenged to meet many goals including:
Meet the learning needs of both non-native and heritage speakers while delivering a uniform learning experience that can be personalized
Offer students sophisticated learning tools at a reasonable cost
Improve students’ overall performance, raising both pass rates and course completion rates
With these goals in mind, Enríquez adopted MySpanishLab for the introductory and intermediate Spanish sequences and has been utilizing it for over a decade.
How was MyLab Spanish used in the course?
The five Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, and Spanish for Spanish Speakers courses are face to face, hybrid/intensive, and online. Content, homework, and assessments are pre-assigned with due dates through the MyLab Spanish master course shell. Pearson exams are used, and questions on MyLab Spanish homework are similar to the questions that will appear on exams.
Per textbook chapter, all machine-graded exercises are assigned in MyLab Spanish over the course of (approximately) two weeks. This includes some tutorials and one chapter practice exam. Students have unlimited attempts on homework. In Elementary and Intermediate Spanish MyLab Spanish accounts for 15% of the course grade, while it accounts for 20% of the course grade in Spanish for Spanish Speakers.
Were students successful over the semester?
Examination of student results data across all five courses shows a strong correlation between MyLab Spanish scores and final course scores in the face-to-face* course format.
Students who scored 80 percent or higher on MyLab Spanish homework had higher average scores on compositions, exams, final exams, and final course scores than students who scored less than 80 percent on MyLab Spanish,
How MyLab Spanish supports students
At the end of the day, Enríquez’s goal is to help students become proficient in the language. He maintains:
“MyLab Spanish has worked well for our students. When our students use MyLab Spanish, they become responsible for their own learning, and they succeed.”
“MyLab Spanish meets the needs of heritage speakers with a range of exercises that target vocabulary and writing skills. With such a deep resource of activities and multimedia resources in MyLab Spanish, I can easily customize our course to address the unique strengths and weaknesses that heritage speakers bring to the course.”
In addition to helping students become proficient in Spanish, MyLab Spanish also had a positive impact on teaching. Enríquez notes how it saves grading time, it allows instructors to better use in-class time, and it gives instructors the opportunity to see where students’ strengths and weaknesses lie in terms of understanding the content.
In Fall 2018, Professor Regina Harley at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab IT™ with Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 by Poatsy, Grauer, Mulbery, Krebs, Hogan, and Rutledge contributed to student success in her Essential Business Tools and Technologies course.
In Fall 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Kathy Towle from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM to investigate whether MyLab™ Finance for Fundamentals of Corporate Finance by Berk, Demarzo, and Harford positively contributed to student success in her Financial Management course.
How MyLab Management contributes to student success
In Fall 2018, Professor Irene Wilder from State University of New York (SUNY) at Jefferson, Watertown, NY worked with Pearson to discover whether MyLab™ Management for Modern Management: Concepts and Skills by Certo and Certo impacted student success in her Principles of Management course.