• MyLab Accounting increases student success and retention rates

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    MyLab Accounting contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Khondkar Karim from the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Accounting for Managerial Accounting by Braun and Tietz on student success in their Managerial Accounting (Accounting 2020) course.

     

  • Revel Communication positively impacts student performance

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    Revel Communication positively impacts student success

    In Fall 2018, Professor Aileen Ochoa from Miami Dad College Kendall Campus in Miami, FL, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of Revel™ for Essentials of Human Communication by DeVito on student performance in her Fundamentals of Speech Communication course.

  • MyLab Marketing contributes to student success

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    MyLab Marketing contributes to student success

    In Fall 2017, Professor Sanjay Sisodiya from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Marketing for Principles of Marketing by Kotler and Armstrong on student success in their Marketing course.

  • MyLab Business Communication contributes to student success

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    MyLab Business Communication contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Dr. Donna Kizzier from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Business Communication for Business Communication Today by Bovee and Thill on student success in her Business Communications course.

  • Professor shares how MyLab IT homework positively impacts student success and her implementation best practices

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success and best practices implementation

    In Fall 2018, Professor Amy Rutledge at Oakland University in Rochester, MI partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab™ IT with Exploring Office 2016 Volume 1 and Exploring Office 2016 Excel Comprehensive impacted student success in her Business Problem Solving with Information Technology course.

    • 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.
    • The professor developed many best practice assignments including a syllabus quiz, a midterm journal reflection assignment, and a “how-to” Grader Project assignment.

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    Why does Professor Amy Rutledge utilize MyLab IT?

    Students enter the course with a range of skill levels and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. In working through assigned simulations and homework in MyLab IT, students can customize their learning experience and build on their knowledge by utilizing multiple attempts, available learning aids, and detailed score reports.

    How was MyLab IT implemented?

    Class meets in a computer lab twice a week for 75 minutes each session. As a recommended best practice, at the beginning of the semester, Rutledge assigns a syllabus quiz she created in MyLab IT.

    She has students work on MyLab Simulation Trainings after the in-class activity as homework. Students have an unlimited number of attempts to earn their best score. Grader Project assignments are designed to test what students have learned in the MyLab IT Simulation Trainings and reading assignments. In the face-to-face sections, MyLab IT accounts for 45% of the total course grade and in the online sections, MyLab IT accounts for 55% of the total course grade.

    Were students successful in the course?

    Students were divided into two groups — those scoring above and those scoring below the average MyLab Simulation Training score of 95.6%.

    • Students who scored above average on MyLab Simulation Trainings earned an average Grader Project score 18 percentage points higher than students who scored below average on Simulation Trainings.

    Students were divided into two groups based on their average MyLab homework score of 85%, identifying the following:

    • 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.

    MyLab IT best practices

    Setting students up for success with a “How-to” Grader Project assignment

    • After completing the first Grader Project, students must go to “View Submissions” to see their Grader Project Report and the details of any incorrect steps they made. Students must take a screenshot of this report, as well as download their submitted file and Live Comments report.

    Addressing student complaints regarding MyLab scoring

    • She asks students to email her the original submitted file, a screenshot of the summary report, the version of Office in use, and whether the student is using Windows or Mac with steps marked as incorrect on summary report they believe should be correct.

    Assigning mid-semester journal reflection

    • Students are asked to include their mid-semester score and GPA and then think about their performance in the course so far — whether it meets their expectations, and if it does not, what their plan is to improve their performance. Rutledge also has students provide any feedback or questions they have in general about the course and asks students what they think is working well with the course or what they think needs to be improved.

    Did students like using MyLab IT?

    When asked what the benefits of MyLab IT were, two students responded:

    You get direct examples and lots of practice.”

    Helps you really understand what is going on in the class and is a good warm up for the assignments while it's fresh in your brain.

    Read the full findings here 

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  • Course redesign utilizing Mastering Physics increases student success

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    Course redesign incorporating Mastering Physics contributes to student success

    Professor Sarah Formica from the University of North Georgia was looking for a way to curb cheating and increase student success in her Principles of Physics I course, and as part of that redesign she adopted Mastering™ Physics and Learning Catalytics™. Through this 10-year redesign the following was noted:

    • FCI normalized gains were significantly higher for students taking the flipped format with Mastering Physics.
    • The Mastering homework implementation was designed to discourage students from cheating and to motivate them to do extra practice without looking up solutions.
    • The instructor used Learning Catalytics to evaluate understanding and determine student misconceptions during class.
     
  • Mastering Physics increases student engagement and supports student success

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    How Mastering Physics contributes to student success and increases engagement

    In Spring 2018, Professor Adam Beehler from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT partnered with Pearson to investigate how Modified Mastering™ Physics for College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones, and Field impacted student success in his General Physics I course.

  • Pearson Inclusive Access increases student engagement and success

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    Pearson Inclusive Access contributes to student engagement and success

    In Fall 2017, Lynett Rock, Math and Science Division Chair from Connors State College in Warner and Muskogee, OK, chose to transition to Pearson Inclusive Access with the goal of students accessing course materials on their first day. After implementing the model from 2017 to Spring 2018, it was learned that:

  • Course redesign utilizing MyLab Math positively impacts student retention

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    Course redesign utilizing MyLab Math positively impacts student retention rates

    From Fall 2016 to Spring 2017, Professor Carol Crothers from the College of Western Idaho in Nampa, ID partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of her redesigned College Prep Math course utilizing MyLab™ Math in MyLabsPlus™ for Developmental Mathematics by Trigsted. During this time, it was learned:

    • Retention rates increased 29 percentage points after redesigning to an emporium format.
    • A prescriptive orientation period with specific benchmarks provided students a firm foundation, while flexibility in the course format throughout the remainder of the semester met their academic and personal needs.
    • Weekly communication between group Instructors and students ensured personal contact in this large emporium course.