• MyLab Intro to Business positively impacts retention rates and student success

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    MyLab Intro to Business positively impacts retention rates and student performance

    In Spring 2018, Professor Janet Brooks from Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Intro to Business and Business Essentials by Ebert and Griffin on retention rates and student performance in her Introduction to Business course.

  • MyLab Math Interactive Assignments positively contribute to student success

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    How MyLab Math contributes to student success

    From Fall 2017 to Spring 2018, Professor James Lee from the College of Southern Nevada partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Math for Interactive Developmental Mathematics by Rockswold and Krieger on student success in his Intermediate Algebra course.

  • Mastering Chemistry enhances student success

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    How Mastering Chemistry contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Jo Nell Aarons Gillings from Miami Dade College partnered with Pearson to investigate whether Modified Mastering™ Chemistry for Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, Lemay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, and Stolzfus impacted student success in her General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II course.

  • Mastering Biology homework leads to increased student success

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    How Mastering Biology contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Charles Galt from Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact Modified Mastering™ Biology for Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology by Simon, Dickey, Hogan, and Reece had on student success in his Introduction to Principles of Biology course.

  • MyLab Accounting positively impacts student performance

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    MyLab Accounting contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Joe Welker from the College of Western Idaho partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Accounting for Horngren’s Financial & Managerial Accounting by Nobles, Mattison, and Matsumura on student success in his Introduction to Financial Accounting course.

  • MyLab IT enhances students success

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    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.

  • Professor learns how MyLab IT positively impacts student success

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    In Fall 2018, Professor Michelle Craddock partnered with Pearson to discover whether MyLab™ IT with Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1 by Patsy et al. and Visualizing Technology by Geoghan contributed to student success in her Microcomputer Applications I course.

  • MyLab IT implementation best practices and transition to Learning Management System integration

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    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.

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  • MyLab IT homework positively impacts student success

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success and students’ response to Pearson Inclusive Access/LMS integration

    In Fall 2018, Professor Robert Huyck at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY partnered with Pearson to investigate whether MyLab IT™ and eTexts GO! With Office 2016 Volume 1 by Gaskin, Vargas, Geoghan, and Graviett and Technology in Action by Evans, Martin, and Poatsy positively impacted student success in his Computers and Society course.

  • MyLab IT positively impacts student success

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    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.

  • How MyLab Marketing can enhance student success

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    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.

  • MyLab IT custom package positively impacts student success in the Microsoft Office Specialist testing initiative at San Francisco State University

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    In Fall 2018, Professor Daniel Ciomek from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA partnered with Pearson to investigate whether the custom package of MyLab™ IT, Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World by Valacich and Schneider (primary eText), Exploring Microsoft Access 2016 Comprehensive and Exploring Microsoft Excel 2016 Comprehensive by Poatsy impacted student success in his Information Systems for Management course.

  • The positive impacts of MyLab Finance on student success

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    How MyLab Finance contributes to student success

    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.

  • MyLab IT has a positive impact on student success and students feel badges give them an advantage when applying for jobs

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    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.

  • MyLab Management contributes to student success

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    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.

  • MyMath Lab homework positively impacts student success

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    How MyLab Math contributes to student success

    Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, Professor Kathy Nabours at Riverside City College partnered with Pearson to investigate whether MyLab™ Math for Intermediate Algebra by Martin-Gay positively impacted student success.

  • MyLab IT and MyLab Accounting set students up for success

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    How MyLab IT and MyLab Accounting contribute to student success

    In Spring 2019, Professor KD Hatheway-Dial at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID partnered with Pearson to investigate whether MyLab IT™ for Skills for Success for Office 2016 by Adkins and MyLab Accounting for Horngren’s Financial and Managerial Accounting by Miller-Nobles, Mattison, and Matsumura positively impacted student success.

  • MyLab IT enhances student success and comprehension

    by Pearson

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    How MyLab IT contributes to student success

    In Fall 2018, Professor Patrick Logue at South Plains College in Levelland, TX partnered with Pearson to investigate whether MyLab IT™ supported student success in his Business Computer Applications course

  • Benefits of Pearson eText and MyLab Education for instructors and students

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    How Pearson eText and MyLab Education benefit instructors and students

    Professor Dr. Peggy Goodson Rochelle at Tusculum University in Tennessee sees many benefits for instruction and a positive impact on student success since she has utilized Pearson eText and MyLab™ Education. She emphasizes the following benefits of these products:

    • They are vetted, saving her the time investment of checking that the reading she assigns is accurate.
    • Pearson offers strong product support, allowing her to get assistance from knowledgeable staff when she needs it.
    • They offer many conveniences to students, including:

        Access to the text from the very start of the course;

        Use of the products on their preferred devices; and

        The opportunity to take practice quizzes.

    Click here to read the full story or continue reading to learn more.

    About Pearson eText and MyLab Education

    Pearson eText and MyLab Education offer access to course readings from multiple devices. The embedded videos of teachers in the classroom with actual students provide real-world demonstrations of the text’s concepts. Students have multiple options for reinforcing their understanding of the material, including practice quizzes. Instructors can make use of an array of assignments—quizzes, multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, writing assignments, and others—to assess student learning.

    Why does Professor Dr. Goodson Rochelle utilize Pearson eText and MyLab Education?

    Peggy’s courses use Pearson eText or MyLab Education for three main reasons: they’re vetted, Pearson staff provide quality support, and the cost can be covered by financial aid.

    How are Pearson eText and MyLab Education implemented?

    She has used direct integration since 2018, which allows her to incorporate Pearson eText and MyLab into her courses. She will eventually switch to partner integration because it will offer consistency across the university while still allowing her to add deep links for her courses. Assignments differ between her courses, but she often assigns video case studies and self-check quizzes. Assignments within the products that students submit generally contribute 20% to 40% toward their final grade in the course. Other assignments that are not part of MyLab include having her students evaluate teaching videos and giving feedback on samples of elementary and secondary student work.

    She allows students to engage with practice quizzes and other parts of Pearson MyLab that do not count towards their grade as many times as they like. She makes some tests and quizzes untimed in the product if she wants to encourage students to read or reread the text. Additionally, she often takes advantage of the product’s feature that randomizes the order of questions on quizzes.

    Instructor experience and perception

    When summing up her overall experience as an instructor using MyLab, Peggy again offered praise to Pearson’s product support and she described direct integration as “seamless”. On the topic of student reactions, she shared her view that students appreciate Pearson text. “They like having options,” she stated, referring to the options to use Pearson text on a phone, computer, or tablet and the ability to take practice quizzes and other ways to study before completing graded assignments. She added that students seem to appreciate not having to go to a physical or online store to purchase a book.

    Read the full findings here

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  • Pearson and Mastering A&P supports student learning over OER

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    How Mastering A&P supports student learning

    In Summer 2021, Professor Ty Bryan at a community college in Southern United States met with Pearson to discuss how he uses and experiences Human Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition by Amerman and Mastering A&P™ in his Anatomy & Physiology I and II courses.

    Ty Bryan finds many benefits utilizing the Pearson textbook and Mastering A&P in his courses including:

    • High quality artwork, diagrams, and animations help students solidify knowledge that will translate to success in clinicals.
    • Better textbook that delivers concepts in a concise way thus encouraging students to read without feeling overwhelmed.
    • Dynamic Study Modules prepare students for discussion in class and help develop a deeper understanding of concepts.
    • Students are better set up for success in A&P II.
    • Top-notch customer support that facilitates a smooth course delivery.

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    Why did Professor Ty Bryan adopt Mastering?

    In schoolyear 2016/2017, his department switched from McGraw Hill to an OER resource called OpenStax in an effort to reduce the cost of textbooks. Once adopted, faculty further reviewed the OER textbook and found it lacking in artwork and diagrams, as well being heavily bogged down with unnecessary content.

    In early 2020, faculty compared a variety of textbooks and publishers and decided to adopt Pearson’s Human Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition by Amerman along with Mastering in Fall 2020. They landed on Pearson because of the superior way it was written and its concise, well laid out material. Anatomy & Physiology I and II are traditionally taught face-to-face, but due to the pandemic, course models had to be shifted. In response, courses had to be taught fully online, which meant faculty needed their Pearson textbook earlier than anticipated so it was adopted in Spring 2020.

    How Mastering A&P implemented?

    While Bryan incorporates Mastering content as optional for extra credit, he does strongly encourage its use and explains to his students its many benefits. He narrows down the sections from each chapter he wants them to read and includes Dynamic Study Modules.

    Outside of optional Mastering content, Bryan’s assessments in A&P I include four quizzes, six lecture exams and one standardized final exam. Students must receive a minimum of 50% on the final exam to pass the course.

    The instructor experience

    One of the main benefits Bryan has noticed since switching from OER is the improvement in artwork quality. OER lacked detailed artwork that is so crucial for students in A&P courses. Another highlight for Bryan is the readability of the Pearson text. He believes his students are better understanding concepts with the Pearson text because it’s concise and easy to navigate without being too tied down with unnecessary and disjointed material.

    Bryan finds the Pearson textbook sets A&P I students up for success in A&P II better than their previous OER textbook, with Bryan saying: “I think they are getting a better idea of chemistry from the Amerman textbook than they were getting from OER. (OER) is written by multiple people at multiple times. They go in there and do their little bit and it’s not easy to read. At least with the Pearson textbook…they’ve got a shot because it’s giving them something they can read, something they can understand, and the diagrams are plainly laid out.”

    Bryan never had anyone to reach out to with OER, no support to go with the textbook if he needed any type of assistance. In contrast, with Pearson, he feels he has been supported every step of the way. There was plenty of training when initially adopting Mastering with step-by-step instructions.

    Conclusion

    When deciding to switch from OER to Pearson, Bryan and fellow faculty wanted a more effective way for students to develop a foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology concepts that would prepare them for their clinicals. With Pearson, he finds the quality animations, diagrams, and concise wording all combine to help students be successful. As the instructor, he finds the continuous support Pearson offers to be invaluable in being able to offer his courses as seamlessly as possible.

    Read the full findings here

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  • MyLab Math for Mathematical Ideas for College and Finite Mathematics supports student success

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    How did MyLab Math contribute to student success?

    Between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, Professor Dr. Scott Demsky at Broward College in David, FL partnered with Pearson to determine how MyLab Math™ for Mathematical Ideas for College and Finite Mathematics (custom edition) by Miller impacted student success in his Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning and Survey of Mathematics courses.

  • Exploring the impact of Revel for Art History on student success in face-to-face and online formats

    by Pearson

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    How Revel Art History contributes to student success

    During Fall 2017, Stephany Rimland at Harper College in Palantine, IL partnered with Pearson to explore the impact of Revel™ for Art History by Stockstad and Cothren on student success, focusing on evaluating differences in Revel implementation and results between Rimland’s face-to-face and online Introduction to Art History (Art 131) course.

  • Support student success with Revel Java Programming

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    Supporting student success with Revel Java Programming

    Pearson interviewed instructors across the United States in Summer 2020 to understand how they’re using and experiencing Revel Java Programming.

    Researchers found that Revel’s integrated learning experience, that blends engaging content with practical experience and immediate feedback, lays a solid foundation for students to be successful programmers.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to learn more about what they have to say.

    Revel’s integrated learning experience encourages active participation

    George Meghabghab, professor at Roane State Community College in Tennessee, feels the integrated and immersive learning that Revel Java Programming offers means it is an “optimal learning space which encourages students to go into Revel… and engages them to stay there until finished.”

    Frank Ducrest, recently retired professor at a 4-year school in Louisiana, was pleasantly surprised when immediately after adopting Revel the rate of passing the course went from 35% to 70% in the first semester. The subsequent 5 years of utilizing Revel has kept this success rate high, averaging from 60% to 80%, depending on the student majors.

    It has really been amazing, the difference I have seen in my students since starting Revel.”

    Hands-on practice with immediate feedback

    Joe Parks, recently retired Lead Java Instructor at a community college in North Carolina, feels the immediate feedback Revel offers helps students realize a concept may not be well understood, thus allowing them to address the concern while the material is still fresh.

    The integrated quizzes, animations, activities, etc. follow this model, and allow a student to realize immediately that he or she needs to go through the current material again. Revel does this on an individual level, which is impossible to do in a classroom setting.”

    Caroline Budwell, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, appreciates how Revel’s practice opportunities encourage deep thought, saying:

    I like Revel because it does make the kids practice problems and it’s not as fluffy as what I was using previously because that program just gave them a lot of points to read and try stuff. Revel makes you think more; the practice activities in Revel makes my kids think more.”

    The autograding feature saves time grading programming assignments

    Four of the instructors we spoke to, including Caroline Budwell and Sujing Wang, a professor at a 4-year school in the southern region of the United States, all find the autograding feature to be the most beneficial aspect of Revel, with Caroline saying:

    I haven’t manually graded anything since implementing Revel, so I would say it works very well for me. It reduces the time I have spent grading, I just go into Blackboard, sync the grades, and I don’t mess with it at all.”

    Terrance Adam Smith, professor at a 2-year school in Texas, appreciates the time saved grading programming assignments saying, “I am definitely doing less work due to automatic grading.”

    Read the full findings here

    Learn more about how Revel Java Programming could benefit your course

  • Support student success with Revel Sociology

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    How Revel Sociology contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Professor Laurie Linhart at Des Moines Area Community College partnered with Pearson to investigate whether Revel for Sociology: The Basics by Macionis supported student success.

  • Student Success using Revel Introduction to Java Programming

    by Pearson

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    How Revel Introduction to Java Programming contributes to student success

    Between Spring 2018 and Fall 2019, Pearson partnered with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to explore how the use of Revel for Introduction to Java Programming by Y. Daniel Liang is related to learner outcomes related to achievement on assigned tasks, tests, and the course as a whole.

  • Boost student success with Revel Psychology

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    How Revel Psychology contributes to student success

    Manda Williamson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with Pearson to determine if Revel for Psychology, 1st Edition by Marin and Hock could enhance student engagement and success in her Introduction to Psychology Course over the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

  • Increase student success with Revel Writing Arguments

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    How Revel Writing Arguments contributes to student success

    In Fall 2017, Professor Robert Carlson at Texas Southmost College worked with Pearson to investigate whether Revel for Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, 10th Edition by Ramage, Bean, and Johnson could increase student engagement in his Composition II course.

  • Promote student success with Revel Criminal Justice Today

    by Pearson

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    How Revel Criminal Justice Today contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Pearson partnered with Professor Bill Brogan at McHenry County College to investigate whether Revel for Criminal Justice Today by Schmalleger promoted student success in his Introduction to Criminal Justice Course.

  • Increase student success with Revel InMicro

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    How Revel InMicro contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Professor Dr. Austin Boyle at Pennsylvania State University partnered with Pearson to investigate whether Revel InMicro by Hubbard and O’Brien could enhance student success in his Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy course.

  • Enhance student success with Revel InMicro

    by Pearson

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    How Revel InMicro contributes to student success

    In Fall 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Melissa Hendrickson at North Carolina State to discover whether Revel InMicro by Hubbard and O’Brien could increase student success in her Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics course.

  • Student Success with Revel Accounting Information Systems

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    How Revel Accounting Information Systems contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Pearson worked with Professor Deborah Hable at Wayne State University to investigate whether Revel for Accounting Information Systems by Romney and Steinbart supported student success in her Accounting Systems Design and Control course.

  • Increased Student Performance with Revel Strategies for Successful Writing

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    How Revel Strategies for Successful Writing contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Pearson partnered with Dr. Heather Eaton McGrane at Daytona State College to investigate whether Revel for Strategies for Successful Writing by Reinking and von der Osten increased student success in her Introduction to Composition course.

  • Increase Student Success with Revel Sociology

    by Pearson

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    How Revel Sociology contributes to student success

    In Summer 2018, Pearson worked with Associate Professor Catherine Medrano at the College of the Sequoias to investigate whether the use of Revel for Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach by Henslin supported student success.

  • Student success using Revel Psychology

    by Pearson Results Team

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    In 2018, Pearson worked with Garth Neufeld, Instructor at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA to investigate whether the use of Revel Psychology helped students succeed.

    Researchers found that:

    • When Revel was implemented in the course, average student exam scores improved.
    • Students who earned higher average Revel quiz scores also earned higher average final exam scores.
    • Average final course grades improved when Revel was required in the course.

    Click here to read the full case study or continue reading to learn more.

    Why did Garth Neufeld adopt Revel?

    Instructor Neufeld has taught Psych 100 online for several years. In Summer 2018 he redesigned the course to address issues with student engagement and reading completion. He hoped that by introducing Revel™ and restructuring the course assignments, students would be more likely to read the course content, complete the assignments, and be more engaged in the course.

    How was Revel used in his course?

    Neufeld created weekly Revel assignments, including readings and module and chapter quizzes and were due before the chapter was covered in class. Weekly Revel assignments are worth a combined 15% of the final course grade.

    Did Revel improve student success?

    Student performance data from Spring 2018 and Winter 2018 were used to compare results after implementing Revel. Data indicate students earned higher average final exam scores (final exam scores of zero were removed from analysis) when the course was redesigned and Revel was implemented.

    Students earned higher average final course GPAs when the course was redesigned and Revel was used than during the two course terms prior to redesign.

    Did students like using Revel?

    Students’ survey comments regarding their Revel experience included:

    • “[Revel] is a great way to learn — easy and effective with videos and mini quizzes.”
    • “All the information needed to view and study is very accessible. This includes textbook information, grades, and announcements. It's very organized.”

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    Learn more about how Revel Psychology could benefit your course by visiting: 

    https://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/educators/browse-products/disciplines/psychology.html

  • Enhance student success and support instructors with Pearson

    by Pearson

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    Pearson’s Efficacy and Learning team reviewed six of the top OER competitors and evaluated Pearson’s strengths against each of these offerings.

    Through this work we found that Pearson excels with supporting instructors and helping student achieve personalized outcomes.

    Read the complete findings here, or continue reading to find out how.

    Low Cost, High Quality, Trusted Results

    Pearson’s solutions are low-cost, and we are committed to measuring our impact on the outcomes that matter most to learners and educators. Efficacy is central to Pearson’s design and evaluation process.

    In 2018, Pearson was the first education company to publish third-party audited and independently reviewed reports in an effort to establish transparency and ensure confidence that is unmatched in commercial education. We continue to publish research that investigates our impact on outcomes.

    This is opposed to no-cost solutions that do not have comparable efficacy research on impact and engagement. Pearson’s commitment to efficacy is a key differentiator against OER resources.

    Instructor Flexibility

    Pearson content is designed for impact and offers customization opportunities. Instructors can:

    • Exclude assessment items or add their own items
    • Alter the number of attempts that students are allowed
    • Weigh grades according to their needs
    • Include adaptive features and exclude chapters as required.

    This high degree of flexibility supports instructor’s needs while not compromising on quality.

    Personalized support for all learners

    Pearson offers embedded practice and personalized support to all levels of learners.

    In addition, Pearson provides low stakes, embedded, non-graded assignments to help students gain personalized practice. This is not something OER resources can do.

    Free, all-in-one solutions lack the degree of adaptivity and personalization Pearson products offer. This means a Pearson product is more likely to meet the diverse needs of a large class in a more supportive, personalized way.

    Learner Support and Next Generation Solutions

    Pearson regularly creates new features that support student learning, deeper understanding, retention and personalization.

    Revel includes features competitors don’t have such as shared writing, journaling prompts, and video quizzes – all shown to deepen learning and improve learning gains.

    Further, Pearson offers relevant, engaging content that often incorporates current events that help learners see the application in their day-to-day lives.

    Read the full findings here

    Learn more about Efficacy and Research at Pearson

  • Enhance student success with Revel Organizational Behavior

    by Pearson

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    Pearson surveyed 7 instructors and conducted 3 interviews in spring 2021 to better understand how they used and experienced Revel’s “Organizational Behavior: Developing Skills for Managers” by Lamm & Tosti-Kharas during a pilot period.

    Through this work, we found that Revel delivers an engaging learning experience with high-quality content that promotes student success and supports instructors.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say.

  • Enhance student success with Revel Art

    by Pearson Results Team

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    Pearson interviewed Jeffery Byrd, a full-time professor at the University of Northern Iowa, in the winter of 2020 to understand how he’s using and experiencing Revel Art.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say. 

    Revel has interactive features that bring art to life

    Jeffrey finds the images and interactives in Revel give his students the opportunity to experience art in a way they were unable to in a traditional textbook, which has improved their performance.

    “I think they are doing better on the tests now that they are using Revel. Art history is all about images. There are activities where they really get to interact with the images and that’s been really helpful.”

    Revel’s videos resonate with students

    Most of Jeffrey’s students take his course straight out of high school. They find the material a bit of a challenge, as the vast majority of them have never viewed famous pieces of artwork in person before.

    “The student generated content is crucial because they hear somebody their own age who’s excited about art, which really makes a difference. They feel like it’s not exotic or foreign to them anymore, it’s not beyond them.”

    Revel engages students with a sense of space and place

    All the interactive features in Revel immerse students in art and capture their attention, according to Jeffrey, especially compared to a traditional textbook.

    “I think students are more engaged. I think it really has to do with the fact that they are not just reading a book; they have videos, audio reading to them, and interactive components where they are able to engage with an image in a very interactive way. All of those interactives are really engaging to them. I really do think it helps them to connect with the material much better.”

    Revel increases student confidence

    Having the audio feature and ability to hear other people give correct pronunciations in relation to artwork helps curb some of the nervousness that prevent students from speaking up in class, which in turn increases student confidence.

    “I think Revel helps them gain confidence in their learning because it brings art alive in a way that a regular textbook just can’t do. This material is very foreign to them. The audio feature and hearing someone say the words really helps students talk about the material because now they are not afraid of mispronouncing something. It has all to do with the sense that they are hearing somebody else say these words. They are hearing other people relate to the content and it makes it so much more of their own experience.”

    Revel helps students retain information

    Jeffrey’s main goal for switching to Revel was for students to retain more information. With Revel, his goal has been achieved.

    “I think there has been an improvement when it comes to retention. They are able to remember more of the material and I think it has a lot to do with the way they interact with the material. It is not only the reading audio feature, but also the embedded quizzes. I think they are really beneficial.”

    Read the full findings here

    Learn more about how Revel Art could benefit your course

  • Enhance student success with Revel History

    by Pearson Results Team

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    Pearson interviewed instructors across the United States in fall 2020 to understand how they’re using and experiencing Revel History. Through this work, we found that Revel History empowers students to actively participate in learning.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say. 

    Revel improves student performance

    David Toye, full-time professor at Northeast State Community College in Tennessee, finds that when his students use Revel, they perform better both in class and overall in the course, as compared to those who don’t take advantage of its learning resources.

    “I see that students who are engaged with Revel and reading the textbook are doing very well in my course. The ones who do not read generally get a C or worse. The ones who are doing the reading come to class and are more likely to speak up and do well on class activities.”

    Revel engages students

    Kevin Brady finds value in the variety of resources in Revel because they keep students engaged in the material, therefore strengthening their knowledge of historical concepts.

    “The [interactives] keep them engaged. Once they finish a video they get to see the quizzes, the primary document, activities and more videos. It is kind of building upon what they can see next. It’s like entertainment for them.”

    Revel contains high quality content and authoritative authors

    Kevin Brady appreciates the author’s style and ability to write a textbook that resonates with students of all levels, not just those desiring to be history majors. The author’s ability to entice students to delve deeper into history is one of the main reasons he continues to utilize Revel.

    “I love H.W. Brands. He is a phenomenal storyteller. He definitely has charisma, a real knack for this. He is not only a great speaker, but he is also a great writer. He is so concise, with a bullet-point type style, so the information is not overwhelming for students. He writes in such a way that he’s not dumbing it down for anybody, but he’s not keeping it at such a level that only a history major would understand it. Students walk away from the chapters knowing the main themes. During our class meetings I will ask students what they did not understand, if there were any issues, and I don’t see that much from students [since implementing Revel]. It is not like I used to see when I used other textbooks where students were so confused about the material. This textbook works so much better.”

    Revel supports instructors

    Revel is so well aligned with David Kiracofe’s course requirements, he has made all of his assessments come from Revel, which made the program an integral part of the course design. He finds designing the course around Revel easy.

    “Customizing the textbook and being able to pull stuff out of it is really helpful. It is very intuitive to be able to go in there with that flexibility within Revel to customize. It is easy to do. It is easy clicking.”

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  • Enhance student success with Revel Political Science

    by Pearson Results Team

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    Pearson interviewed instructors across the United States in early fall 2020 to understand how they’re using and experiencing Revel Political Science. Through this work, we found that the high-quality, relevant content in Revel Political Science helps students succeed.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say. 

    Revel has current & relatable content that applies to students’ everyday lives

    David Dr. Rich Haesly, full-time professor at California State University Long Beach, finds real value in Revel’s Current Events Bulletins because they highlight important events. The Bulletins also strongly resonate with the students and establish high-quality writing prompts that engage students and encourage informed discussion.

    “The Current Events Bulletins…are ripped from the headlines. [They are] ideas that become really great sources for writing prompts. This is stuff [students] need to know, not just to do well in the course, but they are important ideas to think about.”

    Revel helps students succeed

    Terri Evans finds students who take advantage of Revel quizzes perform better when compared to those who don’t utilize Revel.

    “For the students that do not do well on their exam or need some improvement, the first thing I do is go into Revel and see if they are even using the system. I found for those students that are not using Revel to do some testing along the way, compared to those that do, there is a grade difference there.”

    “The students that did take up work in Revel, it helped them. It helped them prepare for their final exam and their learning improved.”

    Revel monitors student engagement & performance

    Dr. Elizabeth Williams monitors student engagement and performance to intervene with struggling students.

    “The student performance data I receive (on individual students, their grade trend, and time spent on task) allow me to tailor much earlier intervention with struggling students. I meet with them earlier in the term, well before poor performance on much more heavily weighed exams. It is a sort of preventive academic counselling, and very active listening on my part.”

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  • Increase student engagement with Revel Sociology

    by Pearson Results Team

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    Pearson interviewed instructors across the United States in spring 2020 to understand how they’re using and experiencing Revel Introduction to Sociology by Macionis.

    Through this work, we found that Revel Sociology delivers an engaging learning experience while developing the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in class.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say.

    Revel engages students

    Wes Abercrombie, professor at Midlands Technical College in South Carolina, believes that the variety of resources available in Revel engage a broad range of students. It is flexible enough to cater to their differing needs, all while aligning to what students are reading and what is being addressed in class. Wes explains:

    “Revel is highly adaptable to a broad scope of different types of students. It is very useful because it allows them to go to trustworthy sources, besides my own prepared materials, that

    augment what students are attempting to learn or struggling to understand. It’s been an asset to me.”

    Revel increases comprehension

    Wes can tell students are engaging with the material and are comprehending what they are reading, as evidenced in their work. Wes says:

    “I can tell when students are reading Revel because they will bring up what they read in discussions and the articles from Revel are being integrated into assignment or term papers. [As a result], I know they are reading it, understanding it, and applying it correctly.”

    Revel prepares students for class

    Wes Abercrombie notices how Revel gives students a solid foundation to help them come to class with good questions, enabling them to fully participate in class and online discussions.

    “It does help them be more prepared for class. Even if it doesn’t explain something, it gives them a foundation to ask a question so they can communicate what they are not understanding.”

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  • Increase student engagement with Revel Psychology

    by Pearson Results Team

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    Pearson interviewed instructors across the United States in mid-summer 2020 to understand how they’re using and experiencing Revel Psychology.

    Through this work, we found that Revel Psychology empowers students to actively participate in learning.

    Read the complete findings here or continue reading to understand what they have to say.

    Revel connects Psychology to everyday life

    Kathleen Hughes, full-time professor at Pasco Hernando State College in Florida, believes Revel is a valuable tool that helps students understand their own everyday lives. The content is designed to connect psychology to real-life, explain why psychology matters, and how to apply it to life.

    “One of the priorities I have is helping students to understand themselves, their role as students, how to do better, and how to be a better student. I think giving them Revel, a tool that helps support that, helps their everyday life of just being a student.”

    Revel contains quality, up-to-date content

    Garth Neufeld, full-time professor at Cascadia College in Washington, finds the way the book is laid out resonates with students, saying:

    “I think the way the book is written and the way it is presented is extremely applied and relevant to my students’ lives.”

    In addition, Garth appreciates the specific textbook he uses in his General Psychology course as he thinks “it does a great job of being current.”

    Revel develops critical thinking skills

    Lisa Bohon finds that Revel enhances her students’ abilities to think critically.

    “The writing and personality inventories develop critical thinking. I have taken essay questions from the Pearson test bank as a starting point and have students write about the topics and respond to someone else. In doing that, that’s part of critical thinking, your ability to take something abstract and then thinking about something in the real world that applies to you.”

    Revel improves performance

    Dr. Bernadette O’Leary sees students performing better in their homework, exams, and overall grades due to the support Revel offers with comprehension and retention.

    “I've noticed an increase, a wonderful increase, in student performance and not only course grades, but points that they earn from each chapter. [Students are] more attuned, they're comprehending more, they're remembering more. I notice that in the point values, as they're doing the homework and then also as they are preparing for the exams. So, I do think that a companion site like Revel can actually help students comprehend as well as retain more information.”

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    Learn more about how Revel Psychology could benefit your course