• MyLab Accounting homework completion positively impacts student success

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    MyLab Accounting contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Pearson partnered with Thomas Bednarcik from Robert Morris University – Illinois in Orland Park, IL, to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Accounting with Financial Accounting by Harrison, Horngren, Thomas, and Tietz on student success in his Financial Accounting I course.

  • MyLab Math contributes to student success

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    MyLab Math contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Professor Mike Sutton from Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Math for Thinking Mathematically by Blitzer on student success in his Quantitative Literacy course.

  • MyLab Economics and Learning Catalytics contribute to student success

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    MyLab Economics contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Professor Brooks Herrboldt from Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Economics and Learning Catalytics™ with Microeconomics by Hubbard and O’Brien on student success in his Principles of Microeconomics course.

  • MyLab Math boosts student success

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    MyLab Math contributes to student success

    Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, faculty from Amarillo College partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Math for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 6th Edition by Martin-Gay on student success in their Beginning and Intermediate Algebra courses.

  • MyLab Business Communications boosts student success

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    MyLab Business Communications contributes to student success

    In Spring 2017, Pearson partnered with Susan Timm, professor at Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL, to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Business Communications with Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill on student success in her Business Communications course.  

  • MyLab Accounting boosts student success

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    MyLab Accounting contributes to student success

    In Fall 2017, Professor Rick Street from Spokane Community College in Spokane, WA, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Accounting with Financial Accounting by Kemp and Waybright on student success in his Principles of Accounting I course.

  • Course redesign utilizing MyLab Math contributes to increased engagement

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    Course redesign utilizing MyLab Math positively impacts instructor and student engagement

    In Spring 2017, Kim Gregor and Kathy Vezmar, instructors and department chairs at the Wilmington and Owens campuses of Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC), embarked on a course redesign utilizing MyLab™ Math in MyLabsPlus™ for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Martin-Gay in their Elementary Algebra courses.

  • Mastering Physics enhances student success in Elementary Physics I

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    Mastering Physics contributes to student success

    From Fall 2016 to Fall 2017, Pearson partnered with Professor John McClain from Temple College in Temple, TX to investigate the impact of Mastering™ Physics with Conceptual Physics by Hewitt on student success in his Elementary Physics I course.

  • Revel AIS contributes to student success

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    Revel AIS contributes to student success

    In Spring 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Deborah Habel from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI to investigate if the impact of Revel™ for Accounting Information Systems by Romney and Steinbart had a positive impact on student success in her Accounting Systems Design and Control 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.
  • 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.

  • Course redesign utilizing MyLab Math leads to increased student success

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    How MyLab Math contributes to student success

    From Fall 2016-Spring 2017, Pearson partnered with Professor Claudean Ellis from Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College in Bowling Green, KY to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Math in MyLabsPlus™ for Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra by Martin-Gay; Beginning & Intermediate Algebra by Martin-Gay; Geometry by Martin-Gay; Emporium Transitional Algebra Workbook: Preparing Students for Success in College Mathematics by the SKYCTC math faculty on student success in her Transitional Algebra course.

  • Pearson Inclusive Access model leads to increased retention and graduation rates, along with improved student success

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    Pearson Inclusive Access positively impacts graduation rates, retention rates, and student success

    In Fall 2012, Dean of Academic Instruction, Dr. Stephanie Duguid from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, chose to transition to Pearson Inclusive Access with the goals of improving developmental student success rates and first week access to course materials. After implementing the model from 2012-2018, it was learned that:

    • Graduation rates have increased eight percentage points and retention rates have increased ten percentage points.
    • Student success rates in gateway mathematics courses have increased 17 percentage points.
    • Students save an average of 68% off traditional prices when using Inclusive Access course materials.
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  • MyLab Math Companion Study Plans positively impact student success

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    How does MyLab Math contributes to student success?

    In Fall 2017, Professor Brandi Winchester from J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville, AL partnered with Pearson to investigate how MyLab™ Math for Developmental Mathematics: Basic Mathematics and Algebra, with workbook by Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis, Salzmann, and Hestwood impacted student success in her Basic Mathematics and Elementary Algebra courses.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 enhances student success and comprehension

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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 MediaShare for instructors and students

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    How MediaShare benefits instructors and students

    Professor Laurie Metcalf at Blinn College in Bryan, TX reported many perceived advantages of using MediaShare™ for her online public speaking course. Specifically, she named her ability to accomplish the following:

    Time-stamping specific feedback in students' videos to support their development of public speaking skills.

    • Providing more feedback to students' videos because of the ability to copy and paste feedback in MediaShare's grading rubric.
    • Looking across assignments for the same student to determine whether a problem is recurring and adjusting her grading and communication with the student accordingly.

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    About MediaShare

    MediaShare is a tool for sharing, assigning, discussing, and evaluating media in different formats, including video and audio files. It enables students and instructors to comment on media, and instructors can provide timestamped feedback to students on their assignments.

    Implementation of MediaShare

    For her online public speaking course, Professor Laurie Metcalf has used MediaShare for five or more years. MediaShare’s role in her class is primarily for students to submit four required speech assignments and for Laurie to provide grades and detailed feedback on those assignments.

    She views MediaShare as benefitting students through the development of students’ source citations and use of appropriate language, as well as offering her a way to see how individual students are progressing over time allowing her to offer targeted intervention.

    Instructor experience and perception

    Laurie views the capacity to provide timestamped feedback in students’ videos as very beneficial to learning as it allows her to focus on a specific spot in the recording. Relatedly, Laurie has found the setup of MediaShare to enable more of her feedback for those moments.

    Laurie finds the layout of the rubric advantageous as it allows her to do all of her grading on one screen. For the school break that extended through the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic, this functionality proved especially useful.

    In addition, Laurie believes student performance has improved due to MediaShare in the way students give source citations and their use of appropriate language.

    Conclusion

    From her perspective, the positive aspects of MediaShare give her online course advantages above and beyond what is possible for an in-person class saying, “We don’t even have that ability in a live class to do that. To stop a speech and say, look, ‘Did you hear what you just said? Did you hear how that sounded?’ And, ‘Here’s the problem.’ Or, ‘Here’s why it’s great.’ So that in and of itself I think is fantastic.”

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  • 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.

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    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.

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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.

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

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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 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.

  • Increase Student Success with Revel Sociology

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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.