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.
In Spring 2017, Professor Jill Kirby from Lipscomb University partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of Mastering™ A&P for Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology by Martini on student success in her Anatomy and Physiology II course.
MyLab Math with MyLabsPlus contributes to student success
Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, Professor Kathryn Merritt from Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Math in MyLabsPlus™ for Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra, 4th Edition by Martin-Gay on student success in her Developmental I & II courses.
How a test retake program and MyLab Math contribute to student success
In Fall 2017, faculty at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of their test retake program utilizing MyLab™ Math in their College Algebra course.
Flipping a course utilizing MyLab Math in MyLabsPlus contributes to student success
In Spring 2017, faculty from the University of Arkansas partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of a flipped Finite Mathematics course utilizing MyLab™ Math in MyLabsPlus™ for Finite Mathematics by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey.
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.
In 2018, several professors at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of Smarthinking™ online tutoring on student achievement in a variety of courses.
In 2017, several professors at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of Smarthinking™ online tutoring on student performance in a variety of humanities courses.
Regulated multiple attempts on MyLab Math quizzes contributes to student success
In 2017, Professor Kim Walters from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of increased attempts on MyLab™ Math quizzes on student performance between Fall 2015 and Spring 2017. The course material used was MyLab Math in MyLabsPlus™ with College Algebra, MSU Custom Edition by Trigsted in the College Algebra course.
In Spring 2018, Professor James Nelson from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Finance for Corporate Finance by Berk and DeMarzo on student success in his Financial Management II course.
How MyLab Marketing contributes to student success
In Spring 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor JoAnn Atkin from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, to investigate the impact of MyLab™ Marketing for Marketing: An Introduction by Armstrong and Kotler on student success in her Principles of Marketing course.
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.
In Spring 2018, Professor Erik Ford from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ IT with eText for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 by Grauer and Poatsy on student success in his Managing Business Information course.
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 MIS and MyLab IT contribute to student success
In Spring 2018, Professor Chris Vegter, Director of Academic Technology and Information Resources from the University of North Colorado in Greeley, CO, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of MyLab™ MIS for Using MIS by Kroenke and Boyle and MyLab IT for Go! by Gaskin on student success in his Information Systems course.
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.
In Spring 2018, Professor Dr. Patricia Eshagh from California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA, partnered with Pearson to investigate the impact of Revel™ for A World of Art by Sayre on student success in her Art Appreciation course.
In Spring 2018, Pearson partnered with Professor Xavier Aranda from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TX to investigate the impact of Modified Mastering™ A&P for Human Anatomy & Physiology by Maireb & Hoehn on student success in his Anatomy and Physiology I course.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Revel Abnormal Psychology contributes to student success
In Fall 2019, Pearson partnered with Professor Lee Kooler at Modesto Junior College to investigate whether Revel for Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World by Nevid, Rathus and Green impacted teaching and her students’ success in Abnormal Psychology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.