Course redesign utilizing Mastering Physics increases student success

Pearson | October 29, 2021 in Meaningful Outcomes

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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.