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Why does Professor Deborah Habel utilize Revel AIS?
Habel was searching for a way to engage students more in their course reading and this led her to the unique “read a little, do a little” interactive approach of Revel. Required quizzes at the end of each chapter could be implemented more as a homework assignment than an actual assessment, while still allowing students to identify the content they found unclear. Habel adopted Revel in Fall 2017.
How was Revel AIS implemented?
Accounting Systems Design and Control is a one-semester, three-credit, senior-level course. Habel assigns 10 end-of-chapter quizzes in Revel, covering material from two chapters in each. Students have two attempts to complete these 10-question, multiple-choice quizzes, with the higher of the two scores recorded in the gradebook. Other resources like Concept Checks and end-of-chapter Excel problems are recommended by Habel but are not required as part of the Revel grade.
Outside of Revel, students complete homework assignments using some end-of-chapter questions, Microsoft Access, Sage 100 ERP, and SAP software, as well as a team-based simulation project completed during one class period, a separate team-based ERP research project, a midterm and final exam. Revel accounts for 20% of the total course grade.
Were students successful?
Students were placed into two groups based on their Revel quiz score, identifying the following:
- All students (100%) scoring above average on Revel quizzes passed the course, earning an A, B, or C as their final course grade.
- Students earning an A as the final course grade passed 100% of the Revel quizzes.
Did students like using Revel AIS?
Responses from the Spring 2018 end-of-semester survey of Habel’s students indicate that the majority of responding students recognize the value of Revel.
- 74% of respondents agreed that Revel provided additional study resources such as Concept Checks and interactive media links that helped prepare them for their exams.
- 70% of respondents said they prefer the interactivity of Revel to a regular print textbook.
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