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Why did Professor Richard Vail adopt MyLab Operations Management?
Looking for a digital companion program that would encourage students to participate in their own learning and facilitate greater understanding of the course content, MyLab Operations Management was adopted in Fall 2016.
How was MyLab Operations Management implemented?
Operations Management is a one-semester, three-credit course. Vail uses a variety of instructional techniques in his course: class discussion, lecture, simulations, team work, and group projects. Outside of class, students are expected to read the text, complete MyLab homework assignments, and participate in team activities. MyLab homework assignments are completed before lecture and have required due dates. MyLab homework consists of:
- Problem sets,
- Video case studies, and
- OM simulations.
MyLab assignments account for 39% of the total course grade.
Were students successful in the course?
Grouping students based on average MyLab homework score identifies the following:
- 90% of students earning a MyLab homework score above average earned an A as their final course grade, and 100% of students earned an A or B.
In addition, students who completed most assignments had higher average exam grades — students earning an A skipped fewer than one assignment on average.
Did students like using MyLab Operations Management?
Responses from the Fall 2017 end-of-semester survey of Vail’s students indicate that the majority of responding students recognize the value of MyLab Operations Management.
- 89% of respondents agreed that their understanding of the course material increased as a result of using MyLab.
One student said:
“The benefits [of MyLab] were the simulations and the "view an example" learning aid. When it was really difficult for me to figure out a problem, working through a similar problem was very helpful.”
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