McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Performance and Retention at the University of Alabama!

Professor Lisa McKinney wanted to maximize her course lecture time without spending time on repetitive problems demonstrating lower-level concepts and reviewing homework. Professor McKinney and her colleagues decided to implement Connect Accounting as a way to ensure students learned this critical material outside of class. Faculty realized quickly that that students preferred Connect Accounting, which offered greater awareness of required homework assignments leading to students spending more time working on problems outside of course lectures and increasing quiz and exam averages and most of all pass rates!


“I feel that learning is higher because of the additional practice. Students in the lower and middle percentiles of the class are doing better because of the repetition and drilling provided through Connect.”


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In addition to the increase in student grades, Professor McKinney has found that attendance and retention rates have also risen since implementing Connect Accounting.


“Class attendance has gone up since we began using Connect Accounting, because students are responsible for a challenging homework assignment each week. Prior to using Connect, attendance for my sections was 75%. Since using Connect, attendance has increased to 90% or more. Connect Accounting keeps students in class each week because they want to know how to successfully complete the assignments.”


Professor McKinney “absolutely” plans to continue using Connect Accounting, and will recommend it to other faculty members. The time savings that Connect offers through auto-grading assignments and reinforcing key course concepts has enabled Professor McKinney to cover a wider variety of content and problems, making the course now more comprehensive for students. Professor McKinney and her colleagues were also pleased with the tangible results in a number of course success metrics across multiple sections.


Learn more about Professor McKinney’s experience with McGraw-Hill Connect through this CASE STUDY.

By  |  April 22 2011
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