McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Grades and Retention at San Jacinto College!

Professor Julie Williams teaches both face-to-face and online public speaking classes, and needed a solution that would support both types of courses. Previously, she had videotaped each student’s speech and provided DVDs for self-assessment in her face-to-face classes, which was time-intensive. With Connect® Lucas, she has recovered 50 hours per semester by uploading the videos into Connect for student self-assessment. She also has one place for her online students to upload their videos for grading and feedback, self-evaluation, and peer review. In addition, she reports increased student engagement and significantly higher pass rates than the departmental average since implementing Connect Lucas. Learn about Professor Williams’ experience in this CASE STUDY.



In addition to the positive impact on student performance, Connect Lucas has enabled Professor Williams to decrease the number of printed handouts and worksheets she provides to students by 1,000, resulting in actual departmental cost savings of approximately $300 per semester!


Professor Williams says, “Connect Lucas is a tool that enables faculty to effectively teach the concepts of public speaking, coach students through the learning process, manage classroom activities and assignments, and measure the outcomes of student success. I have made Connect a course requirement that all my students must have for my public speaking classes. So much of their grade will eventually depend on tools and features that they can only access through Connect, and it would be difficult for students to pass my course without it.”

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  September 26 2011
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