Live Twitter Chat – Adaptive Technology: A Revolution in Learning

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Adaptive learning technology is causing a revolution in learning as we know it.
By personalizing learning for each student, adaptive is taking higher education by storm.

Join our live Twitter chat on adaptive learning technology featuring Dr. Ulrik Christensen (@juulchristensen), CEO of Area9 and the co-creator of several of McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive learning tools, and Chris Dawson (@mrdatahs), education technology writer at ZDNet.

Wednesday, April 24
3pm ET

Ask questions and join the conversation by using the hashtag #adaptivechat

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The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  April 17 2013
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New Suite of Adaptive Learning Products, Including First-Ever Adaptive E-Book

We are very excited to launch the new “LearnSmart Advantage” suite, using adaptive technology to provide more dynamic, personalized learning experiences across new aspects of the student learning experience. Included in the suite is SmartBook™, the world’s first ever adaptive e-book, which revolutionizes college reading by focusing students’ attention on the content that is most critical to their learning.

Adaptive technology personalizes learning by continually assessing students’ knowledge, skill and confidence levels and designing targeted study paths to bolster students’ understanding in the areas where they need to improve the most. By allowing students to focus their outside-of-class study time on the topics and concepts that are most challenging to them, adaptive learning has been shown to help students study more efficiently, develop greater proficiency and earn better grades. It also benefits instructors: By better preparing students for class, adaptive learning enables instructors to spend more time delving into advanced concepts and engaging students in high-level discussion.

Read the press release to learn more about the LearnSmart Advantage suite!

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 14 2013
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The Countdown to Digital Has Begun

In August 2012, McGraw-Hill Higher Education President Brian Kibby told Inside Higher Ed:

“Aside from the college library, you hopefully won’t be able to find a printed textbook on a college campus in three years. And if you are, we should all be disappointed.”

Super-adaptive learning technology can and does transform the learning experience. It empowers both instructors and students to achieve more successful outcomes.

The Digital Revolution in Learning has begun!

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  January 05 2013
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McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Success and Increases Instructor Efficiency at Hinds Community College!

In 2010, Professor Sharon Feaster began offering Connect Anatomy & Physiology to her students as an extra study tool. In 2011, when she required students to complete homework assignments within Connect, she witnessed dramatic improvement in student grades, pass rates and retention. During the Fall 2011 semester when Connect was required, 22% more students passed the course and 29% more students completed the course than during the previous semester. Read this CASE STUDY to find out why Professor Feaster credits Connect with having made a real difference for her students.

Professor Feaster says, “I observed that A students are going to make A’s regardless of what is asked of them. The Connect and LearnSmart assignments force all of the students to study in a variety of ways […] which evidently improves their understanding.” The data backs this up, showing that Connect made a significant difference for students who might have otherwise withdrawn from or failed the course or who may not learned the material well enough to pass the course. As a result, Professor Feaster “absolutely” recommends Connect to other faculty.

LearnSmart – It’s Proven

The research shows that McGraw-Hill LearnSmart™ works. In a study involving almost 700 students from 6 institutions, students experienced higher success rates with LearnSmart.

Final analysis shows when LearnSmart is assigned more B students earn A’s and more C students get B’s.

The distribution shows the aggregate of letter grades assigned by instructors. A Chi Square test was performed to determine if final course grades were distributed differently across the two groups (control and experimental). The test indicated a significant difference, Χ2 (4) = 11.667, p = .020 (an alpha level of .05 was adopted for this statistical test).

Read more about the study results here!

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  June 01 2012
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Announcing the Winners of the Get Connected and Win Video Contest

Congratulations to all the winners in the Get Connected and Win Student Video Contest!

We asked students across the country to create a video about McGraw-Hill Connect and how it has helped them. So many excellent videos came in that it was hard for our panel of judges to decide, but the winners have been posted! Check them out at
The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  May 10 2012
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The Connect Team

The Connect Team