McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Grades and Retention at San Jacinto College!
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.”
McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Success and Increases Engagement at Florida State College!
She says, “Connect Psychology drastically improves student engagement, and it is the next wave in digital learning and blended course development. It frees up class time for labs, activities and other forms of active learning. I am very, very pleased with it.”
Professor Tuckwiller recommends Connect to faculty and now plans to use the McGraw-Hill and Blackboard total course solution to seamlessly deliver her course in one place.
McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Student Retention and Engagement at University of Cincinnati!
Professor Frank Wray was looking for a solution that would help him to offer all class content online while adapting to his pedagogical style. He found that Connect® Biology not only met this need, but also increased student performance, engagement and retention in all of his courses. Students demonstrated higher mastery of concepts by using LearnSmart adaptive study modules, which monitor student performance and adapt instantly based on their knowledge. Read this CASE STUDY to learn more about his experience with Connect.
“Connect with LearnSmart has helped engage the learner in a way I didn’t think was possible,” noted Professor Wray. He plans to continue to refine his courses within Connect Biology, and to use it for both online and traditional courses.
McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Instructor Efficiency and Student Engagement at Pace University!
An important goal for Pace University has been to offer all of its core courses online, and in 2009, Public Speaking was one of two remaining courses that needed to be modified in order to meet this goal. Professor Maria Luskay was able to change that by creating a comprehensive online course with the tools she found in Connect® Lucas and making the online section just as academically rigorous as the face-to-face course. Read this CASE STUDY to learn how her course became a successful model that was presented to the institution’s Board of Trustees for what online teaching and learning can be.
“Connect is an excellent resource,” Professor Luskay says. “It changes the entire learning process. Students are already online all the time, and with this, they have so many resources at their fingertips that they haven’t had before.” Demand for the online Public Speaking course at Pace University is growing, so they will be offering additional sections with Connect.
McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Performance at University of South Carolina!
Professor Kirasic says, “Clearly, more students received a passing grade with Connect. I am confident that the grades accurately reflect their increased ability to apply learned material.”
McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Success and Engagement at Dixie State College!
Professor Mesa witnessed a 5% improvement in the pass rate once she implemented Connect Writing in her class. “Connect provides reinforcement of basic skills covered by lecture and text. It is a valuable asset to our curriculum,” she says. Not only has Connect Writing helped to improve student performance, but Professor Mesa’s students tell her that they enjoy using it.
The Connect Team
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- Using the Item Analysis Report to target your instruction
- McGraw-Hill Connect Increases Student Performance and Engagement at San Diego State University!
- Do More with McGraw-Hill Connect and Blackboard!
- Digital Faculty Consultants Share LearnSmart Benefits
- Tips for Accessing LearnSmart in Connect
- Connect Enhancements Are Coming!
- McGraw-Hill/Blackboard Total Course Solution Launches!
- McGraw-Hill Connect with LearnSmart Improves Student Success and Engagement at the University of Colorado Denver!