McGraw-Hill Connect Boosts Student Performance at Bunker Hill Community College!
Professor Hoover’s students are also required to complete the LearnSmart adaptive learning modules before lecture, and are encouraged to view recorded lectures through Tegrity, an automated lecture capture service in Connect. He reports that his students love using LearnSmart and say that it makes it easy to come to class prepared, allowing for more discussion and participation during class.
Professor Hoover says, “I had students who were consistently scoring in the low 60’s on each of the weekly quizzes. Once I started assigning homework through Connect, those same students started earning scores in the high 70’s! On average, my students’ performance has risen by 10-15%.”
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“Connect Psychology enabled me to spend more lecture time on more advanced material and examples rather than spending so much time on getting through basic concepts,” she says.
Professor Berrenberg also found that students using Connect Psychology did much better in the course than students who had not. She attributes this, in part, to the use of McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, the adaptive study tool within Connect that is designed to help students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge for greater success.
“I loved the adaptive testing nature of LearnSmart,” she says. “I have always had problems getting the majority of students to read the text, and this system helps with that tremendously!”
Based on her positive experience and substantial results with Connect Psychology, Professor Berrenberg recommends it to other faculty and has decided to increase the number of Connect assignments she requires students to complete in upcoming terms!
Learn more about Professor Berrenberg’s experience with McGraw-Hill Connect and LearnSmart through this CASE STUDY.
Tips for Accessing LearnSmart in Connect
If you’re already assigning LearnSmart in Connect, students can continue to work in the adaptive study tool after the assignment due date has passed. While this will not affect the grades received by the due dates you’ve set, students can review past topics and continue mastery throughout the term. This can be a great way for students to focus their review as cumulative finals approach – whether the final is on three chapters or ten chapters. If you haven’t assigned LearnSmart yet but it’s available in your course, direct students to the widget on the Connect Homepage for personalized assistance with their study. This is a great way to get student feedback about LearnSmart in consideration of incorporating the adaptive study tool in a future term.
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