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 GetConnectedandWin.com.
The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  May 10 2012
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Continuing the Conversation on Adaptive Learning

On April 25, 2012, we hosted a live Twitter chat that brought together instructors and education technology enthusiasts from across the country to talk about adaptive learning technology and the impact it is having in higher education. Jay Chakrapani, McGraw-Hill Higher Education’s Vice President and General Manager of Digital, shared insights and data on this powerful new trend in his discussion with PolicyMic blogger Sehreen Noor Ali.

Chat participants discussed a wide range of topics related to adaptive learning, including:

• The relationship between adaptive learning technology and personalized learning

• The empirical evidence suggesting that adaptive technology can lead to improved student   outcomes

• What is meant by the “gaming element” of adaptive technology

• How adaptive technology integrates with course content and instructor lecture

• Adaptive technology in the context of the flipped classroom model

Read the full chat transcript here, and add your thoughts and comments at the Connect Community.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  May 03 2012
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Live Twitter Chat on Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning technology – Instructors use it to improve student engagement, performance and retention. But what does it really mean for today’s students, instructors, and the future of education? And does the data show that it really does impact student outcomes?

If you are using adaptive technology today, considering it, or simply interested in what others are saying, join us for a Twitter-based discussion on how adaptive technology is changing the higher education landscape:

Wednesday, April 25
7:00pm ET

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

If you are unable to attend live, send your questions in advance to @MHHigherEd
A chat transcript will be provided after the event.

Add this event to your calendar through Evite!

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  April 17 2012
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McGraw-Hill LearnSmart – Over 500 Million Answers from Students!

Over 500 million answers have been submitted by students already in McGraw-Hill LearnSmart™, a super adaptive learning technology. This includes more than 1.5 million questions per day in 2012.

LearnSmart continuously adapts the content to create a personal learning path for every student based upon their current knowledge, confidence level, and what they’re most likely to forget. It’s learning…but smarter!

The result is that LearnSmart’s adaptive learning path helps students retain more knowledge, learn faster, and study more efficiently. Better still, since your students are more prepared, your time spent teaching will be more productive.

TRY IT today by applying your knowledge of the 50 U.S. States.

LearnSmart, available within McGraw-Hill Connect®, is the industry leading adaptive learning technology. Now available in over 50 disciplines and nearly 150 textbooks, and the list is growing.

To try LearnSmart in your course area, contact your McGraw-Hill Representative

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  April 12 2012
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2012 CODiE Award Finalists Announced

We are proud and excited to announce that our digital solutions have been selected as finalists for the 2012 CODiE Awards!

Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution
McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system available within Connect

Best Cross-Curricular Solution
McGraw-Hill Connect/Blackboard Building Block
McGraw-Hill LearnSmart

Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
Tegrity Campus, the lecture capture service available within Connect

Best Education Game or Simulation
– Practice Marketing, within Connect Marketing

Click here to see the full list of finalists.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  March 26 2012
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