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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Rank Student Videos in the Get Connected and Win Contest!


We invited students from all over the country to share how McGraw-Hill Connect® is enhancing their learning experience.  They had some amazing things to say.  Check out the Top 50 videos here and vote for your favorites to help these students win a scholarship, iPad or other great prize!


Winning videos will be featured on several McGraw-Hill websites and social media channels, and the top 3 prizes include a $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 scholarship.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  April 10 2012
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McGraw-Hill Connect Improves Student Success and Instructor Efficiency at University of California – Irvine!

Dr. Lynda Haas, Associate Director of Composition and Course Director at the University of California, needed a way to standardize the department’s grammar and language instruction. She chose Connect® Composition as a framework to help facilitate this initiative. Today, Dr. Haas uses Connect as the course shell she prepares for 100 instructors and teaching assistants across the campus. Read this CASE STUDY to learn how students have shown improvement on every rubric measure.



According to Dr. Haas, “The majority of instructors at UCI who use Connect Composition in their classes believe that it has improved their students’ writing.” The success that instructors and students have had with Connect has led to its implementation in fully online classes at UCI. The department has also created a new class, Hum29, with Connect at the center, serving as a two-hour online “helper” class for students in composition courses with extensive ESL issues. In the future, the department plans to require students in all Writing 39B sections – about 70 – to complete both the diagnostic and the final essay within Connect Composition. The rubric and related Connect reports will give Haas’s department empirical data on student progress in every class offered for the very first time.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  April 02 2012
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Announcing the Get Connected And Win Student Video Contest!


Would one of your students benefit from a $5,000 scholarship? Then invite them to share how McGraw-Hill Connect® is impacting their learning experience.


Students can enter the Get Connected and Win Video Contest for an opportunity to win scholarships as well as iPads and other valuable prizes to enhance their life as a student. Plus, you have a chance to win too! The instructors of the courses featured in the Top 3 winning videos will each receive an iPad.


To share the contest details with your students, simply download the contest PowerPoint slide and flier to share with them. The contest is open to all students who’ve used Connect in the past year.


Winning videos will be featured on several McGraw-Hill websites and social media channels, and the top 3 prizes include a $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 scholarship.


Get connected and win!


*For U.S. Residents only

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  February 15 2012
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