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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Tegrity’s Lecture Capture Improves Distance Learning

McGraw-Hill’s Tegrity lecture capture has boosted the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges’ distance learning program by enabling instructors to share video recordings of their lectures with students outside of the classroom. The number of online learners (both in hybrid and online courses) in this program continues to climb, having risen 67% last year. The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges’ needed a distance learning technology to scale with the program’s growth, and turned to Tegrity based on positive reviews from other institutions.

Faculty members liked being able to record lectures in advance and upload them for student review. That way, face-to-face class time can be used for more productive activities, such as small seminar discussions, debates, Q&A sessions and problem solving. “Instead of just having a professor lecturing in front of the class for an hour,” said Cable Green, director of e-learning and open education, “the time can be allocated to two-way conversations and other activities.”

Read more about how the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges’ implemented Tegrity for maximum benefits, or learn more at Tegrity.com.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  May 10 2011
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McGraw-Hill Connect Boosts Student Performance at Bunker Hill Community College!

Professor Bill Hoover wanted to standardize course content across multiple sections being taught by various instructors to deliver effective content regardless of learning styles. Connect® Anatomy and Physiology allowed him to synchronize assignments and assessments, minimize start-up time for new instructors, and offer engaging student materials. Read this CASE STUDY to learn how implementing Connect yielded dramatic 10-15% increases in student performance.

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%.”

95% of Student Survey Participants Report Connect’s Tegrity Tool Improves Learning

A recent survey of more than 9,000 college students at more than 200 higher education institutions revealed significant improvement in effectiveness of studying through the use of McGraw-Hill’s Tegrity lecture capture, with 95% of all student participants indicating Tegrity contributed to their success. 

Surveyed students shared that Tegrity’s lecture capture is an “excellent tool” and that “all features are essential” and “easy to use.” A distance learning student added “it makes me feel more connected with the teacher and the course.”

A feature of McGraw-Hill Connect, Tegrity, is a cloud-based lecture capture solution proven to increase student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms.

Read the full article at PRNewsWire.

The Connect Team

By The Connect Team  |  February 18 2011
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The Connect Team

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