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Analysis of data aggregated from 34 Connect case studies featuring diverse colleges and universities in the United States showed consistent improvement in four areas:
Reduced administrative time for instructors
Increased effectiveness of lectures and more engaged students
Greater student confidence and retention rate
Higher test scores and overall grades
This is a very good site for students. My instructor chose this site as a homework assignment. To be honest, I complained about it the first time because it took lots of time to finish all the chapters. However, when I finished all the chapters, I realized that I already understood all the terms in my textbook. Moreover, I can access this site by using my smartphone. Anytime, anywhere I could use the modules in my account. It was super super cool!"
— Yurikim, Georgia Perimeter College
Since I put so much on Connect, it frees my time in the classroom to focus on the application of course material. So now, more focus is on the bigger picture and the take-home message. We have seen a 7-10 point improvement on the midterm and final. Course satisfaction and the likelihood of taking another class have also increased. Our biggest section of 180 has now been expanded to 290. The product far outshines anything else out in the market today."
— Dr. David Echevarria, University of Southern Mississippi
McGraw-Hill LearnSmart™ Effectiveness Study – Evaluating the adaptive learning tool’s impact on passing and retention rates and instructional efficiencies at seven U.S. universities.
Professor Brian Stout wanted a way to increase student success and retention in his online non-majors biology course. He felt that the interactive learning offered by Connect and LearnSmart would work more effectively than the static assignments he previously assigned. After implementing Connect Biology, he saw an improvement in course pass rates by 8.5% and retention rates by 6%. In addition, he has greatly reduced his time spent both setting up his course and grading assignments.