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    McGraw-Hill Connect® Canadian Effectiveness Study

    Connecting the Dots for Student Success

    The Impact of Connect on Course Preparation, Delivery & Student Success

    Class Preparedness


    86%

    of students surveyed agree that SmartBook helped them be better prepared for class compared to other ebooks, while 77% agree that compared to a printed textbook SmartBook helped them be better prepared
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    Go beyond basic concepts when students arrive at class.

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    Resources make it easy for students to prepare and instructors to credit them for preparing.

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    Required prep: students tend to only do what gets them points towards grades.

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    Professor Shannon CoxThe benefits of SmartBook as required course work is that the students do the required preparation and are ready to go beyond basic concepts when they arrive at class. – Instructor Shannon Cox, Douglas College, Principles of Marketing

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    Student Engagement


    93%

    of student agree SmartBook is a more engaging study experience than other eBooks while 81% agree that courses are more interesting when using SmartBook
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     Read: adaptive highlighting emphasizes topics that require the most study time.

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     Practice: presented questions help identify known and unknown content.

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    Recharge: students are directed to recharge material they’re likely to forget.

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    Assistant Professor Rod HaywardWe chose SmartBook for its adaptive learning modules – these modules helped level the playing field when it came to base knowledge. This allowed for classes which were far more engaging for the learners and myself.
    – Assistant Professor Rod Hayward, UFV –Introduction to Business

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    Effective Study Time


    87%

    of students surveyed agree that SmartBook helped them use their study time more efficiently in comparison to other ebooks, while 80% agree that SmartBook helped them use their study time more efficiently in comparison to a print textbook  Download complete study

    Accommodating all learners by adapting more than two times per minute.

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    Applying memory decay principles for efficient learning and long-term knowledge retention.

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    Metacognition principles gauge learning and boost student motivation.

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    Annamaria EasbyConnect provides additional resources that the students can access at their convenience to assist them in understanding the material. Both the labs and the homework provide the opportunity for students to practice what was taught in class which will benefit them come test time.
    – Annamaria Easby, Instructor – Accounting Principles, St. Clair College, ON

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    Comprehension


    88%

    of students surveyed agree that SmartBook helped them comprehend course material more easily compared to other ebooks, while 77% of students surveyed agree that SmartBook helped them be better prepared for class compared to a print textbook  Download complete study

    Visual analytics provide immediate actionable information about student performance.

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    Instructors have the ability to take a just-in-time approach to teaching.

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    Assignment, assessment, and topical performance results along with a time metric via aggregate or individual results.

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    Liz McLeanAfter a chapter has been completed, students are then assigned a SmartBook assignment to be completed after the class that will reinforce and assess the learning that took place. Students will complete 15 assignments this semester which are also weighted as 15% of their final grade.
    – Liz McLean, Instructor, St.Lawrence College, Canadian Organizational Behavior

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    Exam confidence and results


    85%

    of students surveyed agree that SmartBook improved their confidence before tests and exams more than other ebooks, while 85% of students surveyed agree that SmartBook helped them achieve better results
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    Shows the student what they know as opposed to what they think they know.

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    Provides opportunity for deliberate practice.

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    Collects content from the student and addresses overconfident learners.

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    The digital technologies allow me to push the reading (and simple quizzes) onto the students in “out of class” time and then use our class time to discuss the material at a higher (application) level.
    – Professor Malcom Howe, Niagara College, Business Admin: Marketing

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    Class & Lecture preparation


    85%

    of Canadian students agree SmartBook helped them be better prepared for lectures compared to other ebooks, while the use of Connect drastically reduced instructor course administration time
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    Personal: teaching and learning through adaptive technology keeps in touch with individual needs.

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    Easy: Intuitive interface eliminates barriers and creates efficiencies.

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    Effective: proven to improve performance, outcomes, and increase faculty and student success.

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    I don’t have a formal lecture period like I used to have.
    Instead, my “lecture” is embedded in discussion of problems that students complete in class.
    – Professor Fred Phillips, University of Saskatchewan –Introduction to Financial Accounting

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