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McGraw-Hill Education Upgrades Connect Learning Platform with Mobile Interface

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McGraw-Hill Education today announced a new mobile version of its Connect learning platform, optimized for tablets. Students can now complete assignments, study course material and access analytics on their performance anytime, anywhere. In addition, the company is offering students who purchase Connect the option of adding a print version of their course content for as low as $15.

"When developing the new version of Connect, we spoke with thousands of students and instructors and analyzed billions of data points to learn what we could do to help make teaching and learning more effective and efficient. A mobile-first design built around the student experience was the clear answer," said Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education, in a press release. "By combining a form-factor that suits the way students study today with built-in adaptive technologies shown to increase student performance, the new version of Connect not only improves results, it helps make life easier for students and instructors."

Features include:

  • SmartBook and LearnSmart Advantage, adaptive technologies that continually respond to students' strengths and weaknesses, helping them focus their attention on what they need to learn the most. Connect now allows students to use SmartBook while offline.
  • The Connect Insight analytics tool is now available for students, providing at-a-glance information about their performance across courses and recommendations on how to improve their grades. Instructors receive insights into individual student performance, assignment completion and scores, as well as section-by-section comparisons.
  • A redesigned student interface prioritizes student information and gives a complete view of assignments and deadlines across courses.
  • Course-specific information and resources allow students to access course materials and content for each class in a single location, filtered by homework assignments, quizzes, tests, essays and other categories. Students and teachers can also message one another through the portal.

For more information, visit the Connect site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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