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Connect for Beer, Mechanics of Materials, 6e

Ferdinand Beer; Russell E. Johnston, Jr; John DeWolf; David Mazurek

ConnectEngineering allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the students’ work. Most problems in Connect are randomized to prevent sharing of answers and most also have a Guided Solution which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.

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Key Features

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    Guided Solutions

    Most exercises in Connect feature the Guided Solution which takes the student step-by-step through solving the problem much like a human tutor.  Framing the exercise is the first step with Connect leading the student to the appropriate equations and then computation necessary for the solution.

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    Intuitive Design

    Making sure that Connect is easy to use is one of our top priorities. So with the help of user-centered design methodology, we’ve partnered with instructors and students to truly understand how they teach and learn. Based on thousands of conversations, real-world ethnographic research on college campuses nationwide, and continuous user feedback, we’re able to create an clean, modern, and intuitive interface that reflects today’s teaching needs and challenges.

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    Integrated eBook

    When learning tools are interactive, content is more approachable and engagement is deeper. Connect includes an Integrated eBook that builds student comprehension through animation, audio and video. As part of its rich media format, students can insert and review notes, highlight text, conduct searches for specific content and interact with high-impact images.

More Features

  • Consolidated Instructor Resources

    All of our instructor resources are conveniently housed within Connect — right where you need them — including our PowerPoint files, Instructor Manuals, Test banks, and more. You can access these materials whenever you are online.

  • Course and Assignment Sharing

    No need to reinvent the wheel, share your courses and assignments with peers

    This feature permits you to share your assignments with other instructors and colleagues for consistency across multiple sections. You control permissions such as whether another instructor can modify your content or if you will update material and automatically share those revisions. Once assignments are complete generate a number of powerful analytical reports. In the end, everyone involved with your course accomplishes more in less time.

  • Advanced Student Reporting

    The Student Activity View allows you to see your student’s progress on a given assignment and you can even see the exact version of the problem they are working on. This helps you determine where a given student may be struggling. Connect’s Section Performance report provides a dashboard view of how well your students are doing on course assignments.

  • Effortless Grading

    Connect’s assignments are auto-graded, saving you time and allowing your students to instantly see how they performed. Connect’s Reports then allow you easily review student and section performance. And for those of you who use Bb, the grades from Connect will seamlessly appear in your Bb grade book.

  • Lecture Capture with Tegrity

    Tegrity makes your classes available anytime, anywhere. With simple, one-click recording, students can search for a word or phrase and be taken to the exact place in your lecture that they need to review.

Effectiveness Study

Connect Makes a Difference

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

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