All assignable content within Connect Economics is tagged across several categories including chapter learning objectives, Bloom’s Taxonomy levels, topic area, difficulty level, and AACSB criteria. Instructors have the ability to filter using these categories in order to build assignments around desired learning goals. Reports aggregate student performance across these areas to help instructors identify weak points, track performance across learning outcomes and compare performance across sections or terms.
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.
Auto-graded, multi-part “capstone” exercises available for each chapter designed to help students see connections between key topics in the chapter and think critically about economics.
Two-part video segments featuring real business examples and auto-graded, integrated concept checks help students apply economic concepts to the world around them.
Math Preparedness Modules
Provide review of basic algebra, slope, percentages, and graphing to help students acquire the appropriate background in mathematics necessary for success in economics.
Self-Quiz and Study
Connect’s Self-Quiz and Study takes students through a practice test, then recommends readings, study tools, and additional practice.
SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading experience designed to change the way students read and learn. It creates a personalized reading experience by highlighting the most impactful concepts a student needs to learn at that moment in time. As a student engages with SmartBook, the reading experience continuously adapts by highlighting content based on what the student knows and doesn’t know. This ensures that the focus is on the content he or she needs to learn, while simultaneously promoting long-term retention of material. Use SmartBook’s real-time reports to quickly identify the concepts that require more attention from individual students–or the entire class. The end result? Students are more engaged with course content, can better prioritize their time, and come to class ready to participate.