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Connect for Schiller, The Economy Today, 13e

Bradley R. Schiller; Cynthia Hill; Sherri Wall

Connect Economics provides a complete digital solution proven to foster student learning and instructor productivity. Built using content from McGraw-Hill’s world-class economics textbooks, Connect’s assignments are dynamic, interactive and aligned with learning objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Whether accessing online homework, quizzing and tests, studying with the market-leading adaptive learning tool, or utilizing an interactive eBook, Connect Economics users can seamlessly move beyond the print world into the digital realm with complete confidence.


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Key Features

  • LearnSmart


    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.

  • graphing tools

    Graphing Tools

    Graphing tools within Connect Economics provide opportunities for students to draw, interact with, manipulate, and analyze graphs in their online auto-graded assignments, as they would with pencil and paper.

  • YouTube Assignments

    YouTube Assignments

    The authors have identified scores of engaging YouTube videos illustrating basic economic concepts and created auto-graded assignments organized by chapter in Connect Economics. The assignments provide a YouTube video link and include an accompanying question and explanation detailing how the video relates to topics covered in Schiller’s text. Instructor materials also include discussion questions that can be used with the videos.

More Features

  • LearnSmart

    LearnSmart is an adaptive study tool proven to strengthen memory recall, increase class retention, and boost grades. Students are able to study more efficiently because they are made aware of what they know and don’t know. Real-time reports quickly identify the concepts that require more attention from individual students—or the entire class.

  • End of Chapter and Testbank Content

    Create auto-graded assignments using material directly from Schiller’s 13e. End of chapter problems appear in static and algorithmic format, with select problems offering narrated solutions. The comprehensive test bank provides thousands of additional autogradable questions.

  • Logic Cases

    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.

  • Video Cases

    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.

  • 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.

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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