Efficacy and research

Using iLrn, Dr. Nancy Blain Notices an Increase in Student Engagement

Are you looking for an online learning solution that addresses the needs of students who are at various levels in terms of their Spanish-language knowledge? Discover how Dr. Nancy Blain of McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA) used the grammar videos, enrichment exercises, and other interactive online features within iLrn’s self-paced environment to support the educational needs of all the participants in her Introductory and Intermediate Spanish classes. The story also shows you how iLrn helped improve students’ grades. Read More…


Enhanced InSite offers 24/7 Writing Assistance for Instructor Melissa Fries’s English Composition Students

Students entering your English Composition course may feel some anxiety about their writing skills and their ability to succeed in your class. As an instructor, you want to build their confidence in any way you can—so you may be seeking an online learning solution can that can help your students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience they need in order to overcome their fears. Discover how Melissa Fries of Merced College and Modesto Junior College (California) uses the exercises, tutorials, writing modules, podcasts, and other interactive features within Enhanced InSite to provide her students with the tools they need to practice and refine their understanding of concepts and skills—and therefore become more self-assured writers. Read More…


Enhanced InSite Helps Improve Outcomes for Professor Amy Montz’s English Composition Students

Many English Composition instructors place a high value on the peer-review process. And certainly all instructors want to ensure the originality of students’ work. Seeking an online learning solution that will help facilitate those processes in your course? Discover how Dr. Amy Montz of University of Southern Indiana uses such features as the Personal Tutor, Resources for Writers, Originality Checker, and peer-reviewing tools within Enhanced InSite to build students’ skills, improve learning outcomes, and increase engagement in her classes. Read More…


Using Aplia, Verdis Robinson’s American History Students Analyze Lessons from the Past

If you teach American History, you may recognize the challenge of helping students to develop their ability to think analytically, draw conclusions, and go beyond memorization of facts and figures. If so, read this Success Story featuring Verdis Robinson of Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY), which shows how he used Aplia in his American History course to facilitate his students’ contextualization and analysis of course material, encourage active participation in the classroom, and demonstrate the significance of the individuals and events he covers in his course. Read More…


Economics Instructor Philipp Jonas Sees Increased Student Engagement with Aplia

Hoping to spark students’ interest in your Economics course, and also help them practice and hone their math skills as needed? Discover how Aplia helped Philipp Jonas of Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Michigan) engage students in the course material, increase their proficiency in the math skills necessary in an economics course, draw a connection between course concepts and current events, and provide students with immediate feedback on their progress. Read More…


Aplia Helps Larry Thomas’ Intro Psych Students Understand and Think Critically with Course Concepts

Do you teach the Introduction to Psychology course? Are you seeking an online learning solution that builds students’ critical thinking skills, helps ensure that students come to class prepared, and demonstrates the relevance of the topics you cover? Discover how Larry Thomas of Blinn College (Brenham, TX) used Aplia to help students become familiar with course concepts prior to the lecture, develop their understanding of those concepts, and discover how the psychological principles addressed in class and in the text can be applied to real-world contexts.

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Aplia Gives Dr. Christine Weinkauff’s Intro Psych Students a Positive Learning Experience

When using Aplia, Dr. Christine Weinkauff of California State University, San Bernadino found that her students came to class better prepared—and left the course with a sound understanding of psychology. Read her story and learn how Aplia’s fresh content, experiential activities, and thought-provoking questions that foster critical thinking skill can help increase student engagement and lead to improved outcomes in your course as well.

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Students of Dr. Bea Talpos Learn to Think Critically About American Government with Aplia

As an involved instructor with a passion for American Government, you want to inspire that same level of engagement and enthusiasm in your students. At the same time, you recognize the need to ensure that they learn how to think critically about the topics and issues that arise when we discuss government and politics. Discover how Aplia helped Bea Talpos of Wayne County Community College increase student involvement in her class, and learn how it strengthens her students’ ability to analyze information and apply key concepts.
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Aplia Boosts Student Engagement—and Success—in Tamra Ortgies-Young’s Course

If you teach American Government, you recognize the importance of keeping student engagement levels up—and also ensuring that they keep up with their coursework. Discover how Tamra Ortgies-Young of Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus used Aplia to raise the level of participation in her class, reinforce critical thinking and study skills, provide instant feedback to her students, and help them improve their grades.
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Aplia Helps Karen Hackley’s Students “Connect the Dots” Between Reading and Writing

In this success story, you’ll discover how Karen Hackley of Houston Community College used Aplia to promote proficiency, reinforce her classroom discussions and activities, and keep students involved and on track in her Integrated Reading and Writing course. You’ll also see how Aplia can help you reinforce key concepts, help students hone fundamental skills, and demonstrate the connection between reading and writing.
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