Enhanced WebAssign

Student Exceeds Her Own Expectations with Enhanced WebAssign

Sabrina Green says she studies every chance she gets—the trick is finding the chance. A full-time student at Borough of Manhattan Community College, she also works afternoons and evenings. Having a full schedule can be stressful, and adding a math course to the mix raises the anxiety level even higher for many, including Sabrina. Thanks to Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), which provided online guidance in elementary algebra whenever she needed it, her fears dissipated and she earned a better grade (by far) than she expected.
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Cengage Learning Solutions: How to Set Up Your Course

You’ve adopted the Cengage Learning digital solution that best suits the needs of your course and your students. Now, you’re ready to put that digital solution into action!

Access live and on-demand webinars to get the information you need—when you most need it. You’ll learn how to use your Cengage Learning solution to deliver an immersive learning experience and enable your students to achieve academic success.
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Four Tips to Help Your Students Get the Most Out of Enhanced WebAssign

Contributor: Solomon L. Willis, Cleveland Community College (Shelby, NC)
By following these four tips, you can ensure that your students get the most out of Enhanced WebAssign and experience first-hand how the program promotes conceptual understanding and improves their chances for success. Tip #1: Make Setting Up an Account Easy!
I have personally been using Enhanced WebAssign since 2009 with various math courses. To ensure that my students get the most out of Enhanced WebAssign, I start by mentioning on my course syllabus that access to the software will be required and I print the Class Key directly along Read More…


Bridge Program with EWA a Success for Incoming MSU Students

At Michigan State University, math professors wanted to give students the opportunity to get ahead before they even started. For students who have been newly admitted
to Michigan State and have been placed into Intermediate Algebra, MSU offers the opportunity to take Freshman Math Initiative (FMI) Summer Transition Program: a summer bridge course that helps students acquire the necessary skills to advance and successfully complete College Algebra in their first semester.

Faculty’s vision was student success without undue burden on the student. Another program goal was to enable students to be exposed to a college course and develop the academic skills needed to succeed in their first year of college. Because success of this program is highly dependent on student engagement, participation, and effort, MSU adopted Enhanced WebAssign® as the primary method of delivering the course content.

In this Case Study, you’ll learn about the positive outcomes that MSU has seen as a result of instituting this program, including improved exam scores and strong numbers of students who advanced to the next required math class or completed their math requirement.

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Enhanced WebAssign Summer Training Institute: Top Five Takeaways

Contributor: Anna Cox, Kellogg Community College.  The 2015 Enhanced WebAssign Summer Training Institute was an extraordinary learning experience. Our instructors were Faculty Partners, Daniel Roddin and Willem Wallinga, who provided great information and concrete ideas to help us actively engage and motivate our math students. This training was incredibly valuable. Having a small group of participants in the same location is my personal favorite method of learning due to the sharing of ideas and knowledge. Being able to discuss concepts and experiences along with brainstorming new ideas and hearing what others have tried is one of the most valuable parts of the Read More…


Top Two Tools for Making Learning Visible in Enhanced WebAssign

Contributor: Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University-Chillicothe. Student learning can be assessed, but how do we make visible the learning process so as to ensure that student learning is aligned with our mathematical learning objectives as they pertain to conceptual understanding? This alignment (or fidelity) of student learning can be addressed with terms such as cognitive fidelity and mathematical fidelity. • Cognitive fidelity is seeing accurately what thoughts, concepts, and connections occur in the mind. • Mathematical fidelity is a tool’s ability to represent mathematics accurately (symbolically, graphically, etc.). Enhanced WebAssign is a digital assessment tool equipped with the characteristics to make student learning Read More…


Closing the Gap to Conceptual Understanding

Insights from the 2015 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference

In an effort to better understand the needs and challenges of Physics instructors, Cengage Learning conducted research with attendees of the 2015 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference. In addition to needs and challenges, the research was designed to understand how instructors are using technology as well as how it has impacted their style of teaching. A total of 12 AAPT attendees were interviewed. The participants taught all levels of Physics and represented a wide variety of 2- and 4-year institutions. The interviews revealed that Physics instructors are struggling with building critical thinking skills with students, but believe that technology can aid in increasing student engagement.

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Never Assume What a Student Knows: Three Tips to Support Mastery Development

Contributor: Kimberly Benien, Wharton County Junior College (Wharton, Texas). I trusted, I thought, I assumed. For years, I would review student test scores on exams and when they were scoring 80% or above, I believed they understood the material. Next I would look more closely at the problems missed, whether students completed the review, and with what they may have struggled. Then for each student I would look more closely at their homework and whether or not they utilized the practice assignments. I was always hoping to find some correlation between what they had done on previous assignments Read More…


The Testing Effect: Changing Student Behavior with Enhanced WebAssign®

Contributor: Rochelle Beatty, Program Manager, TeamUP Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development. Have you ever taken the time to compare the results of your first test to the final grades in your course? If so, you probably noticed a correlation between passing the first exam and passing the course or even persisting until the end of the semester. I remember my mentor explaining this phenomenon to me during my first year teaching college (25+ years ago) and over the years I have realized, she was correct. In fact, we noticed that only about 40% of our students were successful in passing Read More…


Students Speak Out About Enhanced WebAssign

Recently, 495 students from 114 schools across the United States shared their thoughts on Enhanced WebAssign. See what they had to say about its ability to help them more readily grasp course concepts, stay on track with the course, earn a better grade, and more. They also share their opinions on other benefits of Enhanced WebAssign, such as immediate feedback, ease of use, study resources, and other features relevant to their success in the class.

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