New adaptive tech platform for higher ed launches at SXSWedu

Now with a new student-centric design optimized for tablets, Connect is a learning platform containing visual analytics and adaptive technology.

adaptive-connect-sxswMcGraw-Hill Education today at SXSWedu launched the new mobile-first version of McGraw-Hill Connect®, the company’s learning platform for students and instructors in the higher education market.

The new release of Connect features what the company says is a student-centric design optimized for use on tablets via native apps, allowing students to complete assignments, study course material through the SmartBook® adaptive reading experience, and access the Connect Insight analytics dashboard—anytime, anywhere.

The company is now offering students who purchase Connect the option of adding a print version of their course content for as low as $15.

According to McGraw-Hill Education, Connect provides a personalized learning for students, and has been shown to deliver better results for students and instructors, leading to gains in test scores, pass rates and student retention.

“When developing the new version of Connect, we spoke with thousands of students and instructors and analyzed billions of data points to learn what we could do to help make teaching and learning more effective and efficient. A mobile-first design built around the student experience was the clear answer,” said Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education. “By combining a form-factor that suits the way students study today with built-in adaptive technologies shown to increase student performance, the new version of Connect not only improves results, it helps make life easier for students and instructors.”

(Next page: What’s included in the mobile platform of Connect for higher ed)