For much of his career as a professor of physics at Chabot College, Scott Hildreth struggled to figure out which concepts he should try to reinforce in his lecture. "Now, it's totally different," Hildreth says. "I literally spend my time now tuning my delivery for each class according to so much more information." What changed, USA Today reports, was that Hildreth started instructing his students to do their homework online through a suite of "Mastering" tools from Pearson, which the publishing giant is marketing alongside its textbooks. Not only does the software tell Hildreth which problems students are...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.