Latest release aims to provide media-rich learning resources at students’ precise moment of need
At CES 2015, McGraw-Hill Education on Jan. 6 introduced the newest version of SmartBook, the company’s adaptive reading platform.
The platform aims to help students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized study experience that continually adapts to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most.
The latest version of SmartBook—now available for the higher education market—expands on the platform’s functionality by introducing students to personalized learning resources at the precise moment of need, allowing them to close knowledge gaps in real time. The result is more confidence, better grades and greater success.
1. Designed for the way today’s students use technology – available for tablets via a native mobile app and PC/Mac via web browser
2. McGraw-Hill Education has made SmartBook available for more than 300 course areas in higher education
Since 2009, nearly 4 million students have used LearnSmart, the adaptive engine that powers SmartBook, having answered nearly 3 billion questions through the system
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3. LearnSmart has been shown to help students improve by an average of one letter grade
“As the digital learning landscape evolves, SmartBook caters even more to what learners need on a personalized level, allowing them to feel more confident and achieve greater success,” said David Levin, president and chief executive officer of McGraw-Hill Education. “With this release, we’ve taken SmartBook’s already robust feature set and advanced it. Now, at each and every moment along the learning journey, students will have access to additional resources that will give them multiple ways to understand the concepts they study and help them improve outcomes.”
On Jan. 8, McGraw-Hill Education CEO David Levin highlighted SmartBook and the power of learning technology during his keynote address at TransformingEDU, a CES Summit bringing together leading experts, educators, entrepreneurs and investors in a discussion around changes in pre-K through 20 education.
Kurt Strand, the chief product officer of McGraw-Hill Education’s Higher Ed group, participated in a panel discussion at TransformingEDU focusing on innovation in higher education. The panel also featured Anne Praderas Vance, assistant professor at Austin Community College. In September 2014 at the annual EDUCAUSE conference, McGraw-Hill Education and Austin Community College announced that they had teamed to deliver “the world’s largest adaptive math emporium.”
Material from a press release was used in this report.
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