No two students are alike. Why should their learning paths be? LearnSmart uses revolutionary adaptive technology to build a learning experience unique to each student’s individual needs. It starts by identifying the topics a student knows and does not know. As the student progresses, LearnSmart adapts and adjusts the content based on his or her individual strengths, weaknesses and confidence, ensuring that every minute spent studying with LearnSmart is the most efficient and productive study time possible. LearnSmart also takes into account that everyone will forget a certain amount of material. LearnSmart pinpoints areas that a student is most likely to forget and encourages periodic review to ensure that the knowledge is truly learned and retained. In this way, LearnSmart goes beyond simply getting students to memorize material – it helps them truly retain the material in their long term memory. Want proof? Students who use LearnSmart are 35% more likely to complete their class; 13% more likely to pass their class; and have been proven to improve their performance by a full letter grade.
- Improve Grades
- Maximize Study Time
- Explore Powerful Reports
- Improve Memory
- Increase Class Retention
LearnSmart is proven to improve grades by a full letter. Learn More
Maximize Study Time
LearnSmart maximizes productivity and efficiency in learning. Learn More
Explore Powerful Reports
Powerful reports pinpoint specific topics and learning objectives for reinforcement. Learn More
Application of learning and scientific theories on memory help move more knowledge from short- to long-term memory. Learn More
Increase Class Retention
Students who use LearnSmart are 35% more likely to complete their class and 13% more likely to pass their class. Learn More
University of Texas
Prof. Wendy Watson
"I think it's fantastic, engaging, and learning-centered - it would be particularly valuable for an online or hybrid course, but I hope to use it in my 'regular' face to face courses, too."
How it works - Overview
LearnSmart draws knowledge from tens of billions of data points collected from well over 2 million student users since its inception in 2009. This knowledge enriches LearnSmart's adaptive platform with a preloaded understanding of which types of questions - and in what order - should be used to maximize student learning. As LearnSmart gets to know each individual student user, it identifies what a student does or does not know, ensuring that the most valuable information is presented to maximize each minute of time spent studying.
How it works - Students
LearnSmart is able to gauge your individual understanding of core concepts, identify knowledge gaps, and provide key content at specific intervals to ensure mastery and long-term knowledge retention. LearnSmart continuously adapts as you answer questions, building an optimal learning path for you so that you can maximize your study time by spending less time on concepts you already know and more time focused on those you don't. Here's how:
- Establish Your Baseline Understanding - You will begin by answering a series of questions related to core concepts and key themes from the selected chapter(s) that you are studying.
- Assign Your Confidence Level - For each question you answer, you'll be asked to provide a confidence rating, acknowledging how aware you are of your level of knowledge. LearnSmart uses this information, in tandem with the answer itself, to improve the individual learning path by adjusting which questions to present to you, as well as the difficulty of these questions.
- Review and Compare - Throughout your study session, you can monitor your progress by viewing a series of performance reports that reinforce the content you need to study. You can also compare your score to your classmates and other students from around the world.
- Recharge with Core Concepts - LearnSmart revisits the content you are struggling with to convert knowledge to long-term memory and improve overall retention of information.
How it works - Instructors
LearnSmart guides students to an understanding of core concepts by helping them identify knowledge gaps and by providing key content at specific intervals to ensure mastery and long-term knowledge retention. LearnSmart continuously adapts as students answer questions, building an optimal learning path so that students spend less time on concepts they already know and more time focused on those they don't. Here's how:
- Establish Baseline Understanding - Students begin by answering a series of questions in their LearnSmart Assignment related to core concepts and key themes from the modules you have selected.
- Identify Confidence Level - Students assign a confidence rating to each question they answer, acknowledging how aware they are of their level of knowledge. LearnSmart uses this information, in tandem with the answer itself, to improve the individual learning path by adjusting which questions to present, as well as the difficulty of these questions.
- Review and Compare - Students can compare their performance to others, or they can choose to focus solely on their own progress by viewing a series of detailed performance reports.
- Revisit Core Concepts - LearnSmart directs students to revisit core content in the eBook to reinforce materials they should study and ensure that knowledge is transferred to long-term memory.
- Informative Reports - Reports provide valuable information about individual and class performance, allowing you to identify students who need additional instruction or topics that the class is struggling with in aggregate.
LearnSmart powers a deeper learning experience on both sides of the classroom. It helps students study more efficiently and retain more knowledge, so they're better prepared to engage in classroom conversations. And since students come to class better prepared, instructors can focus valuable class time on meaningful discussion and exploration of high-level concepts. LearnSmart helps instructors determine students' progress, identify problem areas and then adapt coursework to provide extra help where needed.
Productive and efficient study time.
An at-a-glance view of strengths and weaknesses helps students gauge progress, pinpoint problem areas and guide their efforts moving forward to maximize time spent studying.
Focus your plan of attack.
A robust set of reports identifies the most challenging questions and concepts so that students can create a more efficient study plan.
Study your way.
Anytime access to LearnSmart via a computer, iPhone, iPad and the latest Android devices lets students study whenever, wherever and however it works best for them.
Turn study time into game time.
A game-like scoring system introduces a competitive side to studying that makes it more engaging and (dare we say it) fun.
Provide personalized guidance.
LearnSmart reports help instructors quickly identify where an individual student is struggling and offer individualized guidance during office hours.
Adjust on the fly.
An at-a-glance view of a class's strengths and weaknesses enables instructors to tailor course plans around the concepts that require the most attention.
Your students will come to class better prepared, allowing you to have higher level conversations during valuable class time.
LearnSmart Instructor and Student Reports provide real-time information about individual and class performance and understanding, keeping students and instructors fully up-to-date on course progress.
Last-minute memorization is no substitute for true understanding of the material. LearnSmart's Student Reports track your progress and identify your areas of weakness, so it's clear where you should focus your valuable study time. No guessing, no frustration and no time wasted sifting through a pile of notes. What could be easier than that?
View frequently missed questions. You can practice answering questions you recently got wrong. Most Challenging Learning Objectives View the learning objectives that are the hardest for you. You can look them up in your book to study them further.view report
Most Challenging Learning Objectives
View the learning objectives that are the hardest for you. You can look them up in your book to study them further.view report
Create your own quizzes to practice for upcoming tests or exams.view report
View how aware you were of whether or not you knew the answers. This awareness can help you study more effectively.view report
View the modules and sections you struggled with the most. You can look up each challenging section for more study.view report
Tree of Knowledge
View your Tree of Knowledge, and watch it grow as you learn. You can compare your tree of today with the tree from yesterday. See what happens if you stop practicing.view report
The Instructor Reports are part of why LearnSmart allows instructors to spend less time remediating and more time having rich conceptual discussions with their students. Reports allow instructors to quickly monitor student activity, making it easy to identify which students are struggling and provide immediate help to ensure that those students stay enrolled in the course and improve their performance. LearnSmart Instructor Reports also highlight the concepts and learning objectives that the class as a whole is having difficulty grasping. This essential information lets you know exactly which areas to target for review during your limited class time.
View statistics on how knowledgeable your students are about their own comprehension and learning.view report
Identify at risk and on track students by comparing their initial diagnostic level with their current progress, based on the work they have completed thus far.view report
View current progress for individual students by comparing their initial diagnostic level with their current progress, based on the work they have completed thus far.view report
Section Averages by Topic
View information on how your class performed on each of the assigned topics.view report
Student Progress by Topic
View individual student details and completion level breakdown for each topicview report
Student Progress by Unit
View individual student progress for each unit.view report
LearnSmart is proven to help more B students earn A's, and C students earn B's. Students say LearnSmart makes them feel more confident in class discussions and on exams and helps them learn lessons faster, understand difficult concepts, and get better grades.
One independent research study of more than 700 students at six different institutions found that the passing and retention rates of students jumped to 85% when LearnSmart was used in the classroom.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS CASE STUDY
"By the end of the course, my students loved LearnSmart. Many reported that they learned more in this course than any other due to the high expectations for assignment completion with a process they could manage." -Professor Thomas Normanview case study
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