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Reach every student with Mastering

Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own auto-graded assignments, foster student engagement during class, or give students anytime, anywhere access, Mastering® gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.

  • New - Follow up to classroom activities tie together content and end-of-chapter questions in Mastering Astronomy including self-assessment activities for students and practice exams.
  • With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most. You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops. You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do – and don’t – understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged.
  • Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience available within Mastering. It allows students to easily highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place–even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it.

Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning, including adaptive tools and wrong-answer feedback, pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice and gives all students the support they need – when and where they need it – to be successful.

  • New - Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively–and at their own pace. How? By keeping them motivated and engaged. The assignable modules rely on the latest research in cognitive science, using methods–such as adaptivity, gamification, and intermittent rewards–to stimulate learning and improve retention. Each module poses a series of questions about a course topic. These question sets adapt to each student’s performance and offer personalized, targeted feedback to help them master key concepts.
  • Revised - Self-Guided Tutorials provide students with a deep understanding of the toughest topics in astronomy. Hints and feedback offer instruction similar to what students would experience during office hours, allowing them to learn from their mistakes without being given the answer.
  • Narrated Figure Visual Activities are assignable visual activities with narrated animations that expand on figures in the text. Embedded pause-and-respond questions engage students in a deeper understanding of the topic. Assignable activities help students build versatile interpretation skills. Specific wrong-answer feedback guides students to a deeper understanding of their significance in the universe.
  • New and Revised - Exercises throughout Mastering now link to the eText as a resource to help students remediate just-in-time.
  • New - Study Area design and content aligns with how students prepare for class and practice for the exam for a curated experience.

Deliver trusted content: We partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that keep students on track and engaged.

  • Virtual Astronomy Labs are assignable, online laboratory activities that utilize Stellarium and interactive figures to conduct night sky data collection and inquiry-based labs. Five additional inquiry-based labs are now included.
  • New - Nearly 100 new Interactive Prelecture videos, all written and most narrated by the authors, help students understand key concepts. The videos provide subject overview for exposure to key concepts before class, opening classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. Students can watch the videos at any time in the Study Area, while instructors can find assignable tutorials based on the videos in the instructor-accessible Item Library.
  • New - Self-Guided-Tutorials and Interactive Figures provide expanded accessibility and are now converted from Flash to HTML5 to work seamlessly across multiple devices and to respond to different screen sizes.