When an instructor can see, at the end of week one, that five students haven’t opened the book and three students read the book but didn’t understand, then the instructor can intervene by contacting the students and opening the door to communication.

Because webtexts prompt students to respond at least once for every five minutes they spend inside our learning environment, mastery is assessed multiple times in every chapter. Starting with rigorous learning outcomes, we author automatically graded multiple choice questions for every page of content. This high number of engagements enables a map to develop showing what each of your students, and your class as a whole, are learning.

Evidence of Learning

What you can know about your class:

  • Are students doing the homework?
  • How many students completed last night's homework?
  • Which students need a reminder that this is assigned?
  • Which students are scoring well, but struggling to do so?

What you can know about an individual student:

  • How much of the coursework has this student completed?
  • How long has this student spent clicking, typing, and scrolling in the webtext?
  • What are this student's study patterns?
  • What kinds of questions is this student missing?

Proactive Help

What we measure so that instructors can intervene when there's still time to make a difference:

  • Every time a student signs in
  • Every time a student views a page
  • How long they spend clicking, typing, and scrolling in the webtext
  • How many questions they attempt
  • How many auto-graded questions they answer correctly
  • How many times they reset and submit answers

Effective Instruction

What you can know about your webtext:

  • Which assignments are often completed
  • Which study questions are often skipped
  • Which concepts are difficult for students to master

The ability of a publisher to know how effectively their content works is nothing short of revolutionary. By reviewing the (anonymous) results of students interacting, we can, for the first time ever, know what works and what doesn't. We release a new edition of each webtext twice a year. And we have the data to prove that each edition is, in fact, stronger than the one before.