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Connect for Mandel, Economics: The Basics, 2e

Michael Mandel

Connect Economics provides a complete digital solution proven to foster student learning and instructor productivity. Built using content from McGraw-Hill’s world-class economics textbooks, Connect’s assignments are dynamic, interactive and aligned with learning objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Whether accessing online homework, quizzing and tests, studying with the market-leading adaptive learning tool, or utilizing an interactive eBook, Connect Economics users can seamlessly move beyond the print world into the digital realm with complete confidence.

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Key Features

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    LearnSmart

    No two students are alike. McGraw-Hill LearnSmart™ is an intelligent learning system that uses a series of probing questions to pinpoint each student’s knowledge gaps. LearnSmart then provides an optimal learning path for each student, so that less time is spent in areas the student already knows and more time in areas needed. The result: students retain more knowledge, learn faster, and study more efficiently.

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    Graphing Tools

    Graphing tools within Connect Economics provide opportunities for students to draw, interact with, manipulate, and analyze graphs in their online auto-graded assignments, as they would with pencil and paper. Each graph in Connect for Mandel maintains the “look and feel” of the graphs in the printed text to ensure consistency for the student and support the learning process.

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    End of Chapter and Testbank Content

    Instructors can create automatically graded assignments using material directly from Mandel’s 2nd edition. End of chapter problems appear in both static and algorithmic format to provide opportunities for students to practice concepts with multiple versions of problem types. Hundreds more autogradable questions can be found in Mandel’s comprehensive test bank.

More Features

  • Content Tagging

    All assignable content within Connect Economics is tagged across several categories including chapter learning objectives, Bloom’s Taxonomy levels, topic area, difficulty level, and AACSB criteria. Instructors have the ability to filter using these categories in order to build assignments around desired learning goals. Reports aggregate student performance across these areas to help instructors identify weak points, track performance across learning outcomes and compare performance across sections or terms.

  • Logic Cases

    Auto-graded, multi-part “capstone” exercises available for each chapter designed to help students see connections between key topics in the chapter and think critically about economics.

  • Video Cases

    Two-part video segments featuring real business examples and auto-graded, integrated concept checks help students apply economic concepts to the world around them.

  • Live News Articles

    Both students and instructors have access to current articles pulled from live news sources and organized by topic for easy application.

  • Math Preparedness Modules

    Provide review of basic algebra, slope, percentages, and graphing to help students acquire the appropriate background in mathematics necessary for success in economics.

  • Self-Quiz and Study

    Connect’s Self-Quiz and Study takes students through a practice test, then recommends readings, study tools, and additional practice.

  • Integrated eBook

    Connect Plus includes a media rich eBook that allows you to share your notes with your students. Your students can insert and review their own notes, highlight the text, search for specific information, and interact with media resources. The dynamic links between Connect assignments and the eBook enhance student learning, and a powerful search function quickly pinpoints the information students need.  Using an eBook with Connect Plus gives your students a complete digital solution that allows them to access their materials from any computer.

Effectiveness Study

Connect Makes a Difference

Analysis of data aggregated from 18 Connect case studies featuring diverse colleges and universities in the United States showed consistent improvement in four areas:

Reduced administrative time for instructors
Increased effectiveness of lectures and more engaged students
Greater student confidence and retention rate
Higher test scores and overall grades

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