Using McGraw-Hill Connect Reports - Dr. Phil Janowicz
Prof. Phil Janowicz
Department of Chemistry
California State University - Fullerton
I am an Assistant Professor of Chemical Education
at California State University – Fullerton (CSUF),
and I started in August of 2010. I earned my
bachelor’s degrees in Brain and Cognitive Science
and also Chemistry from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005. I then
earned my PhD in Chemistry from the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in May of
2010 under the tutelage of Prof. Jeffrey Moore.
My research focuses on organic chemical
education, specifically how to use technology to
improve student learning in organic chemistry. I
am researching the effectiveness of online
homework, cognitive load, attention, motivation,
and adaptive learning strategies. I’m currently
teaching first and second semester organic
chemistry at CSUF using a blended approach in a
flipped classroom, and students have welcomed
the extra problem-solving practice they receive
during face-to-face meetings.
Reports can be used many times for different
Informing Lectures (Just-in-Time teaching)
Others you may discover!
At-Risk Student Report:
Identifies Student Engagement
Allows for early intervention
I used it early and often, and it seemed my students listened!
Very useful for office hours / email conversations
Assignment statistics: (show in connect)
Item Analysis: (show in connect)
Instructor - all reports
useful throughout the
Student - personalized
reports available to:
help identify holes in their
provide remediation and
When to Use: To Monitor Progress
When to Use: To Improve Teaching
Most Challenging Learning Objectives -> Just-in-Time Teaching!
(show in learnsmart)
Student Details Report
Shows time spent and progress in LearnSmart for each chapter and student.
Metacognitive Skills Report
Shows LearnSmart performance broken down by student’s awareness of their knowledge (as
measured by the confidence prompt before every LearnSmart item)
Ideally, students will have high %s in the Correct & aware column;
Moderate %s in the Incorrect & aware column paired with low %s in the unaware columns
means students are at least aware of the holes in their knowledge
Moderate and high %s in either or both of the unaware columns means students are
guessing a lot, and are likely not taking their assignment seriously.
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