McGraw-Hill Quickly Exceeds One Million Users With Connect Teaching and Learning Platform

Surveyed professors say they use Connect to improve student learning and retention. Student feedback proves it's working.

Jan 28, 2010, 15:12 ET from McGraw-Hill Higher Education from ,McGraw-Hill Connect

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1.2 million students and professors nationwide are now using McGraw-Hill Connect – the most advanced all-digital teaching and learning exchange for higher education. Since the online platform was introduced last fall, colleges and universities across the country have embraced this 21st century learning tool, which enables professors to easily customize instruction and allows students to master content and succeed in courses.  

With Connect, students are now engaged with course content outside the classroom – from wherever they are and from whichever device they use to access the Internet.  In fact, a recent survey of Connect users shows that more than 90 percent of students access Connect frequently at home or in their dorm rooms, helping them remain engaged with class content throughout the day, week and semester. With this increased access to course content, nearly three quarters of the students using Connect feel better prepared for exams and assignments, according to a McGraw-Hill research study.

"Connect is an extremely effective and powerful tool for 21st century teaching and learning," said Ed Stanford, president, McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  "We're very pleased that Connect is yielding excellent results in college classrooms across the country, enhancing faculty productivity and driving greater student achievement."

Instructors and students cite quality of content, ease of use, integration with text, and the ability to reinforce classroom material 24-7 as key benefits of Connect. Of the professors surveyed by McGraw-Hill, 80 percent stated that they are using Connect to improve student learning and retention. And student feedback proves it's working. Surveyed students said that Connect helps reinforce classroom concepts through practice tests and quizzes, prepare them for success on assignments and exams, and master course content.

"Connect is a great product, and now I cannot imagine teaching my class without it. My students like the feedback and the practice they get from doing the homework," said Jerri Buiting, Professor of Marketing at Baker College in Flint, Mich. "Connect really helps keep my students engaged."

Connect currently covers 26 academic disciplines and about 15 more will be added this year. To view more information about Connect, visit

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