SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As March Madness fever continues, Tegrity, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, announced it will award the winning men's and women's universities of college basketball's biggest tournaments one free year of its lecture capture service in order to help keep their athletes in great shape academically as well as on the court or field.
The Tegrity service automates the process of recording class time or supplementary course content, which students can instantly view anywhere, anytime, on their PC, Mac or mobile device. As students view the content, Tegrity features make it easy for them to add notes as well as collaborate with fellow students and instructors.
With increasing pressure from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to improve student athletes' grades, more universities are turning to Tegrity's lecture capture solution. Consider that in a recent Tegrity survey of over 9,000 student users at over 200 higher education institutions in the United States, 95% of all respondents indicated Tegrity contributed to their learning process. Students reported significant increases in motivation to study, depth of learning and amount of course material learned during a college course using Tegrity's lecture capture capabilities.
"By partnering with the athletic departments to develop a solution that helps their players stay in the game – athletically and academically – we support the worthwhile but challenging routine of today's student athletes. Tegrity gives student athletes a significant advantage in terms of keeping up with coursework while managing a schedule that often has them missing up to 30% of scheduled classes," said Isaac Segal, president of Tegrity.
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About Tegrity, Inc.
Tegrity Campus is the only cloud-based Lecture Capture solution proven to improve student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms. The company's patent-pending Search Anything™ and Smart Bookmarks™ features then let students instantly review key class moments online using a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad or other mobile device. For more information, visit http://www.tegrity.com.
About McGraw-Hill Higher Education:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning digital solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools focused on improving student learning outcomes, McGraw-Hill Higher Education empowers and prepares professionals and students to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.