What People Are Saying About MyCompLab
"As an instructor, I'm elated with the ease of using MyCompLab, from creating assignments to organizing a class online. For students, MyCompLab offers an integrated learning environment that places everything they need to compose at their fingertips."
Bill Endres, University of Arizona (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"MyCompLab offers an integrated environment that is designed to help us teach and learn better. Up until now we use a little piece from here and a little piece from there and each little piece we add takes time and adds to the overall confusion factor. The fact that everything is integrated and sensible is wonderful."
Eric Hoffman, Northern Illinois University (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"MyCompLab provides all the tools you need under one roof. It enables you to do what you already do, but save time. I love that the composing spaces allows you to have all your students' papers in one place and that comments can be tied to resources. Students often have trouble understanding instructor comments on their papers, but if you can link students to resources related to that comment, they have an easier time understanding."
Rob Lee, Pasadena City College
"I am most excited about the composing space. The ability for students AND teachers to create and review documents, as well as keep track of grades, in the same space and with the same application, is a truly dynamic and unique ‘feature' of MyCompLab. However, I am also very excited about the portfolio feature--one, again, that other applications do not include."
Kelly Martin, Collin County Community College (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"I'm most excited about the use of e-portfolio in MyCompLab. First Year Composition is being pushed from all sides to adopt outcomes assessment, and e-portfolios have long been the best method to balance the needs of students, teachers, and administrators in developing outcomes which make sense for classroom needs. By incorporating e-portfolios in to MyCompLab, Pearson is ensuring a lot flexibility for departments looking to survive and even thrive in the coming assessment wars."
Bob Cummings, Columbus State University (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"MyCompLab is an easy, engaging way to deliver more interactive and up-to-date teaching. I am very interested in the portfolio section, and I especially like the peer review. The composing space is a great tool in helping students become better writers."
Susan Perry, Greenville Technical College
"This new MyCompLab is extremely accessible and everything you need is in one place."
Julia Bleakney, Saddleback College
"I'm most excited about the features that directly support the writing process. Reference documents and testing spaces are important, but there are a lot of products out there meant to do that. We need more environments that provide instruction directly in the spaces in which composing happens. This, to me, is what's exciting about MyCompLab: the relatively tight integration of composing and instruction on composing."
Stuart Selber, Penn State University (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"MyCompLab is a very helpful addition to teaching composition online or in the classroom. Enabling students to click on links to get answers to questions about composition accomodates the way today's students think."
Mary Anne Nagler, Oakland Community College
"With the new MyCompLab we have the opportunity to give students individualized help because we can link them to exercises from within their own papers in the composing space. I also like its simplicity and design – it looks easy to use."
Jan Laville, Des Moines Area Community College
"I like that students can see feedback on their writing from multiple audiences at once—their instructor, fellow students, etc."
Liz Rohan, University of Michigan – Dearborn
"MyCompLab will enable instructors to easily and directly connect students to resources about their writing. The peer review features look strong."
Scott Warnock, Drexel University
"I would describe the new MyCompLab as a program that helps instructors organize their classes. More importantly, it helps students know exactly what is going on and gives them ways to get help – they can find resources and take charge of their learning. Also, it seems like an easy-to-use program. I think it would be especially good for instructors who aren't tech savvy – everything is right there and spelled out."
Michelle Krueger, Central Michigan University
"I love the portfolio feature and the ability to share portfolios with outside readers. I also like that MyCompLab enables you to compile instructor, peer and tutor feedback in one space. MyCompLab is an online tool that connects the major components of the composing process: research, drafting, feedback, and tools for editing."
Keri Dutkiewicz, Davenport University
"MyCompLab is a dynamic electronic space where students can create and share texts, get and give feedback, collaborate on a piece of writing, and create/revise a portfolio to bring with them to other courses."
Liz Canfield, Virginia Commonwealth University (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"I like the idea of sharing a common space for composition, peer and instructor response. If fully realized, the new MyCompLab promises to provide a ‘lingua franca' for members of a composition class community, resolving the compatability problems that plague current course management systems.
Miles McCrimmon, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)
"I like that MyCompLab will enable me to keep track of student writing online rather than with lots of papers in folders. It will help students keep track of their work too."
Marti Singer, Georgia State University
"My favorite parts of the new MyCompLab are the Writer's Toolkit and To Do list. I'd say MyCompLab is a great facilitator – part course management, part online evaluation program. It makes a much better virtual writing classroom than WebCT."
Susan J. Miller, Santa Fe Community College
"MyCompLab uses the latest technology to aid in teaching and managing a composition course."
Jose Flores, Austin Community College (MyCompLab Advisory Board Member)