• Sapling Learning Questions - Authoring Process

    Our team of educators work in concert to craft original questions and feedback to provide you with quality content for your course. To create the exceptional questions instructors expect from Sapling Learning, each on...
    Clairissa Simmons
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  • Sapling Learning Questions - Periodic Review Process

    Sapling Learning’s content is created by a team of educators and subject-matter experts. A typical question authored by Sapling Learning has passed through the hands of five people before it is placed in assignm...
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  • Keeping Students Engaged: Part 2

    Keeping Students Engaged:A Tale from Introductory Chemistry(Part II)  By Kevin Revell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Consultant · Sapling Learning     I’ve been experimenting ...
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  • Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy

    Originally posted by Andrew S. Campbell, Ph.D. Academics like you are rarely satisfied with the status quo, and that extends to the classroom. Thanks to modern advancements, a lecture course can be adjusted, and even ...
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  • New Questions with Real World Applications: Batteries

    Students often find chemistry more engaging when the concepts they learn in the classroom are connected to real world applications. Sapling Learning strives to provide questions that not only cover the concepts learne...
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  • Improving Questions: The Sapling Learning Quality Control Process

    Sapling Learning is committed to creating the highest quality content, but we also devote a considerable effort towards maintaining and improving the efficacy of existing questions. This post covers what happens to a ...
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 2

    How to start flipping your course: part 2 Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   Video is, of course, the preferred medium for delivering flipped lectures, but creating one from scratch can seem intimidatin...
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  • Keeping Students Engaged: Part 1

    Keeping Students Engaged:A Tale from Introductory Chemistry(Part I)  by Kevin Revell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Consultant  · Sapling Learning   Just before the spring 2012 seme...
    Alex Kaufman
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  • How to keep your office hours efficient

    Originally posted by Kelli Mayes-Denker. Have you had a student stop by during office hours only to mention that they "just don’t get chapter 5"? For a student, this specific chapter may be especially daunting. ...
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 3

    How to start flipping your course: part 3  Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   What’s the most important part of an experiment? Results. Flipping a course should be treated like any other sci...
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  • Flipping the Class: Part 1

    Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D on July 17, 2014.   How to start flipping your course: part 1  When Dr. Amanda Brindley, faculty lecturer at the University of Califoria, Irvine,  flipped her g...
    Alex Kaufman
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  • Current Events Make Econ Come Alive!

    Originally posted by Kelli Mayes-Denker on August 11, 2014. As an instructor who has taught a variety of economics classes, both principles and intermediate, I find that making the connection to real life application...
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  • Combatting Cheating

    Cheating on homework: how can you stop it?  Originally posted by Rebecca Celik, Ph.D.   Today’s students have access to more online information than ever before, and with that access comes increased ...
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  • Spring Cleaning, Resolving Student Issues

    Every spring, we use student usage data to comb through our library of questions, looking for those that students struggle with the most. While some questions are simply difficult—even deliberately so—othe...
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  • Requesting New Content

    The Sapling Learning content library contains a broad selection of high-quality questions, but there will likely be times that you can’t quite find the problem you’re looking for. When this happens, one of...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Improvements to Existing Content

    Before a new question goes “live” in the Sapling Learning physics library, it must first pass a rigorous internal review process. However, the question’s journey of improvement doesn’t end ther...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Sapling Improvements and Maintenance

    We will be performing system maintenance on Sunday morning July 21st  from 12:01am Eastern until 7am Eastern as well as Friday morning July 26th from 6am to 9am Eastern. Sapling will not be available during these...
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  • Exciting Times for Physics and Astronomy

    Three years ago, the Sapling Learning physics team began working on a project to add conceptual questions to our physics library. These questions are designed for use in courses for non-science majors, and focus more ...
    Jonathan Bratt
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  • Add your TA / SI without the Client Success Team!

    We are delighted to report that you can now add your TAs (or SIs) to your course without the help of the Client Success Team.   In the left-side menu of your course, if you hover over Course Management, you will ...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Sapling Learning Questions - Template Creation Process

    Suppose your textbook asks the following question. What happens in the market for oranges when there is a freeze in Florida? This question could, and most likely does, exist in question banks written for every princ...
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