Microbiology Read Anywhere Best Practice
Published June 17, 2019
Students taking Microbiology courses need to study often to succeed in the course. Nearly every student has access to a cell phone or tablet and with our brand-new ReadAnywhere™app, they can study anywhere that is convenient.
I have worked in the Microbiology discipline off and on for the past fifteen years and I have observed students who range from a newly graduated high school student to a returning student sixty years young. Three common themes stand out to me about learning Microbiology today. First, microbiology is a difficult course that demands consistent time and attention from the student. Second, every student has a mobile phone and they use it often. Third, students need to optimize their study time to manage the demands of family, friends and school.
At McGraw-Hill, we believe that learning changes everything. Learning should be portable and accessible. We make a wide range of products from the traditional print textbook and laboratory manuals, to state-of-the-art animations and mobile applications that can be accessed on a smart phone. These are exciting times in education.
Personally, I believe there are amazing opportunities ahead for mobile learning. I regularly use apps on my phone and tablet and one of my favorite new apps is ReadAnywhere . This app allows you to read your Connect eBook anytime, anywhere on your smartphone or tablet. Available for more than 30 course disciplines, the ReadAnywhere app allows Connect customers to download their entire eBook, or individual chapters, and read without an Internet connection. The app also provides the same tools available in the laptop version of the eBook. Notes and highlights automatically sync across devices. All you need to do is login with your Connect username and password and start reading – anywhere!
I am excited about this app for a number of reasons. It is designed to help students learn the content at their own pace and with maximum efficiency. Students can even learn “hands free” with the ReadSpeaker feature. When selected, the app will read your selected passages to you!
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this product is the fact that students can use it during a work break, on a train, waiting for coffee, right before class – anytime, anywhere (just not while you are driving)! This is how students can get more time to study with ReadAnywhere !
Whether you are using a McGraw-Hill solution or not, ReadAnywhere can help your students prepare for their next exam. The app is available for iOS via the App Store and for Android via Google Play. Learn more from a student’s perspective by clicking this video:
If you have any questions about ReadAnywhere or any of our other products, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.