SmartBook®—the first and only adaptive reading and study experience. It highlights content based on what the individual student knows and doesn’t know, and provides focused help at that moment in need through targeted learning resources (including videos, animations and other interactivities.) SmartBook's intuitive technology optimizes student study time by creating a personalized learning path for improved course performance.
Connect Insight offers a series of visual data displays that provide analysis on five key insights: (1) How are my students doing?, (2) How is this student doing?, (3) How is my section doing?, (4) How is this assignment doing?, (5) How are my assignments doing?
Speech Capture in Connect Lucas gives instructors the ability to evaluate speeches live, using a fully customizable rubric. Instructors may also upload speech videos for the students, create and manage peer review assignments. In addition, students may upload their own videos for self-review and/or peer review.
Online Media Library of student speeches on Connect Lucas: Ten full length speeches are new to this edition, along with along with fifteen needs-improvement versions and video clips illustrating key public speaking concepts. The Annotated Instructor’s Edition contains on-page teaching tips, suggestions for class discussions and activities, and cross-references to related teachings, videos, and exercises. The Instructor’s Manual in the Instructor Resources CD includes teaching suggestions, speech assignments, and additional speeches for analysis and discussion.
New section! Presenting Your Speech Online (Chapter 13: Delivery)