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Though Revel™ is a digital experience, print textbook support is always available
Revel gives students everything they need. But, if a student wants a loose-leaf print reference to complement their Revel experience, they can purchase one from within their Revel course at any time.
The Revel app is free with the purchase of Revel and provides offline access to text. The app can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store.
Students can purchase instant access to Revel through Pearson with a credit card or PayPal account. They can also visit the school bookstore to buy a Revel access code card and redeem it online.
Revel is designed to:
Afford students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on through quizzing.
Offer students feedback that is specific, clear, and timely.
Give educators and students access to performance information through a Performance Dashboard. This data enables instructors to intervene when necessary to keep students on track.
Feedback is most effective when it is specific to
a particular task at hand, provides concrete information on how a student is performing, and shows how each task will connect to subsequent content. Research generally indicates that feedback is most effective when it is provided immediately.
Provide students opportunities to engage actively with the key concepts they’re reading about and to contextualize what they’re learning through interactive media.
Encourage students to think critically and constructively about important concepts through writing activities, available in select Revel products.
When students simply read about a subject, their ability to comprehend and remember the key takeaways is limited. Research indicates that actively and constructively engaging with concepts yields a higher impact on learning than passive engagement alone.
Segment content into manageable pieces and presenting content via a consistent structure.
Effectively using signaling, providing cues that highlight key material.
Use spatial contiguity, placing all relevant content on-screen simultaneously.
In cognitive psychology, cognitive load refers to the amount of mental effort being used in working memory. One facet of this is extraneous cognitive load, or the mental effort spent on distracting elements that are not relevant to learning. Research shows that if you can reduce extraneous cognitive load, you can make it easier for students to process information and move it from working memory to long-term memory.
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Segment content into manageable pieces and
can make it easier for students to process information and move it from working memory to long-term memory.
Provide students opportunities to engage actively with they key concepts they’re reading about and to contextualize
with concepts yields a higher impact on learning than passive engagement alone.
Afford students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on through quizzing
Offer students feedback that is specific, clear, and timely
subsequent content. Research generally indicates that feedback is most effective when it is provided immediately.
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The student experience in Revel
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Pearson Originals videos
Pearson Originals videos harness the power of visual learning to bring the real world into your classroom. Exploring complex social and political issues, these contemporary videos prompt students to think critically as empowered citizens who can inspire social change.
Data-rich Interactives include maps, figures, and tables with Social Explorer technology that lets students interact with real data to explore concepts they've just read about. These interactive data presentations emphasize a key takeaway:
that sociology is based on research and evidence, not opinion. Critical thinking questions increase data and literacy skills.
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Current Event Bulletins
Current Event Bulletins are author-written articles that help students connect chapter concepts with real-life current events. Fresh topics every semester help students better understand and relate to the content.
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Writing features include:
Self-paced Journaling Prompts throughout the narrative that encourage students to express their thoughts without breaking stride in their reading;
Assignable Shared Writing Activities that direct students to share written responses with classmates, fostering peer discussion; and
Essays integrated directly within Revel that allow instructors to assign the precise writing tasks they need for the course.
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Embedded assessments such as quizzes and concept checks afford students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on. Assessments in Revel let instructors gauge student comprehension frequently, provide timely feedback, and address learning gaps along the way.
Essays integrated directly within Revel allow instructors to assign the precise writing tasks they need for the course.
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Listen and learn using Amazon Alexa
The free Revel skill for Amazon Alexa gives students another option to learn and study on their terms.
It makes it easy to check assignment due dates and listen to the text via the audio playlist feature (available for most titles) on Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled devices.
Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Students looking to stay on top of their homework just need to ask, “Alexa, when is my next assignment due in Pearson Revel?” Students who prefer to listen to their course text on Amazon Echo can simply say, “Alexa, play Chapter 4 in Pearson Revel.”*
*The Revel Skill only works for titles with the audio playlist feature.
The Revel app
The Revel app lets you download your course materials to your devices, so you can read and study even when you're offline.
The Revel app helps students learn they way they live — on the move. The app is compatible with mobile phones and tablets and works both online and off. Check out some of the ways that the Revel app lets students learn where they want to, when they want to.
Reminders & Notifications
It's easy to set reminders using the Revel app. You decide when and how often you want to receive assignment notifications to best fit your schedule.
Access to audio
Need to review the chapter during your commute? Full audio of your text, available for most courses, lets you listen and learn as you go.
Complete your assignments on your mobile device to prep for class whenever you have a moment. (You must be online to access assessment.)
Vocabulary study tools
Activities like flashcards and matching games let you study anytime, anywhere. And you can view your progress after each activity to track how you’re doing before exams.
Highlighting and note-taking tools
The Revel app lets you highlight key passages and take notes, so you can
study however you like.
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Assignment creation features
Create assignments with the easy-to-use Drag and Drop tool
Customize assignment names
Filter by assignment type
Modify due date and time, availability, and points possible to meet your course needs.
Drag to reorder content within the assignment list
Easily create writing or video quiz assignments
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