Elsevier Launches Adaptive Quizzing Solution For Nursing Students

      Elsevier Launches Adaptive Quizzing Solution For Nursing Students

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, September 19, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 Dynamic  to ol  to  help nursing students better prepare for course exams
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Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier
Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ), in collaboration with Learning Objects, Inc.'s
Difference Engine. EAQ directly addresses the market need for a personalized
quizzing tool that enables nursing students of all academic aptitude levels to
better focus their study time and effectively prepare for course tests and the

In addition, EAQ offers instructors the tools they need to monitor student
progress and improve learning outcomes. It is designed for use both by
individual students for self-directed learning as well as in the context of
instructor-led courses. EAQ will be available in its first release November

"We are particularly excited about the launch of EAQ because we believe that
adaptive learning has the potential to address a wide range of student
learning needs, while moving all students toward desired competencies," said
John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. "EAQ represents the first of many
initiatives that Elsevier will be pursuing in the area of adaptive learning
and competency-based education."

EAQ is ideal for undergraduate nursing programs seeking to expose their
students to targeted practice quizzes that enrich their learning and enable
prioritized, focused study time. Concept-based or QSEN-oriented programs and
programs using HESI products that seek a bank of complementary practice
questions can benefit as well.

Adapting  to  educational needs

EAQ allows instructors to track students' progress across assignments and
relative to exam readiness and adjust their teaching accordingly. Using
faculty dashboards, teachers can quickly identify class trouble spots, where
some students might be struggling, and identify those who may need focused
attention. Intuitive individual dashboards also allow students to monitor
their personal progress through increasing levels of mastery, helping them
focus their time and energy on those areas where they need the most

EAQ utilizes Item Response Theory to guide learners adaptively through a bank
of thousands of high-quality practice questions as they progress toward
mastery. The adaptive engine does so by presenting learners with a series of
personalized quizzes based on prior performance. This ensures that learners
are consistently provided with new quizzes and related remediation at their
current level of mastery. Within the program, students progress through
multiple mastery levels as they develop and refine their critical thinking

"EAQ is designed as a focused study tool that fosters sustainable learning in
a dynamic and individualized manner," Danaher said. "The solution is a perfect
fit for today's 'flipping the classroom' scenarios where much of the student
learning occurs outside of the classroom."

The RN-level nursing offering for EAQ is composed of an NCLEX review product
as well as multiple versions designed to accompany Elsevier's market-leading
textbooks. The NCLEX-RN review version features more than 10,000 questions and
is organized by content specialty areas, client needs and concepts.

Technology from Learning Objects

EAQ is powered by technology provided by Learning Objects, which has broad and
deep experience in e-learning, learning assessment, and learning technology

To continuously improve, refine, and validate the effectiveness of EAQ,
Learning Objects has assembled a Learning Science Advisory Board composed of
scholars active in the field of adaptive assessment and e-learning. The Board
will collaborate with Elsevier and adopting institutions to conduct rigorous,
unbiased evaluations of EAQ and its impact on student learning.

All content in EAQ is based on Elsevier's trusted, market-leading content.
Additional features such as confidence level indicators, test-taking
strategies, robust rationales, and multimedia remediation engages students
with different learning styles and reinforces challenging material.

To learn more about EAQ, visit
http://www.elsevieradvantage.com/adaptivequizzing .

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , SciVal , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world leading
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and
Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London
Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Christopher Capot Director, Corporate Relations Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164 c.capot@elsevier.com
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