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Learning Catalytics™

Foster student engagement and collaborative learning

Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that encourages team-based learning by using students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in interactive tasks and thinking.
As an instructor, you can pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills, while monitoring responses with real-time analytics to find out where they’re struggling. With this information, you can adjust your instructional strategy in real time and try additional ways of engaging your students during class.
Learning Catalytics also lets you manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, team-based learning, and peer-to-peer learning.

See Learning Catalytics in action on campus

Founders

Learning Catalytics was developed at Harvard University by Eric Mazur, Gary King, and Brian Lukoff. Pearson acquired Learning Catalytics in 2013. Learning Catalytics continues to be available as a standalone product and is now fully integrated with all Mastering and many MyLab products.
Eric Mazur

Eric Mazur is the creator of Peer Instruction, speaker on physics education and interactive teaching, founder of SiOnyx, and a professor of physics and area dean at Harvard.

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Gary King

Gary King is an expert on statistical methods, founder of Crimson Hexagon, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and one of just 23 University Professors at Harvard.

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Brian Lukoff

Brian Lukoff is an educator, entrepreneur, technology designer, and engineer. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and a Stanford Ph.D. in educational measurement and technology.

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Learning Catalytics in the News

Grouping Students With Software
July 18, 2012 | New York Times

A "Moneyball" Approach to College
December 11, 2011 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Doing linear algebra with peer instruction and Learning Catalytics
December 18, 2012 | Casting Out Nines, Chronicle of Higher Education

Making Big Data Actionable in Class
October 24, 2012 | Campus Technology

The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition
February 2012 | The New Media Consortium

A Huge Leap for the Classroom
Nov-Dec 2011 | Education Technology magazine

Ending the "tyranny of the lecture"
July 27, 2011 | eSchoolNews