Revel for Sociology: Demo

Video Transcript

Below is the transcript for the video at: http://youtu.be/vXVkmDN8_2E.

Hi, I'm here to talk to you about some of the exciting features you'll find in Revel for Sociology.

Built in collaboration with educators and students nationwide, Revel is an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Let's take a look...

Revel enlivens course content with media interactives and videos that empower students to engage with concepts and take an active role in learning.

Students are able to immediately practice course material through Revel's embedded assignment and quizzing, providing students opportunities to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on. In addition, a variety of Revel writing activities and assignments are provided to assess concept mastery and critical thinking. This immersive experience boosts student engagement, which leads to better understanding of concepts and improved performance throughout the course.

Revel's assignment and tracking tools offer actionable information that helps educators intersect with their students in meaningful ways. Educators can indicate precisely which readings must be completed on which dates. This clear, detailed schedule helps students stay on task and keeps them motivated throughout the course.

By monitoring class assignment completion and individual student achievement, actionable information, such as points earned on quizzes and tests and time on task, helps educators see the progress of their students and their entire class.

Revel is also fully mobile, so students can read and interact with course material on their devices, anywhere and anytime.

Let's now take a look at a few Revel features specific to Sociology.

Leading things off is a way to show students how course topics relate to their lives through analysis of data in maps, charts and infographics. With social explorer, students can explore concepts they've just read about by interacting with US census data to understand how trends impact them on a local level. Social Explorer makes it easy to present data in a clear and relevant way.

Students sometimes find a static book alone dry and struggle to engage with and retain the material they read. But with the Videos in Revel, the content comes to life. The Videos keep students engaged and illustrate key concepts they're reading about.

Finally, Students often come to class underprepared as they either haven't completed their reading assignment or didn't fully retain what they read. Many topics in sociology don't lend themselves to being taught through static words on a page. This sometimes makes it difficult for a student to learn a particular topic through reading alone. However, with the interactives feature, students start to understand and remember a concept by allowing them to interact with it in a way that helps them retain what they've just read. By explaining those concepts with a piece of media or an interactive, students have greater comprehension, and come to class better prepared.

And there you have it. That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in Revel for Sociology. If you want to learn more, be sure to check out /Revel. Thanks for watching.