What if we could actively engage today’s students?
Darrell Butler, cognitive scientist and professor of psychology, tested more than 450 students in a laboratory environment comparing Vizi text to traditional texts. The students were assigned to study either the Vizi text or a traditional text covering the same material, given 45 minutes to study, and then took identical examinations. In all cases, students who used Vizi texts outperformed those who used traditional texts — in most cases by significant margins (as much as two full grades).
Student and Teacher Reactions
Lisa Huffman, Ph.D., of Ball State University’s Teachers College, surveyed student reactions to Vizi as a study and course resource and found the following:
Is easy to learn and use
Helps to complete assignments on time
Allows for more efficient study time
Facilitates classroom engagement
Leads to higher course expectations
I absolutely loved this program and it really helped me visualize while I learned. It helped by quizzing me and taking me through the many steps that were involved in diagnosing and treating. I loved the step work that it took the reader through.
A really great thing about Vizi is that it’s flexible, and individual teachers can choose to use it as they want to. They may have students use the video before presenting the material in class to give students a little preview of what’s coming or they can talk about a video in class and then students can go back and look at Vizi on their own as a review.
It explained lessons in an easy to follow step-by-step method much less confusing than typical math books can be. The course can probably be taught with no physical or online book, using Vizi, while you create problem sets based on the lessons.