Spring Feedback: Ivy Tech

For Immediate Release – May 29, 2015

Vizi engages students, improves results at Indiana’s largest college

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Instructor Crystal Frayer piloted Vizi’s Rhetoric, Composition, and Expression for a Digital Age as the primary learning resource in her spring semester section of ENG 111 at Ivy Tech’s Muncie campus. At the end of the semester, a survey was taken of her students regarding their impressions of Vizi.

The results confirm the strong engagement of students with Vizi texts.

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Students who volunteered a narrative rating of Vizi said:

  • Vizi is far more efficient than a textbook.”
  • I used Vizi as my textbook and it was very helpful. Anytime I had a question I knew I could find the answer through Vizi. The absolute best part about Vizi is how easy it is to understand the lessons because [the author] really explains everything to the fullest extent.

Finally, in a panel discussion at a seminar for Ivy Tech adjunct faculty, Crystal Frayer summarized her support of Vizi’s multimodal approach to learning resources succinctly:

Ivy Tech Quote Spring 2015

Next Steps
Armed with the positive reaction of both the instructor and her students, Vizi is working to customize an English Composition text to more comprehensively fit Ivy Tech’s ENG 111 course. Two instructors at Ivy Tech’s Muncie campus will be using Vizi in their sections of English Composition in the fall of 2015.

Vizi is making a difference in courses at Roosevelt University, and is ready to do the same for instructors and institutions of higher education across the country.  Contact Vizi today to arrange a demonstration.

About Vizi
Our purpose is to transform lives by making education more engaging.  That is why we publish unique, online, interactive, multimodal texts.  Designed for students in higher education, Vizi uses interactive simulations, games, animations, graphics, videos, and text to engage students in their studies.  Vizi is used in all types of classrooms, whether traditional, flipped or online.  Independent laboratory research confirms the transformative results of Vizi’s media-driven, multimodal focus – improving results by as much as three letter grades.

Steve Davis, Vice President