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Will your students be ready for their business program?

click bubble for product link Animation: opens to an empty lecture hall; the following speech bubbles appear: 1 doesn't understand financial terms in the assigned case, 2 forgot most of his high school algebra over the last 10 years, 3 believes charting for presentations is all there is to spreadsheets, 4 engineer with excellent math skills yet lacking accounting knowledge, 5 manager with excellent spreadsheet skills but no statistical ability; crossfade to thoughtful student looking at a laptop -- They could be... Foundations' adaptive assessment and teaching tools ensure prerequisite skills.

The first four Foundations modules, developed with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, are organized by academic discipline. The fifth module, Spreadsheets, covers dozens of specific spreadsheet tasks, operations, and functions using Excel 2016 for context.

Assessment & Tutorials

Uneven preparation of incoming students is a uniquely severe problem for business programs. Some incoming students are experts in math while others have not seen algebra or statistics since high school. Classes can consist of trained accountants mixed with students that have never encountered financial statements in their educational or professional lives. Proficiency with spreadsheets may vary dramatically among students as well. Foundations is a suite of online modules designed to ensure all students have a set of prerequisite skills pre-selected by their institution.

In each module, students complete an adaptive online test.  Linked to the assessment is rich online multimedia tutorial material that enables students to quickly study the skills they lack without wasting time on material they already know. After reviewing the tutorial material, students retake a new assessment covering only the skills they were lacking in the previous round.  Students iterate on this cycle until they demonstrate the level of competency required by their institution. Questions and tutorial examples are typically given in a business context, to help students understand why these skills are required for their program.

Modules are priced to be less than most comparable textbooks. Click for price details.

Learn more about each module by clicking on the list of disciplines above. Faculty and staff can order a free trial account by e-mailing a request to Responsive Learning Technologies at .