New research discussing varied instructional approaches for teaching the accounting topic of Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP)

In this study, students enrolled in Introduction to Financial Accounting (the first principles of accounting course) and Managerial Accounting (the second principles of accounting course) from eight different US colleges completed homework problems presented in everyday language or accounting language, with or without a formula ‘cheat sheet’ on the screen, and with or without prior instruction to explore the impact of varied instructional approaches for teaching the topic.

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ECPdFrGK7WAv3iFSuT5M/full#.UvESOY2A3IU

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Quantum delivers over 1.3 million online learning sessions

Quantum Simulations, Inc., a leading researcher and developer of intelligent adaptive learning and assessment software for business, mathematics, and science subjects, announced a major milestone today delivering over 1.3 million online learning sessions, more than doubling volume over the past two years combined. Read more at: http://www.quantumsimulations.com/news10_9_13.htm

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Compelling research on improving student performance in Intermediate Accounting

In this study, Quantum’s adaptive learning and assessment software was used to assess student understanding and mastery of core concepts required to be successful in Intermediate Accounting. Using an “all or nothing” grading approach combined with Quantum’s individualized tutoring help and targeted practice tools, the treatment group improved two full letter grades over the control group.

Find it, Fix it, and Thrive – The Impact of Insisting on Proficiency in Prerequisite Knowledge in Intermediate Accounting

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Wiley Partners with Quantum to Deliver Intelligent Adaptive Learning and Assessment Solution for Accounting Education

Global publisher John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JWA and JWB), which provides content and content-enabled services for students and educators, researchers, and professional practitioners, has partnered with Quantum Simulations, Inc., a leading developer of artificial intelligence-based education products and services, to offer intelligent adaptive learning and assessment software with Wiley’s print and digital textbooks, starting with Introductory Accounting  through Intermediate Accounting. Known as the “language of business”, Accounting is taken by over 1 million students per year by business and non-business majors as well as MBA graduate students.

Read the complete press release at: http://www.quantumsimulations.com/news5_08_12.html

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Quantum Answers Instructor Demand for Improved Student Learning Outcomes in Accounting

Quantum Tutors solve limitations of textbooks and homework systems by providing personalized learning paths, targeted practice and step-by-step feedback to improve student conceptual understanding and retention.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – April 12, 2011, Quantum Simulations, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) innovation, announced today a new AI-based learning method, Targeted Practice, which is proven to improve student learning efficiency and optimize study time effectiveness. The learning approach is a component of Quantum’s tutoring software which provides students with individualized homework feedback and instructors with on-demand assessment tools summarizing improvement and mastery outcomes.

In a study evaluating student learning at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, 88 undergraduate students taking an Introductory Financial Accounting course were randomly divided into two groups. Half of the students practiced with conventional textbook problems and half used Quantum’s Targeted Practice approach which applies principles of cognitive load theory, a research-based model of how memory works, to maximize student comprehension and retention…

Read the full press release at: www.quantumtutors.com/news4_26_11.html

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Quantum’s Cognitive Tutoring and Assessment Technology Accelerates Teaching and Learning in Accounting Nationwide

A new generation learning tool is available to community colleges for career training, traditional and distance education, and national initiatives such as Perkins and the recent Department of Labor’s (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – April 12, 2011, Quantum Simulations, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) educational technology, released real-time data regarding the impact of its Quantum Tutors on student improvement and mastery in introductory accounting courses this semester. Analysis of assessment data for students using the Quantum Tutors at colleges and universities across the country indicates that students are experiencing significant improvement, mastery and accelerated learning.

For example, before using the Quantum Tutor for Adjusting Entries, students enrolled in Principles of Accounting and Financial Accounting performed at only 38% accuracy when problem solving. After working with Quantum’s software for an average of only 2.5 hours, accuracy jumped to 70%, an increase of 32%, and the percent of students achieving mastery of the topic climbed to 87%. Similar results occurred with the Quantum Tutor for Transaction Analysis. At the start of their learning session, students had 60% accuracy then improved 16% to 76% with 82% of students achieving mastery. Read the full press release at: http://www.quantumtutors.com/news4_11.html

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Quantum Next-Generation Learning Technology Delivers Over Half a Million Tutoring Sessions

Nationwide, professors are requiring the Quantum Tutors for their introductory accounting courses and as a pre-requisite for intermediate accounting; students are increasing productivity and improving test scores.

Quantum Simulations, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) educational technologies, announced a benchmark of over 500,000 online tutoring sessions, with the number in accounting growing by more than 400% within the past two years. With ever-increasing costs of course materials, professors at universities, community colleges and distance learning programs are making tough decisions about what learning tools to require and are turning to the Quantum Tutors. For as little as $15.00 per student/semester, students are using Quantum with any accounting textbook and improving their grades. View the full press release at:

http://www.quantumtutors.com/news3_11.html

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http://www.quantumtutors.com/accounting.html

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Assessment Reporting – Transaction Analysis: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes Through Detailed Analysis of Student Work

When examining the usage trends of students that used the Quantum Tutors, students improved 15% in their ability to analyze transactions. More importantly, 88% of students achieved a high to medium level of mastery with an average study time of only two hours.

View the one-page summary and detailed analysis at: http://www.quantumsimulations.com/pdfs/Learning_Trends_Transaction_Analysis.pdf

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Artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring software for accounting increases test scores and maximizes student effectiveness at the University of Saskatchewan

After one group of students completed a homework assignment using the Quantum Tutor, their test scores improved 1.9 times more than a group of students who used an online homework management system. When the Quantum Tutor was removed from the first group of students and given to the other group, the pattern of performance differences was reversed, with the tutored group gaining 2.6 times more than the online homework group.

View/download the one page summary at: http://www.quantumtutors.com/pdfs/Accounting_Research_University_of_Saskatchewan.pdf

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Artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring software for accounting improves student test scores a full letter grade at Baldwin-Wallace College

Sudents using the Quantum Tutor for transaction analysis achieved 3.5 times more gain in test scores over students who studied with the textbook only.

View/download the one page summary at: http://www.quantumtutors.com/pdfs/Accounting_Research_Targeted_Practice.pdf

View/download the full paper at: http://www.quantumtutors.com/research_results_acct.html

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