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U Phoenix E-Textbook Pilot Improves Adult Math Engagement

A pilot at the University of Phoenix found that a well-designed interactive textbook can help people stick with their math studies. The university worked with zyBooks from John Wiley & Sons in a two-course undergraduate sequence on quantitative reasoning.

The pilot began in October 2019 and was transitioned into full implementation beginning in December 2019. The adoption involved 800-plus adult learners with an average age in the mid-30s.

ZyBooks are applications that replace traditional textbooks with a combination of interactive tools, animations, questions integrated into the content and, for some subjects, embedded coding tools, to increase student engagement in STEM subjects.

The quantitative reasoning course is intended to teach students how to apply advanced reasoning skills to solve real-world problems. To reduce math anxiety and make the material more relatable, the university’s College of General

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Vision Help Foundation Improves Public Health by Rebuilding Homes in Rural Haiti to Save Lives, Reduce Disease, and Improve Quality of Life

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ST. LOUIS & LAVAUD, Haiti – September 20, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

St. Louis-based Vision Help Foundation is assisting to improve housing in Lavaud, a small rural community in Haiti. Substandard housing, often with leaky roofs and dirt floors, can cause deadly accidents, frequent illness, and miserable daily experiences.

VHF recently rebuilt and modernized a home occupied by a widow with 11 children. Their roof leaked so bad she was forced to gather all the children in the only dry corner of their home. It was difficult to sleep during the rainy season. There was constant fear the roof would collapse. And children often came down with serious illnesses like pneumonia and parasitic infestations.

The house is fixed and the mother now spends her limited funds on clothing and sheets

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Vision Help Foundation Improves Public Health by Rebuilding Homes in Rural Haiti to Save Lives, Reduce Disease, and Improve Quality of Life – Press Release


ST. LOUIS – September 20, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

‚ÄčLavaud, Haiti – St. Louis based Vision Help Foundation is assisting to improve housing in this small rural community in Haiti. Substandard housing, often with leaky roofs and dirt floors can cause deadly accidents, frequent illness, and miserable daily experiences.

VHF recently rebuilt and modernized a home occupied by a widow with 11 children. Their roof leaked so bad she was forced to gather all the children in the only dry corner of their home. It was difficult to sleep during the rainy season. There was constant fear the roof would collapse. And children often came down with serious illnesses like pneumonia, and parasitic infestations.

The house is fixed, and the mother now spends her limited funds on clothing and sheets for her children.

“This type of substandard housing is common in rural Haiti and impoverished areas in many parts of the

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