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What Is MyPhilosophyLab?

MyPhilosophyLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive online solution, designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or as a tool to completely administer an online course. MyPhilosophyLab combines primary source analysis tools, concept maps, audio, video, and assessment to make teaching and learning fun!

Appropriate Courses

MyPhilosophyLab is appropriate for introduction to philosophy courses.

Features and Benefits

MyPhilosophyLibrary – This library (database) contains more than 60 full-length books and 150 primary source readings, browseable by Philosopher, Title, Era, Geography, Branch of Philosophy, and Field of Philosophy. Users will be able to download a PDF of a selected primary source. Each primary source will be accompanied by a head note (abstract) and 6-12 assessment questions for assignability and to gauge reading comprehension.

Concept Maps – This amazing interactive Concept, or Mind, Mapping tool links key Philosopher Profiles, with interactive TimeMaps, Primary Source Readings, Audio, Video, etc.

Analysis Activities – This innovative new tool allows instructors to electronically highlight primary source readings within the eText, and ask associated question(s) specific to their course needs. In turn, students will be able to respond to their instructor’s question via a discussion thread, and have their answers saved into a gradebook.

eText – The Pearson eText platform allows users to access a page-fidelity version of their textbook online. Plus, tools for customization will allow users to enlarge, print, highlight, and take notes in the eText. An added benefit is to incorporate margin links to related content within, or outside, of MyPhilosophyLab; and the new offering of full streaming Chapter Audio!

Quick Reviews – This interactive feature addresses reading comprehension. A student reading the text is prompted to answer a section-based question, to which there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. Students are then able to view how fellow students who enrolled in the course responded; and see how their results allow them to progress from simple content knowledge to evaluation.

Philosopher Profiles – This series of virtual study cards for each major Philosopher—including biographical sketches and Philosopher’s answers to central questions in Philosophy such as, ‘Are You Free?’ , ‘Who Are You?’, etc.—presents biographical sketches, related resources, and philosopher’s responses to essential questions in the study of philosophy.

Audio/Video resources – Audio, video, and text-based resources are organized and correlated by chapter. Resources may include, but are not limited to related video clips, lecture videos, podcasts, and program broadcasts (such as NPR). In addition, almost every resource will contain related assessment in order for instructors to assign them to students!

TimeMap – This timeline connects the traditional ‘who’ and ‘when’ with the ‘where’ to interactive ‘Pins’ in a map that includes links to Philosopher Profiles, MyPhilosophyLibrary, Audio/Video, etc.

Discussion Topics – Found within the parent textbook, these topics are made to be both interactive via MyPhilosophyLab and assignable to the gradebook.

Flashcards – Glossary term flashcards serve as a means to review key concepts and terminology; with an added ability to access them on mobile devices.

"Philosophical Lens" – This dynamic RSS feed provides new and contemporary ideas for professors and students to discuss either in or outside of the classroom.

MySearchLab Activities – Author assignable www.MySearchLab.com activities introduce students to MySearchLab and the tools and resources offered there within.

Study Plans – MyPhilosophyLab includes Pre-Test, Post-Test, and Chapter Exams, which consist of open-ended question types for self reflection, and analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of content present throughout the textbook.

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