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massive Efficiency Gains

A symphony of interactives, from animated maps and timelines to visually striking info graphics and data visualization widgets (all designed with pedagogy in mind), enable students to efficiently understand and retain the "who, what, when, where" and devote more class time to higher level analysis and evaluation.

A Learning Ecosystem

Students wielding tablets or notebook computers in classrooms equipped with televisions or projectors can participate in the classroom experience like never before. In many cases, a teacher demonstrating her tablet on a television can seamlessly pass control of the television to student devices.

Full-Spectrum Learning

Students click and touch widgets, listen to audio interviews, watch animations and videos, and read the author’s text. By engaging multiple senses and regularly alternating between sensory requirements, The West Point History of Warfare keeps students engaged, reduces reader’s fatigue, and improves retention.

Time-Space Comprehension

Students can view an animated map or timeline across its entire space and time. Traditional print maps can only show discrete moments, which requires the student to conjecture what occurred in between—animated maps obviate that need. Scrolling timelines that drive events across the map capture the relationship between space and time in a way that a traditional text cannot.

 

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Metadata

Rowan Technology products are tagged for recurring themes, which provides students with the ability to perform detailed searches. This functionality can be particularly useful in preparing papers or projects.

Rigorous Scholarship

Extensive endnotes guide readers to the author's sources, both primary and secondary—in many cases with embedded hyperlinks, which give readers direct access to the texts cited.

Outside the Classroom

The mobility of our fully immersive products allows students to access content at the bus stop, on a train ride, or at a coffee break.

 

CURATED Primary Sources

Photographs, cartoons, works of art, video clips, and primary source text immerse students in the period they are studying. Many of these curated with “hot-spotting” technology, that allows users to drill-down on the details.

 

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awards 

 

2017 / Army Historical Foundation

Distinguished Writing Award

The West Point History of World War II, Volume 2

2016 / Apple / iTunes U

Standout Course (Top 5 Course in iTunes U, #1 in History)

2016 / Society for Military History

Prize for Digital Technology in Teaching Military History

2015 / Army historical Foundation

Distinguished Writing Award

The West Point History of the Civil War

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