Journal article

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Computer-Based Learning Aids

PDL Howe, JM Lodge, M McKague

Frontiers in Education | Frontiers Media | Published : 2018

Abstract

Instructors are increasingly using computer-based educational technologies to augment their courses. As answering quizzes has been shown to be one of the most effective learning strategies, a growing number of computer-based learning aids use quizzing. So which of these learning aids should instructors recommend to their students? These learning aids typically either present the student with a number of potential answers and require that they recognize the correct answer (i.e., a multiple-choice quiz) or else they might require the student to recall the answer without assistance (i.e., a free recall quiz). Numerous lab-based studies have shown that recall-based quizzes promote more learning ..

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