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  1. Adaptive Quizzing: Using Quizzes to Help Your Students Learn Mark A. Laumakis, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Psychology Faculty in Residence, Instructional Technology Services mlaumakis@mail.sdsu.edu

  2. Our Agenda • Adaptive Learning: what is it? • LearningCurve demonstration • Data on Adaptive Quizzing in Psych 101

  3. What is Adaptive Learning? • A couple of definitions (from InsideHigherEd.com) • “data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities” • “Adaptive learning takes a sophisticated, data-driven and in some cases, non-linear approach to instruction and remediation, adjusting to a learner’s interactions and demonstrated performance level and subsequently anticipating what types of content and resources learners’ need at a specific point in time to make progress” (http://bit.ly/10tmKIi)

  4. What is Adaptive Quizzing? • Conventional Quizzing • Presents the same standard set of questions to student, irrespective of his/her strengths and weaknesses • Adaptive Quizzing • Customizes questions based on what students know and don’t know • Pushes students to the next level of understanding

  5. What is LearningCurve? • One of several adaptive quizzing tools available from publishers today • Uses a game-like interface to guide students through a series of questions catered to their individual level of understanding

  6. LearningCurve Demo • LearningCurve Demo

  7. Psych 101 Pilot – Spring 2012 • Two sections of Intro Psych • 800 TTH section: 273 students (TRADITIONAL) • 930 TTH section: 491 students (LEARNINGCURVE) • 800 section completed conventional online quizzes • 14 pre-lecture quizzes & 14 mastery quizzes • 5 points for each of up to 12 quizzes in each category completed with a score of 65% or more • Unlimited attempts • Maximum point total = 120 points (out of 700 in course)

  8. Psych 101 Pilot – Spring 2012 • 930 section completed 3-5 LearningCurve activities for each of 14 chapters • LearningCurve activities were worth 10 points per chapter • Maximum point total = 120 points (out of 700 in course)

  9. Spring 2012 LearningCurve Data 1.8% of course grade 2.9% of course grade

  10. Spring 2012 LearningCurve Data

  11. LearningCurve: Feel the Burn • % of students who did MORE than the minimum required to get all their quiz points

  12. Psych 101 Test and Spring 2012Course Grade Results

  13. Spring 2012 Course Grade Distributions

  14. Psych 101 Test and Course Grade Results

  15. Additional Psych 101 Test and Course Grade Results

  16. Psych 101 Test and Course Grade Results

  17. Fall 2012 Course Grade Distributionsas a Function of LC Completion Status

  18. Questions?