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Qstream learning in small doses

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  1. LEARNING IN SMALL DOSES:FACILITATING MEMORY RETENTION WITH Anne McKinney University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  2. OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION Explanation of the learning model Best uses & limitations What students see What instructors see Questions
  3. WHAT IS QSTREAM? Online site for informal learning Emphasis on long-term memory retention Quiz questions take just a few minutes a day Repetition over several weeks Developed by Harvard Medical School
  4. PROCESS FOR STUDENTS Student receives daily quiz question Student logs in to site to submit answer Each question must be answered correctly 2-3x
  5. LEARNING BY TRIAL (AND ERROR) Answer page shows correct answer, explanation, statistics for learners The key to successful courses = Detailed Explanations If a student answers incorrectly, they can learn why the correct answer is correct Instead of teaching to prepare for a quiz, instructors can quiz to prepare for teaching
  6. BEST USES IN EDUCATION Course Continuing supplement Education Practice Professional quizzes development Study guides Staff training Lifelong “fun” learning
  7. POPULAR TOPICS
  8. LIMITATIONS Quality depends on instructor’s time & effort Usefulness Third-party depends on software student’s motivation No CMS No grading integration system
  9. TOUR – LEARN A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE • Strengthen learners’ familiarity with famous passages and trivia Objective from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets for cultural literacy • Multiple choice (17) • Fill-in-the-blank (18) 37 questions • Multiple answer (2) • English teachers My students • Homeschooled students • “Bard Geeks” (20 as of May): • Other Qstream users
  10. WHAT STUDENTS SEE 1 question / day  Email  RSS Each question has an image Each answer has a detailed explanation Explanation includes answer choices in boldface* Related video embed References*Results may vary
  11. REPORTS FOR INSTRUCTORS User Engagement Question Report Performance Report• Tells me who’s • Statistics for each enrolled question• # of questions they • # of correct / have answered / incorrect retired responses• Whether they are • Multiple choice “on track” or falling statistics show behind percentages for incorrect answers
  12. TIPS Test your course as a Explanation!!! student – do questions work? Creative Ask students to Commons – disable licensed browser images: cookies for this http://compfight site .com
  13. QUESTIONS?
  14. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!For more information:http://app.qstream.com/Anne McKinneyeLearning Specialist, College of BusinessUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignamckinn@illinois.edu@amckinn

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