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Thursday, June 18 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
CON09.13 - Harness the power of test-enhanced learning using mTuner

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mTuner is an online assessment application developed by our lab. It’s designed based on the research findings on test-enhanced learning (Roediger & Karpicke, 2006; Roediger & Marsh, 2005). mTuner test is a multiple-choice test with extra features. For each mTuner item, students are first primed with only the question and are given a chance to recall the answer. Once students enter their answer, they are showed the alternatives and are asked to make their response. If they choose the right alternative, the answer is highlighted and an explanation shows up elaborating why that answer is the correct one. However, if students choose the wrong alternative, they are directed either to a relevant passage from the eBook or to a brief video clip of a relevant lecture. In either case, the material they are exposed to provides them the information they need to figure out the right answer. After reviewing the material, students are given a second chance to choose again for partial credit. This time, regardless of whether students choose the correct alternative, they are showed the correct answer along with the explanation. This ensures students know the correct answer and why it is correct before they move on to the next item and, as such, they leave the assessment with a more accurate knowledge base than they had going in. In our presentation we will show a demo of mTuner and describe how it was implemented in an Introductory Psychology course, and we will also present empirical research data supporting the effectiveness of the application.

Thursday June 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Cypress 2 Room

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