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In a study run by Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, and Karl Szpunar, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology, they found that interspersing short quizzes into online learning course can dramatically increase student retention of material.

Schacter and Szpunar split a twenty-minute lecture into four five-minute segments. Some research subjects were presented with math problems after each segment while others were not. In the end, all subjects were tested on the material of the lecture.

The subjects who quizzed in between segments scored higher than all other groups, even outperforming the group that was allowed to review the material from the lecture.

Based on this finding, Schacter believes that quizzes to keep learners’ minds engaged are the most important component of effective online learning.


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Useful link to Referencing using an interactive Adobe Captivate Tutorial

Referencing is an important academic skill in higher education. To help you master the basic rules and conventions of referencing, cite2write was developed by Tim Crawford from the Learning Development Service (LDS) in Queen’s University Belfast.

When you are writing a piece of work and use someone else’s words or ideas you must reference them.

This means that you need to include detailed information on all sources consulted, both within your text (in-text citations) and at the end of your work (reference list or bibliography).


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