Spacing Effect in MOOC Learning.

In this study "Beyond Time-on-Task: The Relationship between Spaced Study and Certification in MOOCs" researchers used data collected from MOOCs to identify observational evidence for the benefits of spaced practice in educational settings. This study suggested the following findings: >Number of sessions students initiate is an important predictor of certification rate. >When students spend … Continue reading Spacing Effect in MOOC Learning.

Tweet: Evaluating Retrieval Practice in a MOOC

In the following study researchers looked at the effectiveness of two types of retrieval practice methods. They are 1) Retrieval Practice tasks which asked students to shortly summarize the content of videos, and 2) Students were asked to read pre-written summaries of videos.