To retain the important information from an assigned reading, students need to read and re-read it.
Quizzing helps students retain more information than re-reading. This is often called the "testing effect" or "retrieval practice."
LearningCurve promotes retrieval practice through its unique delivery of questions and point system. Students with a firm grasp on the material get plenty of practice but proceed through the activity relatively quickly. Unprepared students are given
more questions, therefore requiring that they do what they should be doing anyway if they’re unprepared—practice some more.
Busy students can cram for an exam and still perform at their best.
"Spacing" leads to better and longer retention than "massing" or "cramming."
It is always best to withhold the correct answers until the end of the quiz.
While feedback overall is helpful, Instant feedback works better to improve student learning.
Students will get instant feedback after every question in LearningCurve. Not only does this help them retain the information overall, but it also corrects them immediately on any misconceptions or mistakes. LearningCurve takes full advantage of this
teaching opportunity by not just identifying the correct answer but by also providing detailed feedback as to why an answer might be incorrect. LearningCurve's immediate feedback means students are more likely to answer subsequent questions correctly
because their misconceptions have been corrected. They don't have to wait until the end of the quiz to learn.
Most students have a good handle on their mastery of the important topics in a particular class.
Like most humans, students have "imperfect metacognition." They don't know what they don't know.
LearningCurve adapts to quickly assess and then match a student's understanding of the topics at hand. When performing well in one area they are given more difficult questions to further strengthen their understanding. They are then taken through areas
where they are having a harder time until their understanding improves. Their personalized study plan, available during or after their quiz, directs them to relevant book content as well as carefully- curated videos, flash cards, animations, and tutorials
designed to help them master the material.