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ERIC Number: EJ1095188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Research and Teaching: Exploring the Use of an Online Quiz Game to Provide Formative Feedback in a Large-Enrollment, Introductory Biochemistry Course
Milner, Rachel; Parrish, Jonathan; Wright, Adrienne; Gnarpe, Judy; Keenan, Louanne
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n2 Nov 2015
In a large-enrollment, introductory biochemistry course for nonmajors, the authors provide students with formative feedback through practice questions in PDF format. Recently, they investigated possible benefits of providing the practice questions via an online game (Brainspan). Participants were randomly assigned to either the online game group or the PDF-only group. Both groups received identical practice questions and correct/incorrect feedback only, with no additional detail. They believed that the game might increase engagement with the material and improve performance on the examination. However, they found that the exam scores of the two groups did not differ.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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