Identifying Misconceptions with Active Recall in a Blended Learning System

Identifying Misconceptions with Active Recall in a Blended Learning System
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Conference Paper: ECTEL'17, September, 2017

Active recall is a pedagogical technique that improves learning. In this paper we investigate a second benefit of active recall: its use to identify student misconceptions, early on, even before students first solve quizzes, assignments, or exams. We describe our approach to collect recall statements in a blended learning system and perform a small pilot study which shows that using active recall in a programming course can uncover rich sets of student misconceptions about programming.

@Inbook{Hauswirth2017, author="Hauswirth, Matthias and Adamoli, Andrea", editor="Lavou{\'e}, {\'E}lise and Drachsler, Hendrik and Verbert, Katrien and Broisin, Julien and P{\'e}rez-Sanagust{\'i}n, Mar", title="Identifying Misconceptions with Active Recall in a Blended Learning System", bookTitle="Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education: 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, Tallinn, Estonia, September 12--15, 2017, Proceedings", year="2017", publisher="Springer International Publishing", address="Cham", pages="416--421", abstract="Active recall is a pedagogical technique that improves learning. In this paper we investigate a second benefit of active recall: its use to identify student misconceptions, early on, even before students first solve quizzes, assignments, or exams. We describe our approach to collect recall statements in a blended learning system and perform a small pilot study which shows that using active recall in a programming course can uncover rich sets of student misconceptions about programming.", isbn="978-3-319-66610-5", doi="10.1007/978-3-319-66610-5_36", url="https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66610-5_36" }