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Title:Exam preparation learning
Author(s):Fakcharoenphol, Witat
Director of Research:Stelzer, Timothy J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gladding, G.E.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Stelzer, Timothy J.; Ross, Brian H.; Thaler, Jonathan J.
Department / Program:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Practice Exam
Abstract:This thesis investigates student learning through practice exams. A series of experiments were conducted using a web-based platform that provided students with an organized structure to study past exam problems. We establish the learning obtained from doing these practice exams (Chapter 1) and then manipulate the feedback mechanisms (Chapter 2 and 4) and duration of the treatment (Chapter 3). The results show that all students bene t from practice exams and worked out solution feedback. However, investing more resources in this learning tool might not result in better learning gains. A comparison between experiments suggests that, beyond the quality of the practice exams and solution feedback, motivation and learning goals may be crucial to enhancing student learning during exam preparation.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Witat Fakcharoenphol
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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