Share Paper: Tools and Toys for Using Retrieval Practice to Promote Classification Learning
Abstract: CIRCLE, the Classification, Identification, and Retrieval-based Collaborative Learning Environment is an online system for classifying real-world specimens that produces well-formed discrimination trees. Students using this system learn by doing, practice collaborative problem-solving, and accumulate the skills necessary for performing general scientific classification. This paper describes the design and development of a single-user gaming application combining the popular geocaching concept with the discrimination trees produced by CIRCLE. The single-user games support rehearsal study methods based on retrieval learning.