Share Paper: Tools and Toys for Using Retrieval Practice to Promote Classification Learning

  1. Prabhakara Reddy, North Dakota State University, United States
  2. Otto Borchert, Missouri Southern State University, United States
  3. Brian Slator, North Dakota State University, United States
Tuesday, November 5 2:15-2:45 PM Balcony L

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.