Share Paper: Supporting Student Success: Implementing Evidence-Based Approaches using Text Messaging

  1. Christopher Devers, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  2. Erin Devers, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  3. Alexandra Alayan, Colorado State University, United States
  4. Christian Deeter, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  5. Abigail Johnson, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  6. Shawnie Echeverry, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  7. Nina Tompkin, Harvard University, United States
  8. Steven Tripp, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
  9. Stephen Leonard, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States
Wednesday, November 4 2:10-2:35 PM Room 1

Abstract: Students often report using ineffective study techniques. This project encouraged practice testing, distributed practice, interleaved practice, and metacognitive accuracy to increase learning in an undergraduate general chemistry course. Overall, the purpose of this project was to use text messaging to support evidence-based study practices. Students were provided 20 questions a week via text message and answered four questions per day (Monday through Friday). Both before and after the exam, students rated how well they thought they performed on the exam. Generally, participating in answering practice questions, the accuracy of their quiz question responses, the ability to gauge one’s knowledge, and ...