Just curious is anyone has looked at implementing anything like spaced repetition ( which is AKA distributed practice) etc in Moodle.
Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. Alternative names include spaced rehearsal, expanding rehearsal, graduated intervals, repetition spacing, repetition scheduling, spaced retrieval and expanded retrieval.
I've just had a few more days working with some 13 year old learners. I've seen the german vocab and french vocab training, computer based practice. I'm now interested in this in the science area.
This is an old program http://www.flashcardlearner.com/articles/what-is-spaced-repetition/ based around the flash card model. The trouble I've had is like Rutherford said: "Physics is impossible, until you understand it, then it is trivial". Looking a the topic of solids, liquids and gases (ie Particle theory of Matter) I am sure some carefully chosen testing regimes could help.
I have tried a few questions in the regular Moodle quiz bank, but it's not quite enough, I'm not sure the best way to set it up. Plus I'm not sure I am even clear what I want.
Maybe this: 38 themes. Serve up 15 questions each evening on the themes, on 15 themes, not random, but in a specified order. When they student gets a question in each theme right 3X, that theme is checked off for (say) 5 days before being reintroduced.
Quite a recent article from Educause: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/10/adaptive-learning-systems-surviving-the-storm
Interestingly enough Bill and Melinda have pumped some $$ into this at least once: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/3/adaptive-learning-platforms-creating-a-path-for-success Sadly, I think this has ended up with this, yet another "proprietary education technology" :
Every student learns differently. That’s why at CTU, we connect you to a personalized learning system called intellipath™; our proprietary education technology that personalizes course material completely around you.
I've found some interesting student feedback online to a nursing exam training programme. "I sorted out my practice for the Level 5 nursing exam online with only 200 questions" Sounded very much like the Keller programme put online. https://www.elsevier.com/education It's called 'evolve'.
My question remains: with small or no resources, how can I set up a range of question banks. Then to have the quiz engine select questions from each category (in order) and then 'tick off' a category when X number of questions are got correct by the student.
For foreign language, Pimsleur follows this method.
The way I envisioned implementing this in Moodle is to put my questions into cateogries "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2", etc. Then use the review quiz plugin (don't remember the exact name) to create all encompassing quizzes for review.
I was also going to have 20 question quizzes. 10 would be new material. 5 from the last 5 lessons, and the last 5 from any lesson before that. I have not tried to setup a quiz yet, but from what I have read, the add random functionality that is build into the Moodle core can handle it.
I also think that as a person works with Moodle their question bank will be better at handling incorporating previous material into new questions. Although, I am thinking in terms of reading lessons, listening skills, and foreign language.
Also, from what I read about the Pimsleur method, spaced repetition is not based on if the student gets a certain answer correct or incorrect. It is based on introducing a topic, reviewing it 5 minutes later. Reviewing it an hour later, review it the next day, reviewing it in 3 days, reviewing it the next week, reviewing it in 2 weeks, reviewing it the next month, randomly throwing the material in.
The whole point is to increase the number of times that a student is exposed to a certain word. At first it will be "that sounds familiar", then it is more recognition, until finally it is truly knowing the word that it is a part of the student. For some student that can happen in 5 exposures to the word, while for other students they may need 40 exposures to the word.