Shameless Self-Promotion: Shame on You!

A useful analysis of a practice that can be found over and over again…

3-Star learning experiences

By Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen

Consider this title of an item on an Internet news site: “Digital practice improves learning outcomes in secondary education”. Quite an eye-catching and noteworthy message. This item was posted by Emerce, a Dutch e-commerce magazine and weblog. The original article said:

 Digital practice improves learning outcomes and motivation of students in secondary education. This is shown by research from[1]. The study included 600 active users of an online platform that offers practice exercises for secondary education students. With the program, students can practice Math, Dutch, English and Arithmetic interactively. The students’ learning results improved by 1.5 point on average. In addition, 73% said that they now had more confidence that they would do well on a test and 77% said to be enjoying the learning better.

Sounds impressive, although on further inspection the message seems to say: practise…

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