Spacing, Retrieval, and Testing: Using Digital Tools to Enhance Learning in General Chemistry

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Join Professor Niva Tro of Santa Barbara Community College for a discussion on leveraging education research to improve outcomes.

Professor Niva Tro, Santa Barbara Community College

This webinar explores three robust education research findings and demonstrates how to use digital tools to apply them in General Chemistry, thereby promoting better student outcomes. First, Professor Niva Tro discusses the spacing effect: long-term retention is enhanced by spacing learning over time rather than delivering it all at once. Second, he covers the retrieval effect: learning is enhanced by actively recalling information rather than passively studying it. Third, he addresses the testing effect: students do better on an exam when they take a pretest that covers similar topics.