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ERIC Number: EJ1199067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Enhancing Exam Prep with Customized Digital Flashcards
Murray, Susan L.; Phelps, Julie; Altabbakh, Hanan
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v19 n4 p42-45 Sep-Dec 2018
It is common for college classes to contain basic information that must be mastered before learning more difficult concepts or applications. Many students struggle with learning facts, terms, or fundamental concepts; in some situations, students are even unsure about what they should study. Flashcards are a well-established educational aid for learning basic information. Software programs are available that can generate flashcards electronically. This paper details an evaluation of the benefits of online flashcards. An undergraduate engineering class used digital flashcards which were developed using off-the-shelf software. Students showed an interest in using flashcards in their current class and a willingness to construct new ones for future classes. Students also were not aware of how useful flashcard utilization was in their learning process, and it was rare that they used them in other classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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