Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

Researchers know memory retrieval is beneficial for learning, but their new meta-analysis found there are limits. The research shows the frequency and difficulty of questions can reverse the effect and be detrimental to learning. It also is not enough to simply ask a question; students must respond to see a positive effect on learning.
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Steve Wozniak's 'Woz U' Institute Faces Blowback, Former Student Calls it a '$13000 E-Book'

  1. Steve Wozniak’s ‘Woz U’ Institute Faces Blowback, Former Student Calls it a ‘$13000 E-Book’  Mac Rumors
  2. Steve Wozniak’s online institute Woz U slammed with student complaints  VentureBeat
  3. Steve Wozniak’s $13200 online coding program blasted by former students  TechSpot
  4. Udacity, with eye to eventual IPO, says revenue more than doubled in 2017  Reuters
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Russian law student fed up with 'manspreading' allegedly dumps bleach on passengers in viral video

  1. Russian law student fed up with ‘manspreading’ allegedly dumps bleach on passengers in viral video  Fox News
  2. Student pours bleach and water on men’s crotches to stop them manspreading  Metro
  3. The important reason why this woman is spraying bleach on manspreaders’ crotches  The indy100
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National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 national federal student loan cohort default rate (also referred to as the CDR) decreased by 6.1 percent compared to the FY 2014 national rate, from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent. The FY 2015 CDR represents the lowest national cohort default rate since the three-year rate was first released in 2012.
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National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 national federal student loan cohort default rate (also referred to as the CDR) decreased by 6.1 percent compared to the FY 2014 national rate, from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent. The FY 2015 CDR represents the lowest national cohort default rate since the three-year rate was first released in 2012.
Source: ED.Gov

A student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a fence and boarded a passenger jet at an Orlando airport

  1. A student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a fence and boarded a passenger jet at an Orlando airport  CNN
  2. Florida airport on lockdown after unauthorized student reportedly boards commercial plane  Fox News
  3. Police: Orlando-Melbourne International Airport back open on lockdown  News 13 Orlando
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