12. Does Practice Make Perfect?
Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition
How to Cite
Clark, R. C. and Mayer, R. E. (2011) Does Practice Make Perfect?, in e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch12
- Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
- Published Print: 1 AUG 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470874301
Online ISBN: 9781118255971
- online practice;
- practice guidelines
In this chapter, the authors update the research on practice guidelines and add a new guideline regarding mixing categories of practice in a lesson when it’s important to help learners discriminate among different problem types. The chapter reviews research and guidelines for optimizing learning from online practice. Effective e-learning engages learners with the instructional content in ways that foster the selection, organization, integration, and retrieval of new knowledge. The chapter primarily focuses on interactions in the form of questions inserted by the program designer or instructor requiring the learner to respond in ways that promote learning of lesson content. e-Learning practice interactions may use formats similar to those used in the classroom, such as selecting the correct answer in a multiple-choice list, checking a box to indicate whether a statement is true or false, or even typing in short answers.
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