VitalSource Research

Can Learning Science Make Online Learning Easier?

Research Areas

Adaptive activities have a net positive effect on learning estimates.
Doer Effect
This learning science principle proves that practice leads to higher learning gains.
Automatically Generated Questions
How do automatically generated questions compare to human-authored questions?
Instructor Implementation
Individual instructor variation in implementation greatly impacts student engagement and outcomes.

The Doer Effect: Practice Causes Learning

The Doer Effect is the learning science principle that students who do practice as they read (learn by doing) have higher learning gains than those who only read. In this video, Dr. Rachel Van Campenhout, Ed.D., explains how we created an unprecedented scaling of the Doer Effect with Bookshelf CoachMe®.


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