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.

Why Learning Science?

What’s learning science? It’s an interdisciplinary approach that combines fields, such as psychology, cognitive science, instructional design, and human-centered engineering design, to improve our understanding of how students learn. Hear more from our research and development team.

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