Researchers conclude that the effect of Interactive Cases on student learning is staggering.
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Research was conducted over three years with 2,300 students by the College of Education at the University of Georgia (UGA), to study the educational effect of Cogent Education’s Interactive CaseTM modules and SABLE (Skills and Assessments-based Learning Environment).* Cogent Education’s Interactive CaseTM modules are real-world case studies that use interactive simulations to enable students to take the role of a professional scientist. Students solve problems by making observations, collecting and analyzing data, forming and testing hypotheses, and communicating their findings. SABLE is a system that analyzes the student data as they are using the software, in real-time, and produces a “heat map” of performance (red, yellow and green) to instantly identify student’s challenges, allowing teachers to rapidly address difficulties individual students are encountering.
The UGA research team reported that the effect of Cogent Education’s Interactive CaseTM modules, when used with SABLE, on student learning was “staggering”. The research team at UGA conducted interviews throughout the process to determine teachers’ attitudes toward the Interactive CasesTM, SABLE, and their use of the real time data. A summary of the research findings is as follows:
- The Interactive CaseTM modules engage students in their learning
- Teachers value the Interactive CaseTM modules and SABLE in their instruction
- Interactive CaseTM modules and SABLE increase student learning
- Students use critical thinking skills when using the Interactive CaseTM modules with SABLE
- Teachers used and valued SABLE’s real time data concerning critical thinking
- SABLE’s delineation of skills was valuable to teachers
- SABLE effectively helped teachers differentiate instruction
- SABLE’s real time data improved student performance when using the Interactive CaseTM modules
- Professional Development for the Interactive CaseTM modules and SABLE can be effectively implemented in-person or remotely
- There are no technological barriers to deploy the Interactive CaseTM and SABLE in schools and schools districts
- Security requirements relating to student data in SABLE have been successfully implemented
- Teachers would like more Interactive CaseTM modules in their biology curricula
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