In a large course, it is difficult for a single instructor (or even a team of instructors and teaching assistants) to pinpoint each student’s level of mastery of each learning goal at various points in the semester. The proposed innovation, called Study Smart, is a system designed for both instructors and students. Instructors can see each student’s level of mastery on each learning goal throughout the semester, allowing the instructor to intervene with specific students who might be struggling. Students can see how well they are doing on each learning goal, based on how they scored on formative assessments. With the ability to measure mastery at the learning goal level in close-to-real-time, the second part of this project is to develop a system that provides personalized study guides for each student before each exam, based on attendance, interaction patterns to relevant course materials, and performance on formative assessments (such as quizzes, homework, iClicker questions and Just in Time Teaching essays).
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