Build powerful review assignments around your curriculum,
backed by science to improve student performance.
The format of our review assignments is driven by a modern understanding of the neural correlates of learning and memory.
Including a gap period between the initial study session and each subsequent review session has significant implications on improving student retention. A 2015 study by Kapler et al. found that a group of students that completed a review assignment eight days after an initial lecture improved their baseline score 20-percent higher than a group of students that completed the assignment one day after the lecture.
OpenClass strategically reintegrates material throughout the duration of the class to ensure spaced repetition.
Information is better retained when it is retrieved from one’s own mind rather than simply read. A 2008 study by Carpenter et al. found improved memory retention at each tested interval for a group that studied via testing over a group that studied via reading for three separate tasks.
OpenClass first asks students retrieval-based questions, where they must actively interact with a concept and attempt to generate an answer.
Metacognition of one’s own learning abilities and current understanding of the material vastly increases educational success. A 2005 study by Pashler et al. found a 494-percent increase in retention of previously unknown English-Luganda word pairs for a group that received corrective feedback in a study session one week prior compared to a group that only received a correct or incorrect indication.
OpenClass immediately shows students feedback after answering a question, consisting of an instructor’s solution and uploaded learning resources.
You work too hard preparing presentations, lectures, and readings to use cookie-cutter review assignments.
All students are unique. Level the playing field for students of different backgrounds, preferences, and abilities.