Loading...
Home  >  Products  >  Student Cognition Toolbox

Student Cognition Toolbox

$10

The Student Cognition Toolbox is a short course companion (or “sidecar”) introducing and providing direct practice in study strategies that are informed by learning science research.

Description

The Student Cognition Toolbox provides detailed information about study strategies that are informed by research on the science of learning.  Use of the study strategies described in the Student Cognition Toolbox has been shown by research to benefit student learning.  Strategies included are: Practice Quizzing, Self-Explanation, Elaborative Interrogation, Worked Examples, Spaced Practice, and Interleaved Practice. Students will learn how to apply these approaches to the study of the academic material they are assigned to learn in their discipline. All of the strategies addressed in the Student Cognition Toolbox can be effective tools as students work to learn course material and prepare for exams and other assessments. 

What students will learn

By the time they finish this course, students will be able to:

  • Obtain a personalized inventory of their study strategies.
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for each study strategy.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of different study strategies.
  • Apply effective study strategies for the context of what they need to learn.

Learning objectives

  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for worked examples
  • Obtain student feedback responses on interleaving
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for practice quizzing
  • Apply summaries to study material
  • Evaluate efficacy of Spaced Practice training
  • Apply worked examples to study material
  • Obtain student feedback responses on practice quizzing
  • Apply elaborative interrogation to study material
  • Obtain student feedback responses on self explanation
  • Apply practice quizzing to study material
  • Evaluate efficacy of practice quizzing reading training
  • Obtain student feedback responses on spacing
  • Evaluate efficacy of interleaving reading training
  • Describe elaborative interrogation
  • Describe worked examples
  • Obtain student feedback responses on Summaries
  • Summaries Review
  • Apply spaced practice to study material
  • Evaluate efficacy of Introductory Module
  • Describe practice quizzing
  • Describe interleaved practice
  • Evaluate efficacy of summaries training
  • Class Identification
  • Obtain student feedback responses on worked examples
  • Evaluate efficacy of worked examples reading training
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for spaced practice
  • Classify Study Behaviors
  • Describe Summaries
  • Apply self-explanation to study material
  • Evaluate efficacy of elaborative interrogation reading training
  • Apply interleaved practice to study material
  • Reflect on the Introductory Module
  • Review Specific Study Strategies
  • Obtain student feedback responses on elaborative interrogation
  • Describe spaced practice
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for summaries
  • Describe self-explanation
  • Evaluate efficacy of self-explanation reading training
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for elaborative interrogation
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for interleaved practice
  • Reflecting on the Student Cognition Toolbox Modules
  • Identify learning circumstances appropriate for self-explanation

Course assessments, activities, and outline

Students complete a Study Behavior Inventory to determine their study behavior as they responded to items on the survey, reflecting their current reported use of particular study strategies.

In each of the eight modules, students:

  • engage in practice activities
  • read information
  • watch videos
  • respond to Learn By Doing practice questions
  • complete Checkpoint quizzes
  • reflect on what you’ve learned through the My Response prompts

Other course details

Approximately 2 hours total; 10-20 minutes per module (8 modules).

Spring 2020

Authors: Catherine Overson, Victor Benassi, Lauren Kordonowy, Meghan Stark, Jennifer Calawa, and Christopher Williams, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of New Hampshire

Assessment Coordinator: Elizabeth Tappin, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of New Hampshire

The Student Cognition Toolbox is made possible by a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation (Yarmouth, Maine). The Foundation was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

This project was undertaken as a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL) and the Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative (OLI).

System requirements

OLI system requirements, regardless of course:

  • internet access
  • an operating system that supports the latest browser update
  • the latest browser update (Chrome recommended; Firefox, Safari supported; Edge and Internet Explorer are supported but not recommended)
  • pop-ups enabled
  • cookies enabled

Some courses include exercises with exceptions to these requirements, such as technology that cannot be used on mobile devices.

This course’s system requirements:

  • A full desktop operating system, such as Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Flash
  • Java

Cost and payment options

$10 per student

Students are prompted for payment during the OLI course registration process, and can pay with a credit card or an OLI Payment Code purchased from your campus bookstore.

The two payment options presented to students during their OLI course registration process: credit card payment or OLI Payment Code redemption.
Learn about offering OLI Payment Codes in your bookstore.

Bulk discounts and alternative payment arrangements are available, including institutional or departmental payments. Learn about discounts and payment options.

Included instructor tools

Instructors who teach with OLI courses benefit from a suite of free tools, technologies, and pedagogical approaches. Together they equip teachers with insights into real-time student learning states; they provide more effective instruction in less time; and they’ve been proven to boost student success.

If you’d like to update an OLI course for your students, or even develop a new course or program of study, contact OLI Support for information about the OLI Author platform.

Learning and participation data is displayed in the Learning Dashboard. Read more.

Learning Engineering is the virtuous cycle of iterative improvement of learning content, instructional technologies, and the greater scientific research community. Read more

OLI Website:
New look and
New student registration process

OLI’s website has undergone a refresh, and so has the student registration process. Watch the video to see how easily students can register with a Course Key.