ComFit Online Learning Center

Various authors, Website, Feb 08, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Emily Denaro from ComFit writes, "We are a low-cost, online learning center that helps students pinpoint their exact learning needs and provides them with the tools to fill their skill-gaps. The way it works is as follows: Students take assessments in the core areas of math, language arts, and reading. When they answer a question incorrectly, mini-lessons that regard that question's concept, such as multiplication or verb tense, are put in their 'workout log.' The student then works through concise lessons, test their knowledge in quizzes, and gauge their progress through online reports that track the entire process." It's based on Sweller's cognitive load theory, and while the structure and approach are completely different from what we've been doing here, it seems relevant to share the model, for those interested in the alternative approach.
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