Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better than Watching for Learning from a MOOC

Kenneth R. Koedinger, et.al., Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, Sept 18, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Nobody subscribed to this newsletter will be surprised by the results of this study, but it's always nice to have a study to cite. "We find that students doing more activities learn more than students watching more videos or reading more pages. We estimate the learning benefit from extra doing (1 SD increase) to be more than six times that of extra watching or reading." 10 page PDF.

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