"Tips from the Pros: Promoting Active Learning with Quizlet" (article) introduces Quizlet, "a user-friendly, technology-based quizzing system that works well to engage students in both face-to-face and online learning environments."
"Instructors can use it to create their own study set or browse through and use existing study sets."
- "The content is presented as terms, definitions, pictures, diagrams, and labels, making the program flexible and effective for many disciplines."
- Create "a free account and then lo[g] in to create content ... develo[p] a study set by typing in content such as words, pictures, diagrams, or labels... allow others to view the study set."
- "In the classroom, ...click on a study set and ... the icon labeled 'live' ... Students do not need to create an account but rather enter the code number provided by Quizlet to join the game."
- It includes a flashcard function and games like matching and the Gravity game, in which "students test their knowledge by answering questions before asteroids hit the ground."
- Convert a study set "to a quiz that can be printed and administered in the classroom ... as a formative assessment to determine student mastery and guide future instruction."
- The quizlet.live function can be used in class with students participating with their smartphones individually or in groups -- "encourag[ing] students to use their mobile devices as another study tool rather than as a social media distraction in the classroom."
- Games (except Gravity) can be embedded in D2L.
- "Quizlet appeals to learners who prefer variety, change, and a faster-paced atmosphere over the traditional quiet, and sometimes slow, style of listening to lectures and taking notes."
- "[I]ntroverted students can more directly show their engagement with course content because they can interact without necessarily having to raise their hand and speak out in class."
- "[T]alkative students can participate without monopolizing classroom discussion."
- "increased student interest and motivation in course content when presented in these innovative formats ... keep our students’ attention and lead to deeper learning"
Mullins, Amy and Deanna Barthlow-Potkanowicz. "Tips from the Pros: Promoting Active Learning with Quizlet." Faculty Focus Premium 10 May 2018.