Embedding Questions During Online Lecture Capture to Promote Learning and Transfer of Knowledge
We examined the effect of quizzing on students’ ability to apply lecture content to clinical examples on an in-class exam. Fifty-six occupational therapy students in a graduate-level course completed three online modules that included lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, and video clips. Throughout each module, students were given “Learning Moments,” in which they were asked a question (Question condition); were asked to read a statement confirming the content presented (Study condition); or were not asked to do anything (Not Asked condition). The Question condition resulted in better exam performance than the combined Study and Not Asked conditions (p < .01), whereas performance on Study and Not Asked questions did not differ (p = .67). Students performed better on material on which they had been previously quizzed (i.e., testing effect). Quizzing may be a good strategy to prepare students for clinical practice.