Firecracker for Course Support: How we align our Review Topics to your Learning Objectives & Recommend Items for your Formative Quizzes and Summative Tests

Posted by David Guertin on Nov 3, 2017 2:23:54 PM

One of Firecracker’s main goals in partnering with an institution is to support faculty in two areas:

1) Guiding student self-study

2) Generating integrated assessments of, and for learning

Firecracker’s content experts and our Academic Operations team work with faculty to align Firecracker's topics and questions to Faculty learning objectives. The result is a course companion comprised of supportive topic summaries, review questions (e.g. flashcards, simple MCQs), and board-style practice questions. Questions can then be packaged into quizzes and tests depending on what, how, and when faculty and administrators want to assess their students.

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Topics: Faculty

The WSJ asks "What's the best way to study for a test?"

Posted by Sean Horgan on Aug 16, 2017 11:46:43 AM

Sue Shellenbarger published an article today in The Wall Street Journal that touched on many of Firecracker's core values as a learning platform. Here are a few highights:

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Topics: Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning, Faculty, Learning Specialists, Deans

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