Improve Learning with Wizer Auto-graded Worksheets

Credit: iStock.com/SDI Productions
Credit: iStock.com/SDI Productions
Worksheets are commonly used in the K–12 realm to guide students through practice on new concepts. Despite their benefits, they are rarely used in higher education, perhaps due to the time needed to review them. But Wizer solves that problem by offering instructors a means of creating auto-graded digital worksheets. By guiding students through a topic using cues such as videos and text followed by interactions, these worksheets scaffold learning in a way that quizzes cannot. Because they can provide a wider range of possible interactions than most quizzing apps, they allow students to engage the same information in different ways, activating different neuro-networks and improving retention. An instructor can create a worksheet to accompany each lesson for students to go through after the class. Not only do they reinforce what students just learned, but they also help fill in the gaps in students’ understanding. Student notes tend to be sketchy, often focusing on the wrong things. Faculty can use worksheets to guide students through the most important content or provide sufficiently rounded context for information covered in class. Plus, faculty can look at the class performance on a worksheet to identify common errors and address those in the following lesson. And as Wizer grades and compiles the results for the instructor’s review, worksheets are no more time consuming for teachers than using a quizzing app.

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