LearnStar Students Tested Better than Others


I met David Camp, a vice president of LearnStar while waiting for a bus to my hotel at NECC. LearnStar is an interactive, competition format, real-time group interactivity software program for classrooms. All while the teacher remains in complete control. According to a study report the LearnStar site links to, students who used LearnStar in a controlled study did 65% better on their Calculus I final exams than students who did not. That’s a good start. I haven’t used the product. What results have you found?

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.