Identifying Misconceptions with Active Recall in a Blended Learning System

  • Matthias Hauswirth
  • Andrea Adamoli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10474)


Active recall is a pedagogical technique that improves learning. In this paper we investigate a second benefit of active recall: its use to identify student misconceptions, early on, even before students first solve quizzes, assignments, or exams. We describe our approach to collect recall statements in a blended learning system and perform a small pilot study which shows that using active recall in a programming course can uncover rich sets of student misconceptions about programming.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università della Svizzera italianaLuganoSwitzerland

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