Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Technology App Research - Quizlet


1. Quizlet, which was created by a man named Andrew Sutherland and publically released in January 2007, is an online learning tool/source whose mission is to help people worldwide to learn different subjects and build up personal knowledge by allowing people to share flashcards and other sources of information which the people at Quizlet feel is powerful, seeing that people are able to learn from other's shared experiences. This tool was created by Sutherland 10 years ago when he was trying to study for a high school French vocabulary quiz, which he scored high on, attracting other students to use Quizlet as well. Since then, it has been one of the most used tools as far as relaying educational information.

2. Quizlet, as mentioned before, provides students, teachers, and more free resources that can be used to help them gather information on different subjects and topics and study, leading to an increase in knowledge. Once a user has signed up for an account, they are able to develop their own study methods with whatever information they have learned and from there, it is posted to the public for others to use as a study tool if they're having trouble learning the same material. 

3. This tool is one of the best as far as providing information and study tools for almsot any cirriculum, available at any level and is accessible around the world. The people at Quizlet attempt to make this study tool easy yet beneficial due to the fact they feel that learning occurs when people put the time in to actually study. As mentioned before, they all people to create their own study sets and methods which in return benefit others worldwide who may have trouble retaining the same material. I can say, from personal experience, that Quizlet has definitely helped me in the past with understanding material that I had trouble comprehending before using it. 

4. As previously said, this study tools is used by students, teachers, and people of all ages looking to learn different material worldwide, whether they are in or out of a classroom or lecture hall. As far as teachers, they are able use this study tool to help their students get more in tuned with what they are learning. With that being said, with Quizlet being able to provide different study modes for all different types of learners, studetns are able to study material in a way that is best for them. Furthermore, teachers are able to develop put out study material for their students and even practice quizzes to track if their students are progressing or not. 

5. Using Quizlet does come with some pros and cons. For example, although Quizlet provides information and material that benefits not only students and teachers worldwide, alike Wikipedia, people are able to make accounts and put in material that is not always factual which could negatively impact others who are trying to retain information that they are struggling with. However, as said before, a pro about Quizlet is that when people do post valid information it is beneficial for those who use it as a study tool.

6. Resources that are available for instructors range from different things such flashcards and even presentations with voice overlays that are used to help explain the material that is displayed. It all depends on the person who uploaded the information and the style that it came in. 

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