CREATE's Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) research group worked together with SimBio, a company that develops multi-media tutorials and simulated modules for undergraduate biology, in a research study. AACR developed questions that were embedded into a SimBio learning module about Cell Respiration; then compared student performance pre/post module. The results showed that students from all institution types (geographically diverse institutions including two-year colleges, undergraduate institutions, and research-focused universities) included more scientific ideas in constructed responses (CR) after working through the tutorial.
SimBio has just recently published an article on the study and findings - read it here.
Read the artlce written by the AACR team and Eli Meir, lead by Juli Uhl, published in CBE-Life Sciences Education.
Congratulations to everyone involved!