Online Learning Games


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StudyMate Author, Respondus, can be used to create educational games, such as flash cards and crosswords. The Office of Distance Education has a copy of StudyMate Author you can use in our lab (located in room 306 of the Lincoln building) or your department can purchase a license for $99.

10 Reasons to Use StudyMate

  1. Students “Master the Basics”
    StudyMate helps students master the basics of course material through the use of learning activities, self-assessments and games. It’s ideal for any discipline, especially classes that require students to learn a lot of terminology, facts and core concepts.
  2. Integrates with Learning Systems
    StudyMate works with the leading learning systems, including Blackboard Learn, Brightspace, Canvas, and Moodle, allowing activities to be contained within an online course.
  3. Mobile Learning
    StudyMate lets students learn from anywhere, any time. Activities published to can be accessed with mobile browsers or apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and other mobile devices.
  4. Supports Multiple Learning Styles
    With a dozen learning activities to choose from, students can select activities based on their preferred learning style. The same material is covered, whether one student chooses Flash Cards, another selects Pick-A-Letter, and a third chooses Fill In The Blank.
  5. Save Time by Reusing Content
    Existing content is easily brought into StudyMate, from Word files, Respondus 4.0, and other StudyMate projects. The Respondus Test Bank Network also integrates with StudyMate, allowing instructors to easily select items from official publisher test banks. With StudyMate, you never have to start from scratch.
  6. Instructional Flexibility
    Not only does StudyMate let students “learn their way”, it gives instructors the flexibility to “teach their way”. Instructors can provide the content, or have students enter it. Projects can be graded, and the level of facilitation and monitoring is up to the instructor.
  7. One Template, Many Activities
    StudyMate includes simple templates to make entering content easy. Each template generates multiple activities based on the item or question entered.
  8. Collaborative Learning
    Depending on the settings for a project, students can add items themselves or edit items from classmates. This means students learn at each step of the process – when creating new items, editing items created by others, or studying with the learning activities themselves.
  9. Easy Training and Rollout
    Rollout of StudyMate is easy, with most instructors up and running in minutes. Free training materials are available on the website, including demo videos, quick start guides, and webinars. Help is also available within the StudyMate applications.
  10. Excellent Value and Options
    StudyMate is a tremendous value (see our website for pricing) and we offer a free a 3-month pilot. Best of all, a campus-wide license includes both StudyMate Class (the web-based version) and StudyMate Author (the original client-based authoring tool). The two versions let instructors choose the StudyMate technology and approach that best meets their needs.

Help your students master the basics of their course content with StudyMate

You can get started today at Respondus.

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