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Keenan's Software for Memory & Cognition

        

Keenan's Software for Memory & Cognition

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This software package, originally published by NSF's Conduit (1982; 1987) and Oxford University Press (1996), and originally selling for hundreds of dollars is now free for downloading. The package consists of 2 parts: 1) software that allows students to learn some of the classic experiments in memory & cognition by participating as subjects, and 2) a text giving the theoretical significance and background on each experiment, a description of the experimental design and expected results, and a... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 17, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 15, 2009
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Submitter: Rhonda Epper

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Material Version: 3.2.1 for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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6 years ago

Jay Holden (Staff)

Although this learning material does present a solid memory experimentation program, I feel that the secondary usage of the program is teaching. The main goal of the program appears to be experimentation. I feel that students will not find this material as exciting as expected and that the concepts addressed must be reviewed every step of the way with users (which must be done with supervision as the program does not provide sufficient detail covering concepts). Overall it could potentially be a great tool for student participation in a memory experiment, however as a learning tool on it's own I find it to be only okay.

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Experiments were possibly a bit too long to hold the interest of a student attempting to learn about what concept this teaches. A shorter version of the experiments with increased focus on teaching the concepts could provide a better learning object.