Positive Reinforcement: A Self-Instructional Exercise is a web-based tutorial for teaching the concept of positive reinforcement. Developed by Athabasca University's (Canada) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the tutorial introduces students to the definition of positive reinforcement and provides an opportunity for them to participate in a two-part exercise that takes .5 to 1.5 hours to complete.
The first part of the exercise defines and illustrates positive reinforcement via the presentation of six (6) example/nonexample pairs. The second part of the exercise calls for the learner to classify a series of examples and nonexamples and provides basic feedback on learner performance.
Of particular note: The "Technical Notes" page explains that "the version [of the exercise] currently in use is an adaptive or response-sensitive tutorial in which students who make specific types of errors are readministered item types they answer incorrectly until they answer two consecutive items of that type correctly."