What We Do

Study Elements promotes on demand study resources for college students through crowdsourcing.  In crowdsourcing, it means that a particular course audience (professor, student or expert) can write study resources and post them to their vendor store in this website.  Go ahead and join, to see what’s all in there.

Psychologists have studied the ways that best allow people to acquire new information, to retain it over time, and to retrieve information that has been stored in our memories. One important finding is that learning is an active process. To acquire information most effectively, we must actively manipulate it.

Although simple repetition does help us learn, psychological research has found that we acquire information most effectively when we actively think about or elaborate on its meaning and relate the material to something else.

SERIOUSLY – Become a resource writer!

Not sure how to do it?  It’s quite easy, and if your resources sell, you will profit from it. (Unless you post resources for free, yes you can). So, how do you start?

  • Set up/join your account on http://www.Studyelements.com — it’s free.

  • You need to follow a textbook, like college courses, most require a textbook and professors do use textbooks for their courses.  You can always go to http://www.openstax.org to find free text books on many college content courses.   You can compare it to other syllabuses online to verify, if the text and the course use the same subjects:

  • If you use openstax be sure to recognize the website in your posting:  (They called me and gave me the OK to promote the use of their website of free online textbooks, they just ask for the recognition in your resources)

  • As you begin to read the text, think of the student trying to retain and learn the information in the text.  The more they can manipulate the information into different activities, the more they will understand and retain that information.

  • Manipulation of information from the textbook can be in the following ways:  compare and contrast, describe and give examples of, draw and label, define, explain, simply put yourself in the role of a student in that course. 

  • You can post digital resources where students can manipulate textbook information in a digital type forms such as matching in both textbook concepts and content vocabulary.

Really, anything you are skilled at making in a digital form, would be awesome.

  •  Be sure to make and post your TERMS OF USE on the last page of your resource.  This gives directions on your resource, if others can copy and pass out your resource. (for free or to sell it themselves)

  • Go to our Facebook page to initiate discussion with other members and get ideas.