Feedback Loops to Change Behavior

The cover article for this month’s (19.07) Wired magazine is about feedback loops. Goetz reviews studies in which people provided with immediate feedback about their actions in a non-threatening way respond better than an abstract threat or incentive.
What might this mean for designing EdTech applications? If student input is immediate and teacher feedback is immediate, and the designer can provide the opportunity for the teacher and or the student to see how they compare to their parametrically matched peers, we might see similar positive assimilation effects.

About Jack West

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