However, I have come to the reluctant conclusion that Anki is not a good choice for many traditional teaching situations. To work effectively, SRS systems require the users to be very serious and diligent in their use. Many of my students, especially those taking required English classes, are not motivated enough to use it properly. As much as they say they want to learn English, few of them put forth the time and effort, for many understandable reasons.
In short, using Anki incorrectly is an inefficient and ineffective way to study and may be a waste of time.
So, the plan for this semester is to incorporate Quizlet into two classes.
One is a regular Freshman English class, and we will meet in a computer lab once a week (out of four 45-minute classes) to use Quizlet. We will aslo use Quizlet on smartphones for short periods on the three other days.
The other class is a once-a-week (90 minute) class. We will also meet in a computer lab, with half the class time focused on face-to-face communication in my regular teaching style. The other half of the class will be focused on using the Quizlet website, especially using the Test mode as an assessment device.
Overall, I want to see how to best use Quizlet in class for both students and teachers. I also want to explore ways to get students to use the smartphone app (or website if they don't have a smartphone) to study Quizlet outside of class and how to monitor that usage in a useful way.