Do students learn from the errors and mistakes they make?  Absolutely, and research has begun to demonstrate how vital these moments of cognitive failure can be for the learning process.  As a part of this research, the concept of "error climate" has begun to emerge as an important consideration for those who wish to design courses that maximize the gains students can make from their errors.  Read more about this new research and take the Error Climate Inventory for College Instructors to assess the error climate of your courses.