Spaced Learning What it is & how to get started

SPACED LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION & SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED

The spacing effect is one of the oldest and best-documented phenomena in the history of learning and memory research. Research has repeatedly shown that using these techniques can increase the retention of new knowledge and skills. By basing your own learning designs off of these principles you can increase what your audience will remember.

The spacing effect is one of the oldest and best-documented phenomena in the history of learning and memory research.

However, the time and effort involved with managing the delivery of the repetitions can be a major challenge. In this post, we’ll explore tools and techniques that can help you craft campaigns that enable you to tap into the benefits of spaced learning in a way that is easy, efficient, and effective.

Related Links & Resources

Will Thalheimer

For anyone who wants to learn about spaced learning, Will Thalheimer is *THE* place to start.

Here are a few of his resources to get you started:

Spaced Retrieval is like the aspirin of instructional design. It has multiple benefits and very few side effects.

Will Thalheimer @willworklearn

Spaced Retrieval is like the aspirin of instructional design. It has multiple benefits and very few side effects. @WillWorkLearn


Brain Science: Enable Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything by Art Kohn

  • Repeat Rule of Thumb:
    • 2 days – “recognition boosters.”
    • 2 weeks – generative boosters.”
    • 2 months – “integrative boosters.”
  • Five Second Rule: 
    “boosters do not need to re-teach the material. Indeed, you have already taught it once and the learner does not need to encode the information a second time. Instead, the secret to effective boostering is simply to provide a retrieval opportunity that signals the brain that the information is important and should be retained.”

https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1423/brain-science-enable-your-brain-to-remember-almost-everything

Tools & Resources

Zapier Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing

zapier.com/learn/email-marketing

DIY Option: Zapier Guide to Email Automation

zapier.com/blog/email-automation/

MailChimp

mailchimp.com

MailerLite

MailerLite.com

Sparks

withsparks.com

IHG Hotels Case Study: https://withsparks.com/customer/ihg

Qurve

qurve.be

EdApp

EdApp.com

Really Good Emails: Curated collection emails,

ReallyGoodEmails.com

Highbrow: 5-minute lessons delivered to your email inbox everyday GoHighbrow.com


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3 comments

  1. Hi Mike, love your focus on spaced repetition! I’d like to introduce you to OttoLearn – we’re an agile microlearning platform which has spaced repetition at its core. Our goal is to have learners master the content, verify that the knowledge is retained over time, and spend as little time in training as possible.

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