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.Tweet
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
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 Learning Events Over Time: What the Research Says
- Learning & Forgetting Curves In-Depth
- List of Subscription Learning Providers
Spaced Retrieval is like the aspirin of instructional design. It has multiple benefits and very few side effects. @WillWorkLearnTweet
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.”
Tools & Resources
Zapier Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing
DIY Option: Zapier Guide to Email Automation
IHG Hotels Case Study: https://withsparks.com/customer/ihg
Really Good Emails: Curated collection emails,
Highbrow: 5-minute lessons delivered to your email inbox everyday GoHighbrow.com
4 thoughts on “SPACED LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION & SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED”
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.
Thanks, Dan. I’ll check it out.