Spaced repetition - a learning method cooked in a mobile app
EdApp uses spaced repetition to help you train your staff. A core difficulty for businesses is to engage staff in internal learning and ensure that lessons are effective. EdApp’s new feature is called Brain Boost and it takes spaced repetition to the next level.
What is spaced repetition?
Spaced repetition, also known as distributed practice,
is a highly-effective method of learning. Lessons are retaken
at increasing intervals until knowledge is fully embedded in
long-term memory. The more frequently a lesson is retaken, the better the knowledge retention is and the less frequently the repeated learning needs to occur. It is linked to the forgetting curve which plots memory retention over time.
It is important to use a scientific spaced repetition schedule: revision that’s too frequent is as ineffective as revision that’s too infrequent.
Enhancing spaced repetition with Brain Boost
Brain Boost automatically creates interactive lessons based upon core, previously-learned content. Any course material that a learner has not completed successfully is repeated more frequently to encourage retention until it is locked in to long-term memory. It glosses over content areas where the learner has already demonstrated retention in order to enhance learning efficiency and avoid distracting the user with content they already know. It uses the highly-regarded Supermemo SM-2 interval algorithm.
Great with microlearning
Spaced repetition fits perfectly with Ed App’s microlearning format,
as any concepts that learners find difficult can be easily repeated
or revised at a later date. This further sets EdApp's LMS apart from traditional
eLearning courses which are long, unengaging and typically see completion
rates drop below 20 per cent. EdApp’s interactive, gamification-optimised
template-driven courses are much more engaging and effective plus much quicker to produce and complete.
Without microlearning, spaced repetition would be almost impossible to implement as courses are too long.
We manage it for you
Brain Boost works behind the scenes to know when to reiterate your content. It looks at how users are doing within lessons, as well as factoring in the weighted importance of your content to decide what comes next. Your learners will automatically receive the optimal learning tailored to their individual needs, so you don’t have to worry about the details.