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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
This phenomenon — testing yourself on an idea or concept to help you remember it — is called the “testing effect” or “retrieval practice.” People have known about the idea for centuries. Sir Francis Bacon mentioned it, as did the psychologist William James. In 350 BCE, Aristotle wrote that “exercise in repeatedly recalling a thing strengthens the memory.”

But the testing effect had been mostly overlooked in recent years. “What psychologists interested in learning and memory have always emphasized is the acquisition part. The taking [information] in and getting it into memory,” Roediger said.

Laypeople — and even experts — tend to think of human memory as a box to be packed with information.


“Memory is dynamic, and it keeps changing,” McDaniel said. “And retrieval helps it change.”


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 23, 2016 3:07 AM
Dit artikel daagt ons uit om de 'varken metafoor /evaluatie stelling' in vraag te stellen. (een varken verdikt niet door het vaker te wegen). Het antwoord zit volgens dit artikel in de wijze waarop we wegen. 
Chris Carter's curator insight, November 23, 2016 9:53 PM
I recently presented at EduTECH Asia, Singapore, concerning the power of recall-based learning. Essentially, get the information once (encode-learning), then test yourself repeatedly. The 60+ studies and meta-studies that I examined in preparation for my presentation all tell the same story. Recall-based learning (quizzing) is at least 400% more effective than re-studying in the traditional way. the keys are:
1. frequent quizzes
2. low-stakes quizzes
3. Immediate feedback
4. Interleaved quizzing (quizzing over time, and across units)
5. Pre- and Post-summative assessment reflection
Mona K. Haug's curator insight, December 5, 2016 3:38 AM
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This is Why We Forget Things

This is Why We Forget Things | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Our brains can easily accommodate so much information, but why is it that we remember some things vividly while forget others almost instantly? It turns out, there's a formula that describes how we forget things.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, AnnC
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Ten Reasons Visual Communication Can't Be Ignored (visuals help students learn)

Why visual communication is arguably the best way to reach your audiences, and five tips for using images in your content.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo, Aki Puustinen
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Learning and Memory - BrainFacts.org

Learning and Memory - BrainFacts.org | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

"By changing the number, or strength, of connections between brain cells, information is written into memory."


Impressive looking resource on brain science relating to learning and memory - fascinating stuff

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