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Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | LinkedIn

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | LinkedIn | Distributed Practice | Scoop.it

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Srinivasan Venkatarajan's curator insight, September 11, 2014 12:33 AM


Learning and Forgetting Curves – In Depth: A brilliant video (from Dr. Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research, Inc.) that discusses how to design and deploy learning interventions drawing our understanding from forgetting curves.Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time: A wonderful video (from Dr. Mark McDaniel, professor of Psychology and Education at Washington University) that discusses some of the key concepts in spacing learning over time.Repetition is the Mother of All Learning: An interesting video (from Ed Reiner) that explains the significance of repetition when changing paradigms, using a simple and illustrated analogy.


Memory Retention and the Forgetting Curve: This is a good infographic that illustrates the forgetting curve and the formula that it represents.


Why do Employees Forget?: This is a brilliant presentation based on a webinar (by Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify) that discusses how soon employees start forgetting newly acquired information after a training session, and the reason behind this. The webinar also includes thoughts on how this could be changed.8 Reasons to Focus on Informal & Social Learning: Here is a presentation in which Charles Jennings (Founder, 70:20:10 Forum) briefly touches upon the forgetting curve, in the context of informal and social learning within workplaces, to prove his point about the ineffectiveness of formal learning.


Encouraging distributed practice through distributed testing: This is a good post (from Teaching Commons) on the benefits of using the Distributed Testing method for Distributed Practice.How We Learn – Ask the Cognitive Scientist: A good article (by Daniel T. Willingham, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Virginia and the author of ‘Cognition: The Thinking Animal’) on how to allocate students’ practice time as they learn new material in classrooms. The author proves his points using research findings from the various experiments conducted in different parts of the world on this subject.Distributed Versus Blocked Practice: This is a short but interesting article on the benefits and effectiveness of distributed practice over blocked practice illustrated using a basketball scoring example.

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The Gamification of Healthcare: Here’s an inspiring real-world story that proves the effectiveness of combining the powers of distributed practice with retrieval practice to increase retention benefits.


Anki: This is a popular spaced-learning (desktop & mobile) application that helps us put spaced repetition into practice. Anki’s algorithm helps us memorize things in the most efficient way.
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Using Spaced Learning and Distributed Practice in Corporate Learning

Using Spaced Learning and Distributed Practice in Corporate Learning | Distributed Practice | Scoop.it
Students are often told to study for a few minutes a day, every day, instead of cramming for a test. Musicians know that consistent, daily practice is the only way to learn a challenging piece.

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Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | Distributed Practice | Scoop.it
“If you read the research on how much people forget after training, it’s depressing. Do a search for the ‘Forgetting Curve’. Once we know something like this, we need to change our

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Andrew Gerkens's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:54 PM

A great summary and extensive links exploring Ebbinghaus' Forgetting Curve and implications for learning. Reinforces that people improve performance through challenging experiences, opportunities to practice, rich conversations and space to reflect