The War Against Forgetting (And How To Win It)

The Spacing Effect: Harnessing The Power Of Spaced Practice For Learning That Sticks

Date March 31 2022
Duration 60 Minutes
Memory is essential for the success of eLearning initiatives. So, how can you ensure that your learners remember what they learned before? And, more importantly, how can technology help in supporting them to improve their productivity? If this sounds interesting, join Learning Pool in this session and learn how to create unforgettable learning experiences! The event is sponsored by eLearning Industry.
The War Against Forgetting (And How To Win It)
Speaker John Helmer & Lindsey Coode
John Helmer is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and communications consultant. He runs and presents the acclaimed fortnightly podcast The Learning Hack, which features conversations with leading figures in learning in the US and UK.

Lindsey has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing successful learning tech projects. She started her L&D life in the defense industry, designing training for aircraft rollout projects. Being passionate about learning, she started at Learning Pool heading up the content team, which deliver a wide range of exciting and engaging eLearning, for nine years. More recently, she’s been working on product development focusing on how we can use learning theory to really drive learning and performance improvement.
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The Spacing Effect: Harnessing The Power Of Spaced Practice For Learning That Sticks

Memory is fundamental to learning. More precisely, it is very important to move what we learn from short-term to long-term memory. In other words, we need to repeat, review, recall, and practice what we have learned at spaced intervals in time. Nowadays, we refer to this practice as "spaced practice."

Based on recent research findings, one of the most fundamental principles of learning science begs the question: "Why is spaced practice so infrequently implemented in the design of learning systems?"

Drawing on an earlier paper by Donald Clark about the theory behind spaced practice, as well as the latest white paper published by Learning Pool, "The Spacing Effect: Harnessing The Power Of Spaced Practice For Learning That Sticks," we aim to answer this question. To be exact, during this webinar we will demonstrate how this well-established knowledge about the workings of memory can be applied in practical situations using modern learning technology.

Throughout this session, podcaster and writer, John Helmer and Learning Pool’s Head of Innovation, Lindsey Coode will discuss:

  • The theory behind spaced practice
  • What it looks like in practice
  • How to support learners to learn and relearn the skills they need to be more productive in their jobs
  • How to harness learning technology to harness the spacing effect
Memory is fundamental to learning!
Requirements
  • Hardware: Windows (1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster/equivalent) or Mac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster) and 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome
  • Internet connection: Broadband (1 Mbps+) recommended
  • Software: Web browser plugin (will be prompted to install)