You can think of spaced learning as a synonym for effective learning! That’s because spaced learning helps memorize the gained information efficiently. In spaced learning, regular intervals of breaks are provided within the learning. These breaks allow learners to do a completely different activity, which in turn helps them internalize the learning. Spaced learning not just beats the forgetting curve – it also builds familiarity with the content among learners and gives them access to learning resources periodically, in different formats.
The logic with this is simple! It is better to work out for 15 mins twice a day than to work-out for 30 minutes at a stretch once a day. Also, one of the best methods of increasing retention, according to Hermann Ebbinghaus – who hypothesized spaced learning in 1885 – is repetition based on active recall. Which basically what spaced learning is. And microlearning is the ideal way to offer learning at regular intervals.
Spaced learning provides learners the following benefits:
- Prevents cognitive load
- Beats the forgetting curve
- Connects knowledge with workplace performance
Provide spaced learning to your learners through eLearning and they will become masters. How do you do this? Implementing it in your corporate training can be done in 5 ways, here’s an infographic to show you how.