How Are We

Intelligent

The system has been designed from the ground up with one objective – Improve Retention

How are we achieving this?

To understand how we are achieving this you must first start to understand how the Brain learns information, or more so – how we forget information. The traditional training curve is based on what is known as “The forgetting curve”. Our entire system has been designed to combat this curve.

To find out the history behind the forgetting curve and further technical analysis of our system, including how our digital tutor works and the mechanics of the system please click the image on the right to download the paper.

Memory Strength Chart

Current Practice

Our Practice

Reinforcement

Biggest danger is failure to reinforce the learning material. The forgetting curve will take its toll on the learner.

Reinforcement

The core design is based on combating the forgetting curve. A digital tutor and series of algorithms ensure learners are given the optimum path to material mastery.

Learning format

One too many format of learning, one size fits all actually fit no one. Too advanced for some, too basic for others. Leads to either frustration or boredom.

Learning format

We offer a one-to-one format of learning with a digital tutor which adapts to every learner’s ability, presenting material at a level and pace which is just right to challenge them without risking discouragement.

Question Types

Multiple choice questions are not efficient in memory formations, they can also have a negative impact on the learning due to distractors forming an association in the brain with the wrong answer.

Question Types

Research indicates Q&A sessions are the best way to accelerate the memory consolidation process. We use a “learning question”. The most effective learning question format is either fill-in-the-blank or short answer.

Penalty Questions

These can actually have a negative impact on the learner, which leads to frustration, lack of control and a low self-efficacy.

Penalty Questions

Self-evaluation increases retention of information and time-on-task. Once question answered, learner requests the correct answer then compares and evaluates his response: correct/easy, correct/hard, incorrect.

Control

Lack of control over the learning environment leads to frustration, which means less time on task equating to less learning.

Control

No matter what study time a learner completes the digital tutor immediately picks up where the learner left off. The digital tutor monitors work and progress. Ability to incorporate various presentation options and freedom to reread sections. 2-way communication is available at all time with a real person.

The success of the system

The success of the system is years of research into education and neuroscience and how these can be combined to produce retention rates never seen before.
Over £6 million has been invested in integrating neuroscience and education to produce an online learning environment which gives every learner the opportunity to produce mastery.