Spaced repetition is a learning method that refreshes information before you would forget it and makes sure that it stays constantly fresh in your mind. Spaced repetition – at set intervals over time – is simple, but highly effective because it deliberately hacks the way your brain works. It forces learning to be effortful, and like muscles, the brain responds to that stimulus by strengthening the connections between nerve cells.
Gamification is the practice of integrating game mechanics and elements in a non-game context, such as learning. From a training perspective, this could involve adding points, badges, and a leaderboard to an eLearning course.
Now combine Spaced Repetition with Gamification and you get a very powerful learning and training method. A little while ago we picked this concept up and piloted it across organizations in Nokia Network´s Global Services Organization. With intriguing results!
This blog – among other topics that I´ll cover – aims at sharing more insights into this method, propose possible applications of this concept in the Learning & Development business and serve as a platform for users to give insights into own experiences on Spaced Repetition and Gamification.