Download™ is a new learning technology designed to deliver the benefits of Spaced Learning at scale within both the commercial and academic environments.
Benefits of Download™
Better knowledge acquisition
Better knowledge retention
Better knowledge application
23 hours of class room teaching compressed into one hour delivered by Download™; time and cost efficient.
What is Spaced Learning?
Spaced Learning is a teaching methodology based upon proven neuroscience into how the brain encodes memory and how knowledge is encoded in the long-term as opposed to the short-term memory. Spaced Learning is the practical manifestation of that neuroscience.
How does Spaced Learning work?
Simply put, there are two elements to generating enhanced learning outcomes via Spaced Learning.
The first is repetition. Repetition help the brain decide what information is important and therefore worth embedding in the long term memory. The maximum teaching duration for a ‘repetition’ is circa 20 minutes.
The second is the length of the gaps, or spaces, between those repetitions, no less that nine minutes and no more than eleven minutes. And, during those ‘spaces’ the brain has to be distracted from the learning task at hand to create three distinct learning periods. These ‘spaces’ help the brain start to encode information in the long term memory; they provide the ‘space’ for the chemical process to take place.
So the basic structure of spaced learning is; learn, rest, learn, rest, learn.
Download™ overcomes technical issues with Spaced Learning on a digital platform, and delivers teaching modules that are optimised through scripting, pacing and the use of audio and visual mnemonics.
They are designed primarily to be delivered by a purpose built digital publishing platform, with analytics, to individual learners through PC, tablet etc. but modules can be created or adapted for group/team training via other audio visual media.
The Team behind Download™
Spaced Learning was developed by renowned educationalist Dr Paul Kelley. Paul is also one of the leaders behind the Welcome Trust funded Oxford University study into circadian rhythms and was one of the architects of BBC Bitesize. He has teamed up with innovation consultancy Human Zoo who have developed Download™ in partnership with Paul.
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