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Mar 26, 2024

One-off learning interventions are frequently the ‘go to’ solution for workplace learning teams, but we know that spaced repetition and retrieval practice are more effective. How do we get past organizational constraints that make this difficult?

In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Tony Manwani from People Unboxed joins Ross Dickie and Ross Garner to discuss:

·       The problems with one-off interventions

·       Science-backed principles to make an impact

·       How Tony’s ‘BentoBot’ tool puts those principles into practice.

For a recent replication of Ebbinghaus’ ‘forgetting curve’ experiment, see: Murre, J. M., & Dros, J. (2015). Replication and analysis of Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curvePloS one10(7), e0120644.

For more on the ‘Leitner system’ see the overview on Wikipedia.

For the LTEM model, referenced by Ross D, see Dr Will Thalheimer’s website.

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Ross G recommended

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If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers:

·       Ross Garner

·       Ross Dickie

·       Tony Manwani