In these modern times almost everything is customized or personalized to your own preferences. Except learning! But all learners are unique with their own talents. Strangely enough, most courses are still one size fits all. At aNewSpring we believe there is only one way to help people learn: with personalized learning!
Personalized learning serves learners only those learning activities they need most. Our adaptive system offers them courses based on the learners’ knowledge level and focuses on their weak points to create a personalized learning path. This way we help learners achieve their goals, like preparing for an exam or maintaining their skills.
Achieving goals is all about storing the things they learned about in their long term memory. To do so we have developed a very smart tool: MemoTrainer. MemoTrainer is designed to challenge learners through selective repetition and uses clever exercises to activate knowlegde. By using MemoTrainer learners will not only finish their course faster, they will also remember everything they learned during their course a lot better. MemoTrainer is now also available as an app for iPhone and Android!
In 1885 the psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus discovered that people forget 80% of what they studied in just 24 hours. His study of the capacity of human memory led to the curve of forgetting. This curve describes which percentage of the studied content people can reproduce in relation to time. He developed a repetition schedule that stores knowledge in the long-term memory. Our MemoTrainer™ is based on this schedule.
Personalized courses focus on what students do not yet comprehend. Keeping knowledge active takes less effort than re-acquiring a subject. By repetition they gain more return from their lessons. As a result they study efficiently and not more than necessary.
Well-balanced challenges and immediate feedback stimulate the flow experience and thus the study results. aNewSpring assures that the personalized training matches their skills, so not too easy or too difficult. After an exercise students can immediately view what they have mastered, and what they haven’t mastered yet.
Small lessons and excercises are offered on a regular basis, so the training takes relatively little time and effort per session. A student is reminded per e-mail about open exercises. This stimulates regular training.
Your content becomes automatically adaptive when it is available in the platform of aNewSpring. You do not have to ‘program’ anything for this. You can add extra features to your content to increase the adaptive capacity of your training material.