Optimum intervals for spaced repetitions. I remember, I remember, I forget.
May 24, 2012 2:53 AM Subscribe
The science of learning: my Google Scholar-fu is failing me. Do we know the optimum intervals for super-effective spaced repetition learning?
posted by fakelvis to Education (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I use Anki and Memrise to learn a range of topics (foreign language vocabulary, geography, random facts, etc.). Together they have vastly improved my knowledge of these topics, but I can still see space for improvement: I still find myself forgetting seemingly simple words or facts even after seeing them multiple times (i.e. they have become 'mature' words).
This has led me on a quest to try and discover the optimal intervals for effective spaced repetition learning. My time researching this topic on Google Scholar has so far proved fruitless.
I remembered reading in John Medina's Brain Rules that the optimum intervals were not known. This was back in 2008: is this still the case now?