“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” Alvin Toffler.


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Learning in Chaos

Dr Michael Ryan, the Chief Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme gives some practical insights about dealing with the Chaos of Corona. QUOTE Be fast, have no regrets; If you need to be right before you move, you will never win. Perfection is the enemy of the good when it comes to emergency … Continue reading Learning in Chaos

Spacing Effect in MOOC Learning.

In this study “Beyond Time-on-Task: The Relationship between Spaced Study and Certification in MOOCs” researchers used data collected from MOOCs to identify observational evidence for the benefits of spaced practice in educational settings. This study suggested the following findings: >Number of sessions students initiate is an important predictor of certification rate. >When students spend similar … Continue reading Spacing Effect in MOOC Learning.

Tweet: Evaluating Retrieval Practice in a MOOC

In the following study researchers looked at the effectiveness of two types of retrieval practice methods. They are 1) Retrieval Practice tasks which asked students to shortly summarize the content of videos, and 2) Students were asked to read pre-written summaries of videos.

2 Studies: Prior Knowledge in reading / Prior Success in venture capital.

One of my great interest in learning science is to find connections and parallels between disciplines like academia, sports , entrepreneurship etc. I recently came across following two studies, one on reading and other in venture capital which demonstrates effects of accumulated advantage and disadvantage in two different disciplines. Accumulated advantage and disadvantage in reading> … Continue reading 2 Studies: Prior Knowledge in reading / Prior Success in venture capital.


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