At SchoolOnline, we want to make sure that your children are maximising their learning, and thereby their outcomes, when they are learning and revising online.
Sticky Learning is vital for us – in a nutshell, it means that children actually remember, long term, what they are learning. We use two key strategies for this – Retrieval Practice and Micro Learning. Read on to find out more about each of these.
Did you know … humans naturally forget more than 70% of what they learned within 24 hours?
This is why Sticky Learning is fundamental to our approach, facilitating learning that stays in the long-term memory and can be used to succeed throughout your child’s education.
What is Sticky Learning?
Sticky Learning – or “stickiness” – is how the brain learns and retains
information. In order to create learning that ‘sticks’ (content that students
remember after the lesson is over), the brain must be activated for long-term retention, using learning strategies based on cognitive and neurological science.
Why do we want to achieve Sticky Learning? Because students will:
Retrieval Practice is a critical part of Sticky Learning, and is at the heart of everything we do at SchoolOnline.
Retrieval Practice is a powerful learning tool. It is an active process, successful through strengthening schemas and committing information to your child’s long-term memory.
What is Retrieval Practice?
Key techniques for Retrieval Practice include strategies like low stakes quizzes. We incorporate this into our English tutorials, with every video tutorial featuring a specifically tailored quiz to support memory retrieval.
Retrieval Practice is most effectively done in short bursts over time. This is why SchoolOnline promotes learning little and often, through our bitesize tutorials, fostering successful and smarter learning practices.
Micro Learning is another key strategy we employ at SchoolOnline to ensure Sticky Learning for our users.
What is Micro Learning?
Learning little and often! It involves using short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information to learn in the most effective way for long term memory. These can include video tutorials, audio and micro quizzes.
It’s important to track your progress when micro learning. That is why we have created our ‘My Lists’ functionality, to help children save any Maths questions they wish to revisit or need additional help on.
Micro learning is incredibly useful as you can decide what, when and how much your child is learning. This is exactly why at SchoolOnline we have created a site that you can use anytime and anywhere, supporting flexible, focused learning that works for your children!