Recap and Refresh method gives trainees the tools, equipment, and practice to retain information over time, strengthening their memory. eLearning is very effective when it comes to halting the forgetting curve. Post-event refreshers and performance reinforcement are powerful ways of improving long-term retention of knowledge and skills acquired at a training event.

The forgetting curve, devised by Hermann Ebbinghaus, shows how information is lost over time when there is no attempt to retain it. Humans tend to halve their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days or weeks unless they consciously review the learned material.

This process can be lessened in two ways: by implementing Spaced Learning and Retrieval Practice.

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Spaced Learning, or Spaced Repetition, involves revisiting learning points over time. Our modules are created to prompt the user at the right time, refreshing a piece of knowledge in their mind and promoting longer-term retention through activities, quizzes, repeating main learning points and story-telling. By re-presenting information after the user has attempted to answer the question, we can recap the most important aspects of the training. 

Retrieval Practice has its application in Learning Boosters. Boosters do not merely re-present information. They require active participation from a learner by asking them to retrieve pieces of information from long-term memory in order to complete activities. This strengthens recall and has a huge impact on the long-term retention of information.