T&D: Don’t Inadvertently Create a Spaced Learning Tsunami

Sometimes the Job Itself Will Provide Enough Retrieval Practice 

So sometimes Spaced Learning isn’t required.

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When Tasks are required to be performed – but not often enough to create long term memory of what and how – and it’s not practical for the performer to follow a Job Aid/Performance Support – and memorization of what to do and how to do it is really required – Spaced Learning can be extremely beneficial.

Just be careful to not inadvertently overwhelm some learner with a tsunami of Spaced Learning interruptions to their workflow. Incremental design of T&D/L&D can sometimes do that.

For more on Spaced Learning – see this PDF from Will Thalheimer, PhD:

Spacing Learning Events Over Time: What the Research Says

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