Repetitio mater studiorum est. Or for those of us who happened to miss that Latin lesson: Repetition is the mother of learning.
At Digemy we believe this is true because let’s face it - you cannot apply what you cannot remember. And when it comes to retaining information, the brain does this in two ways: through heightened emotion or repetition.
Heightened emotion can be harder to create in the workplace, so repetition becomes the perfect tool for fostering long-term learning success!
So, why is repetition so important? Well, with most learning experiences, you’ll forget about 70% of what you have learnt just one day after learning it, and about 95% after just two months. However, repetition allows you to develop a broader and deeper understanding of content, helping you to remember it for longer.
How do we achieve this? Learning smarter essentially means learning how to learn faster, more effectively, and retain what you’re learning.
For example, by training employees smarter, a company can ensure that the training will be effective in the long term, all while saving time and money. And by ensuring that content is simple to repeat, repetition will remain at the heart of your training.
The trick lies in repeating the content at the right time, for the right learner, over the right period of time. In other words, by spacing the repetition of content over time, the brain has enough time to digest the information and realise that it is important to remember - hence the repetition!
Digemy’s goal is to make the repetition process simple by using our unique microlearning platform to ensure that learners only repeat the information they haven’t yet committed to long-term memory.
At the beginning of this blog, we revealed how much the average person forgets if they do not reengage with content repeatedly. Without looking, can you remember that percentage?
No? Sounds like it’s time for you to explore Digemy and experience the power of repetition first-hand!
Interested in learning more about Digemy and how we incorporate some of the above into our microlearning offering? Slide into our DMs or book a demo!