Brain Boost Feature

Brain Boost is a review tool for learners to help retain information better.

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Overview

Enablement

Overview

 

Learning something once, and then never returning to the information, has the negative consequences of the information being retained in a learner’s memory.
Spaced Repetition is a method of practising repeat learning over time. The benefits of this include stronger memory formation due to principles of forgetting and receiving.

Our Brain Boost feature applies Spaced Repetition by using an adaptive, dynamic quiz that’s based upon the SM-2 learning algorithm to help your learners better retain information and increase engagement. 

Brain Boost asks different questions to establish what a learner remembers and what they don’t. The more they get right, the less frequently they’ll need to be tested.

If a session shows that a learner is struggling with the retention of some topics more than others, they will be quizzed more frequently on those topics than ones they are comfortable with.

The algorithm incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent reviews of interactive slides which were included in completed lessons by the learner. To ensure a consistent experience for each learner, Brain Boost sessions are set at a length predetermined by administrators. Learners may choose to "keep boosting" or continue to reinforce knowledge should more sessions be available on any given day.

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Enablement

Brain Boost is first enabled on an account level, and then a course/lesson/slide level.

To enable on the account level, navigate to ‘App Settings’ > ‘More’

Tick 'Enable Brain Boost'

To enable on the course level, navigate to the course > 'Engagement' tab and tick to 'Enable Brain Boost for this course'.

You can then select the slides that you want the learner to repeat. 

Make sure questions have context in them as they will be taken from multiple lessons and will be mixed together.

The selected slides are extracted from the learner’s completed lessons, and they are then added to the learner’s Brain Boost slide deck to curate a lesson.

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For every slide of this deck, we compute the next date at which it will be shown to the learner. This date is based on the history of the learner’s answers.