The ability to recall content is critical to learners’ success in both corporate workshops and college classrooms. When you encourage learners to recall the content they are learning in the classroom environment, you are reinforcing their memory and making easier for them to recall the content in the future. In this video tutorial, learning expert Karl Kapp discusses several ways in which instructors can design classroom experiences to encourage learner recall of content.
- Remember the dread you felt when your professor…would announce a pop quiz?…Well, it turns out your professor was…actually doing you a favor.…Research indicates that people learn content better…when forced to recall the content…rather than rereading or re-studying the content.…Having learners recall content on a quiz,…in a mobile app, or in a workshop setting…is an effective way to help reinforce content.…If you're a professor, one obvious recall activity…is to provide a quiz to students…at the beginning of every class period,…forcing them to recall content from the last class period.…
This is a good technique.…In some corporate or even academic settings,…you might have apps or other tools available to you…to create something like a Question of the Day.…This would be a one question quiz…that could be sent over an app or via email…where you ask the learners to recall a little bit…of information every day to answer your question.…This is a great way to help with retention,…and it often doesn't feel as high-stakes as having a quiz…
- Understanding the value of engaged learners
- Using index cards and flip charts
- Role playing
- Asking learners to give presentations
- Using blogs, wikis, and other collaborative tools