Share Paper: Against Academic Procrastination: Pedagogical Apps to Implement Distributed Learning in Course Design

  1. Klaus Quibeldey-Cirkel, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, THM, University of Applied Sciences, Department MNI, Germany
  2. Jennifer Heiny, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, THM, University of Applied Sciences, ZekoLL, Germany
  3. Christoph Thelen, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, THM, University of Applied Sciences, Department MNI, Germany
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: Most of the facts and figures, terms and concepts taught in college are learned in the week before examination and forgotten a month after. Although we have known about the very low long-term knowledge retention of cramming since Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve in 1885, this learning tactic prevails because it works—at least for passing exams. As university lecturers, we seldom received a training on effective teaching and learning strategies. However, we can follow the evidence-based recommendations from cognitive and educational psychology on how to structure a course to distribute learning. With new pedagogical apps at hand, we can implement spaced repetition ...