One of the properties of effective learning is its ability to be memorized over the long term. In a situation where the challenge is to transmit knowledge and ensure its integration, we must therefore understand how memory works and adapt to it.
This is the reason why sequenced learning, which adapts to the functioning of our memory, constitutes an optimal training modality.
The spacing effect is one of the oldest and most documented learning factors in the history of education. Concretely, it is the effect by which long-term memorization is greater when the same learning duration is spaced over time, rather than concentrated in a single session. Sequencing an apprenticeship would therefore be an excellent way to optimize its consolidation.
At InTeach we understand this, and we use sequencing in our pedagogy. We believe that effective learning is learning that will pay off in the long run.
Sequencing is also proving effective for other reasons than its only long-term result. When combined with microlearning, it also allows the learner to focus on the entire content.
This is what is lacking in most “long format” learning, which is generally composed of only one sequence, because the learner's attention is not focused on the entire content. If attention is not focused on the whole content in a sustained manner, this can lead to a loss of vital information in learning, which reduces its effectiveness.
Mobile microlearning combined with sequencing offers a learning mode that is not only effective but also compatible with the busy schedule of the modern learner since this combination offers the possibility of learning anywhere, anytime, and this without having a negative impact on the quality of learning. Why ? Simply because learning is spaced out, organized over time in the form of sequences, and therefore it will offer better results in the long term.