Learning event scheduling

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It has been known since at least Ebbinghaus (1885) that the schedule of learning events influences long-term retention. Learning event scheduling is therefore an independent variable that can be manipulated. However, because of interactions with task domain (declarative or procedural), task type (study or test), and repetition spacing, learning event scheduling is a complex topic.

See also optimized scheduling and instructional schedule.

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