Difference between revisions of "Optimal spacing interval"

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=== Optimal spacing interval ===
 
=== Optimal spacing interval ===
  
A quantity of time between two learning events such that the overall learning for the two [[learning events]] is maximal. This definition presupposes some measure that is maximized, such as [[long-term retention]] or [[transfer]].
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A quantity of time between two learning events such that the overall learning for the two [[learning events]] is maximal. This definition presupposes some measure that is maximized, such as [[long-term retention]] or [[transfer]]. The optimal spacing interval must control for time on task otherwise the concept is meaningless.
  
 
[[Category:Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Refinement and Fluency]]
 
[[Category:Refinement and Fluency]]

Latest revision as of 17:46, 2 December 2007

Optimal spacing interval

A quantity of time between two learning events such that the overall learning for the two learning events is maximal. This definition presupposes some measure that is maximized, such as long-term retention or transfer. The optimal spacing interval must control for time on task otherwise the concept is meaningless.