Testing Theories Of Skill Learning Using A Very Large Sample Of Online Game Players


This study by Dr Tom Stafford from the University of Sheffield shows that learning is much more effective when spaced out over stretches of time rather than last-minute exam cramming. The study examined how more than 850,000 people improved skills playing an online game. It showed leaving a day between practice sessions was a much better way of gaining skills than continuous play. The study suggests that learning can be improved. You can learn more efficiently or use the same practice time to learn to a higher level. Leadership Briefing issue 8.06 (90)

DATE: 09/01/2014

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