Tip #479: Is “Spaced” Education an Effective Training Approach?

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To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” Mary Pettibone Poole

Harvard Medical School has created an online platform, QStream.com, to deliver web-based health education courses in developing countries. The content is accessible via computer, laptop and mobile phone. The intention is a good one- to find a faster, more efficient, and less resource-dependent way to teach health workers in remote locations.

The approach is called “spaced” education and is entirely comprised of multiple-choice questions. Once a participant answers a question, the website provides a brief explanation of the correct and incorrect answers. It claims to deliver the questions to participants in an adaptive format and to reinforce those topics in which the participant … Read the rest