Retrieval practice

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Retrieval practice is a strategy in which bringing information to mind enhances and boosts learning.

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Forgetting as a friend of learning: Implications for teaching and self-regulated learning

30 minutes

HILT hosted Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, for a presentation and discussion about forgetting and memory in learning. The presentation took place in William James Hall, October 11, 2013. For more information about the HILT Scholar to Practitioner Speaker series, please visit


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    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn",


    2 hours

    Learn essential strategies for successful online learning.

    1 hour

    The authors discuss the relative merits of 10 learning techniques. Published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 4–58

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    1 hour

    If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart by Marty Lobdell. Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell's career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and he wants students to succeed. After watching students cram for eight hours or more for a test without any improvement, Lobdell has developed a studying technique that helps the brain retain the information that you are studying in this video "Study Less, Study Smart".


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