Why spend more time on learning ready knowledge such as definitions and concepts than is necessary? Memory Lab is one research based adaptive learning system that makes learning factual knowledge easier and more efficient by adapting the learning strategy to each user. Scientific studies show that in the same time with MemoryLab, students learn more information than with traditional teaching methods (10%).van Rijn et al., 2009; Sense et al., 2016). Because MemoryLab accurately estimates the individual learning process of each student, it can also replace traditional tests.
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Factual knowledge, such as knowledge of concepts and definitions, is a basic requirement for achieving higher-level learning objectives, where factual knowledge is applied. In practice, students do not always master this basic knowledge, because learning factual knowledge takes a lot of time and is often considered boring. Therefore, students will not learn optimally during the lecture.
MemoryLab makes factual knowledge learning easier and more fun for students. MemoryLab can ensure that students are already familiar with the material before the lecture, without the teacher needing much extra time to teach about these materials. This leaves more time in the lecture hall to achieve other learning objectives.
In Ghent, MemoryLab is used, among other things, for learning concepts for the profession Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Although MemoryLab is used on a voluntary basis in Ghent, almost half of the students use the system to prepare for lectures and exams.
MemoryLab is able to measure the individual learning process of the students: the memory parameters, estimated for each student, corresponded to the final marks on the exam of the 2021/2022 academic year. In addition, the use of MemoryLab was predictive of the exam grade for the course. Students who used MemoryLab as support during the course scored higher on average on the exam than students who did not use MemoryLab.
Students who used MemoryLab scored on average a higher final mark on the exam than students who did not use MemoryLab.
MemoryLab is used in a large number of courses at the University of Groningen, including the immunopharmacology course. In this course, students were asked to practice MemoryLab on a weekly basis in preparation for the lectures.
Review of MemoryLab by students of immunopharmacology in Groningen.
We offer a complete web application with which teachers can create lessons and keep track of study progress. Students can practice this. When they have practiced enough, MemoryLab sends a grade to your LMS. As a result, teachers do not have to give marks themselves for testing factual knowledge, spend less time in class on ready knowledge, and do not have to prepare exam questions about this.
Our web application can be easily integrated into the online learning environment of any educational software that uses LTI; an educational application standard developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium to integrate external tools, such as MemoryLab, into VLEs and LMSs. With our LTI link integration we offer the following functionalities:
Users can practice without limits in our user-friendly learning environment.
Users can always view their learning statistics and history.
The user's learning performance is automatically summarized with 'mastery credits' that the student earns when the material is well learned. These credits can conveniently be used to assign grades in the grade center of your LMS or ELO.
Via the LMS or the ELO, teachers can create lessons with open questions or multiple choice items, share lessons, and keep track of all students' progress in the class.
The student's data is always well protected (MemoryLab complies with the general conquest data protection).
The house style of the web application can be fully adapted to your wishes.