Optimizing the Reinforcement of Knowledge

Reinforcement of knowledge and behavior changes concern much more than just the forgetting curve. Here's a brief summary of some of the lessons the Mindmarker methodology incorporates to form a whole reinforcement strategy.

When you choose to use reinforcement, it's important to develop a course with the right flow. To create a good flow, you should set clear reinforcement goals prior to the course.

In utilizing reinforcement goals, the effects of any daily work must be properly described and measured. The ultimate goal of reinforcement is always to help participants really use what they’ve learned in the classroom in their daily lives.

As soon as a complete reinforcement timeline is developed, it’s important to focus on methods for motivating participants throughout the duration of the reinforcement course. An average successful reinforcement course lasts eight months. It's essential that you think about what will motivate a participant to keep training. Sometimes it’s good to create a little confusion so the participant has to actively work at creating order.

It's also important to measure the progress of a reinforcement course. Remember that it’s necessary to perform feedback surveys throughout a reinforcement course.

The organization should create a supportive environment in which the learning process takes place to create the best possible experience for the learner. Survey questions can be very useful here, and the organization can use the survey answers to analyze the effectiveness of a course. 

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This post was originally published on October 7, 2014.

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