The forgetting curve

  • The forgetting curve

    The forgetting curve


  • According to psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus we forget most of what we learn relatively quickly.  In fact he created a forgetting curve to demonstrate (see left)

    If this is true what does it mean for a business investment in learning?    One of the main ways to overcome this is to embed what has bee n learnt.   There are many ways to accomplish this.  Ensuring that what has been learnt is actually put into practise.  However this takes follow up time and additional cost.  We have a solution and you can see it in action by taking the free course here.

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John is a Sony Award winning journalist, presenter and producer. He has worked in traditional broadcast environments both in radio and TV. He has been involved in the internet since God was a boy or girl, depending on your point of view, and can remember when we all got excited about the fact that Netscape could blink text! He is a qualified teacher and lecturers in digital media. He has trained journalists in the BBC in media production and editing. He has worked in PR and marketing with most of the major brands. Built and won awards for on-line communication solutions. He is also a qualified Seventeenth Edition Electrical Engineer. It’s a long story... This year he became a qualified WorldHost Trainer. Now he is the MD of Coffee Cup Training. “I would like to think with my experience and ability in communication I can bring something new and exciting to the training environment”. Please feel free to comment on anything and if you have something to offer others we would like to hear from you.

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