Using a model to compute the optimal schedule of practice.

  title={Using a model to compute the optimal schedule of practice.},
  author={Philip I. Pavlik and John R. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  volume={14 2},
By balancing the spacing effect against the effects of recency and frequency, this paper explains how practice may be scheduled to maximize learning and retention. In an experiment, an optimized condition using an algorithm determined with this method was compared with other conditions. The optimized condition showed significant benefits with large effect sizes for both improved recall and recall latency. The optimization method achieved these benefits by using a modeling approach to develop a… 

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