The Axonify platform was built on the foundation of the latest in neuroscience, it brings principles of brain based learning into the corporate training environment. Working with researchers at the world-renowned Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest, Axonify continues to incorporate new findings that are proven to drive long-term retention and application of learning for its customers.
The three principles of behavioral learning that are the core of the Axonify solution include:
1. The Spacing Effect
Also known as the “drip” approach, distributed practice or interval reinforcement, the spacing effect is the process of taking information or knowledge and repeating the delivery of it over predefined intervals. Starting with a study by Hermrann Ebbinghause in 1885, spacing has proven to help learners retain access to memorized information over long periods of time because the spacing prompts deeper processing of the learned material. Axonify continues to incorporate the latest spacing effectiveness research in our platform’s algorithm.
2. Retrieval Practices
Studies, such as one published in Feb 2011 by Jeffrey D. Karpicke prove that retrieval practices – the simple act of quickly learning a concept, being tested on recall, quickly refreshing the knowledge, being tested on recall again – produce superior learning to studying, repeated studying and concept mapping or relating concepts. Axonify leverages repeated retrieval practices to dramatically reduce knowledge gaps.
3. Deep/Elaborate Encoding
Research supports that elaborate encoding – the process of actively relating new information to knowledge already in memory – leads to better long-term retention. The more deeply and meaningfully an individual processes information, the more likely they are to remember it. Axonify incorporates elaborate encoding methods in the learning process alongside spacing and repeated retrieval, producing significant results.