Learning in Amplifire begins with questions. Even if learners couldn’t possibly know the correct answer, research shows that this is the best way to make what they’re learning stick. This research was conducted by Matthew Hays and Robert Bjork, the chair of Amplifire’s Science Advisory Board (SAB).
Learners assess their confidence as they answer, which improves learning. Amplifire has patented a system in which confidence and answer choices are indicated simultaneously. Research by Elizabeth Bjork (also on our SAB) has shown that other approaches provide no benefit.
Interactive exercises further improve both memory for the material and transfer to other tasks. Much of the work in this field has been conducted by Rich Mayer, another member of Amplifire’s SAB.