It’s no secret that we forget what we don’t revisit. But if you attach flashcards to your projects, students will be regularly prompted to retrieve key points, and it will cement their pathways in long-term memory. Thanks to the power of spaced repetition, you’ll help them make long-term memory gains.
We don’t automatically learn from doing, we learn from reflecting on our experience and thought processes. The Work Journal is like a blog where students can write, organise, and share their notes and reflections.
If you want to give your students the mindset of pros who share their knowledge, you need to give them a space that encourages sharing. Each project has its own community space (each class starts from a fresh one) where students can share resources and ask -and answer- each other questions.
The end of a course is not the end of learning! On the contrary, for long-term gains students need to revisit the materials frequently. They might also wish to review their work, the feedback they got, or even keep flexing their study habits with their Work Journal and flashcards. Therefore, once a course is over, accounts become inactive (the school stops paying for them), but students keep access to their history and study environment.
Of course, at any time, they can request their data to be deleted. And if they don’t use their account for 3 years, it’ll also be deleted in compliance with GRPD policies.