eJMT Abstract


Title On Generating Interleaved Spaced Practice Schedules
Author Kevin K.H. CHEUNG
Volume 10
Number 3


A number of studies have shown the effectiveness of interleaved spaced practice for learning mathematics. Scheduling interleaved spaced practice is manually feasible when the number of skills involved is low. When the number of skills is large, designing interleaved spaced practice schedule manually can become prohibitive. In this note, an approach for automatic generation of interleaved spaced practice schedules using techniques from operations research is described. An accompanying proof-of-concept Linux/Unix command-line tool is included. The tool is open source and is made freely available to spur further research interest in interleaved spaced practice and the design of competency-based learning systems.