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Could online learning be improving students' memories?

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Publish Date
Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 9:41am
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Could online learning be improving students' memories?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 9:41am

With all the issues stemming from online learning, research has found a benefit. 

Charles Darwin University has found that online learning can increase a student’s short and long-term memory by improving their cognitive capability. 

They surveyed 482 students studying an accountancy degree between 2020 and 2021, and found students faced difficulties learning, overwhelming students and increasing their cognitive load. 

Dr Nina Hood, founder of the Education Hub, told Mike Hosking that the situation isn’t cut and dry, and there are a few reasons to be sceptical about this study. 

She said that while there definitely are benefits to online learning, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be the same quality as in person learning, and it also depends on the subject being taught. 

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