True confession time: I have explored, but not signed up for, Memrise. And lest I inadvertently mislead anyone, this lovely web app is not openly licensed or open source to the best of my knowledge. So why am I sharing it here, on a Saylor.org blog, where we love to talk about OER and open access and Creative Commons? Well,
a couple three reasons:
The details, then:
A free online community that “uses images & science to make learning languages and facts child’s play.” Per their About Us page, the ingredients are fairly simple: science, fun, and community. More specifically, the site uses learning and memory techniques to help users get and retain fact-based knowledge, simultaneously doing its level best to make memorization fun.
Their Team page will say it better than I can, but these folks have expertise in memory, cognitive science, and design.
If you have a great resource (especially one that falls into an OER box), tell us — in the comments, via social media, or straight to David, who’s keeping track of this sort of thing.
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