Sketchy creates stories around clever, memorable symbols associated with key information related to complex learning topics. By making these connections, new and otherwise difficult to remember information becomes quicker to recall and easier to retain for longer.
Remember all the clinical presentations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa? We do.
There’s a reason you can easily recite the entire plot of Cinderella down to the material of her shoes but likely don’t remember facts like the year the film was produced or its box office gross. Compelling stories and their details stick in the human mind stronger and longer than abstract facts. Here’s how we apply that to higher education:
Instructors teach about a topic in class and assign students the corresponding Sketchy video to review at home and help make the learning topic “stick.”
We craft a story around the topic by associating each teachable element with a familiar object or character, then create a narrative to tie the scene together.
Students are able to recall the scene and story then apply what they have learned into test taking, clinical practice and more!
Enabling Student Success: The Power of Institutional Support
Sketchy is an effective learning tool with high rates of student satisfaction. However, students rely on institutional support to unlock the full power of Sketchy. By providing Sketchy at the institutional level, students are enabled to succeed in the classroom, on their exams, and beyond.
Data is derived from a study conducted with the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation surveying 522 students from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) who receive Sketchy on a scholarship.
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