What is poor retention of information?
In a class setting for example, a student who often puts up their hand but forgets the answer the moment the teacher picks them, answers before raising their hand, cannot follow simple instructions, or in always seems absentminded is likely to have low retention.
What causes poor retention in learning?
A major cause of poor knowledge retention after training is having too much information to absorb. Really effective eLearning should follow the dictum that “less is more “. In this case, try having bite-sized learning objectives – ones that are highly focused on a clearly defined outcome.