We solve the problem of turning binary training into a continuous learning asset.
In 2012 we started an app company. It was a simple idea and a clear vision: develop a trivia game that is fun, fast-paced, and social. By 2013 Trivie - our game, Battle of Wits, was one of the fastest growing apps of all time and became the #1 trivia game on the Apple App Store. During this time we started to recognize that people were actually learning different topics based on a spaced testing concept, especially when interleaved with different topics. We knew we were onto something.
Enter Trivie Learning; the same awesome trivia engine and game mechanics as Trivie, Battle of Wits, but we deepened the focus on the science of learning (specifically retrieval practice), so any business could enhance its training initiatives to fortify long-term memory retention. This high engagement and retention of information translated into increased employee productivity and improved the overall effectiveness and impact of corporate training
But we took it a step further. What made our gaming engine 100% self-service so companies could easily self-administer in minutes, made it ridiculously inexpensive, and we wrapped it in detailed analytics that could prove knowledge retention over time. That, and many other scientifically-based features to help build a more lasting memory—and you have Trivie today: A training enhancement solution to help stop the natural forgetting of information during any training event, recapture the lost knowledge and foster continuous learning via personalization, gamification, and on-demand access.
Based upon nearly 100 years of research, retrieval practice is a simple learning technique that is easy to implement, with lasting results. It means exactly what it is: practicing retrieval of learning (or training) from your memory. Through this act of retrieval, or micro-tests, our memory is strengthened, and forgetting is less likely to occur. Retrieval practice is a proven and powerful strategy for improving training performance without more money, class, or training time. Retrieval practice encourages flexible understanding, improving higher order thinking skills and transfer of knowledge so employees can do their job better. When adding retrieval practice to a training program, the practice should be spaced, interleaved, and varied. By re-introducing a concept based upon earlier training, but in a slightly different way, this fortifies the ability to recall knowledge and put it into action. With Trivie, trivia games are spaced at certain intervals based upon a user's proficiency and mastery of a topic, and each quiz takes no more than 3 minutes to complete. Yes, only three minutes. As a game, Trivie offers several formats of gameplay that make the learning process interesting for the end-user. For example, it is the same content in multiple-choice questions, true-false questions, video, audio, gifs, and picture questions. This diversity of question formats allows a learner to better engage with the information, so he or she forms multiple associations to recall it easily using a variety of cues. Also, since learners are frequently exposed to different question formats, the practice may seem less repetitive, potentially minimizing boredom and increasing the level of engagement.
Many jobs require remembering vast amounts of information. So having employees remember the information longer is better for business. Retrieval-based learning is the strategy to do that. Consider all the responsibilities that involve quick decision-making, when there isn't time to seek external support. Consider all the people who have entered a new position prematurely, before they were fully prepared. What about the sales reps who forgets important product information, or the customer service representative who does not remember the correct way to interact with a customer? Think about all of the compliance training that no one remembers and is now putting a company and its employees at risk. Trivie is a platform that is used by the best companies, embedded in their training cycles, to help understand what employees know, and to help re-engage and reinforce what they don't. If a company does training—any training—they will benefit from using Trivie. Upon request, we are proud to make referrals to our clients to demonstrate that value statement. Industries we serve include: Fast casual food services, Sales training organizations, Oil and Gas, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Retail, Accounting, Higher education, Software, Gaming, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, and Real Estate, to name a few.