Built from the ground up around research

Modern L&D leaders know the importance of adopting tools and approaches that are underpinned by research, which is why we built Sparks from the ground up based around science.

Spaced Learning

Spaced learning is the principle that information is more easily learnt when it is split into short time frames and repeated multiple times, with time passing between repetitions.

Nudge Theory

Well designed prompts, positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions can help to deliver long term behaviour change.

Behavioural Economics

If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). These four simple principles form a framework to help drive a change in behaviour.


Promote active retrieval

Ask learners to reframe what they have just learnt into something they can action in the next week then check back with them to see how it went.

Schedule spaced practice

Learners forget much of what they have learnt unless they use it. Sparks lets you create spaced practice activities.

Develop understanding and memory

By providing spaced repetitions over time, future memory retrieval is improved.

Maximize engagement

By varying the learning materials, your audience stays more engaged and memory retrieval is improved.

Encourage reflection

Reflection is a great way of improving learning. Get learners to reflect on how they could apply what they have just learnt.

Improve perseverance

Including a Line Manager or equivalent within any communications can greatly influence performance and retention.

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