Universities certainly have their purpose in life. Many students discover themselves, find academic and extracurricular interests that ultimately affect their life trajectories, and make lifelong friends. But, when it comes to acquiring the latest hands-on, practical and technical skills, universities are often not the ideal place to learn them. Bootcamps might be though.
Why is that?
Let’s deep dive!
Lack of Information Retention
According to German Researcher, Hermann Ebbinghaus, who identified the “forgetting curve”, one loses up to 77% of newly learned information six days later. University courses are often more than ten weeks long and held one to two times per week. If this statistic is correct, how much are students really retaining by the end of a typical university course? Not much! We all remember exam preparation that had to start from ground zero as a result of forgetting concepts. …