Every time a learner completes Activities, their mastery level will change. The amount and direction of change (up or down) is based on many factors, such as if the learner answers correctly or incorrectly, how valuable the practice is, and how quickly they answer. 

Imagine that you have a Concept about identifying fire hazards. Within the Concept, you create 6 Activities to exercise this knowledge.

A learner could complete all six Activities right away, but does this demonstrate that they have really mastered the information? No. To achieve mastery, learners must be able to demonstrate proficiency over time

Learners can increase their mastery by completing mastery moments or practice.

What Level of Mastery Do Learners Need to Attain?

The level of mastery learners must attain is based on the mastery goal you’ve set. If you want learners to have a deeper understanding of the material, set a higher mastery goal. 

Can Learners Achieve Mastery In a Day?

After a learner increases their mastery level, there is a waiting period before they can increase it again. This leverages the concept of spaced repetition to ensure that the learner can demonstrate proficiency over time, which leads to long-term retention.  

Diagram showing the 5 mastery levels in descending order, from deepest understanding to general awareness. Level 5: Export has the deepest understanding, followed by Level 4: Proficient, Level 3: Competent, Level 2: Aware, and Level 1: Novice (general awareness).

OttoLearn uses spaced repetition, which prevents learners from achieving mastery through short-term cramming. Even with daily practice it will take at least a week for a proficient learner to reach mastery level 5.

Within each mastery moment, Otto will automatically select the Activities the learner needs to complete in order to efficiently reach their mastery goal.