What do you want to learn about today? If it’s physics, history, language, or virtually any other topic under the sun, then Memrise has got you covered. The online learning platform uses mnemonic devices – which it calls “mems” – as a way to help people memorize foreign languages and other advanced concepts.
When you’re ready to hit the books, log on to Memrise and choose a topic worth exploring. In addition to the heavy hitters – like Spanish, physics, and geography – Memrise also offers lessons in more superfluous topics like famous people, random facts, and football. Once you find your interest, start a new session and begin the education process. One of the core principles behind Memrise is that learning should be like a garden, and seeds of information should grow into gardens of long-term knowledge over time. Answer questions throughout each lesson, and you’ll earn points or “seeds.” As the knowledge you’ve accumulated becomes more embedded in your brain – with use of practice questions – those seeds will sprout into plants, and eventually blossom into gardens.
If Memrise is missing a course that you think would be worthwhile, then you can get started creating it yourself. The entire web-application is crowd-sourced, which means the topics and content are developed by other users just like you. For people who enjoy the process of lifelong learning, Memrise is an excellent educational tool that’s completely free to use.
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