Learning Science: Driving the Next Generation of Educational Solutions

Author: Kate Worlock

Date: November 28, 2016


Learning science is a broad space, encompassing a range of different academic disciplines. Over the past 15 years, with metastudies pulling together research from multiple disciplines, our understanding of the learning process has greatly improved.

Learning Science: Driving the Next Generation of Educational Solutionsreviews the developments that have taken place in this space and the key, emerging players poised to dominate. The report also dives into two key principles regarding learning and memory:

  1. Spaced repetition
  2. Retrieval practice

These two areas are amongst the most commonly researched because they proved effective and delivered a significant, positive impact on learning early on.

For a solution to successfully achieve its educational goals, companies should use both technology and research to move forward. This report takes a look ahead at some untapped areas of learning science, which could have an impact in the future.


Outsell applied its proven mix of expertise and proprietary data to establish our view of this market. We conducted a series of 12 interviews with academics in the learning science field, as well as with large players and start-ups that combine learning science with technology to develop new approaches and solutions for educational markets. We supplemented this primary research with data collected from a variety of online sources. Finally, our recipe included a healthy dose of the unparalleled insight we gain through our daily conversations with thought leaders and executives throughout the information industry.

Outsell Inc. Learning Science: Driving the Next Generation of Educational Solutions

Table of Contents: 

Why This Topic?


Key Areas of Learning Science

Current Applications of Learning Science

Future Applications of Learning Science

Applying Learning Science

Why Do Companies Use Learning Science in Product Development?

What Are the Barriers to Using Learning Science Research?

10 to Watch

Essential Actions

Related Research



Figure 1. What Makes Up Learning Science?


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