A flashcard stores information on a set of cards, with the information being typically portrayed as words and numbers. The purpose of flashcards is to enable individuals to store verbal and visual information, often as a learning drill by way of spaced repetition. The Leitner system is a popular method of studying with flashcards using spaced repetition.
When you learn flashcards of new words each day for a number of days, this information is stored in your short-term memory. Flashcards also exercise the mental process of active recall. This is an efficient learning principle where an individual’s memory is stimulated during the learning process. Unlike a passive review (e.g. reading a book), active recall is designed to consolidate long-lasting memory of information. Transferring information from short-term to long-term memory is essential in studying for an examination.
Flashcards are one of the best tools for memorizing information. This is partly because of their versatility. They can help teach multiplication skills, learn a foreign language, recall facts, historical dates, in fact anything that can be learned in an intuitive way.
AnkiDroid is a simple to use flashcard app for Android. It has a great feature set including spaced repetition, text-to-speech integration, and the ability to sync with AnkiWeb.
AnkiDroid is an excellent app. It offers a superb way to learn.
There’s more than 6,000 ready decks to use, the ability to create your own, a really useful whiteboard and card editor.
Together with dictionary integration and even support for LaTeX, this is the perfect app to study at any time.
There’s a real dearth of high quality open source software available for Android. That’s a real shame! Fortunately AnkiDroid is open source goodness.