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What is the origin of this new Drillster way of learning? Who is the mastermind behind this Drillster app? Marco and Thomas are the guys who are responsible for this new learning method. Check the Drillster story!

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Cramming information, plowing through fat syllabi and acing an exam. But when someone asks you a few weeks later what you have learned, you have no idea. All that new knowledge has simply evaporated. Sound familiar?

We, Marco van Sterkenburg and Thomas Goossens, saw this happen first-hand back in 2010 when we working at a major international bank. We saw the frustration this created in our co-workers, while we kept seeing the same things go wrong in the workplace. And that despite the fact that everyone was working hard on their personal and professional development, and putting a lot of time and effort into their learning. There has to be another way, we thought. Learning should not be frustrating, it should be easy, smart and effective. Learning must help you get the best out of yourself, not only now, but always.

A new way of learning

But how do you make that happen? How do you ensure that learning is not in vain and that knowledge and skills are retained? How do you keep learning all year round, and continuously update your knowledge? And how great would it be if you could do all of that without spending a lot of time and effort on it? We found the answers to these questions in education science and neuroscience, and in classical theories and recent research. We combined this knowledge with today’s technology and hey presto, Drillster was born. A new way of learning: question-based, adaptive and future-proof.

The Drillster app

Together, we developed the Drillster learning method. Technology, science, big data and a smart algorithm all wrapped up in one useful application for PCs, smartphones, and tablets. 

Drillster helps you develop, maintain and anchor knowledge and skills with greater ease, more efficiently and more effectively. You learn by answering questions. Each small set of questions makes up what we call a drill. The app works in an adaptive way, meaning that it learns from you and automatically adapts itself to your pace and level.

It will identify what you already know and what you need to work on. The app then selects the questions for a drill accordingly, so you learn from Drillster and Drillster learns from you. It is a personalized form of training, as you keep learning and updating your knowledge. And all of that in a highly efficient and effective way.

One unique and differentiating aspect of Drillster compared to any other method is that Drillster also prevents your knowledge from fading. Drillster will send you a message reminding you to brush up your knowledge, exactly when you need to. This way, you are always up to date and have plenty of time left over to do the things that matter to you. Drillster learns from you, for you and with you.

Work, school, hobby

It turned out to be a real discovery. Drillster helps people across the globe to get the most out of themselves, from airline pilots, nurses, sales staff and managers to students, language learners and referees. They are all learning the smart and easy way using the Drillster app, every day. Whether it be for work, for school or for a hobby, we are here to help you achieve continuous and lasting improvement of your knowledge and skills, so that you can always perform at the top of your game and keep developing, the whole year round. We believe that learning will make your world a better place.

“It’s cool to see how people really are getting better results in less time with less stress. Letting people learn in a better way is what really motivates us.”

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