Learning is all about making connections. Connections between things you know and you don’t know. Making connections is how the human brain works. With Trickle, you’ll quickly notice highlighted links of different colors within the drip text . The links are there to help you make connections between the statements in the drip text and information in your head, somewhere on Trickle or from an external source. Importantly, the links give you the opportunity to dive deeper into the topic and enhance your learning.
There are three main link types:
- Keywords are important terms and concepts related to the current stream. They are highlighted to make them more memorable and so you can look them up. They also allow you to quickly orient yourself when screening the text.
- Experts are people mentioned in the context of the current topic. An expert can be anyone who has demonstrated deep knowledge on a particular topic which can include academics, business leaders, or politicians, but also journalists and other writers.
- Sources are links to external resources from around the web. Before sending you off to an external site, Trickle provides some extra context in the form of a source preview in the sources list below the drip navigation.
If you click on a link, it will open a note that will provide more context and indicate where you can find more information.