I often find myself in the situation that I would like to read more lessons and learn more, but then refrain from doing so because I don't want to get swamped in too many drills. The thing is, I'm doing well with all the drills I have, and often get perfect scores on 100+ drills, with the majority of mistakes being due to me accidentally pressing the wrong key or reading the question wrong.
What I am getting at here is that I would be reading one or two lessons each day if that wouldn't absolutely swamp me in a load of drills that is too much to handle. I don't mind doing, say, 50 drills a day, but even at the limited pace I'm maintaining at the moment (which is about one lesson every two days) I'm stuck at 100+ drills a day, which is negatively affecting my learning experience.
At the same time, I also feel that the drill repeat in too-short intervals. Often I find myself answering the drills not based on knowledge, but by recognizing the patterns of the questions, not even reading all of the questions and answers as my mind looks for a shortcut to get through that mountain of drills. Yet another reason why I think the learning experience would benefit from a reducen number of drills per day.
Being a Game Designer by profession, I have two suggestions for features, which both are fun, engaging, and still quite functional:
1) Customizable Daily Drill Limit
Users can set a limit for the maximum amounts of drills they want to tackle on each given day (e.g. 50 drills per day). Instead of having the user go through all drills with a due date smaller than the current time, the user instead is only challenged by the 50 drills with the lowest due date, after which time an 18-hour timer starts before the next 50 drills become available.
2) Customizable Drill Intervals
Users can customize the intervalls in which the drills repeat (e.g.: 1 day, 5 days, 25 days, 125 days).
Both of these solutions allow users to have a larger number of drills in their backlogs, which they will eventually get around to, without getting absolutely swamped in drills like fldannyfl.
If anyone else feels like this is a problem too, please raise your hand. And if you have any other creative solutions for this issue, feel free to share them here.