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Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

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In a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information. This shouldn’t be surprising, as working memory (our mental work space), has a limited capacity for processing information. If the demands placed on working memory, known as cognitive load, are too high, learners may give up in frustration or fail to comprehend. […]. Cognition

12 Instructional Design Books You Should Know About

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Look no further. If you are seeking to learn more about instructional design and eLearning, here is a selection of books for you to browse. If you are already competent, there are a few books here that will expand your skills and mindset. There is a range of books here, from the smaller less expensive books to pricey graduate […]. Book Reviews Reviews

Why is learning transfer so hard?

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Learning transfer refers to the degree to which an individual applies previously learned knowledge and skills to new situations. It is the primary reason for formal learning interventions—like courses, as well as informal interventions—explaining how to perform a task at a meeting. Near and Far Transfer All types of transfer are not equal. Near transfer occurs […]. eLearning Design

10 Things You Should Know About Attention

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Attention refers to being on task or having focus. It is crucial to learning and getting work done. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “the act or state of applying the mind to something; … a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity.” ” The better we understand attention, the greater is our ability to support learning. Cognition

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

10 Books to Check Out in 2017

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Here’s a wide range of books that may be of interest to learning professionals covering approaches to learning, writing, technology and careers. Reviews

Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2015

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If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry. Reviews

Persuading Clients To Accept Your Course Design

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Have you ever had difficulty persuading a client to accept your course design? Here are ten strategies that may help you be more convincing. Business

8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015

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These are exciting times in the world of learning. Ubiquitous Internet access, shifts in workplace power structures and wider dissemination of cognitive research are some of the many factors contributing to the following trends to watch in the coming year. This can be a source of inspiration and fuel for creative solutions. 1. eLearning Design

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ELC 037: Applying Agile Principles To eLearning Projects

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Agile principles call for iterative and incremental development that improves as a project advances. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change. In this session, I speak with Megan Torrance about Agile project management for eLearning design and development. It’s an effective way to make project corrections as requirements change.

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Instructional Design Needs A New Name!

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Do you ever feel envious of the trendy two-letter acronyms used by practitioners in User Experience (UX), Information Architecture (IA) and User Interface (UI) design? Well, I’m not embarrassed to say that I do. long for a contemporary acronym I can say with a confident toss of the head. An acronym that sounds so […] Post from: The eLearning Coach Instructional Design Needs A New Name!

The World Needs More Checklists

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One of the most brilliant cognitive aids devised by some very smart humans is the checklist. Hidden in this deceptively simple format is a type of performance support that has saved lives in the air and on the operating room table. Forward Forward thinking hospitals use checklists to stop the spread of hospital-based infections. Human factors engineers use […]. Instructional Design

Tranformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning

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In the 1980’s, Malcolm Knowles popularized certain assumptions about adult learning that have been the basis of a model you know as andragogy. The term andragogy, which was first used in Europe and then in America, helped professionalize the idea of adult education as a process that was different than the one used for educating children […]. Instructional Design

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Building Courses From Curated Content

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Similar to the curator of a gallery who selects relevant artwork for visitors to see, a content curator selects meaningful resources to engage and educate a specific audience. Due to the abundance of online information on so many varied topics, learning professionals now have the opportunity to curate learning experiences from content that already exists. eLearning 2.0

Best Practices In Blended Learning

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Originally, blended learning referred to adding an online component to instructor-led training or classroom education. But now that technology offers so many varied options, a blended approach has evolved to mean the use of more than one delivery method to provide and enhance training and support. This is the way of the future. eLearning 2.0

How To Combine Text And Image In eLearning Design

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The way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material. Developing eLearning

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

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A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. eLearning 2.0

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Is Microlearning The Solution You Need?

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Microlearning (a.k.a. micro learning or micro-learning) is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. eLearning 2.0

How To Quality Check Your Own eLearning

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Before you send your eLearning on for a quality review, how well do you test it yourself? self-check may seem like an obvious task, but some people pass on their eLearning courses for a quality check when the work is less than stellar. Within a few minutes, the reviewer or tester can tell it […] Post from: The eLearning Coach How To Quality Check Your Own eLearning. eLearning Design

25 Story Ideas For eLearning

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In the past decade, there has been much written about how well people learn from stories. Here is an inspiration list of stories you can use for eLearning, culled from film and fiction writing books and websites. eLearning Design

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10 Definitions of Learning

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We all know that the human brain is immensely complex and still somewhat of a mystery. It follows then, that learning—a primary function of the brain—is understood in many different ways. Here are ten ways that learning can be described. The Definitions “A change in human disposition or capability that persists over a period of […]. Cognition

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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You enjoy watching a good animation, right? Moving pictures are hard to resist. But how well do people learn from this format? Possibly less than you might think. When compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. But But don’t be discouraged. There are ways you can make animations more effective. So […]. Developing eLearning

How To Create An Animated Video

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After you’ve designed and developed 60 million eLearning courses, you’re bound to start looking around for something new. think I’ve found that newness in the easy-to-use animation tools that are now available. Software Reviews

12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know

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We often labor away using the same tools and techniques we''ve always used. This is one way to get in a rut. It''s helpful to take a break and stop to see if there are better tools that will make our jobs easier, more fun, or provide inspiration. Post from: The eLearning Coach 12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know. Reviews Software Reviews

eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

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How important is it to distinguish between hard and soft skills in the design of learning experiences? Many researchers think that it’s critical. eLearning Design

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

How To Be Effective At Persuasion For Learning

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Do you ever need to persuade an audience during a learning experience? Although the persuasion may be subtle, I’m guessing the answer is yes. Designers often embed persuasive messages into a learning experience  because the need for training and support often results from a change or transition in the workplace. Cognition

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7 Golden Rules Of Learning

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Many in our field work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who aren’t familiar with the body of knowledge associated with learning. Yet these same people are often responsible for providing us with course content and may be decision-makers when it comes to course design. As our understanding of learning evolves, there are certain truisms we take […]. eLearning Design

Books For Learning Designers To Read In 2014

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Reviews of some fascinating books to read this year. Post from: The eLearning Coach Books For Learning Designers To Read In 2014. Reviews

Case Study: Visual Stories for Learning

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This case study demonstrates the challenges and opportunities of working with stories for learning, showing some rapid approaches due to a tight timeline. Post from: The eLearning Coach Case Study: Visual Stories for Learning. eLearning Design

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Like A Cheat Sheet For Mobile Learning Design

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Are you hesitant to get into mobile learning and mobile performance support? Would it be easier if you had a way to think through how users will move through your program and how you will structure it? That’s where design patterns come in. Mobile