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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Third, it isn’t just that writing a journal stimulates thought — it allows us to look at ourselves, our feelings, and our actions in a different way. Upload the journal template and make it available to learners.

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. Her final question focused on the article: “Do you think the ‘article,’ as a form, needs to be reinvented? “ I don’t think that an article always puts a narrative structure on events, but we generally expect them to do so. It encourages sensationalism.”.

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are four papers, articles, and/or chapters that discuss various aspects of gamification and what it means to education, learning and the public in general. WARNING–There is not a general consensus among these articles…that’s exactly why I collected these different views. The first article is from an online journal called GAME. Design Games

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been going on privately, I’ve fallen out of the habit of scanning the latest abstracts and deep diving into particular studies.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. In the past one year, I have made a career shift or should I sayexpanded my work portfolio (and I have describedthe move here ), and these posts and articles have been instrumental inhelping me make sense of the move and impart some value to the work I do. I have divided them across five categories for easy reference. approaches?

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals. In 1995, only 27% of citations pointed to articles published in non-elite journals. It has to stop.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

iTunes for journalism (reprise) EUEN SEMPLE | MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. MORE >> DAVID WEINBERGER. APRIL 24, 2012. MORE >> IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH. Journalism is outlining DOC SEARLS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how. JULY 16, 2012. Consider. Enjoy!

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Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


In addition, the expanding free access to open source journals and sources such as Wikipedia have fundamentally impacted how information is accessed. Articles content curation Corporate Training curation for instructional designers Instructional DesignCuration is a trending topic getting a lot of attention in the training and learning and development industry. But why? This was Web1.0

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas. But it may be even more beneficial than that.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

And while it’s never a good idea to do something just because others are doing so (I hear my mom yelling at me “if your friends jumped off a cliff would you do that too?”), the Wall Street Journal recently posted an interesting article detailing how the “big boys” are utilizing games these days. Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street Journal

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MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms – the last gasp of old corporate training?

Jane Hart

It’s a hardhitting headline – and one that I copied from a recent post I found on THE Journal – Personalized Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Video Watching: Last Gasps of the Old Education, In that article, the authors argue that “personalized instruction, flipped classrooms, video watching, etc., are the last gasps of the old, [.]. Social learning

The Metaverse Journal's 2010 Virtual World Predictions

Kapp Notes

Here are ten predictions about virtual worlds in Australia and beyond made by The Metaverse Journal in an article simply titled Virtual worlds predictions for 2010. Also, another interesting article in The Metaverse Journal is a review of how they did on their predictions for 2009. Here is one of the interesting predictions Australia will have its first government funded virtual environment – a proposal is already underway to see this come to fruition.

No-Nonsense Employee Training – The Best Articles of This Week

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that drawing pictures helps people remember what they’ve learned. 12 Proven Success Strategies I Don’t Bother Doing (and Why).

Breaking down fences

Learning with e's

Although journal articles and books are a great source of knowledge, many articles go quickly out of date, and were probably in most cases already out of date by the time they were published, due to ponderous editorial and review processes, and a general back-log of articles that wait in a queue to be published. blog Seth Godin expertise open access journal reading

People! Don't Remember 10%, 20%, or 30% of this! Remember it all!

Will at Work Learning

A year and a half ago, three esteemed researchers (and me) published a series of articles debunking the meme that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, and 30% of what they read, etc. Here was my review of those research articles. Unfortunately, until now, the articles themselves were not available online. To subscribe to the originating journal, Educational Technology , click here. Click here to get a copy of the four articles. Now, we the authors are able to share a copy with you. . Myths and Worse Research Classics Reviewed

The open case

Learning with e's

Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? The answer for most closed journals is - not very many. Conversely, publishing in an open access journals can increase the audience dramatically. Think about the audience.

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Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

We’ve compiled 25 of our favorite microlearning articles to make it easier to learn about “bite-sized learning” and implement it effectively. This article isn’t going anywhere, so bookmark it for reference and come back whenever you need more inspiration! With so many distractions to compete with, learner attention comes at a premium. Microlearning: Fab or fad?

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

For example, I spoke with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal in 2016 about the increased interest in using gamification for helping to select job candidates. In the article, Play This Game and Win a Job! You can learn more these classification in the article Types of Structural Gamification but here is the list and more seem to be emerging all the time. growing to $11.10

Journal of Learning Design

Sticky Learning

I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus. One article in particular has appealed to me, Beyond Instructional Design: Making Learning Design a Reality, by Rod Sims. Here is a quote from the article that sums this up for me: ". This blog itself, in some measure.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Would the person dismissing blog articles because they were opinion-based then believe television news stories, especially when some have been found to contain a low percentage of facts ? The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me.

Why “70:20:10” Is Not Enough

Bottom-Line Performance

In a recent article , Bill Brandon speculates that we’ve hit a tipping point in the workplace. I liked Brandon’s article and tweeted it out, saying it was a nice piece… and it was. See page 5 of this journal article written by the originator of 70-20-10, Morgan McCall.) Learning demands placed on workers have exceed workers’ capacity to meet them. In My Experience.

Curated Insights – It’s ‘game on’ for Gamification in the workplace


Every month, I’ll dig through my collections and share my favorite articles on a particular theme along with a few insights of my own. In addition to exploring this real-world application of learning through gameplay, this article also looks at the question of accessibility—a common concern for digital workplace learning. As a learning geek, It’s my thing—well—one of my things.

The Last Two Decades of Neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID!

Will at Work Learning

A recent study in the journal PNAS looked at the software used with fMRI machines. PNAS has taken down the article from their website (it was an early-online publication). I haven't been able to get a copy of the original article, but here are some articles from the scientific press: [link]. THIS IS FREAKIN' HUGE if it turns out to be true. The last two decades of neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID! Where they expected to find a normal false-positive rate of 5%, they found false positive rates up to 70%. But let's take a deep breadth here. link].

Impact, a new journal on workplace eLearning

Jay Cross

The inaugural issue of Impact, the Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning just appeared on the web. I’ve read a little over half of the 14 articles. Two articles on literature searches puzzled me. Here’s the rub: both articles were looking in the wrong places. The first looks primarily at academic journals. You can read this first issue on the web for free. Disclosure: I am on Impact’s Editorial Board.). Richard Straub writes cogently about the lay of the eLearning land. Why not include CLO magazine and Training?

#LearningIs symbolic

Learning with e's

Many keep libraries of books, journals and other media on their shelves, used for reference to remind them of theories, principles or methods they wish to recall. How do you represent your learning? Some people display framed certificates on their walls, or photos of their degree ceremony. People represent their knowledge symbolically in many different ways. Unported License.

Sharp practice

Learning with e's

During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. In truth, the last time one of my papers was published in a pay-to-subscribe journal was quite some time ago. Many others now only publish their work in open access journals, and I intend to do the same. on my blog last year.

Will Millennials Make Great Trainers?

A recent article quotes Michele Serro, founder of Doorsteps, a New York City-based online tool that targets Millennials, “They are extremely impatient with irrelevant information.” According to a Wall Street Journal article , workers aged 20 to 24 stayed in one job just less than 16 months. What’s in store for Learning and Development as Millennials take charge?

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Why Employee Training Articles are Important for Your Employee Development

WalkMe Training Station

There are plenty of employee training articles on the internet. However, like most things on the internet, it’s also important to exercise a little discrimination in how you choose articles for your company’s training program. For example if you find some corporate training articles but they are written by Bozo the Clown, perhaps it would be best to steer clear. Where Can You Find Quality Employee Training Articles? As we have already mentioned, there are plenty of personnel training articles on the internet. Employee Training

Hiring Talent is Good, Cultivating It Is Better

CLO Magazine

But the company that wants to keep these key employees won’t stop their engagement efforts once they’ve made it through the door, wrote Florida-based leadership expert Quint Studer in the Pensacola News Journal. A company has successfully attracted some top talent to join its ranks, and the future looks promising with this high potential on board. Read more: Want to Reduce Turnover?

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Research Reviews of the Spacing Effect.

Will at Work Learning

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28 (6), 684-706. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, Article ID 203. Journal of Consumer Research, 30 (1), 138-149. Journal of Research & Development in Education, 23 (2), 97-101. I've been following the spacing effect for over a decade, writing a research-to-practice report in 2006 , and recommending the spacing effects to my clients and in the guise of subscription learning (threaded microlearning). Here are a list of the research reviews from most recent to earliest. Maddox, G. 2016). Vlach, H. 2014). Küpper-Tetzel, C. 2014).

The Training and Development Articles You Must Read

WalkMe Training Station

At times, it also involves going through the best training and development articles. However, you need to know that these articles don’t always need to be revolutionary. What matters the most is these articles will help your company and you have a better understanding on conducting employee training and development. Apart from these, the articles will also make aware of the several experts in this field. With that, if you are searching for the best training and development articles, you need to check out these. Employee Training

Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

Learning with e's

In a recently published article, my colleagues Maged Boulos, Dean Giustini and I write about how learning through social media is transforming medical practices, health care and education. Here's an excerpt from the article, published in the open access journal Future Internet. The full text is available at this link. Unported License.

Inspire to learn

Learning with e's

The big four show no signs of relenting in their profiteering, so several years ago I took a very public decision to resign as editor of a major academic journal. I subsequently pledged that I would never again write, review or edit for a closed academic journal. How many people read an article in a closed journal? I plan to discuss our possible responses to this.