How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark 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. 3.
Top 50 Education and Technology Journals
JANUARY 8, 2012
Anyhow, a part of this has been to review the quality rankings of journals in the area. Using the SJR indicator, (González-Pereira et al, 2010) available through the SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal, Journals within Social Sciences and Education were ranked according to quality score. This list was then audited for likely relevant journals to arrive at the following ranking which could be used in part for the evaluation of research quality. American Educational Research Journal. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 2, 2011
A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. It encourages sensationalism.”. A day later, Jeff Jarvis cited a number of examples of real-time news coverage that are leading him, as he put it, to. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. New-Media Models The Future of Print Adam Tinworth blogging control Jeff Jarvis journalism liveblogging narrative new media process journalism Twitter
5 papers every learning professional should read
JULY 1, 2015
I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. While blogs (for example) certainly have their place in the discourse, so too do peer-reviewed publications. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp. And that’s a problem because as a practitioner, I consider it important to inform my work with the latest science.
Our viral web
Learning with e's
JANUARY 16, 2011
Many journals and newspapers found and used my image of McLaren , with me duly credited as the photographer. It's an example of a picture going viral on the web. There are many other examples of the viral spreading of images, videos, sound bites and ideas - some are legendary. We are all Big Brother now. Not in the Orwellian dystopic sense of course. Try it. Unported License.
GAME Digital and House of Fraser Clean Up at the Training Journal Awards
DECEMBER 7, 2016
Since we found out that we’d been shortlisted for three Training Journal Awards, we’ve been marking off the calendar and counting down the days until the big announcement. GAME Learning Zone is an excellent example of employee engagement through online learning. The post GAME Digital and House of Fraser Clean Up at the Training Journal Awards appeared first on Growth Engineering.
Blogging and Journalism
MARCH 4, 2007
asks Robert Niles in Online Journalism Review. Newspaper reporters have started blogging actively and bloggers have begun to contribute to mass media— Amit Varma with The Mint in India is one example of the latter. Blogging is not so much a profession as journalism is. Tags: journalism blogs writing “Are blogs a “parasitic medium?” The article, an aggregation of views of different bloggers, academics, and media professionals, gives a resounding “no” as the answer. And there are perhaps a few angles from which that response can be backed.
What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain
JANUARY 8, 2015
Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences. For example, changes in character goals were associated with increased activation in the prefrontal cortex. Research Study. Citation.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
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. the entire concept is discussed and several example software solutions are provided. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. growing to $11.10 billion USD from a mere $1.65
Our secret world of learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
In your working life, how have you learned effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? In your working life, how have you learned effectively from people, please provide an example if possible? In your working life, how have you learned effectively from courses, research or investigation, please provide an example if possible? You have to do it.
Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?
MAY 18, 2016
Throughout this post, we’ll try to give you examples of how to use microlearning in your own training programs. Microlearning can be achieved using a number of different delivery methods: emails, online posts and short multimedia videos, are all examples of different ways you can deliver training that is designed for your learners to retain new knowledge and achieve their educational goals.
Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations
AUGUST 31, 2015
study published by the Journal of Information Technology Education, states that there are two main factors, which are affecting the use of technology for learning by instructors – in class or beyond (jite.org/documents/Vol13/JITEv13ResearchP141-162MacCallum0455.pdf). There is no doubt that technology makes learning more accessible and interesting for the newer generation of learners.
Maslow, technology and learning
Learning with e's
JANUARY 16, 2017
Maslow's Hierarchy is a very well know theory, and has featured in numerous slides, journals, books and blogs in the past. Carl Rogers for example, disputed its relevance as a hierarchical progression of activities, when he claimed that he had observed people self actualising instantly. I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis. That's why I like it.
Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback
Will at Work Learning
MAY 8, 2008
Ive spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the worlds preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback. For example, a strong conclusion from the report is that feedback is effective, and is most effective in correcting wrong answers. Let me first agree that research from refereed journals cannot be our sole source of information.
Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training
APRIL 28, 2016
For example, knowing what you’ll be expected to do with new information is crucial to being able to retain it. Journal of Educational Computing Research 51.4 The world of enterprise L&D has yet another reason to be buzzing about microlearning. The excitement never stops, does it? Here’s the story. The study. Dr. Felix Kapp , the study’s lead author. Why is bite-size better?
"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
In the study students who learned with text that was more informal and personal (for example, used the word "you" or "I") produced 20% to 46% more solutions to a transfer problem (similar problem as presented in the instruction) than the group who only had formal language in their module. Elementary School Journal, 96, 385-414. References: Beck, I., McKeown, M.G., Sandora, C., 2000).
Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce
JULY 21, 2016
These are just a few examples of unanswered questions crucial to those seeking to understand the millennial mind — indeed, the millennial worldview. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Pew Research, and The New York Times, to name but a few, evidence to date strongly suggests a growing trend where news is increasingly being delivered to consumers through Facebook and Twitter. Much has been written about millennials over the past few years, more than 45,000 articles and counting. The underlying theme is that people can’t seem to understand how millennials operate. Trends
Content Marketing for your Association isn’t as Scary as you Think
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Journal. Use our framework below for an example of how to distribute consistently valuable and relevant information to your target audience. As a marketer, it’s hard to ignore the content marketing buzz. How do you know if you’re executing content marketing correctly? Do you need to have a budget for content marketing? How much time should you put into it? How can you measure the ROI?
7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have
MARCH 17, 2016
Educational technology research journals are now rife with the mandatory technology skills trainers should have. In this article, we’ll share with you a list composed by leading educational technology journals. Look around you and into any education journal you may find. Ten years ago, Laura Turner in The Journal spoke about these skills. But some may be missing.
Open or shut?
Learning with e's
JULY 12, 2015
Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs. Many have openly pledged to never write, edit or review for closed journals again. They are the open scholars.
Here’s to Learning and Fun
JANUARY 4, 2017
But a study published in the 2017 issue of Journal of Vocational Behavior suggests adding some fun to the workplace could have an impact on informal learning. The relationship isn’t as clean-cut as fun itself improving learning retention, for example. The proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy” could have some implications for corporate learning.
Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 Here’s an example: Eric Tremblay published a study in the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching [29(2), 217-227. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. Private.
Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
In two longitudinal samples of Japanese children and adolescents, pro-social game play predicted later increases in pro-social behavior. 2010) The Effects of a Serious Game on Role-Taking and Willingness to Help, Journal of Communication. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding. The results were interesting. In a study led by Douglas A. Baughman, S.L.,
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2016
After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. Here is a real-life example: Over the past several years, a person with a cognitive psychology background has portrayed himself as a neuroscientist (which he is NOT). Articles abound. It’s a ton of fun!
Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Below is an example from a previous project that may inspire some ideas for your own courses. Instructional Design Tip: Learning Journals. We created a learning journal. The journal served as a dynamic operator’s manual. For example, in a given work day, a person may do a specific task 2 times. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks.
Training Isn't Learning
The Peformance Improvement
MARCH 25, 2016
For example, AT&T is starting to retrain its entire workforce as it transitions from phone lines to the cloud. In an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “AT&T’s Ambitious Effort to Retrain More than 100,000 Workers,” Rachel King writes: As AT&T Inc. AT&T is an example of a company that’s trying something different in an effort to close the U.S.
Learning in Action (the Innocence Project)
Spark Your Interest
NOVEMBER 6, 2010
To me, this is a tremendous example of applying learning both within a field, but also recognizing that a diverse set of skills is going to be more helpful in an educational light. Do you have an example like this to share? I’d love to hear some more. I think I might make this a regular blog feature – Learning in Action. Image via Wikipedia.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. I’ve been a student of blending learning design theory for a long time, and witnessing this exemplary course helped crystallize for me the key ingredients for creating effective blended learning experiences. Personal Learning Journal. Branded Provider. 2. Star Instructor. 3.
Spacing Learning Over Time -- Research Report
Will at Work Learning
JUNE 2, 2014
Here''s a research-to-practice report on the subject, backed by over 100 research studies from scientific refereed journals, plus examples. The spacing effect is one of the most potent learning factors there is--because it helps minimize forgetting. Originally published in 2006, the recommendations are still valid today. Click to download the research-to-practice report on spacing. It''s a classic! . And here''s some more recent research and exploration. Learning Fundamentals Research World Thoughts on Learning research spacing spacing effect spacing learning over time
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
That was the main reason, I declared, that I resigned from my job as Co-editor of a major Taylor and Francis journal late last year. cited figures from two of my own papers, both published around the same time (in the slideset above) which showed the unacceptable editorial/review lead in times for many closed journals in comparison to open online journals. was my challenge.
5 Must Read Training and Development Articles
WalkMe Training Station
JUNE 24, 2015
So if you are looking for good training and development articles then here are five excellent samples to get you started. This written interview on the Wall Street Journal was written by Rachel Emma Silverman, and features the thoughts and ideas of Dr. Eduardo Salas of the University of Central Florida. The samples mentioned here are examples of what good articles look like. These articles don’t always have to be unique or ground breaking, though. Employee Training and Development Articles. 1. “So Much Training, So Little to Show for It” .
E-Learning Design Part 7: Models of Memory
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
An example of this would be to consider if a word was in capital letters or sounded like another word. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal behavior, 11, 671-684. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. It will come as no surprise that our memory is responsible for all of these things. We’ll also be looking at how we use this theory to inform our e-learning practice.
Curated Insights – It’s ‘game on’ for Gamification in the workplace
APRIL 29, 2016
For example, during my L&D work with Disney and Kaplan, we were able to realize improved motivation by applying concepts VERY similar to the cluster motivations Nick discussed, including social, mastery, achievement, and immersion. I’m CONSTANTLY curating online content about learning and performance. As a learning geek, It’s my thing—well—one of my things. Warning! Psychology ahead!
Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 12, 2010
And in 14 years working as a publications manager and setting production budgets for technical journals, I was never asked to create a "tritotal." " As soon as I saw this example, I knew that an IT person wrote the training example, not an accountant. The question of the day is this: to what extent do training examples need to be real-life examples? " In truth, the example would be a better sentence without those words. On the other hand, constant use of serious and realistic examples can make our materials dry or even intimidating.