Brainstorming, Cognition, #lrnchat, and Innovative Thinking

Clark Quinn

The approach incorporates, on a quick survey, a lot of techniques to overcome our cognitive limitations. I really like his approach to provide an underlying rationale about why activities that follow the structure implicitly address our cognitive limitations and are highly effective at getting individuals to contribute to some emergent outcomes. Two recent events converged to spark some new thinking.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

With this in mind, here are a few sites that feature cognitive psychology podcasts, research, articles and news. And just in case you’re new to this field, cognitive psychology is the discipline that examines our mental processes, such as attention, perception, memory and learning. Cognitive psychology uses an information-processing model to explain mental operations in computational terms. Cognitive Daily. Cognitive Science Blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

Cognitive Load Theory Coming Under Withering Attacks

Work Learning

Here are some recent criticisms of Cognitive Load Theory: -- Ton de Jong says: What has cognitive load theory brought to the field of educational design? The three main recommendations that come from cognitive load theory are: present material that aligns with the prior knowledge of the learner (intrinsic load), avoid non-essential and confusing information (extraneous load), and stimulate processes that lead to conceptually rich and deep knowledge (germane load). 2010).

Welcome aboard! Onboarding Model

Lars is Learning

Here’s one of my articles published last month (May 2010) in Training Journal. Tags: onboarding premature cognitive commitment induction You can also get a PDF to download if you prefer to read it in all its published glory on your shiny new iPad. Comments very welcome. First impressions Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? "On On my first day I arrived and was immediately drowning in rules and.

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Nuts and Bolts: Brain Bandwidth - Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

A designer can avoid this by understanding cognitive load theory and memory; in particular, the concepts of working memory and long term memory. Designers often overload learners with information, hurting learning and learner motivation, and thereby undercutting the very thing we say we want to accomplish. Here’s some applied theory you can put to work immediately!

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive theorists suggest that at the start of a course, there is not yet a lot of information being processed in working memory, thus allowing the brain to process and remember that early information more easily. By Shelley A. Gable.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. Rendering knowledge from Cognitive Edge 14. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Humantics, Hypergogues, Collaboration, Cognitive Loads from Bunchberry & Fern Books The Power of Pull by John Seely Brown The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Create Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies by Scott E. Blogs Reading 2010 Books Reflection

Sizing Up an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Analysis eLearning Reusability Cognitive Theory

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Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

Tags: Instructional Design Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling eLearning Cognitive Theory

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book - , April 23, 2010. Cognitive Edge , April 9, 2010.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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The Power Of Interactive Learning

The eLearning Coach

Tags: COGNITION DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN cognitive science embodied cognition interactions interactivity

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble - , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010. Why HTML5 is worth your time - OReilly Radar , March 15, 2010. The Ethical Dog - Scientific American , March 19, 2010.

January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

What people know about how (their own) cognitive processes operate is termed metacognition (cognition about cognitive processes). information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. I’m about half way through Cognitive Surplus. Here are some of the things I learned. Brussels, Belgium.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II - Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. But. - Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010.

20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory

The eLearning Coach

Without adapting learning experiences to the learner's cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Tags: COGNITION Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

He identified three principal domains of learning: Cognitive (what one knows or thinks), Psychomotor (what one does, physically) and Affective (what one feels, or what attitudes one has). 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

I store my knowledge with my friends

Learning with e's

Distributed cognition is a multiplier - as some of the exercises I will facilitate will demonstrate. Teaching with Twitter social network learning spaces distributed cognition digital age learning Web 2.0

Tools 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year, and is feeling ready for 2010. At a cognitive level, learning means new connections between prior knowledge and new information. Welcome back! Our blog topic for the month of January will be Web 2.0 and training.

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BQ on the Brain

Spark Your Interest

I ain’t no neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, or MRI technician, so obviously anything I write will be purely opinion! Brain-based learning. It certainly does seem to be a hot topic.

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Learning Resources from Informal Learning (Jay Cross): Part 1

ID Reflections : Social network analysts.also look at their blog: The Network Thinker Quinnovation : wonderful resource site on games, mobile learning, performance support, content models--all based on sound cognitive background, vast technology and business experience.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

October 23, 2008 Using Toolkits to Aggregate Learning Resources , February 6, 2009 Enterprise Wiki as Intranet - a success story , September 20, 2007 Lurking and loafing , March 9, 2010 Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition) , February 9, 2009 Wikis for Improving Productivity - Experiencing eLearning , June 10, 2008 Wiki's For Professional Development - Learnadoodledastic , September 26, 2007 One more time: what's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

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The eLearning Coach

Learning Visions

She writes thoughtful, well-researched articles on Instructional Design, using words like "cognition". Connie Malamed's blog is one of my favorites. She's also written a great book on Visual Design. If you're not reading The eLearning Coac h yet, please add it right now to your list

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

Cognitive Surplus Clay Shirky. I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year. I believe they are all very essential reads for today’s learning and development folks.

Use Scenarios to Make Quiz Questions Relevant to the Job

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive learning theory suggests that we're more likely to remember newly learned information more easily if it's connected to something we already know or something simple we're familiar with. By Shelley A. Gable. Why do we include written or computer-based quizzes in training?

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Evaluation Reinforces Learning

The Peformance Improvement

That’s one reason cognitive scientists see testing itself — or practice tests and quizzes — as a powerful tool of learning, rather than merely assessment. Evaluation of training and other learning interventions (e.g.,

#LS2010 Keynote with Jonah Lehrer: How We Decide

Learning Visions

Gary Klein – a cognitive psychologist – known for his research on the instincts of firefighters. My live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at Learning Solutions in Orlando.

What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.

Kapp Notes

2) SAIC was purchased back in Feb, 2010. Since SAIC acquired OLIVE in February 2010, we have released two new software versions and launched new perpetual software licenses and hosting services in July. Checkpoint Training in a 3D environment of OLIVE.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

The classic cognitive chunk of recall 7 +/- 2 tidbits of information. 80% of adults have weak to poor meta-cognitive skills (Maggie Martinez research) – some people 20% see life analytically. Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment.

How Visual Clarity Affects Learning

The eLearning Coach

Tags: COGNITION GRAPHICS MEDIA processing fluency visuals visuals for learning

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition 3.1 James Paul Gee, who writes prolifically about video games for learning, has a paper out titled Good Video Games and Good Learning.

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Switch: When change is hard.

ID Reflections

Avoid cognitive overload, which means, don’t overplay on the learner’s analytical abilities. Some is not a number; soon is not a time! Today is my birthday. However, that is not the subject matter of this post.

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