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TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

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If you want to get a sense of the vast amount of data exploding every second, visit Internet Live Stats and watch the numbers for Internet users, websites, emails and many other statistics updated in real time. But watch out. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter brain Cognitive Load Cognitive Overload instructional design neuroscience neurosciences TMI training

NEW Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online Jan. 10-24)

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If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Upcoming Events

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Using Chatbots to Engage, Support, and Inform Your Learning Audience

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Learning Solutions 2019 – Everything Learning and Technology Join us March 26 – 28 in Orlando, Florida Joe Ganci and Margie Meacham You can’t be available to provide coaching and feedback 24/7, but an intelligent chatbot can! All over the world, people are using artificial intelligence to manage their bank accounts, book travel, and find […]. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog AI artificial intelligence chatbot conference elearning ELearning Guild Learning Solutions LScon

Signal to Noise: Can We Even Tell the Difference Anymore?

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“Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge.” — Nate Silver On June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant Thomas Watson were trying to increase the capacity of the telegraph by transmitting multiple signals over the same wire, using different frequencies. They stumbled on a way to transmit a […]. Featured LearningToGo Blog 2018 2019 brain fMRI neuroscience signal telecommunications

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. In this White Paper, you will gain insights into the changing dynamics of the modern workplace. You'll learn about the fractured learning processes that are so widely used by companies, and why it makes perfect sense to reject them. And you'll discover modern learning solutions that embrace the digital outlook of modern employees and are shaped by the digital doctrine. Download the White Paper today, and master the critical eLearning inputs that will get you great results!

Why do we love to scare ourselves? The Neuroscience of Halloween

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Fear is generally thought of as a negative emotion. Google it and you will find thousands of articles, books and blog posts about how to face your fear and overcome it so you can be more successful, happy or brilliant. Yet fear serves a very useful purpose in our growth as a species. LearningToGo Blog brain Halloween movies neuroscience Psychology

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How to Think Like a Cat

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In my opinion, cats are probably far smarter than we generally imagine; they simply don’t exhibit intelligence in ways that are meaningful to us. Featured LearningToGo Blog #BlackHatDay brain brain science cat education herdingcats Learning neuroscience training

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Give the Gift of Brain Health and Learning

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I just finished another session of my brain-aware instructional design workshop and I came to a big realization. As learning professionals, we all see information on the science of learning almost every day and we’re becoming better and better at incorporating this information into our instructional design and training delivery practices. LearningToGo Blog

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

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If you are one of the many people make a New Year’s resolution, your should know this. Featured LearningToGo Blog brain change diet fitness neuroscience new year Psychology resolution

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What I’m Thankful for This Year

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Since I’m reminding all of you about the benefits of gratitude for your body and brain in another post, I thought I’d take a moment to share what I’m most thankful for this year. LearningToGo Blog

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[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Recognized Elite L&D Professional

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I recently got some great news from TTA (The Training Associates), the Largest, Provider of On-Demand Learning and Development Talent. I’ve been recognized as a Platinum level consultant. Here’s an excerpt from the recognition I received. “We’re We’re excited to recognize you as an elite L&D professional based on your consistent contribution to delivering exceptional service […]. awards LearningToGo Blog Margie Meacham TTA

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

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SPOILER ALERT: If you believe in Santa Claus, you might not want to read any further!!! What do Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, Unicorns and my “lucky” putter all have in common? They are all examples of “magical thinking.”. LearningToGo Blog

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Will a Chatbot Be Your Next Learning Coach? – How AI can support talent development in your organization

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Eighty percent of major companies expect to be using artificial intelligence by 2020, but their training departments are likely to be the last places you’ll find it. We need to fix that.

Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat PCDS (Post-Conference Depression Syndrome)

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Do you suffer from PCDS? How many times has this happened to you. Featured LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter #gamicon2k18 #instructionaldesign #OLconf #onlinelearning #TrainingMagazine brain conference elearning Learning neuroscience reflection

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

I Reconstructed a Neuron!

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In a wonderful mash-up of gamification and crowdsourcing , the Mozak brainbuilder helps scientists at the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science by challenging gamers to connect the dots and identify the many dendrites coming from a single cell body.

What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?

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The Singularity is a term you’ll find in science and in science fiction. It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain.

Make Them Say “Wow” with a Smart Chatbot

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You might have already considered using artificial intelligence to bring the “wow factor” to your next project, but it can sound like a complicated and expensive endeavor—especially for your first time. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Upcoming Events #TLDC #TLDC19 #AI #elearning #education #chatbot #code #instructionaldesign #conference

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Neuroscience, AI and the Mona Lisa

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I always have a great time with Rick Zanotti, the CEO of Relate.com, a leading eLearning and video development provider. We were joined by Lesley Price the founder of LearnAppeal, the charity for eLearning professionals. In this interview, we talked about my work with neuroscience and how brain science is converging with artificial intelligence. We […].

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Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Are you voting with your lizard brain?

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With a national election getting closer and closer, I find myself thinking about our political system and the increasingly divisive tone of policy debate today. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter

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Intelligent Design – The Future of Learning

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As learning professionals, we need to think about how we can use artificial intelligence to help people learn faster, perform better, retain memories longer, and hopefully become more human in the process. Many organizations are already implementing chatbots.

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Remembering Jay Cross

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Today I'm remembering one of the true pioneers of learning science, Jay Cross. Jay was a friend and mentor. LearningToGo Blog

Three Ways Technology is Changing the Learning Space (Plus One)

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We love our tech. Most of us in the learning profession pride ourselves on being comfortable with technology. Whenever a new tool is available, we’re ready to give it a try, eager to adopt the latest way to help people learn.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Sit Up Straight! The Posture Effect Has Legs Again (at least for math)

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You can probably remember a parent or teacher urging you to sit and stand up straight. Depending on the context, there was probably some implication that you would become a better student, athlete, or leader of the free world if you would just exhibit proper posture. It turns out that your crazy Aunt Kitty may […]. Featured LearningToGo Blog alternative truth brain education fake news learn math neuroscience neurosciences posture science training

Are We Changing the Human Brain Just by Observing It?

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When I speak of “the neurosciences,” I tell people that our brains are so complex that it takes many different scientific disciplines to even begin to understand it. Then I rattle off the list, usually eliciting knowing looks and nodding heads, until I get to quantum physics. LearningToGo Blog

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And the Winners Are …

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Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Northlake Professional Development Summit. To celebrate the terrific turnout for my closing address (many kudos to Brianne Thomas for running such a successful event) I gave every attendee a free ebook on the neuroscience of developing leaders. Now I’m announcing the two winners of signed […]. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter

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Remembering Jay Cross

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I'm remembering one of the true pioneers of learning science, Jay Cross. Jay was a friend and mentor. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Maximize Learner Retention With a Smart Chatbot

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Coming to TechKnowledge 2019! Chatbots are not just a fad. They are becoming an important part of both the learning experience and daily on-the-job tasks. Intelligent chatbots can adapt to the needs of individual learners and share customized tips, suggestions and answers to questions about course content in text or voice. They can integrate well […]. LearningToGo Blog

A Permanent State of Mourning – When Will We Stop The Killing?

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It has long been suspected that we are hard-wired to help each other. So why are so many of us becoming cold-blooded killers? LearningToGo Blog altruism brain death empathy flag mourning murder neuroscience Paul Zak police protest research terrorism

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The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music

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The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, discovered the relationship between the length of a string on an instrument and the pitch that the string produces.

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AI, Chatbots and Neuroscience on eLearnchat

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I joined Rick Zanotti of Relate.com and Lesley Price of LearnAppeal to talk about the latest advances in cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence – two fields that are rapidly converging for the learning profession. Sort of like the way these two galaxies are colliding here, to form something completely new.) Along the way we talked […].

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box

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Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics of our species is our insatiable obsession with ourselves. Going back to the earliest examples of human cave art, we see evidence of our collective narcissism. LearningToGo Blog #gamicon2k18 #OLconf #slider AI Artificial Behaviorism Black Box brain cognition education Featured Intelligence Learning LMS memory neuroscience Psychology teaching technology training

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