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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

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

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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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.

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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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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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

The Results Are In! We’re Going Monthly!

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I am so thankful to all of you who took the time to open my email last month, read the newsletter, and answer my survey. Your responses will help me curate a newsletter that matters to you. This is the first result of your feedback. The majority of you want to get this newsletter monthly, […]. LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

Scary Halloween Deals at our Online Store

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If you’re looking for brains, zombies, black cats, costumes, or scary artwork, you’ve come to the right place. Our online store is full of fun stuff for Halloween – or just any time you want to celebrate the brain! Here are just a few items you can find online. . LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter

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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

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.

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.

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.

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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Writing Smart Questions – The Science of Questions, Quizzes, and Assessments

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September 2018 This hands-on private workshop on how to write effective assessments was delivered for one of my Fortune 100 clients, but you can get it for your team, too. Just let us know. This hands-on workshop covers: The Testing Effect – The role of testing in the learning process Finding the Right Type of […]. Events LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter Upcoming Events assessment brain education exam instructional design Learning neuroscience quiz test training workshops

Your Clients are Needy – and that’s a Good Thing

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Have you ever spent weeks or even months designing a beautiful training program, only to find out that the client really wanted something else entirely? This is what happens when we fail to conduct a thorough analysis of the project, but we’ve all been there. We know better, but somehow, we think that this time is the exception to the rule. No matter how small, urgent, or seemingly simple your project is, skipping Analysis is never a realistic option.

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.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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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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

Intelligently Emotional – The New Science of Emotional Intelligence

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When Daniel Goleman wrote his book on Emotional Intelligence, he couldn’t look inside a normal, functioning human brain to see how it works. He based his theory on what he could learn by observing human behavior, and it turns out that overt behavior is only part of the story. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter Past Events Upcoming Events

Podcast: Chad Bellin – Getting Started in Augmented and Virtual Reality

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Chad Bellin is a technology executive with over 18 years experience across several industries. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Chad has had the opportunity to work for some amazing startups as well as with larger companies like Mitel, Rockwell Automation, and IBM.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

On the List Again!

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When Sam Rogers announced his intention to compile a list of the most popular podcasts for L&D in 2017, I thought I’d have to mount a write-in campaign. Luckily, Sam was aware of us and our program was on the ballot. I felt even luckier to make the list, thanks to our fascinating guests and listeners like you! iTunes Podcasts LearningToGo Blog brain education learn neuroscience podcast training

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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Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever

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On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon raced across the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina at an average speed of over 2,000 miles per hour. About twelve million lucky people lived along the path of totality.

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Guest Blogger, Bryan Jones of eLearningArt.com – How to Repurpose Content in under 1 hour

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Margie’s says: If you’re like me, you have tons of content that you’d like to reuse, but not sure the most efficient way to go about it. Bryan Jones, founder of eLearningArt , is a pioneer in eLearning and instructional design.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Podcast: Margie Meacham Talks Brain-Based Learning, AI, Chatbots and More on #TLDCast (Jan 24, 2018)

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Every weekday like-minded learning professionals join a live chat on current trends, research, challenges and best practice. Just about anything goes in these free-wheeling, collaborative sessions.

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Your Clients are Needy – and that’s a Good Thing

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Have you ever spent weeks or even months designing a beautiful training program, only to find out that the client really wanted something else entirely? This is what happens when we fail to conduct a thorough analysis of the project, but we’ve all been there. We know better, but somehow, we think that this time is the exception to the rule. No matter how small, urgent, or seemingly simple your project is, skipping Analysis is never a realistic option.

Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

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Coloring is great for kids. You probably remember coloring as a child. This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted.

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How to Think Like a Millennial

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According to the Pew Research Group, Millennials are the largest generational cohort in the workforce, but many of us are still trying to understand their needs and expectations. In this post, we look at one of the most significant requirements of this generation: personalization.

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

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Podcast: Megan Murphy – Executive Director – National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

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If you’re wondering if there is still a place for all-girls’ education today, listen to my interview with Executive Director Megan Murphy who has led the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools ( NCGS ).

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.

Podcast: Michelle Munt – Jumbled Brain Blogger

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One day you’re living your life, on your way to work. A freak accident changes everything in a millisecond. When you wake up, the rest of the world is exactly the same, but you are profoundly changed. The rest of your story will be about finding your way back from a traumatic brain injury.

Bruce Tulgan, Rainmaker Thinking

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Listen to Podcast: [link]. W hen we started our little podcast last year, many folks were very generous with their time and joined me in great conversations about learning, even though at the time our audience was very, very small.

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