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

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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.

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education

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Google the term “disruption” and you will find many results. It seems that everyone is trying to attach their product, service or training to this buzz word, often inappropriately. What will be the next truly disruptive innovation for the learning profession?

Getting Away from “One Size Fits All” Training

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As any woman who has worn a mumu can attest, one size fits no one particularly well. So what can we do to avoid the trap of “one size fits all training?" Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can give us some help. LearningToGo Blog

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When Will AI Stop Being “Artificial?”

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By marrying our brains to computers, human beings will become the Singularity. At this point, it will be pointless to distinguish between silicon-based intelligence and carbon-based intelligence, won't it? It will all simply be us - whatever we have become by then. Featured LearningToGo Blog AI artificial intelligence brain disrupt DisruptHR disruption evolution human Internet of Things IoT machine learning neuroscience

Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

Five Disruptions That are Changing What it Means to be Human

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Every age feels like it is changing too fast for the people living through it. Take, for example, the automobile, the motion picture and the telephone. Within a short span of time, a single generation of human beings had to learn how to cope with these and other disruptive events.

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How Can We Maintain High Levels of Performance in a Time of Unrelenting Change?

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It is tempting to believe that one’s own time is facing the most rapid, disruptive rate of change ever experienced. Certainly Shakespeare must have thought so.

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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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The Optimism Bias – How Your Brain is Keeping You Alive in Crazy Times

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Is your company trying to reduce healthcare costs by encouraging your employees to adopt healthy habits? It may want to include having an optimistic world view in its wellness program. (Or Or not.). Featured LearningToGo Blog brain hope neuroscience optimism survival

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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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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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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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

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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[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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

The Neuroscience of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Last night, the music from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer reminded me of a Christmas long gone by. It was a happy memory, so why was I starting to cry? Featured LearningToGo Blog brain Christmas depression happiness holidays memories memory neuroscience Rudolph sadness

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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

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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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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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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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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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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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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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.