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We Think – Therefore We Learn. Why Psychology is Still Relevant in the Age of Neuroscience

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Nearly everything we thought we knew about the human brain changed when we started putting live subjects into functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines (MRIs) about 15 years ago.

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?

3 Ways to Stay Afloat in the Coming Tsunami of 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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May is Teacher Appreciation Month

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This month is a great opportunity to remember the teachers in your life and celebrate their passion, their patience and their commitment to your personal journey. Featured LearningToGo Blog #instructionaldesign education instructional design

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

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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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover – A Step-by-Step Methodology

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I was recently invited to join the folks at eLearning Learning to talk about microlearning. More than 700 learning professionals registered for the live webinar to learn how microlearning builds engagement and retention by stimulating the reward center of the brain.

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

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

3 Ways to Stay Afloat in the Coming Tsunami of 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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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Celebrating Great Teachers Everywhere

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This month is a great opportunity to remember the teachers in your life and celebrate their passion, their patience and their commitment to your personal journey. Featured LearningToGo Blog #instructionaldesign education instructional design

“We ARE the Disruption” – Changing what it means to be human in the digital age

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Once in a while an event series is born that shakes things up, it makes you think differently, it leaves you inspired. That event is DisruptHR. This year, I joined 13 fellow HR professionals to shake things up in Phoenix. It was fun to develop a presentation that limited me to 20 slides, 15 seconds […].

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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

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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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.

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.

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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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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You be the Judge: Who won the debate?

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Last year, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) asked me to participate in a debate with my friend and colleague, Will Thalheimer. The question posed to us was this: Is Neuroscience an L&D Foundation? The debate continues today, but I think Will and I did a good job of framing the question and taking an […].

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What if you could read other people’s minds?

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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? In Essentials of Brain-Based Learning, you will learn how the brain receives, encodes, and retrieves information to construct knowledge, and use these insights to improve your learning programs. Send me […]. 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

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.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

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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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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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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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

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.