Communication in the time of COVID: tips for effectively engaging with employees

CLO Magazine

Update employees, but avoid information overload. Having someone to count on for important updates can ease the tension of “information overload” and receiving news faster than it is possible to digest.

Cognitive prostheses

Clark Quinn

The same adaptive capabilities that let us cope with information overload in both familiar and new ways also lead to some systematic flaws. We ‘chunk’ information together as we learn it, and can then hold more total information at one time. Processing information in short term memory can lead to it being retained in long term memory.


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Learning Management Systems: The wrong place to start learning


They won't, however, be positioning themselves well for informal learning, performance support, or knowledge management. Connected specialization, modularization, and decentralization are learning foundations capable of adjusting to varied information climate changes.

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What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

Previously, we talked about Kahn Academy , a radical new alternative to the traditional classroom based education system. It’s a great way to experience a situation without having to actually live it firsthand, and learners tend to retain this information. Ugly: The Information Dump. The dreaded information dump is all too common and should be avoided at all costs. eLearning is an education system that primarily utilizes technology to transfer skills and knowledge.

4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make


Information overload: teaching too much, too quickly. Like the previous point, information overload often happens when instructors get carried away with their material. Within your lessons, you could include a short quiz at the halfway point, and alternate the conclusion between a video and a class-based assignment. New information from their field causes them to update a set of examples, or an exciting new discovery means they have to add a new module entirely.

10 Training and Development Books

Ed App

While not exactly a training and development book, EdApp houses a library full of courses on training and development that are a great alternative to traditional books. They also follow a microlearning design model to avoid information overload and only provide relevant key concepts. It’s a great alternative to books as you’ll have a wide array of choices on different topics that you can take and learn anytime and anywhere. Scope: Informal learning approach.

5 Common eLearning Mistakes To Avoid!


Information overload is real – especially when you’re onboarding new employees. If you choose to create an eLearning that’s entirely text-based, for example, you may as well just be handing out a binder full of information! Interactive learning has been proven to increase information retention , and aid in student engagement. Alternatively, you could schedule interviews with employees who have used your eLearning system and get in-depth feedback.

Gamification – A Diminishing E-learning Trend?

CommLab India

In this age of information overload, going through an e-learning course may not motivate employees to learn. Provide them an alternative but make them accountable for the learning. Mention the word ‘gamification’ and it evokes different reactions from the different people inhabiting the e-learning universe.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year.

3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about


In an age where tsunami-size waves of information are constantly hitting us and things change with unprecedented speed, the one ability that will keep people and business afloat is the one to think critically. Since this may prove to be a bit too costly (both financially and time-wise), reading is a wonderful alternative. They ensure that information acquirement is meaningful.

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Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

Occasionally, an LMS hater recommends abandoning these platforms in favor of learning record stores or other alternatives. b) Two days of private, uninterrupted access to a library of popular industry books, courses and related information. If people simultaneously complete the same online training in isolation, most will remember only basic information. On the other hand, too many options can paralyze participants with information overload.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences - Clark Quinn , May 18, 2011. Ridiculous research findings on informal learning - Jay Cross , May 15, 2011. Information: What am I missing? - George Siemens , May 30, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.


8 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference To Your eLearning Videos


Whatever it is, when you’re instructing someone via an online video course, don’t bore them with tons of information. Information is always better in small doses, and this is precisely why you need to focus on your key takeaways while abstaining from fluff and unnecessary learning material. Information overload is a huuuge learning turn-off. Use different kinds of video in your eLearning video courses, or alternative types of mini-videos included in your end product.

Permission Learning - encouraging the informal

Sticky Learning

It's strange how the mind works, I saw the title and I thought "mmm, that's how to get traction for informal learning in the workplace". From this position, Seth coined the term 'Permission Marketing' to describe a way forward for marketing messages in an world of information overload. So, to informal learning! I've followed many discussions on blogs, webinars and twitter asking to promote a greater use of informal learning in workplaces.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I somewhat wonder how much of that is true barriers as opposed to perceived barriers, and a recent HBR item talked about Hacking Work : When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive? Yet, there will be lots of eLearning solutions aiming at these alternative platforms.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. Reduced email traffic and information overload. Social and informal learning are the hottest trends in corporation learning and development. But beyond making alternative social network connections available, a school with no internal networks is pushing its consitutents out into the street. Faculty use social networks to support communication and information sharing among committees, teams, and research projects.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. has fallen a bit out of favor and instead we are discussing these as social and informal learning. Certainly the Hottest Topics in eLearning for 2009 were social and informal learning. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload - Luis Suarez , May 4, 2011. Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social - Dan Pontefract , February 6, 2011. Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences - Clark Quinn , May 18, 2011. Alternatives for Dimdim , January 9, 2011. Summify – the answer to information overload? Information (3751). Fuelled by Informal learning , March 15, 2011.

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Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

This 30-minute Master Class will focus on using Outcomes, Rubrics, and Competencies as alternative ways of assessing your learners progress! The modern learner engages with learning at different times, including outside of work, but is subject to challenges such as information overload and lack of time for learning. “ Green lawn at a public park in Zakariah, June 2015 ” by David Bena is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Another thougtful refutation to Keens money-grubbing argument.

Mark Oehlert

Well I dont know that Andrew Keens book, The Cult of the Amateur was written purely for the monetary rewards that accrue to stirring up a huge controversy but the alternative, that he actually believes what he Anyway, from the Institute from the Future of the Book , comes this great post which cites Alexander Popes 1738 poem, which outlines kind of an early information overload.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010 This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Take This LMS and Shove It - Living in Learning , May 19, 2010 With the rapid shift to informal learning, the LMS is being dethroned as the center of the learning systems universe. Information overload is more serious than ever.&#.

How to Hack Learning with Animated GIFs

TechSmith Camtasia

You prefer to read long, detailed information. You prefer to process information through short bursts of high attention. When doing a task you tend to alternate between multiple areas at once. Today, consumers are bombarded with information and messages throughout every day. We get email at work, lectures in class, notifications on our phones, and information overload everywhere. Pop quiz. Which of these do you agree with?

Uncertainty: Learning’s Final Frontier

CLO Magazine

The successful leader enthuses all to experiment with new situations and information. This comes from multiple means, including formal learning programs, online learning, just-in-time content, coaching, collaborative learning experiences, and allowing learners alternate experiences,” Stokes continued. They can cover a range of issues like information overload, helping people say no and better management of email and other forms of connectivity.

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