eLearning: Attention, Attention!

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by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). Believe it or not, research has been done that says the attention span of a goldfish is actually 9 seconds.

Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?


In a classroom scenario, students are physically present in their classes, but not paying attention to all the lessons being taught. This lack of attention is evident in the results of the review assignments, quizzes, or exams.

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A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

Thanks @hjarche for sharing @AnnaMuoio ‘s 2000 @FastCompany article @Cisco ‘s Quick Study: A #LessonPlan for #eLearning [link]. A version of this article appeared in the October 2000 issue of Fast Company magazine written by @AnnaMuoio. A Lesson Plan for eLearning.

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eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? How short is our typical learner's attention span these days, after all? Probably To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks. Topic 3: How does learning need to change to accomodate shortening attention spans and changing reading preferences?

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! These two images are very similar, but notice how the black-and-white treatment draws your attention and connects you to the message much more effectively than the first?

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

Quake and Goldeneye brought my attention back to FPS games and the Call of Duty franchise has kept me there. There are lessons that can be learned on how to use games in learning. I wrote a blog article last year about what the 80's movie WarGames teaches us about learning games. Some of these lessons are: Games can be used to simulate real work situations. Recently I wrote a blog article called Learning Lessons from Black Ops. I'm a child of the 80's.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

Can we create experiences that have so much impact, the learner is compelled to pay attention? Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain.

What Can eLearning Learn from “7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain?”

Integrated Learnings

But what about a longer course with several eLearning lessons? An experience bar might represent lessons completed, case studies resolved, tasks done correctly.or How we can apply it: A previous post on this blog suggests that several smaller lessons can motivate learners by offering a clear sense of progress through a course. So, the several levels over the duration of a game seems similar to having several lessons that make up a course. --3-- By Shelley A. Gable.

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2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

1) Gain Attention + (3) Stimulate Recall. Though most articles list these as the first and third events, respectfully, I frequently combine them at or toward the beginning of an eLearning lesson. This prompts them to practice what they already know, while drawing their attention to what they must learn to complete the resolution. It also establishes the relevance of the eLearning lesson’s content without having to explicitly state it. (2) By Shelley A. Gable.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

7 Techniques to Capture Attention in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , July 27, 2010 By Shelley A. All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month.

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Do humour and learning mix well?


Ziv argued that humour could do more than just mobilize students’ attention, suggesting that it could promote learning by the association of ideas. ” In his article Humour and Communication. Articles Catherine Meilleur

The Art of Taking Notes


Good note-taking starts with being prepared, whether by doing your preliminary reading, checking the lesson plan or familiarizing yourself with the jargon of the subject matter. What must come first, before any note-taking technique, is to remain attentive to what is said during the course.


Learner Marketing: How Storytelling Can Boost Learner Engagement

Learning Wire

In our previous article about learner marketing, we explained how you can create a 360° communications strategy that puts learners at the heart of the learning process. Grabbing people’s attention with meaningful stories. Article L&D Best Practices

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets


So I turned my attention to the building my own player instead. I’m not new to Flash or HTML, but Dave’s article along with supporting Screenr screencasts inspired me to give it a try.

Using Microlearning to Accelerate Productivity


Learners access the lesson when they need it, use that information to accomplish their task, and consult the lesson when they complete the task again. Research shows that humans learn better when they’re given quick, relevant lessons. Articles Enterprise Learning

ATD 2018: A Conference for the Books


He effortlessly captured the attention of the audience with an energized, engaging and informative session on how you can move your L&D function beyond buzzwords and shift your focus to the realities of modern learning. Articles ELearning Industry News

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Curation is a trending topic getting a lot of attention in the training and learning and development industry. Publishers and authors curated and organized content into books, and teachers organized the content of those books into lessons.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?


While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. It deserves our full attention. In their article Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes , Shannon A. A lesson plan ++. Articles Catherine Meilleur Research

Microlearning Under the Microscope


Of late, there's been a flurry of attention to the term 'microlearning'. You see it in magazine articles, conference talks, and of course vendor ads. If you're like most of us, you participate in clubs, attend events, take some lessons maybe. Articles Learning Mobile Learning

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. Why are attention spans getting shorter?

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve


Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? For content creators, this means you can help your learners retain your lessons through the following reinforcement tactics. will have their attention pointedly drawn to it once again.

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

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You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. The answer is directly tied to the average attention span of an adult learner. by Kevin Siegel.

Improved Learner Experience with the New Audio Player [New Feature]


You can now upload an audio lesson on LearnWorlds, and it will play using the new player. Students now can control the audio lessons using keyboard shortcuts: space = play/pause. You can follow the instructions of our how-to article here. Why Use Audio in Online Lessons.

Five effective tips to encourage student engagement in online tests


Stories grab students’ attention. Use your story as a basis for asking students to do one or more of the following: complete a statement about a concept or idea in the lesson. ArticlesStudents often complain that quizzes are too easy, dull, and/or pointless.

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Training: Give Me a Break!

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by Kevin Siegel, CTT,  COTP         I've written several articles about adult learners and attention spans. For instance, there was the article titled " How Long is Too Long? During that same article I compared the attention spans in humans to the attention spans of the common goldfish (7 seconds for the goldfish; 15 seconds for a human). Then there was my follow-up piece earlier this year ( Attention!

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), Compare that to making time to complete a 1-hour lesson. We could make short eLearning lessons available as a supplement to new employee training, or any other formal course. The formal course builds the foundational knowledge and skills required for the job, with short eLearning lessons available to help people advance their skills later.

Mini-bite Learning - One of the Top e-Learning Trends

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Came across an article on Vista Training''s blog that talks about 8 trends in eLearning. Here is a portion of the article, which paraphrases Craig Weiss''s thoughts. You can access the article here.) Weiss envisions lessons that are five minutes in length at maximum. Are you too thinking about short learner attention spans?

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How To Write For eLearning

Your Training Edge

Instead, your students will give up soon and they will not rate your lessons favorably.”says Titles are what will drive your students through the lessons. If the titles are boring and unimaginative, the student will presume that lessons are the same. Format for readability. “If

What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

Your Training Edge

This week, we’ll look at three lessons that corporate trainers can learn from MOOCs, even if they haven’t yet adopted the format in their organization. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary.

How I Created This Interactive E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

There is one custom piece in lesson 6 where I inserted a Storyline interaction. You’ll also notice animated.gifs in some of the other lessons. Lesson 1: The Mission. For this lesson, I opted for a full-width image. Lessons 1 and 2 are the pre-content.

How to Make The Best Online Courses for Higher Education

Hurix Digital

Here in this article we discuss how to make the best online courses for higher education. Next, align the modules in a logical and progressive manner so they form a flowing sequence of lessons. Gone are the days of static online courses.