How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Fourth, writing things down in a journal also allows us to ‘clear our minds.’ Remember reflection?

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”. Her final question focused on the article: “Do you think the ‘article,’ as a form, needs to be reinvented? “

Trending Sources

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are four papers, articles, and/or chapters that discuss various aspects of gamification and what it means to education, learning and the public in general. WARNING–There is not a general consensus among these articles…that’s exactly why I collected these different views.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp.

50 Posts and Articles that Made Me Think in 2011

ID Reflections

Inspired by JaneHart’s Top100 Articles of 2011 , I thought I should put down at least the top 50 thathas made me reflect and ponder in the past one year, has changed the way I dothings and shaped quite a bit of my work-life decisions. In the past one year, I have made a career shift or should I sayexpanded my work portfolio (and I have describedthe move here ), and these posts and articles have been instrumental inhelping me make sense of the move and impart some value to the work I do.

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post entitled ' Open or shut ', I wrote about a rise in the number of academics who are turning their back on traditional research publications such as closed journals, in favour of more open, accessible outputs such as blogs and open access journals.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

iTunes for journalism (reprise) EUEN SEMPLE | MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH. Journalism is outlining DOC SEARLS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012.

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Announcing Litmos C3 Keynote: Patty McCord


She has been featured in interviews and articles from Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. Articles NewsWe are very excited to announce that Patty McCord will be the keynote speaker in the Litmos track at C3 2017, September 18-20!

Jud's New England Journal Archives - New England Today

E-learning Uncovered

Back to Table of Contents 2 Notable Articles of 2015 n engl j med 372;1 january 1, 2015 75 editorials The new england journal of medicine

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


In addition, the expanding free access to open source journals and sources such as Wikipedia have fundamentally impacted how information is accessed. Articles content curation Corporate Training curation for instructional designers Instructional Design

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street JournalLast Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog.

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MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms – the last gasp of old corporate training?

Jane Hart

It’s a hardhitting headline – and one that I copied from a recent post I found on THE Journal – Personalized Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Video Watching: Last Gasps of the Old Education, In that article, the authors argue that “personalized instruction, flipped classrooms, video watching, etc.,

The Metaverse Journal's 2010 Virtual World Predictions

Kapp Notes

Here are ten predictions about virtual worlds in Australia and beyond made by The Metaverse Journal in an article simply titled Virtual worlds predictions for 2010. Also, another interesting article in The Metaverse Journal is a review of how they did on their predictions for 2009. Here is one of the interesting predictions Australia will have its first government funded virtual environment – a proposal is already underway to see this come to fruition.

No-Nonsense Employee Training – The Best Articles of This Week

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. Fi Haywood casts this process in the context of the workplace in her article in People Development Magazine.

Breaking down fences

Learning with e's

It's the same for just about every closed pay-per-view journal. Open access journals are better - they are generally more up to date, and are of course free to read. Many can be found online and usually, as soon as an article is accepted, it is quickly published.

The open case

Learning with e's

Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? The answer for most closed journals is - not very many.

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People! Don't Remember 10%, 20%, or 30% of this! Remember it all!

Will at Work Learning

A year and a half ago, three esteemed researchers (and me) published a series of articles debunking the meme that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, and 30% of what they read, etc. Here was my review of those research articles. Unfortunately, until now, the articles themselves were not available online. To subscribe to the originating journal, Educational Technology , click here. Click here to get a copy of the four articles.

Journal of Learning Design

Sticky Learning

I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus. One article in particular has appealed to me, Beyond Instructional Design: Making Learning Design a Reality, by Rod Sims.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

We’ve compiled 25 of our favorite microlearning articles to make it easier to learn about “bite-sized learning” and implement it effectively. This article isn’t going anywhere, so bookmark it for reference and come back whenever you need more inspiration!

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

For example, I spoke with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal in 2016 about the increased interest in using gamification for helping to select job candidates. In the article, Play This Game and Win a Job!

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

I was taking a stand against accommodating learning styles and cited several online articles supporting my position. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The conversation took place nearly two years ago and it still bothers me.

Why “70:20:10” Is Not Enough

Bottom-Line Performance

In a recent article , Bill Brandon speculates that we’ve hit a tipping point in the workplace. I liked Brandon’s article and tweeted it out, saying it was a nice piece… and it was. See page 5 of this journal article written by the originator of 70-20-10, Morgan McCall.)

Impact, a new journal on workplace eLearning

Jay Cross

The inaugural issue of Impact, the Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning just appeared on the web. I’ve read a little over half of the 14 articles. Two articles on literature searches puzzled me. Here’s the rub: both articles were looking in the wrong places. The first looks primarily at academic journals. You can read this first issue on the web for free. Disclosure: I am on Impact’s Editorial Board.).

The Last Two Decades of Neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID!

Will at Work Learning

A recent study in the journal PNAS looked at the software used with fMRI machines. PNAS has taken down the article from their website (it was an early-online publication). I haven't been able to get a copy of the original article, but here are some articles from the scientific press: [link]. THIS IS FREAKIN' HUGE if it turns out to be true. The last two decades of neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID!

Sharp practice

Learning with e's

During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. In truth, the last time one of my papers was published in a pay-to-subscribe journal was quite some time ago.

#LearningIs symbolic

Learning with e's

Many keep libraries of books, journals and other media on their shelves, used for reference to remind them of theories, principles or methods they wish to recall. How do you represent your learning? Some people display framed certificates on their walls, or photos of their degree ceremony.

Will Millennials Make Great Trainers?

A recent article quotes Michele Serro, founder of Doorsteps, a New York City-based online tool that targets Millennials, “They are extremely impatient with irrelevant information.” According to a Wall Street Journal article , workers aged 20 to 24 stayed in one job just less than 16 months.

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Why Employee Training Articles are Important for Your Employee Development

WalkMe Training Station

There are plenty of employee training articles on the internet. However, like most things on the internet, it’s also important to exercise a little discrimination in how you choose articles for your company’s training program. For example if you find some corporate training articles but they are written by Bozo the Clown, perhaps it would be best to steer clear. Where Can You Find Quality Employee Training Articles? What are the Benefits Training Articles?

Open or shut?

Learning with e's

Many have openly pledged to never write, edit or review for closed journals again. Others choose to continue publishing their work in conventional peer-reviewed journals, but also disseminate their work widely through non-peer reviewed digital channels.

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Inspire to learn

Learning with e's

The big four show no signs of relenting in their profiteering, so several years ago I took a very public decision to resign as editor of a major academic journal. I subsequently pledged that I would never again write, review or edit for a closed academic journal.

before the ink is dry

Learning with e's

Journal articles take so long to publish, they are often out of date long before the ink is dry. But how much value is there really to be had in publishing articles in high impact, double blind, peer reviewed academic articles beyond the REF?

The Training and Development Articles You Must Read

WalkMe Training Station

At times, it also involves going through the best training and development articles. However, you need to know that these articles don’t always need to be revolutionary. What matters the most is these articles will help your company and you have a better understanding on conducting employee training and development. Apart from these, the articles will also make aware of the several experts in this field. Some useful employee training and development articles: 1.