eLearning: Attention, Attention!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In my article, I referenced a piece by the BBC,  Turning into Digital Goldfish , where the author said "The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of a goldfish." 

Using Decreasing Attention Spans to your Advantage

Origin Learning

We have been constantly bombarded with data-driven reports and survey-results that mark the sharp dip in learner attention-spans. These reports also highlight the reduced attention span among learners in the corporate world.

Conquering Attention Residue

CLO Magazine

Breaking off in the middle of a project leaves the brain stuck circling previous ideas, a phenomenon Leroy calls “attention residue.”. Attention residue is when thoughts about a task persist and intrude while performing another task,” Leroy said.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

to capture their attention? The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think 1 Navigating a. rapidly changing.

Ways Microlearning Increases Attention And Retention

eLearning Industry

Getting the attention of your learners and having them retain the information is critical. Microlearning Learners Attention Micro Learning Best Practices Online Learners Retention Short Attention SpansMicrolearning is a hot topic in eLearning at the present and rightfully so. Here are some ideas to help you do just that. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

3 Guiding Principles for Grabbing Learner Attention

InSync Training

How do you capture your audience’s attention when so many factors provide distractions? Watch the entire webinar replay of, Grabbing Learner Attention , for a step-by-step process for creating a professional video studio on a budget, and tricks for making learning fun.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. To curb learners from being distracted, elearning needs to be designed to grasp the learner’s attention.

Grab Learner Attention with Your Course Content

LearnDash

One of the inevitable battles online instructors face lies in retaining learner attention. If they’re working from home, they may also have children begging for attention, a partner asking for help, or a side hobby lying out in plain sight. By comparing them to each other, instructors draw attention to their differences in a way that makes distinctions more memorable. Attention is precious. A thoughtful, well-designed course can be an attention magnet.

The delusion of attention

Patti Shank

I wanted to know more about how technology impacts attention because attention is critical for learning. It also follows what science knows and is learning about attention and technology. But focus and attention are fragile and we are easily distracted.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Semiotics of Graphics – Visual Attention

Adobe Captivate

When keeping the Learners Attention , the visual memory is of uttermost importance as 60% of the brain is involved in vision. As an instructional designer you can speedup and strengthen the uptake of visual information by using: Pre Attentive Attributes.

Attention Span of a Gnat?

Living in Learning

Enable learning and support within the workflow. Keep things moving; breaking the chain of concentration to launch a fire safety course in the LMS while my hair is on fire makes no sense. Give me 90-seconds of Stop Drop & Roll and then let’s get on with it. Continuous Learning Learning @ the Point of Work Micro-Learning Performer Support Rants & Ramblings Technology

Multitasking or Attention Switching?

Upside Learning

Recently during one of our discussions about the way individuals work and learn, we debated whether humans are inherently capable of multi-tasking, or is it a singular task at any point in time, but are capable of rapid switching of attention from task to task.

Why HR Should Pay Attention to Employee Development Plans

Your Training Edge

That’s why, today, companies pay more attention to their employees and they look to reward them in more ways, other than just giving them their agreed upon salary. For modern businesses, taking care of employees has become an essential thing.

Paying Attention to Copyright

eLearning Cyclops

It is always troublesome to see disregard for copyright. At times it may be a lack of awareness to copyright law or it may be someone conveniently ignoring it, but either is no excuse and as members of a profession that utilizes images, video, audio, etc., we must keep ourselves aware of how we can or can''t use such content. And I swear if I hear another person say "I found it on the web, so it''s OK," I am going to scream.

Rediscovering Productivity Through Attention Management

Learning Wire

No matter how much you block out your calendar, your smartphone and email are always alerting you to something new that demands your attention. From Time Management to Attention Management. How you manage your time is only relevant to the extent that you also devote your attention.

Do Your Courses Command Attention?

LearnDash

One cruel realization for anyone who has created elearning is that just because the course exists, it doesn’t mean that people are actually going through it attentively. In general, the strategies for retaining learner attention are either forced or not forced.

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

G-Cube

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.

Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

eLearning Industry

Get expert tips on how to grab learners’ attention with interactive content and make effective branching scenarios for your training courses. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Content Development Interactive eLearning Learners Attention Learners EngagementThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Competing for a Learner’s Attention

LearnDash

There are so many things that are competing for our attention. To combat this challenge you have to design your course in a way that holds user attention in short bursts. Online courses are pretty great. They are fun to take and arguably more fun to sell.

The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it

Matrix

Paying attention is no easy thing and grabbing and holding someone’s attention is even trickier. A fairly recent study calculated that the average attention span of a person has dropped from twelve to eight seconds, rendering us below the focusing capabilities of goldfish.

If People Have Such Short Attention Spans, How is it We Can Binge-Watch Netflix?

ej4 eLearning

These days you can’t turn around without seeing another article on how short our attention spans are, or how distracted we are at work. It’s an honest question.

Attention to connections

Clark Quinn

I was resonating with his list until I got to ‘attention to detail’, and it got me to thinking. Attention to detail is good, right? Now the obvious thought is lack of attention to detail, which might initially be negative, but could there be a positive connotation? What came to me was attention to connections. A colleague was describing his journey, and attributed much of his success (rightly) to his core skills: including his creativity.

3 Gamification Strategies To Spark Student Attention And Ignite Interest

eLearning Industry

Evidence suggests gamification strategies can be used to initially engage students in content, and then once they're hooked, they can become intrinsically motivated to continue to engage and learn more of your content by their own volition. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Gamification Gamification Benefits Gamification Examples Gamification Tips Learners Engagement

Spring Fever: How to Address Short Attention Spans in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Whether it’s spring fever, an overflowing email inbox, social media notifications on their smartphone, an in-person meeting, a pressing deadline, or a colleague who wants to gab about the weekend, your eLearners attention spans are pulled in dozens of directions.

Gaining Audience Attention >

eLearning Cyclops

Whether face-to-face or online, gaining attention is a crucial element to course design. Adding attention grabbers can also become annoying distractions. How do you gain attention? This element is prevalent in both Gagne's 9 Elements and Keller's ARCS Mode l.

The 8-second attention span; or, I'm fine if goldfish are more patient than millennials

Ontuitive

In spring of 2014, Microsoft Canada released the results of a study on media consumers that claimed attention spans are shrinking. In spring of 2014, Microsoft Canada released the results of a study on media consumers that claimed attention spans are shrinking.

Grab Your e-Learner’s Attention

CLO Magazine

In an August 2016 article, eLearning Industry , a resource for learning professionals, offered five strategies to better grab and keep learners’ attention. At the very least, learning-material design should consider KISS to make the most of learners’ attention.

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Sensory Channels – Keep the Learners Attention

Adobe Captivate

Once the learner feels connected , we need to maintain his attention and avoid multitasking. As a learning professional it is important to get the full attention of the learner. Blog Attention Classic Learning Research in Practice Sensory Brain

Attention eLearning Enthusiasts of Chicago – You Won’t Want to Miss This Event

Docebo

The post Attention eLearning Enthusiasts of Chicago – You Won’t Want to Miss This Event appeared first on Docebo. Learn all about the latest trends in eLearning and Docebo’s industry-leading solutions. Got no plans on October 3rd? Well, we’ve got you covered.

Attention-Grabbing eLearning Design: 5 Techniques You Should Try

SHIFT eLearning

PAY ATTENTION! When you pay attention, you are far more likely to retain that information. Effective eLearning course design starts with understanding the science of attention. Try some of these techniques for getting learners’ attention from the get-go: attention-getting tips

10 Things You Should Know About Attention

The eLearning Coach

Attention refers to being on task or having focus. ” The better we understand attention, the greater is our ability to support learning. It is crucial to learning and getting work done.

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. But attention-grabbing e-learning is essential in today’s world. Here are four ways to design attention-grabbing e-learning.

Grab Their Attention!

SmartBuilder

Aren’t learners entitled to content that grabs their attention, involves them in the action, and engages their imagination and desire to do well? Here are some ideas: Grab their attention with a story, humor or drama. These articles could be woven into an attention grabbing story.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

I’m sitting down right now, but in a few seconds I’m going to stand up on my soapbox and. I’m tired of hearing the excuses. I’m tired of the arrogance of some salespeople.

3 Tips to Boost your Attention Management Capabilities

Learning Wire

Attention management can be an effective, impactful way to get our control back and to break the cycle of constant distraction. Here are three concrete ways to can help you achieve attention management. Want to find out more on personal productivity?

The elearning attention span: How long should your project be?

Elucidat

So, how can you retain people’s attention and compete with other forms of digital content? TED curator Chris Anderson once said: “Eighteen minutes is long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention.”

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

Learning with e's

Conversely, there is little that piques our attention more than a sudden disruption to routine. I would be very interested to hear from any teachers who have used this or a similar technique to keep students attention. Humans have been telling stories since time immemorial.

Affected attention spans and busier schedules: Reforming Training for Busy Employees

WizIQ

Increased pressure on the employee’s time due to increased amounts of work, means employees face stress and anxiety in our daily lives, which have considerably impacted our ability to pay attention.

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