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."  "  In my  eLearning 101: Introduction to eLearning  class, I discuss learner attention span and refer often to the domestic goldfish. In my class, I tell attendees that typical human attention spans are between 12 and 15 seconds.

Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Nick Leffler

Attentions spans are shrinking, nobody can pay attention for more than a few seconds. Just to clear things up, an attention span is that thing that allows us to pay attention to something. You know, when something captures our attention because it’s so incredibly interesting and we can’t turn away. Patience goes along with attention spans, it takes patience to have a long attention span. Attention Span Statistics ).


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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. Try it out and comment here about what your take on the multi-tasking vs. attention switching debate is.

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. One – memory capacity of learners is reducing and two – the dwindling attention spans. Here’s how you can overcome decreasing attention spans in learners in corporate eLearning.

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

How Learning Bursts Support Attention and Memory


Explore the educational and cognitive psychology behind learning bursts and the benefits to attention, memory, and learning in corporate training. The post How Learning Bursts Support Attention and Memory appeared first on AllenComm.

Why eLearning Is Beneficial For Shrinking Attention Spans

Dan Keckan

The human attention span is evolving. eLearning Solutions Learners Attention Online Learning Short Attention Spans

Deciphering Attention


Already bouncy and sneaky by nature, our attention span is being severely strained in these times of overstraining. Yet attention is essential to our cognitive effectiveness, whether we are learning new things or simply performing many of our daily tasks. Focus on attention! When did the attention phenomenon come to light? Is there an agreed definition of attention? Are there several types of attention? How important is attention to learning?

How To Grab And Keep Your Audience's Attention During Online Lessons

Dan Keckan

eLearning Best Practices Learner Engagement Learners Attention Online LearningOnline learning has become the new normal. The advancements in technology are so fast and complex that now you can get an education from the comfort of your own home.

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.

Legendary Presentations: eLearning, Sales Collateral, and Defeating Death-by-PowerPoint

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon

By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to: Capture attention and maximize retention in a tiny amount of time. Presentations have a well-earned reputation for being terrible snooze-fests full of boring bullets and Death by PowerPoint.

5 Ideas To Getting Online Learners’ Attention

Dan Keckan

Getting learners' attention and holding onto it is a problem that most course creators and educators face. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Best Practices Learners Attention Online Learners Online LearningSo what can they do to bring learners in and keep them engaged? This article lists down 5 ideas that could work. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


Rather than trying to catch a continually running clock, research indicates you would be far better off focusing on attention management instead. Attention Management – A New Way for a New Workplace. Consequently, the emphasis is shifting to attention management and for good reason. What is attention management? Instead of using time as the measurement, you use the attention you need to complete the tasks you prioritize as important.

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.

4 Ways to Boost Attention Intelligence (AQ) in the Workplace


The aggressive rise of technologies constantly demanding our attention and focus is changing the way we interact and relate. Consequently, attention quotient (AQ) is becoming just as important as IQ and EQ in determining professional and organizational success. AQ represents our ability to pay and sustain attention. Developing our attention span allows us to give people and problems at work the necessary focus. Space has a direct impact on our attention space.

Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Join Margie Meacham for a webinar breaking down the neuroscience behind microlearning, and providing a step-by-step method for reviewing and converting existing content.

That Pesky Goldfish Attention Span Myth

Usable Learning

Mine is unquestionably the goldfish attention span one. Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Research For Practitioners attention Attention span elearning engagement Goldfish Myth Learning memory Sticky LearningI think everyone who works in the research-to-practice area has a persistent myth that annoys them the most.

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

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. BYTE Session Recap. Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mark Harter answered this question and provided pro-tips accumulated from years of practical experience.

Ways Microlearning Increases Attention And Retention

Dan Keckan

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

capture their attention? Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project. charter. PA G E 7 2 Know your. audience. PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and. barriers.

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. Pre Attentive Attributes are simple visual attributes that can be processed extremely fast in parallel and high volume. Now count the 5’s in the same set of numbers in the below text that uses pre attentive attributes.

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.

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.

Competing for a Learner’s Attention


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. But at the end of the day there is one simple truth when it comes to any online course: it is hard to create a good one.

How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Using Attentional Cues. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures. Attentional cues provide non?content content information that can guide learners’ visual attention at the right time to the information taught by the instructor. Why are attentional cues beneficial for learning?

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. Individuals burdened with attention residue are essentially “functioning with a reduced cognitive capacity,” Leroy said. Leroy performed four separate studies in her search for a solution to attention residue.

8 Tips To Develop eLearning Courses For Online Learners With Attention Deficit Disorder

Dan Keckan

This article features 8 tips to develop eLearning courses for online learners with attention deficit disorder. eLearning Design and Development Accessible eLearning eLearning Best Practices eLearning Design Tips Short Attention SpansEvery online learner should have the opportunity to benefit from your eLearning course, regardless of behavioral disorders or developmental difficulties.

How to regain learner’s attention during COVID-19


One of them is how to regain your learner’s attention during COVID-19. That’s because we’ll be sharing with you, in this post, a few ways to regain your learner’s attention while shifting to online learning during COVID-19.

Everybody is Paying Attention

Training Industry

So what kinds of things do we pay attention to? To be a best-selling author these days you almost have to possess the ability to stop readers in their tracks by offering up something provocative. Consider Simon Sinek’s best-selling book “Leaders Eat Last” as a testament to this assertion. The book begins with the story of a Special Forces Captain in Afghanistan literally putting his life on the line to provide cover for members of his squadron that were under enemy fire.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


A new workplace calls for new strategies to meet its needs, and the emphasis now is on attention management. What is attention management ? Instead of using time as the measurement, you use the attention you need to complete the tasks you prioritize as important. Focused or sustained attention is where you concentrate on something to the exclusion of everything else. Unless something is an emergency, it can wait while you focus your attention on the task at hand.

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. The assumption that attention spans are getting shorter and shorter has dramatically shaped the eLearning industry, with directors of learning looking for newer and newer technologies to cater to our diminished attention spans, and content providers building the assumption into their instructional design. It’s an honest question.

How EdTech Can Help Improve Declining Student Attention Spans


But what was affected the most was their attention span, with a whopping [.] Back in 2012, a Common Sense Media report detailed the ill-effects of entertainment media on children’s academic skills. The study stated that social networking, television, music and video games were wreaking havoc on children’s writing and communication skills, homework and critical thinking. Read More

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. By paying attention to employee development plans and adapting them appropriately, you will be able to create a team of highly specialized experts. For modern businesses, taking care of employees has become an essential thing.

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. The same is true for e-learning; when learners do not pay attention, it reflects on the assessments and overall lack of improvement in the performance of the learner.

How to Create Engaging Training in the Age of the Eight Second Attention Span


To teach someone anything, you first got to get their attention. That’s often a tall order in these days when the average attention span of an adult can be less than 10 seconds. In this post, we’ll teach you how to expand your learners’ attention span and create engaging training. Can I have your attention? We live in the era of the short attention span. Modern technology is affecting our attention spans. You’re an attention champ.

Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Experiencing eLearning

Better Beginnings: How to attract students’ attention in 30 seconds or less. Official description: Information overload, tripletasking, hyperchoice, and short attention spans are just a few of the symptoms of the modern client. Because so many forces compete for one’s focus, we often need to catch students’ attention in a matter of seconds. Can you grab your learners' attention faster than the water drop will hit the ground?

Grab Learner Attention with Your Course Content


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 Modern Learner: Bringing the Attention Back to Learning


The modern learner constantly feels overwhelmed and distracted. For learning material to be effective, L&D needs to meet their demands for personalized, digital, flexible learning material available at their convenience.

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. Time management is the wrong approach; it’s time to move away from it, and to start thinking about “ attention management.” How you manage your time is only relevant to the extent that you also devote your attention. Want to find out more on personal productivity?