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.

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.


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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 Spans

Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

Dan Keckan

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.

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.

Attention & The New Normal

Usable Learning

This is the slide deck from my Learning Solutions short presentation on preserving attention in an all-digital world. Preserving Attention for Learning in the New Normal from Julie Dirksen. Uncategorized attention attention scarcity focus learning solutions conference online learning virtual classroomThanks for their input to: Kristin Hayden Safdie. Heidi Matthews. Jane Bozarth.

Competition For Attention, Is L&D Being Left Behind?

Dan Keckan

Attention is often described as the link between perception and memory; if we pay more attention to something, we are more likely to remember it later. Gamification Gamification Benefits Gamification Tips Learners Attention

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.

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!

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.

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 ).

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. Earlier attention scientists found that neural conduction (how the brain and nervous system transmit signals and commands) is much slower than expected. The bottom line here is that attention can be a delusion because our processing capabilities are quite limited.

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

8 Reasons Why Your Online Training Course Breaks The 8-Second Attention Span Rule

Dan Keckan

Studies suggest the current human attention span (thanks largely to our ‘black mirrors’) is 8 seconds. eLearning Design and Development Content Chunking eLearning Design Tips Learners Attention Short Attention Spans

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.

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.

Overcoming Goldfish Myths & the Challenges to Attention Spans

WBT Systems

You’ve heard this one: our attention span is only eight seconds, less than the attention span of a goldfish. Let’s put this goldfish myth to bed once and for all. What we have here is a case of lazy journalism

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.

8 Secrets To Create Attention-Grabbing Headlines For Your eLearning Course

Dan Keckan

Attention-grabbing headlines get things off to a great start and hook online learners from the first line. A great eLearning course isn’t just about great course content. In this article, I’ll share 8 secrets to create the perfect headline for your next eLearning course. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Course Description eLearning Course Marketing eLearning Course Title

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.

Don’t run out of attention widgets

CLO Magazine

In effect, we ran out of attention widgets and our ability to manage was overwhelmed. Once we find a good therapist to help us put our lives back in order, we would be reminded of some basic practices to help ensure that we don’t again run out of our precious attention widgets.

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.

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

Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training

Content Raven

Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow. learning and development elearning professional development employee engagement learning online training learning culture

Attention, leaders: Don’t ever lie

CLO Magazine

The post Attention, leaders: Don’t ever lie appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Lie (noun): an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive. Merriam-Webster). I once worked with a dishonest leader.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.