eLearning: Attention, Attention!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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." 

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. Yup, we’re getting more selective about what we pay attention to.

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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

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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

attention on how learning content is. attention, will they still remember the. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Why Mobile Learning Can Grab Millenials’ Attention

Mindflash

When you really dig into why mLearning can be so effective in the workplace and then find creative mLearning applications, you’ll grab the attention of your Millenial workforce, and other generations in your workforce, too. Here are four reasons why mLearning can be so attention-grabbing.

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.

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.

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.

5 Reasons To Pay Attention To Google Glass

Upside Learning

We've been paying close attention to Google Glass, it is a unique wearable device that offers plenty for learning designers to be excited about. Five reasons we think Glass is going to matter: Ubiquitous – always on, always there – we left computers behind on our desks when we left home or work, we carried […]. Future Learning Mobile Learning Google Glass

Movie-based Learning to Increase Sales Reps’ Attention Span

CommLab India

A recent study by Microsoft showed that the attention span of most Gen-Y learners is 8 seconds, shorter than that of a goldfish. Being a sales training manager, how can you beat the short attention span of your sales force?

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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.

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.

Why Pay Attention to Games?

CLO Magazine

Gaming appeals to motivation, which is important for learning transfer. Games are masters at engaging us. The success of “The Legend of Zelda,” “World of Warcraft,” “Second Life” and “Candy Crush” bears witness to this. Because of that success, gamification — the strategy of bringing elements of a game to real-world experiences — has become a buzzword in the learning world.

Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention

Trivantis

Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. In a recent Trivantis® webinar , Diane Elkins, Founder of Artisan E-Learning and co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, shared this tip: use progressive reveal to direct attention. “At It kind of feels like a boring, been there, done that technique, but there’s a valid reason for it… it helps direct your attention.”.

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

SHIFT eLearning

Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. After all, paying attention is the first step in the learning process, so ensuring learners pay attention is fundamental. What is Attention?

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

SHIFT eLearning

Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners'' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. In fact, they also tend to capture attention faster than images.

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.

Attention Span and Performance Improvement

Training Industry

Helping employees acquire knowledge is where understanding the human attention span becomes important. Research by Dianne Dukette and David Cornish (2009) uncovered that adults can only sustain attention for about 20 minutes. The same study uncovered that the short-term response to the stimulus that attracts attention is only eight seconds. What's also interesting about attention span is what happens within the 20 minutes that adults are able to maintain sustained attention.

Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning

eLearningMind

If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. What are some of the ways to tell if you have continuous partial attention? Basically, if you are constantly only giving activities or interactions just part of your attention, you have CPA. Connect with us here to utilize continuous partial attention to your advantage in your learning strategy.

Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course

360 Training

Below are some tips for maintaining learner attention in online training. Start with a warm welcome. The active participation helps focus attention and increase the retention of the content. Try out one of these attention-keeping tips today! Learning can be challenging. The anxiety and stress associated with time crunches, work pressure, and information overload can pose huge barriers to learning. As course developers , we have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders.

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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.

Pay attention at the front!

Learning with e's

So, the lesson today is: Always pay attention to what kids ask when they are learning. So pay attention at the front! Image source by theirhistory Pay attention at the front! "Miss, where does Pooh come from?" asks the little boy.

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How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

SHIFT eLearning

Different forms of information are constantly battling for attention causing continuous partial attention to become commonplace. For this reason, it is crucial that they understand what is meant by continuous partial attention and its implications for eLearning courses.

Brain Science: Focus–Can You Pay Attention? by Art Kohn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Researchers have reported that the average attention span of American adults has dropped, possibly to. discussion of what we know about helping people pay attention. even as little as five minutes. Is this due, as other researchers suggest, to changes in the human brain, brought about by modern technologies such as television and the Internet? Maybe, maybe not. Art opens a. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Instructional Design Learning Research

Use the Psychology of Surprise to Grab Your Learner’s Attention

SHIFT eLearning

The world today is full of stimuli that get our attention. Therefore, eLearning professionals have to find different ways of attracting the eLearner’s attention by varying content delivery, asking challenging questions, giving them new things to think about, and so many other things.

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Salman Khan’s Take on our Attention Span and Video

KZO Innovations

With the increased use of Facebook, Twitter, and mobile phones, people say that this “new” generation no longer has an attention span. Khan has cited studies from the 70s that make it clear that we never really had the types of attention spans that traditional lectures and traditional classroom-based models expect of students.

Use Power Words to Grab Your Learner's Attention

SHIFT eLearning

Why do you think film makers employ scriptwriters to write dialogs? Why can't anybody write an ad copy? Why do writers spend hours polishing the language of their texts? Why do our political leaders and heads of nations depend on speechwriters to write what they want to say to their followers?

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Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Below are the Nine Events of Instruction and the Do’s and Don’ts that must be kept in mind: STEP 1: GAIN ATTENTION. Gaining attention is inevitable for a course to take off successfully.