Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book

Learningtogo

I’m so excited about my new book, The Brain Matters Coloring Book ! This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. You may already own a coloring book. You’ve almost certainly noticed these “adult” coloring books in the store or online.

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Deciphering Attention

KnowledgeOne

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!

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The delusion of attention

Patti Shank

I wanted to know more about how technology impacts attention because attention is critical for learning. A Deadly Wandering, by Matt Richtel In the book, we follow Reggie's story along with how neuroscience experts see his story. It also follows what science knows and is learning about attention and technology. Richtel offers insights throughout the book from Adam Gazzaley, M.D., But focus and attention are fragile and we are easily distracted.

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. Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. In order to keep a learner engaged, we need to explore how the learner pays attention.

Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

Learningtogo

This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. You may already own a coloring book. You’ve almost certainly noticed these “adult” coloring books in the store or online. In fact, the New York Times recently recognized a growing trend for coloring books to appear on their best seller list.

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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. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. by Karin Rex, COTP.

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. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. by Karin Rex, COTP.

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Here are 20+ more books suggested by others. ” Design Alchemy : Author Roderick Sims suggested that I include “texts/resources that address Learning Design and not just Instructional Design” such as his own book. This book was positively reviewed in Educa tion Review. Other Books.

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brainYou need to talk to the elephant. You can read the entire article here.

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brainYou need to talk to the elephant. You can read the entire article here.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

KnowledgeOne

The thing is that it’s not a matter of deciding to take a break that makes our brain follow suit… The good news is that neuroscience has recently given us the keys to understanding better how we deplete our cognitive resources and what strategies we can use to replenish them.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The book includes practical tips on working with SMEs and avoiding interactivity and multimedia for the sake of being flashy. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field. Read my full review about this practical book.

What Does Your Brain Learn from Multi-tasking?

Learningtogo

Neuroscience has discovered what psychology long suspected – our brain doesn’t really perform multiple cognitive tasks at the same time. Rather, it switches attention between them, spending precious fractions of a second to re-orient to the new task at hand with each switch. Repeated multi-tasking could even be causing physical damage to your brain. Chances are that right now you’re multi-tasking as your attention keeps getting pulled in different directions.

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Hire the heart and train the brain

Litmos

Hire the heart and train the brain; this is an axiom that many of us have heard before. This means we must start paying attention and hire the heart and train the brain. . When reading is part of an assignment (such as an article review or book club) encourage the readers to debate, explore new paths and challenge assumptions in oral reports. The post Hire the heart and train the brain appeared first on Litmos.

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field, especially those who are current students or are switching to instructional design or training from another career.

Cheap books on learning worth the price

Jay Cross

and started devouring free books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I spend on average of $40 a month on hardcopy books, so this seems like a steal. Since I’m in the midst of writing a book on solo/DIY learning, I thought I might learn something from these freebies: 45 Elearning Tips and Tricks , by John Araiza. Brain training, speed reading, self hypnosis, mental clarity, the power of mind. The book tells about speed reading, but doesn’t explain how to do it. (It

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This Week in #TalkTech: Video Storytelling, Brain Games, and Idea Sharing

Bottom-Line Performance

Do you think video games could really help combat dementia and strengthen our brains? Do you believe in the power of video games to improve brain power? ” Designed right, video games play a valuable role in improving brain power! Video games may improve brain power in older adults. Every day, we produce millions of books’ worth of emails, tweets, blog posts and blog comments.

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3 Must-Read Neuroscience Books

eLearningMind

Instead, neuroscience is a complicated study of how the brain (and the nervous system) works and reacts to stimuli and situations. Sometimes referred to as “neurolearning” or its dastardly cousin “neuromarketing,” the study of the brain gives us insight into becoming more effective at what we do. The book also debunks many deep-rooted learning myths and replaces old ideas with a fresh, new look on how the brain reacts to different learning situations.

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Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

“Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. Hauke Heekeren, Professor of Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Emotions at the Freie Universität Berlin and Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, gave a brief summary of the function of the brain and the basic methods of neuroimaging. “We must be very careful interpreting the results of brain imaging,&# he warned.

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The Science of Learning: How To Gain Your Employee’s Attention

eLearningMind

Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Here are 5 things you can do in order to get your employee’s attention: 1. Attention and Pose a Challenge. Brains are extremely efficient, especially when it comes to working memory.

Book review: Now You See It

Jay Cross

Among the prizes I’ll be passing out at my webinar on Making Learning Stick on April 30: Cathy Davidson’s profound book on attention, Now You See It. Brain Science Psychology

4 Major Signs Your Leadership Skills Need Attention

Learnloft

If you are having to make every decision, start small and give away power so others can use the thing they were hired for, their brain. He is also the author of the upcoming book “The Welder Leader.” Imagine being physically and mentally disturbed by the thought of walking into work. This is the reality for too many employees, and it primarily stems from the incapable leaders they work under every day.

More brain exercise ideas

Take an e-Learning Break

link] Hoop Nut is an exercise that will test your auditory processing speed and ability to focus your attention. Radica Brain Games - low tech game for those not ready for a Nintendo DS The iBrain book also suggests some low tech ideas like learning how to play chess, taking up the tuba and volunteering at a local hospital. Tags: brain These are great - and they may spark some ideas for your own interactive exercises.

Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t. Similar, our attention is limited, and so if we’re focused in one place, we may forget or miss something else. However, we can program reminders or notifications that help us recall important events that we don’t want to miss, or draw our attention where needed.

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A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching. The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. Motivation Students Using Brain-based Teaching Strategies."

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. Scientists are finding ways to change the brain through intellectual exercises. People who are socially clumsy can be given exercises that improve their brain’s ability to read nonverbal clues. Havent yet read that brain plasticity book , but its on my list.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Learning theories are like fashions – they come and go, whereas the way the brain processes and stores information is fixed, changing only with evolution. Admittedly, the brain is still our most mysterious organ and much of how it works we can only guess at. Rule 1: Exercise boosts brain power.

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Brain rules #4

Clive on Learning

In case you haven't been following this blog, this series of postings looks at John Medina's book Brain Rules chapter by chapter, looking to see what the implications might be for workplace learning. Rule 4: We don't pay attention to boring things In this chapter, John Medina makes a number of hugely important points. " "Emotional arousal focuses attention on the gist of an experience at the expense of peripheral details."

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games for the Brain

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Games for the Brain These brain games are from Phillip Lenssen, via Dean at my company who was thinking about how we could use brain teasers or games to get a learner prepped to learn. Use your brain game as a pre-question to focus the learner on the programs learning objectives. Can I, um, have your attention, please? Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

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Brain rules #1

Clive on Learning

John Medina's excellent book Brain Rules has received quite a bit of attention already (see my original post based on the videos and online information I explored first on John's website , as well as Donald Clark's recent review ), but I've only just got round to reading it properly and I want to take a look at each of the twelve rules in a bit more detail. Experiments show that thinking skills are improved by exercise, which stimulates the flow if blood to the brain.

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Brain rule #8

Clive on Learning

Rule 8: Stressed brains don't learn the same way In this chapter, John Medina turns his attention to stress and the way this affects the brain. If the stress is not too severe, the brain performs better. My postings on Brain rules #1 , Brain rules #2 , Brain rules #3 , Brain rules #4 , Brain rules #5 , Brain rules #6 , Brain rules #7 The Brain Rules book The Brain Rules website.

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How Gamers Learn: The Game Player’s Brain

Growth Engineering

Games are rich in interactive elements which keep the player engaged and because they seldom come with a rule book, gamers have learned to think outside the box in order to solve the problems they encounter. It’s long been assumed that people learn by sitting still, keeping quiet and paying attention to the lesson. The post How Gamers Learn: The Game Player’s Brain appeared first on Growth Engineering.

GE TV: An Coppens on Engaging the Brain with Gamification

Growth Engineering

As if that wouldn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also an award-winning business coach, learning and development professional, author of multiple books , and globe-trotting speaker! Watch this interview to find out: How gamification helps the brain learn. As if that wouldn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also an award-winning business coach, learning and development professional, author of multiple books , and globe-trotting speaker. Welcome to a brand new episode of GE TV !

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The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior

Vignettes Learning

Are Our Brains Hardwired for Storytelling? million audiences and a prolific author who has written 34 books, Kendal Haven answers with a resounding yes! As a nationally recognized expert on story structure, Haven believes that our brains are hardwired for storytelling and that we're not just Home sapiens , we are Homo narratives. Kendal Haven on YOUR BRAIN ON STORIES: WHY YOU ARE HARDWIRED TO THINK AND LEARN THROUGH STORYTELLING People are willing to pay to be engaged.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Go Read a Book How many books did you read in 2007 that were not work or school related? Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? Reading brains work differently from listening ones. Cammy, Yea books!

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Book Review: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

E-learning Uncovered

I’ve read some really fantastic books and some not-so-wonderful books. She’s combined the industry research on how people learn with her personal experiences to create a book that’s easy to follow, and easy to pick up and put down as needed. If you pay close attention to one thing, and you’re not consciously looking for changes, you can very easily miss them. To paraphrase the book, repetition actually changes the brain.

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Your Body’s at Work, but Where’s Your Brain? What I Learned from Reading “The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life”

Pract.us

Based on this experience and research into meditation, cognition, and performance, he’s written the book to “remind you that life itself is nothing more than one long practice session, an endless effort to refine the motions, both physical and mental, that compose our days.”. The book has plenty of good advice, but he wraps it up with the “Four S’s.”. Learn to love the journey of achievement to reach more goals.

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Brain rules #4 – a challenge

Clive on Learning

Thanks to Stephen Downes for taking the trouble to provide a critique of my review of the fourth chapter of John Medina’s book Brain Rules. I presented these out of context and without any of the supporting evidence found in the book. "The more attention the brain pays to a given stimulus the more elaborately the information will be encoded - and retained." For two reasons: First of all, memory is not proportional to attention.

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How to Finally Write a Nonfiction Book that Helps You Get More Leads and Sales and Massively Impact the World with Julie Eason

LifterLMS

How to finally write a nonfiction book that helps you get more leads and sales and massively impact the world with Julie Eason is the topic of this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is an expert in writing books, and she helps ghost write books for people.

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