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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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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.

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. Both are means to make learning processes stronger and more effective. The brain of connections - Brains are not static, but dynamic and changing.

[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.

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. B: Brain’s Time Clock. S: Social Brain.

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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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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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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.

Cognitive Bias in Education: the Pygmalion Effect

KnowledgeOne

The Pygmalion effect is one of them, and the first step in preventing it is to know more about it. In 1968, psychologist Robert Rosenthal and school principal Lenore Jacobson published a book that caused a stir: Pygmalion in the Classroom. The adult brain learns best with stories.

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

While there are many dimensions that could be considered, for the sake of simplicity let’s characterize the two important ones as effectiveness of our learning and the engagement of the experience. If we map the space, we see that the lower left is the space of low engagement and low effectiveness. Moving up the diagram, however, towards increasing effectiveness, is an area that’s less populated. This is a cost-effective balance.

At the very heart of the feeling of personal effectiveness

KnowledgeOne

The two other notions that are, along with the feeling of personal effectiveness, at the basis of Bandura’s flagship theory are social modelling and self-regulation. ” Equally, individuals can feel effective in an activity without taking pride in it. Deciphering Attention.

What is Effective Leadership?

Everwise

Above all, the position demands that a leader be effective, but that becomes a rather complicated concept upon closer examination. When you distill down the wealth of information available, it appears that the behavior of effective leaders can be broken down into three major areas: what environment they create for their reports, which values they portray in their interactions with others, and how they relate to themselves. The post What is Effective Leadership?

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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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.

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. Its owner can solve problems more effectively and is more likely to retain information. Tags: Brain Rules research

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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.

Using advertising tricks to maximize training effectiveness

Matrix

Getting and holding learner attention has always been as important as having great content and getting the most reliable Subject Matter Experts to vouch for it. With people’s attentions spans dwindling, it’s paramount to get and hold their interest long enough to make both an impression and a point. Then the designers need to decide if they want it to appeal to the heart (drive emotion) or to the brain (provide a mind opening experience).

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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PowerPoint Best Practices for Delivering Effective Online Training

ePath Learning

But are PowerPoint courses really effective? This gradual learning process reflects how our brain filters and stores new information. When you have the learner’s attention, it can be tempting to add as many details or tips as you can. But the human brain can only process seven (plus or minus two) items at a time ( Miller’s Law ). The post PowerPoint Best Practices for Delivering Effective Online Training appeared first on ePath Learning

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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2017 – The Year of Progress and Purpose

Learning Rebels

Head to the bottom to go straight to the Book Giveaway! Without going all brain science on you – in short, scientists say that such behaviors, such as building in positive filters are a learned and conscious effort. The habit you’re looking for, is to find a way to communicate in a more effective and transparent way. The January 2017 Book Giveaway! the entry requirements will be different each week so pay attention. Third Week: The Brain Fog Mix.

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Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

A great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. In this post, and a short series of follow-up posts, we''re going to look at the visuals within some elearning courses created by Convergence Training and point out some visual techniques we''ve implemented from the book to make the courses more effective.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. Will it be a book? A comic book?”

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest

OpenSesame

Here’s the sixth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. In this post, we’ll discuss some techniques for creating visuals that add a “charge” to your training, grab attention, and make the material easier to remember later. Also, keep your eye out for the new book that she’s writing now; we’re sure it will be great when it’s ready. Charge the Brain Up.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. In the third instance, they were told to pay attention to both and respond to both.

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‘The brain and digital learning’: A review of Stella Collins’ new chapter

Elucidat

It goes without saying that digital tools, content and apps have the power to grab our attention and pull us in. Why are games having more impact on our brains than digital learning? These are just some of the questions explored in Stella Collins’ chapter on ‘The brain and digital learning’ in the new edition of Neuroscience for Learning and Development. Does L&D have the skills to design effective games? Pre-order the book here: [link].

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MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Margie has been a featured speaker at several ATD events and facilitates the ATD online course Essentials of Brain-Based Learning. Known as “The Brain Lady,” you are a self-described scholar-practitioner who is considered an expert on topics related to learning, specifically neuroscience.

Storytelling in Training

Unboxed

Whether it’s the book on your bedside table, an anecdote shared over coffee, or the latest drama on a favorite TV series, there’s something about a well-told story that captivates. When we employ the technique in training, we’re looking to capitalize both benefits: spreading knowledge to learners while holding their attention and engaging their interest. . Scientists have seen this come alive in brain scans of learners. Stories have a way of sticking with us.

Storytelling in Training

Unboxed

Whether it’s the book on your bedside table, an anecdote shared over coffee, or the latest drama on a favorite TV series, there’s something about a well-told story that captivates. When we employ the technique in training, we’re looking to capitalize both benefits: spreading knowledge to learners while holding their attention and engaging their interest. . Scientists have seen this come alive in brain scans of learners. Stories have a way of sticking with us.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Why don’t we just give learners a book and command them to read and learn? Brains switch off when we see a slide full of bullet points. Our brains are active for language processing but nothing else. When we hear stories, our brains light up all over–we experience a story as if we were part of it. Our brains are wired to learn from stories. It’s a narrative about cause and effect. Support attention. Brain Rules by John Medina.

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Brain rules – where does that leave us?

Clive on Learning

Followers of this blog will know that I have been reviewing John Medina's book Brain Rules chapter by chapter over the past three months. This has proved a rewarding experience for me, as it has forced me to explore the implications for each of John's main recommendations with much more thoroughness than would have been the case if I was skipping through the book for my own benefit - it's a bit like John set me twelve homework assignments! Tags: Brain Rules

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Brain rule #10

Clive on Learning

Rule 10: Vision trumps all other senses In chapter 10 of Brain Rules, John Medina makes the simple but nevertheless powerful point that pictures are worth a thousand words. We see with our brains. We actually experience our visual environment as a fully analysed opinio n about what the brain thinks is out there." " "If you think the brain has to devote to vision a lot of its precious thinking resources, you are right on the money.

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20 Myths about Learning at Work: Part 1

Pract.us

We are either left-brained or right-brained. People love to think of themselves as logical left-brainers or creative right-brainers, but their brains don’t agree. Turns out, we all just use our whole brains. We only use 10% of our brains. Speaking of the whole brain, remember when you were told that we only ever use 10% of our brains, except for Einstein? Brain training makes you smarter. Just don’t blame it on your brain.

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