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. Instructional Design and Learning Design. Visual Design. Connie Malamed just published a new book, Visual Design Solutions.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

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.

Learning and the Brain

eLearning Brothers

Or are we all just using different terms to promote the need for aligning how our organizations work with how our brains work? However, that doesn’t mean we as instructional designers should ignore organizational psychology.

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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it

Matrix

Paying attention is no easy thing and grabbing and holding someone’s attention is even trickier. A fairly recent study calculated that the average attention span of a person has dropped from twelve to eight seconds, rendering us below the focusing capabilities of goldfish.

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.

Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

Learningtogo

They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. Your brain waves change from beta waves , which are highly focused on a decision and/or task, to alpha waves, which are associated with feelings of relaxation.

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How to capture and hold learners attention span

Matrix

On one hand, the latest word is that our attention span is growing shorter and shorter due to all the technological developments. So our attention span is not really the issue but rather how it is captured and held. The neuroscience of attention. Instructional Designers

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.

The Main Responsibility of Every Instructional Designer

InSync Training

Their brains must process a metaphorical mountain of information. Individuals consciously and subconsciously determine which stuff to pay attention to, and which to ignore. Virtually There Instructional DesignVirtually There session recap. Our learners have a lot going on.

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. Is this due, as other researchers suggest, to changes in the human brain, brought about by modern technologies such as television and the Internet? discussion of what we know about helping people pay attention. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Instructional Design Learning Research

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.

What is Instructional Design? Our Guide to Everything you Need to Know

Growth Engineering

Instructional design is the art of creating engaging training experiences. When producing training content you can cross your fingers and hope that your learners will come away with the right information, or you can put your instructional design hat on and make it happen!

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design

Matrix

The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant. Application for instructional design. Instructional Designers

Is Your Instructional Design Strategy Right For Your eLearning Project?

Zipboard

Implementing instruction and collaborating with Subject Matters Experts aside, the early stages of planning and designing an effective learning experience are influenced greatly by the Instructional Design strategy employed. What Instructional Design model is to be used?

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.

What Can eLearning Learn from “7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain?”

Integrated Learnings

A few weeks ago, a colleague pointed me to a recent talk, “ 7 Ways Video Games Reward the Brain ,” presented by Tom Chatfield. Bozarth explains how surprises grab our attention and make content memorable. 6-- Windows of enhanced attention. The idea is that an element of surprise or uncertainty sparks our curiosity, creating a “window of enhanced attention” in which we’re more likely to learn something and recall it later. By Shelley A. Gable.

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning

Matrix

Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10% of our brain capacity and that once a neuron dies, the brain loses it forever. And neuroscience placed the 10% usage of the brain right next to the other erroneous beliefs.

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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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Metaphors of Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I like the analogy Michele Martin uses: instructional design as cooking. Which is critical in both cooking and instructional design. Instructional Strategies?

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.

Are games the best brain-training tactics?

Matrix

The human brain is undoubtedly the most intricate machine on Earth. The more clearly our brain registers this information, the better we can respond to it and store it, so that we can remember it and use it at a later time. For instructional designers, the possibilities are limitless.

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Use Power Words to Grab Your Learner's Attention

SHIFT eLearning

Words are so powerful that they can change the way the brain perceives to make us act and feel. instructional design writing tipsWhy do you think film makers employ scriptwriters to write dialogs? Why can't anybody write an ad copy?

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Instruction is good, but not sufficient.

3 Reasons Why Your Brain Loves Animation for Learning

eLearningMind

But animation’s benefits go way beyond business and deep into the way your learners’ brains respond to different types of stimulation. And… almost 50% of your brain is involved in visual processing ! Animation Directs and Demands Attention. Animation functions for the brain in a similar way. When compared to a live action or photorealistic method, it’s much easier to direct learner attention using the simplistic and graphic foundation of animation.

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The Role Of Memory In Learning – Encoding

eLearning Industry

Instructional Design Brain Facts Cognitive Load Theory Learners Attention Long-Term Memory Short-Term MemoryAs we discussed in the previous blog article in this series, there are 3 main steps in the memory process: encoding, storing, and retrieving. Here, we will take a closer look at the first step—encoding—and its role in learning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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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. Typically they were designed for teaching students in classroom environments over a period of weeks and months.

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The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it

Matrix

Instructional designers need so much more than the specific technical skills and subject matter knowledge. They also need to market the training courses to employees , and before that, they should know how the human brain works during the learning process.

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