eLearning: Attention, Attention!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module). Believe it or not, research has been done that says the attention span of a goldfish is actually 9 seconds.

Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

eLearning Industry

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.

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Competing for a Learner’s Attention


While there are probably varying degrees of “good”, an effective course by my definition has the following characteristics: It satisfies the stated objectives. There are so many things that are competing for our attention. Online courses are pretty great.

Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?


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.

5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content


Netflix can teach learning professionals a number of important lessons on how to capture their learner’s attention. 5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content: 1. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Don’t tell your learners when and where to learn.

4 Ways to Jump Start an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

I’ve heard learners criticize eLearning lessons that have too much “extra” stuff at the beginning. Think about all the material that some lessons place before the actual content: title slide, copyright and/or confidentiality statements, navigation instructions, learning objectives, etc. It can potentially add up to a lot of extra clicks (that learners may or may not actually pay attention to), which gets the activity off to a somewhat sluggish start. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Implementing The AGES Model For More Effective Training Delivery

eLearning Industry

The AGES model, which stands for Attention, Generation, Emotion, and Spacing, can help learning stick by utilizing lessons learned from neuroscience. Instructional Design Andragogy Brain Facts Instructional Design Models Learners Attention Spaced Learning

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

Effective Learning 3D Learning Learning Lessons Learned Simulations Virtual LearningOn being asked to write a blog post on my experience with virtual learning, our near obsessive interest, few years ago, with Virtual worlds and 3D Learning comes to mind.

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Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

Am I doing those things right when I design an eLearning lesson? Creating this type of flexibility can help initially gain attention and then maintain engagement of a variety of learners. Imagine opening a lesson with a scenario or case study. Instructional Design Learner-centric eLearning Blog Learning Style Best Practices Workplace Learning Writing Tips eLearning Visual Design AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

People always tweak the system One more thing: you have to pay attention to what you measure with your system / learning analytics. In the black mirror episode the system has very bad effects because people are going to judge each other. So be aware of the effect on people.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

Good To Great

Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy! She understands that these people are paying attention, they just do it in a different way from what speakers might be used to; this is their way of working and learning. This lady looked at me and made an assumption that I wasn’t paying attention – perhaps shopping online or browsing Facebook instead.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

A post from a couple weeks ago explained that there are instructional design models that offer formulas for assembling training in a way that captures learners’ attention, conveys content, and provides learners with an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on new skills. By Shelley A.

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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.

Using Endowed Progress Effect to Motivate Corporate Learners


The moment that the instructor spots the learners’ attention wavering, he or she changes the pace of the lesson, introduces activities or even makes the learners sit up with a surprise pop-quiz! Game based learning can also built using the endowed progress effect in many ways.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?


While it’s good that employers provide training for their employees, it doesn’t mean that training is always effective. It’s amazing how the same exact training content is more effective delivered through one method as opposed to another. Training is like oxygen to a company.

Organizational Training Lessons from Universities


Below, I’ve distilled the basics of several higher-ed transformation lessons that you can integrate into your training. However, the best of the academy say that “getting into the mistakes” is a highly effective instructional technique.

Best Practices for Effective Online Course Development

Hurix Digital

What are the instructional design planning practices, and how should course creators go about putting them in effect? This will let you grasp what your audience wants to learn and help you decide on the best presentation mode for each lesson. . People study for many reasons.

Significant Signs To Measure The Effectiveness Of Microlearning For Your Corporate Training Strategy


Microlearning presumes that modern learners have shorter attention spans and they retain less when information is delivered in big chunks. When organizations consider developing an effective online learning strategy, adopting the new workplace culture is the key.

5-Steps for Creating Effective Employee Training


The most effective training is unique to the problem at hand. The average attention span is in decline (12 seconds in the year 2000, today it is at 8 seconds). Keep this in mind when building out your lessons as well. Facility Growth – The least effective training for solving problems is a “one-and-done” effort. There can be a variety of reasons why an organization needs to create training for their employees.

Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Interactive Services

Designing effective learning experiences is both an art and a science that incorporates a number of strategies, including: Empathizing with learners’ challenges. Once you identify the gaps your learners are grappling with, design a solution that effectively addresses those gaps.

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt


Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Chris Badgett from LifterLMS has a great conversation with Kim in this episode about effective marketing for online course sites.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! These two images are very similar, but notice how the black-and-white treatment draws your attention and connects you to the message much more effectively than the first?

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

The Mobile Effect. Lesson 2: We are just getting started with mobile and mLearning — Despite all the advances we have already made in mobile in a fairly short period of time, ask anyone in the field and they will tell you we are just barely scratching the surface of what’s to come.

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How to build an effective online course

eLearning 24-7

Easy to find information on how to build an effective online course (aka as WBT). courses well or effectively. A course standard does a lot of things, but it is not a factor in terms of you either building a linear course (which is awful) or non-linear (which is why WBT is so effective over ILT). . Some folks like a lesson approach – which I can’t think of any adult learner that wants to see that. I thought it would be easy.

ELM Expert Series: How To Teach Millennials With Minute Attention Spans To Be Transformational Leaders


Surveys have also identified that we consider career mentors, rotations and externships to be the most effective ways to develop leadership skills. in addition to feedback and social interaction, leadership training can be an exceedingly effective way to train young leaders. . Businesses need to craft leadership training that supports ever-shortening attention spans and lifestyle changes. A decade has gone by since Millennials have begun our conquest of the job market.

Kill Boring eLearning with Story-Based Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In developing a small story-based lesson, it has to be short, snappy, succinct, easy to follow and effective in engaging learners and imparting knowledge. This is only a small section of possibly several course lessons. There are seven parts of the small Story-Based Lesson.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

Good To Great

Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy! She understands that these people are paying attention, they just do it in a different way from what speakers might be used to; this is their way of working and learning. This lady looked at me and made an assumption that I wasn’t paying attention – perhaps shopping online or browsing Facebook instead.

How Visual Arts Inspire Microlearning Lessons - Tip #201

Vignettes Learning

If you have an important lesson to share with your learners, how do you ensure that it sticks to their memories? Adding One Level of Exaggeration to Your Microlearning Lessons Exaggeration is a potent method of bringing learners’ attention to an important or critical message or lesson.

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

Convergence Training

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. Review of the Definition and Lessons. Conclusion: Lessons on Visual Communication from Comic Books for eLearning Design.

Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

As a result, the expectations for this type of content have risen and video creators are finding it more difficult than ever to ensure that their content is effective and engaging. Arrows, highlights, and frames that draw the viewers attention to a specific area of your content.

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Is Your Lesson Like the Sinking Titanic? - Tip #131

Vignettes Learning

We may have only several seconds to captivate their attention. Shocking statistics and interactive, well-designed and understandable data visualization are some of the effective approaches. 7 excellent ways to start a presentation and capture your audience’s attention.

Invisible Gorilla Strikes Again

The Performance Improvement Blog

This phenomenon of selective attention permeates our society. When I was a teenager, I along with others observed a socio-drama as part of a lesson in tolerance. Do they sometimes display "selective attention"? This time it’s radiologists.

Proven Strategy to Improve e-Learning Effectiveness


Without some sort of engagement, it becomes too easy for participants to surf the internet, answer email, or just plain not pay attention. The easiest (and most obvious way) is to require interaction with the module in order for the lesson to progress.

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. Learn more about creating an effective content strategy here.