This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

Using Decreasing Attention Spans to your Advantage

Origin Learning

We have been constantly bombarded with data-driven reports and survey-results that mark the sharp dip in learner attention-spans. These reports also highlight the reduced attention span among learners in the corporate world. Do you ever wonder why Facebook and Instagram are so popular?

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4 Ways to Boost Attention Intelligence (AQ) in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

The aggressive rise of technologies constantly demanding our attention and focus is changing the way we interact and relate. Consequently, attention quotient (AQ) is becoming just as important as IQ and EQ in determining professional and organizational success.

Competing for a Learner’s Attention

LearnDash

There are so many things that are competing for our attention. Same with Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, and so on. To combat this challenge you have to design your course in a way that holds user attention in short bursts. Online courses are pretty great.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

capture their attention? largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project. charter.

Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).  He’s citing another post on FaceBook and the Enterprise, where JP Rangaswami posits that Facebook can be used to allow individuals to track what their bosses are doing, as role models. I’m not sure Facebook is the right tool, but a combination of tools might make sense and Facebook’s APIs might make it possible.Â

Captions Increase Viewership for Facebook Video Ads by 12%

3Play Media

Facebook announced updates to its video ad features in reaction to an internal study of user behavior. One of the major changes to Facebook video ads is that they will auto-play with closed captions forced on. Captions increase view time for Facebook videos by 12%.

How to Lead the Facebook Generation

Mindflash

Gary Hamel, in his weekly WSJ.com blog, writes about the Facebook generation and ways fortune Fortune 500 companies aren’t prepared to deal with this new crop of workers. Training Help Uncategorized employees facebook management workers

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.

How to Add + Edit Facebook Automatic Captions to Video Ads

3Play Media

With the use of captivating visuals and a compelling story, Facebook video ads are a great way to convey important information to consumers. According to an advertising study conducted by Facebook, people watch an astounding 100 million hours of video on the social media platform every day.

7 Techniques to Capture Attention in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Regardless of the extent of your background in instructional design, I think just about everyone can agree that capturing learners’ attention at the start of an eLearning course (and engaging interest throughout) is critical. In the spirit of sharing some basic ideas while keeping this simple, below are seven techniques designers can use to capture learners’ attention at the start of an eLearning course. --1-- You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals.

The elearning attention span: How long should your project be?

Elucidat

So, how can you retain people’s attention and compete with other forms of digital content? TED curator Chris Anderson once said: “Eighteen minutes is long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention.”

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

One of a modern leader’s main responsibilities is to sift through the massive amounts of information that bombard him or her daily to get to what is truly important, what is trite and what requires immediate attention. How we connect — in person, through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or through other methods of online collaboration — says more about us than we may realize.

Are shorter attention spans hampering your best efforts In L&D?

looop

“According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer” The Daily Telegraph, 2015. There’s been a challenge to the belief that attention spans are shortening. “I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Can I, um, have your attention, please? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:10 PM Labels: facebook 11comments: Janet Clarey said. how cool that your mom is on facebook. I need to figure out what this facebook thing is all about."

What Amazing Thing The Facebook IPO Did!!!!

Mark Oehlert

YOU HEARD ABOUT FACEBOOK RIGHT???? You know, the little things that never garner the same attention or interest as a 5 billion dollar IPO.and now, back to FarmVille 5BILLION IPO!!!!! You know what changed? Nothing. Darfur? Peace in Middle East?

5 Digital Marketing Trends that will explode Your Brand Awareness

Your Training Edge

Attention is the new currency. In case you’re failing to get the right kind and amount of attention this year, you will certainly lose your chances to go against your competition without wasting an enormous amount of funds on ads and online marketing.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. And Ive joined a group: FaceBook for Business in which Ive posted some questions, gotten some answers, and been asked to participate in a beta test for a FaceBook widget. Ran across this article, The Psychology of FaceBook , which talks about the collecting of friends and relationships aspect of it all. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Facebook--Good for Your Memory: Twitter--Not So Much

Kapp Notes

A study recently released by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling found that using Facebook stretches a person's “working memory” (short-term or recent memory), while Twitter, YouTube and text messaging tend to weaken it. She states in the article, Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist The ''instant'' nature of texting, Twitter and YouTube was not healthy for working memory. ''On

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked." The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

20 Team Collaboration Tools For Remote Teams In 2020

Your Training Edge

Facebook Workplace. Facebook offers a robust option that includes all the power of Facebook groups, plus team-oriented options. Why We Love It: Cloud-based: Like regular Facebook, Workplace is always online via the browser or the mobile app. .

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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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time."

4 Ways to Jump Start an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

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. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. ARCS Attention Best Practices eLearning eLearning Blog Instructional Design By Shelley A. Gable. I’ve heard learners criticize eLearning lessons that have too much “extra” stuff at the beginning.

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Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

The point of the exercise was for us to share our thoughts, opinions and experiences with our followers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

After all, even an attentive learner may accidentally zone out when listening to a lecture or reading a passage for a second (or third, or fourth) time. This not only helps maintain learners' attention , but it can also help plant the knowledge more firmly into long-term memory and create more triggers to assist with recall later. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Engage Learners Emotionally in eLearning Experiences

Integrated Learnings

You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design eLearning Blog Video Leadership Training Feedback Workplace Learning Storytelling eLearning Motivation Attention By Shelley A. Gable. What was the last book. you couldn’t put down? The last movie. you couldn’t stop talking about? The last song you found yourself playing repeatedly?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. Everyone who has graduated from college since 2005 has a FaceBook account. Im not sure how this relates to danah boyds recent blog article on Viewing American class divisions through FaceBook and MySpace. A few people commented that MySpace is too garish; the FaceBook look and feel is more classic.

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

Integrated Learnings

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. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design eLearning Motivation AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable.

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George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Something that came to my attention about a year ago is our overuse of the word will. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Writing Tips eLearning AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable. Learners can be fickle, quickly slipping into distraction or boredom if we ask them to read too much. Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write.