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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?

Internet Trends & What they Mean for Accessibility

3Play Media

We live in the age of internet domination. 51% of the world’s population are internet users (a number that is more slowly climbing up than previous years as most of the people who are likely to be online are, well, already online). Internet Trend 3: Americans are Spending 6.3

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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. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris


Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Robin talks about how nothing is truly free on the internet. Facebook is financed by ads.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


The first thing we should talk about when we refer to technology and education is that 60% of the world still doesn’t have access to the internet. So, when we talk about the world, let’s think about it in three different categories: Regions that have good connectivity to the internet. Regions that have limited connectivity to the internet, and. Regions that have no connectivity to the internet. The internet is the new library.

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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. Heres my simple interpretation: Participants were presented with two inputs/problems, one visual the other auditory. At first, participants were instructed to only solve the mental rotation task (visual) and not pay attention to the sentence.

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Focus on What Matters Most

Marcia Conner

One tool that I learned to use if I’m dealing with a problem or a challenge is to write it out in a journal before I go to bed at night, getting clear on what the crux of the problem is. Conner : That’s quite a contrast to searching the Internet for every possible solution imaginable!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Carnegie-Mellon Shares Its Stuff!

E-Learning Acupuncture

just brought another website to my attention. The best part about the Carnegie-Melon project is that it is publicly available on the Internet. Technology Training Videos for Teachers ► July (2) Mobile Technology: Bigger than the Internet and th.

Effects of social media on your education and career growth

Your Training Edge

For a better understanding of technologies in people’s engagement through social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and many more), you need to expend your views on this track. You will get plenty of data for one topic if you use the internet or any social media platform.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones. Both Microsoft, Google, and Facebook would not be as successful as they are today if they hadn’t succeeded in both of these. Think for a moment about the tech companies that we know and perhaps love.

Local Business Video Marketing – 2020 Guide, Strategies, Statistics


If you think about it for a second, investing your time, attention, and money into a professional video that shows your location, products, and the venue’s atmosphere is a really wise and profitable choice for your long-term success.” If you’re one of those entrepreneurs, pay close attention!

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

iPods and Podcasts: The Touch, the Nano, the Shuffle, the Classic, you name it, versions of the iPod popped up and grabbed our attention in the noughties. They are there forever, and burying the past may prove to be a problem for many.

A List Of 3 Pros and Cons of MOOCs!

Your Training Edge

Other than what students would pay for their Internet connection, MOOCs are, by definition, free or almost free. Pro: Overcrowding Not A Problem. This seems a most worrisome potential problem in the usage of MOOCs. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Our conversation centered on whether or not companies should limit their employees’ use of the internet and social media while at work. Another friend stated that he wished his company would do more to limit his internet usage to keep him from getting distracted.

The 5 Tech Developments Changing The LMS


That old UX is a problem for modern learners. Every time you open an Internet browser, you have the human race’s collected knowledge at your fingertips. Workplace learning is evolving quickly.

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Using Webinars to Remotely Train Your Staff for as Little as Zero Cost


After all, training is something your staff can do from their homes with a computer or phone and an internet connection. A webinar uses similar technology to video conferencing platforms that enable you to conduct video calls over the internet with multiple people at the same time.

Why training does not get consumed and what can you do about it?


Smartphone users spend an average of 4 hours a day on their devices, but not on your content To be able to address the problem, let’s try and understand your audience. The challenge you have is stealing mindshare from apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest etc.,

7 best practices to create corporate training video content


This is where separating quality video content from the mediocre ones available on internet requires special attention. Are you trying to drag audience attention to your product by sharing a viral content or a motivational message?

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

What’s more, they are beginning to use it at an increasingly young age – a recent study from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop (producers of Sesame Street) found that 80% of children age 5 and under use the Internet at least once a week.

Why Explainer Videos Are the Perfect Tool for Increasing Conversions


Research shows that 90% of consumers state that this type of video is really helpful , because it quickly and concisely shows prospects what you do and the problem you solve without them having to read reams and reams of text.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Whether you are reading or listening, you’re also being distracted by the option your brain is not trying to pay attention to. My goal is to make sure that no matter the size of the project, each company that comes to us gets immediate, attentive, personal service.

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?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths


And our world, including the modern internet-based industries, has its share of myths, “old wives tales” and misinformation. that happen all the time between us and our Facebook/Twitter/etc friends. And with that, I’m off to post some videos of my cats on Facebook.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Navy’s new plan to crowd-source the Somali piracy problem may be even more revolutionary. Navy intends to sit back and watch what unfolds, taking advantage of thousands of minds to generate innovative approaches to a real-world problem.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology. Capture the attention of the target population of users within the enterprise.

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Tools That Took the EdTech Industry by Storm


Instead of taking notes, they are now occupied with surfing the Internet, scrolling on Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This simple website solves a problem that so many teachers face: attending to students waiting for their attention.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

With all of the competition for scarce attention time, it’s become received wisdom that surveys need to be short (like 5 questions short), or else the response rate will tank. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

With all of the competition for scarce attention time, it’s become received wisdom that surveys need to be short (like 5 questions short), or else the response rate will tank. But the problem that this survey fails to address is that the data set is already self-selected.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users


It’s in many ways similar to Facebook in that users can have profiles, add status messages, leave comments on other user profiles, and participate in groups. Micah: This is a hot topic too that people ask about, should I use Buddy press form or should I use Facebook.

Corporate Learning: Make It A Daily Habit In These 5 Ways


However, the problem with looking something up on the internet is the amount of outbound links or tabs that might distract your focus. Did you know the average attention span of a person is just 8 seconds?

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers


One of the most important hard skills a trainer should master is internet research. Or one that doesn’t pay attention to the concerns of a learner? Another effective training skill that’ll keep you organized problem-solving. and others aren’t ( looking at you, Facebook! ).

Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

To avoid this problem, companies must build significant financial and human resources into ERP project plans for communications, training, and other organizational change management activities.

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Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

Facebook now stores 140 billion photographs. July 2010 – the US time spent online – when it changed to open architecture where everyone is a publisher – that’s where Facebook usage starting far outstripping all the other sites. US is only #6 on the list of countries and numbers of internet users. This is a problem that we collectively get to solve. Steve says he often goes to Facebook now first to find people.) What things get your attention on a daily basis?

Curated Insights: Using Video to Drive Learning


Given his personal impact on the way we communicate, it’s a good idea to at least pay attention to what Mark thinks is coming down the pike. consume more than 10 hours of media every day when you take into account television, movies, and the rest of the internet. Thanks to the spiffy cameras in our pockets and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube, video is now a primary medium for everyday communication.

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Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

Dashe & Thomson

Avoid this problem by keeping your queries gentle, and remember – people not only need praise, but they deserve it for a job well-done. My goal is to make sure that no matter the size of the project, each company that comes to us gets immediate, attentive, personal service.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

Dashe & Thomson

Avoid this problem by keeping your queries gentle, and remember – people not only need praise, but they deserve it for a job well-done. My goal is to make sure that no matter the size of the project, each company that comes to us gets immediate, attentive, personal service.

How Course Creators Get Leads Through Content and Scale Revenue Through Smart Promotions with Marketing Professional Daniel Daines-Hutt


Once piece of content Daniel created was his guide about paid ads where he goes over everything you need to know about creating paid ads for platforms like Facebook. Well, I’ll give you some social proof upfront, so that people pay attention.