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. The influx of smartphones and the tendency to immediately ‘Google’ and find answers has created two problems. One – memory capacity of learners is reducing and two – the dwindling attention spans.

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


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. AQ represents our ability to pay and sustain attention. Developing our attention span allows us to give people and problems at work the necessary focus. Space has a direct impact on our attention space.

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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.

How to Lead the Facebook Generation


Gary Hamel, in his weekly blog, writes about the Facebook generation and ways fortune Fortune 500 companies aren’t prepared to deal with this new crop of workers. There is one item in particular that caught my attention about these young workers: they expect leaders to serve rather than to preside. The problem is, workers are fed up with selfish leaders’ behavior, and no longer wish to serve a self-serving leader — not that they ever much did before.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

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 ?

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. The following week, learners complete another eLearning exercise of scenarios, this time moving toward more advanced problems. By Shelley A. Gable.

George Orwell's Advice for Writing eLearning Content

Integrated Learnings

Though highly interactive , problem-based eLearning can help maintain engagement, completing these activities usually requires learners to read words that we write. 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.

Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

1) Gain Attention + (3) Stimulate Recall. For instance, you might present a workplace problem that learners can partially solve with existing knowledge. This prompts them to practice what they already know, while drawing their attention to what they must learn to complete the resolution. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design Recall Prior Knowledge Gagne Scenario-Based Learning eLearning AttentionBy Shelley A.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


We have to make sure that we take advantage of the fact that they have short attention spans and we have to make sure that they are doing lessons in short little bursts. Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. Instead, I ask students what problem they want to solve. What problem spins in their head? What problem are they interested in?

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We have to make sure that we take advantage of the fact that they have short attention spans and we have to make sure that they are doing lessons in short little bursts. Or, a kid can be in his dorm room, think up a better way to create a social network of people as opposed to looking people up in a static library and you can create Facebook. Instead, I ask students what problem they want to solve. What problem spins in their head? What problem are they interested in?

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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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How to Use Social Media for E-Learning


Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Some of the most popular social media platforms that can be used as e-learning platforms are: Facebook. Facebook is heavily used as a learning platform since it is easily accessible and gives you opportunity to share any kind of information and files. The main downfall of Facebook is that it’s quite easy to get distracted by all the other posts and notifications going on.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 6

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

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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.

How to Boost Learner Engagement and Drive L&D Success


The problem is, we live in an age where attention is at a premium and learners have access to more information than they can consume. We can actually learn a lot from social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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. Sometimes I give it a jump-start by saying, “So the solution to this problem is…” And insights just start pouring out. That’s wow-worthy on its own and something the “I’m going to try to stay off Facebook for a month” crowd might find outright astonishing.

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

E-Learning Acupuncture

just brought another website to my attention. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Posted by Eric at 7:57 AM Reactions: Labels: animation , biology , content , simulation 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Eric A.

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates


With emails, tweets, notifications, and calls all vying for their attention, students often find it difficult to commit to watching an hour-long video or reading several pages of information. If you do not want to host your own forum, a Facebook Group can be very effective. When your students join a course Facebook Group, posts from the group will appear in their Facebook News Feeds.

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Boost your intelligence: 6 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

Your Training Edge

In the high paced lifestyle, many people forget to give their attention to their intelligence. If he or she faces any difficulties in any work, then they take that particular work as a challenge and always try to explore through the problems and their perfect solutions.

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.

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. ” Microsoft pays great attention to hiring the “right” people — workers who have a lot of energy and are innovative problem solvers. Think for a moment about the tech companies that we know and perhaps love. More importantly the ones that we know.

How to Market Your Online Course on a Budget


A Facebook page is not enough. Ways your learners can apply your course to their real-life problems. Start a Facebook business page, and invite contacts to follow it. Plus, if you want to run advertisements for your business on Facebook, you need a Facebook business account. Plan to run campaigns on Google AdWords first, and Facebook second. You’ll need to pay close attention to your metrics to understand what’s working and what isn’t.

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I’ve got your content right here

Clark Quinn

But their problem was really much simpler. They had a Facebook page, and a twitter account, and a blog they had a placeholder for, and they couldn’t figure out how they were going to populate these. They were naturally concerned about what to blog, what to put on the Facebook page, what they would tweet about, and how they’d get the content for it, and keep it up. One enthusiastic staff member was always sending emails about things they should pay attention to.

How to Motivate Your Employees for Learning and Development

Your Training Edge

While there are many reasons why employees are dissatisfied with their job, the skills shift in the market is one of the problems workers face today. With the rise of eLearning , it’s no longer a problem to choose the right online course for your employees. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook to keep in touch. As a corporate learning and development professional, you must know the importance of improving skills and obtaining knowledge for employees.

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

Web Courseworks

Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. That’s because engagement isn’t all that interesting to me from a theoretical perspective: if learners are paying attention and enjoy what they’re doing, they’re more likely to remember the content. You can see the ad on YouTube here , but this doesn’t replicate the fluid experience of the fully embedded ad on Facebook very well.

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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. With the Facebook groups and using hashtags, you can discuss the project and exchange ideas. Access use of social media distracts student’s attention. You may find some health issues by putting excess attention on the internet.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Another example, published in Nature in 2004, suggests that sleep can enhance performance in creative problem solving. in Germany trained subjects how to solve a math problem using a tedious method. Subjects practiced solving problems during the initial training session and again in another session 12 hours later. But there’s a twist: there was actually a much easier way to solve the problem, which the researchers did not teach to the participants. By Shelley A. Gable.

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators


If you want your course to be as good as it can possibly be, you will need to devote time to ensuring that all your materials are high-quality – this can be tough when you have a full-time job or a million other things vying for your attention. When you come up against a difficult problem in your online course creation process, do you find yourself opening up Facebook or Twitter?

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Early Electronic Performance Support Systems and intranets were the predecessors of modern help systems such as, YouTube, Wikipedia, or Google as well as collaboration, information sharing, and communication tools such as SharePoint, Slack, Basecamp, and Skype plus networking tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter. Motion sickness can still be a problem, but most people can tolerate it for periods of up to 30 minutes’ time.

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Ways to Improve Feedback from Employees and Customers

Your Training Edge

For example, the ability to “react” on Facebook, and not just like a post, now gives a deeper meaning to those emotional responses to your brand. In the business world, the most valued words your customers, as well as employees, can share with you are the ones you wish you would never hear.

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By the Numbers

The Performance Improvement Blog

She describes her own tendency to pay attention to the number of blog hits, Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and book sales, as if these numbers are a measure of her selfworth. a destination event) and then assumes that the problem is solved.

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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! More than 500 million internet users are consuming video content on Facebook every single day. • Just like Facebook, YouTube allows you to target your audience based on their location.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Take Your Social Media Strategy to the Next Level


Most brands you know have already built some kind of presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other social sites. You’ll notice many pages struggling to gain attention within all that crowd. Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter give you dashboards.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Our jobs are changing and the new generation isn’t paying attention to us! Not only are the business problems increasing in complexity, but the new generation has also introduced a new dynamic. They’ve broken the barriers and gained the attention of the C-Suite. As the decade progressed, Google opened the web’s potential and something called Facebook had changed the way this generation interacted.

But What About Aggregators and LMSs?

Intrepid by VitalSource

Kinda, but content aggregation platforms perpetuate the problems of content-focused learning. It’s the same reason many people join book clubs: knowing that others are paying attention and expecting engagement greatly raises the chances of both completing the material and thinking about it in a deeper, more thoughtful way. Giving learners a Facebook- or Twitter-esque way to voice their opinions can be useful, but it’s not collaborative.

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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