Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Experiencing eLearning

Better Beginnings: How to attract students’ attention in 30 seconds or less. Official description: Information overload, tripletasking, hyperchoice, and short attention spans are just a few of the symptoms of the modern client. Because so many forces compete for one’s focus, we often need to catch students’ attention in a matter of seconds. Can you grab your learners' attention faster than the water drop will hit the ground?

Is Microlearning the Future of Education?

mLevel

In today’s technology driven world, information is available at the touch of a button, or even a voice command. Whatever the subject, all it takes is a quick Google search and learners are faced with a deluge of information. This amount of information, while useful in many ways, also presents a unique and rather complex challenge: information overload. Presenting information to the learner in a myriad of formats also drives repetition.

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5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

It can be tricky to capture their attention or get them engaged by merely hearing your voice and seeing your slides. Don’t drag with facts I have learned, from my experience in doing webinars, that you immediately lose your audience’s attention the moment you start your presentation with facts. Don’t prolong Information overload is the bane of any audience. Capture your audience’s attention by providing ideas that are timely, highly contextual and relevant.

Is Microlearning the Future of Education?

mLevel

In today’s technology driven world, information is available at the touch of a button, or even a voice command. Whatever the subject, all it takes is a quick Google search and learners are faced with a deluge of information. This amount of information, while useful in many ways, also presents a unique and rather complex challenge: information overload. Presenting information to the learner in a myriad of formats also drives repetition.

How to author user content for your critical applications

Epilogue Systems

This complements their preference to skim your content as well as accommodates short attention spans. When adding additional information … Use clear language. Try to use active voice 85% of the time and passive voice 15%.

Why Your Employees Get Frustrated With eLearning (and How to Fix It!)

eLearning Brothers

A flat introduction that fails to hook their attention. Your introduction is your best chance to grab their attention and get them interested in learning what you want them to know. No matter what you hope to accomplish with your courses, if you fail to interest your students, they’ll retain next to no information and you can count your efforts wasted. This will get them paying attention as they search for clues in the information you’ve provided.

How to author eLearning content

Epilogue Systems

To help you better author your content so that it is in easy-to-digest chunks, follow these four tips: Prioritize the information: Create a content hierarchy and follow a logical progression of content (main points, primary supporting points/materials/visuals, followed by secondary supporting materials). Follow the “less is more” concept: Only include absolutely necessary and relevant information to help your users avoid information overload.

There are three vowels in 'learning' (and 'i' comes last)

Clive on Learning

Sometimes the intention is simply to provide information at the point of need, sometimes to stimulate reflection and discussion, sometimes to allow a learner to explore a subject in depth. In particular, I would argue, we need the right balance between three critical elements: information , in the form of our principal learning point(s)? Above all, we need to avoid information overload. Digital learning content comes in many forms.

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Best Practices for Creating Engaging Microlearning Content

Hurix Digital

In a fast-paced, digital world, it is bite-sized information that matters. And so, enterprises are now adopting microlearning content as a means to impart training to their employees and also to provide the information they need in a fraction of time.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information. I find that interesting because clearly they see the need to capture and deliver information and support in new ways in organizations.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. Given that unstructured data accounts for 80% of the data in the world, and we know much of that is from social media that gets special attention. 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload.

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Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

With attention spans reducing, engagement is more important now than it’s ever been as. Training is in endless competition with information overload from social media memes to mobile games. Furthermore, vital aspects of communication can never be fully replicated by text or image, such as tone of voice (I’m saying this with a smile in my voice, I promise!). Think more TEDTalk, less monotonous teacher voice and you’ll be well on your way to success!

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I somewhat wonder how much of that is true barriers as opposed to perceived barriers, and a recent HBR item talked about Hacking Work : When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive? It’s going to get a lot of attention this year, but it’s going to feel like a burden to most workplace learning professionals.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

How to effectively architect information for your elearning course - Free as in Freedom , February 6, 2010 As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. Cathy Moore’s action mapping framework is a great way to create lively elearning that allows you to include just the right amount of information in your elearning course. Planning to implement informal learning? Information Overload (5).

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010 This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Take This LMS and Shove It - Living in Learning , May 19, 2010 With the rapid shift to informal learning, the LMS is being dethroned as the center of the learning systems universe. Information overload is more serious than ever.&#.