Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Nick Leffler

Attentions spans are shrinking, nobody can pay attention for more than a few seconds. Just to clear things up, an attention span is that thing that allows us to pay attention to something. Yup, we’re getting more selective about what we pay attention to.

Simple Ways to Deal with 9 Common Work Problems

Your Training Edge

Today’s organizations are faced with various types of problems regarding their employees. Among these problems, managers are mostly challenged by threats to their workers’ physical and mental health. Many common workplace problems are related to or caused by stress.

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Pernicious problems

Clark Quinn

What does matter is that there are two problems in their standard that indicate we still haven’t overcome some pernicious problems. Do you see the problem here? What you’re measuring here is a delta, and the problem is, you would expect a delta. This is evidence that our problems aren’t just in practice, they’re pernicious; they’re present in the mindset of even the supposed experts.

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.

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.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


Rather than trying to catch a continually running clock, research indicates you would be far better off focusing on attention management instead. Attention Management – A New Way for a New Workplace. What is attention management? Attention Management Tools.

How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Using Attentional Cues. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures. Attentional cues provide non?content

5 Ideas To Getting Online Learners’ Attention

eLearning Industry

Getting learners' attention and holding onto it is a problem that most course creators and educators face. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Best Practices Learners Attention Online Learners Online LearningSo what can they do to bring learners in and keep them engaged? This article lists down 5 ideas that could work. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Attention Management: Time Management with a Twist


A new workplace calls for new strategies to meet its needs, and the emphasis now is on attention management. What is attention management ? Instead of using time as the measurement, you use the attention you need to complete the tasks you prioritize as important.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

This hesitation and fear pose problems for women and for the success of companies. But Johnson said there is a larger problem than men in power fearing they will be exposed or accused of misconduct — and that’s retaining valuable women. “A

Why HR Should Pay Attention to Employee Development Plans

Your Training Edge

That’s why, today, companies pay more attention to their employees and they look to reward them in more ways, other than just giving them their agreed upon salary. For modern businesses, taking care of employees has become an essential thing.

Rediscovering Productivity Through Attention Management

Learning Wire

No matter how much you block out your calendar, your smartphone and email are always alerting you to something new that demands your attention. From Time Management to Attention Management. How you manage your time is only relevant to the extent that you also devote your attention.

Grab Learner Attention with Your Course Content


One of the inevitable battles online instructors face lies in retaining learner attention. If they’re working from home, they may also have children begging for attention, a partner asking for help, or a side hobby lying out in plain sight. Pose a problem. Most of us who love a good mystery would argue that it’s not the mystery itself that draws us in, but the problem it presents. Of course, problems don’t have to be mysteries.

Grab Their Attention!


Aren’t learners entitled to content that grabs their attention, involves them in the action, and engages their imagination and desire to do well? Here are some ideas: Grab their attention with a story, humor or drama. These articles could be woven into an attention grabbing story.

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-- By Shelley A. Gable.

Musings on completing a PBL MOOC about PBL (problem-based learning)

The eLearning Nomad

Early December I completed the MOOC ‘Problem-Based Learning: Principles and Design’ organised by Maastricht University: a course where participants “learn about PBL by doing PBL”. It talks about problem-based learning (PBL) as well as the PBL MOOC and MOOCs in general. I find this frustrating: looking for information should feed into the process of solving a real problem – it shouldn’t BE the process.

How to capture and hold learners attention span


On one hand, the latest word is that our attention span is growing shorter and shorter due to all the technological developments. Yet we have no problem binge watching our favorite shows and remembering everything and everybody in there – take Game of Thrones for example.

Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems.

The Problem With Praise


Halvorson explains their work with fifth graders: Every student got a relatively easy first set of problems to solve and were praised for their performance. Next, each student was given a very difficult set of problems… All were told that this time they had “done a lot worse.”

7 practical problems with VR for eLearning


It’s true that courses should be created with short attention spans in mind, but sometimes a course in a VR environment will take a little bit more time than the learner can take. The problem is that the novelty is actually distracting. Virtual reality (VR) is an incredible experience.

Regulatory Upheavals Coming? No Problem

CLO Magazine

It also set the tone that this was an important program, and that the company’s leaders were paying attention to their progress. In the mortgage industry the acronym TRID will send shivers down the straightest spine, and rightfully so.

The Amazon approach – Problem solving with elearning

Sponge UK

The world’s biggest retailer , Amazon has had to solve some of the biggest problems facing any business. We’re going to analyse their innovative ideas and show how an elearning approach can help you use the same techniques to solve some common business training problems.

How L&D can embrace digital to solve fundamental training problems


L&D departments can embrace the new and constantly developing digital technologies to solve — or at least better respond to — fundamental problems of training. Digital solutions are constantly being developed to solve exigent problems of any aspect of business.

The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it


In truth, the listening part is not the issue, the remembering (or absence of) is the real problem. Paying attention is no easy thing and grabbing and holding someone’s attention is even trickier. How attention relates to memory. Tips for getting learners’ attention.

Training Sales Reps, and the Selective Attention Challenge


Selective attention is an interesting behavior to study when it comes to salespeople. Basically, it’s deliberate, focused attention. The problem, as I see it, is that many salespeople focus their attention on what they want to see, rather than what’s really there.

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. But attention-grabbing e-learning is essential in today’s world. Here are four ways to design attention-grabbing e-learning.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

If your system has had problems with 3rd party web conferencing tools, tell me. I’m sitting down right now, but in a few seconds I’m going to stand up on my soapbox and. I’m tired of hearing the excuses. I’m tired of the arrogance of some salespeople.

Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewer’s Attention

TechSmith Camtasia

Then, zoom into 100% to focus attention on specific areas and make your text clear and readable. Then, when you bring the video into Camtasia, use callouts to direct viewer attention. This can help your viewers avoid playback problems.

The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation


The Harvard Business Review even mentions collective creativity, which alludes to the importance of creative individuals working together at every level of an organization, technical, artistic or otherwise, to create solutions to big problems.

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Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem


The problem at United, and most organizations for that matter, is that the only standard to follow for exceptions are cultural/environmental influences. The post Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem appeared first on mLevel.

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. Problem-solving. Plus, it feels good to solve a problem on your own.

Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?

From the Coleface

Let’s start by recognising a problem inherent to the conventional model of L&D, which I call the “interruption problem” To access L&D’s services, a learner is taken out of their workflow to go to a training course, webinar or e-learning module. Three of the main problems this generates are: Attention: organisations deploy significant bursts of authority or political capital to break the person away from their workflow in order to do the learning (e.g.

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How MagicboxTM Solves the Biggest E-Book Distribution Problems

Magic EdTech

On the other hand teachers and students run into a plethora of problems attempting to access their material and give up in exasperation. MagicBox TM can help publishers solve the biggest e-book distribution problems and enable them to succeed as a publisher. 5 Problems in E-Book Distribution. With a central location for e-books and assessments, students and staff can focus their attention on their education instead of trying to remember what platform they need to use.

What does the science of attention mean for e-learning?

Unicorn Training

Soren Kaplan, “Leapfrogging to innovation”, and Cathy Davidson “the Science of Attention”, bookended the Conference with great keynotes, very different but with notable common messages. falling in love with problems not solutions and “embracing stupidity”.

Solve problems with screencasting

E-Learning Acupuncture

In this particular course, the emphasis is on mathematical problem solving. When they deliver the course in class, they spent the first 15-20 minutes of each lecture thoroughly going over solutions from previously assigned homework problems.