Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

Learning with e's

Conversely, there is little that piques our attention more than a sudden disruption to routine. Ultimately, both teams get to see all of the arguments, and the ensuing role play is often powerful, because they have focused keenly on the content.

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.

Why Mobile Learning Can Grab Millenials’ Attention


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.

The Science of Learning: How To Gain Your Employee’s Attention


Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Here are 5 things you can do in order to get your employee’s attention: 1. Attention and Pose a Challenge. The working memory only has so much capacity to pay attention.

Brain 25

5 Ways Video Role-Play Will Transform Your Training Effectiveness


One technique that deserves particular attention is video role-play; in fact, here are five ways in which utilizing online video coaching can transform your training effectiveness. Role-playing is particularly effective in sales training environments, due to the high-pressure situations reps can encounter. Through video role-playing, these situations can be better anticipated and learned. Video role-playing could be the exception.

Sales 19

Radically rethinking the role of L&D

Jane Hart

In July 2016 I read a number of blog posts and articles that argued the case for a radical rethink of the role of L&D in today’s workplace. Josh Bersin also writes how there now seems to be a clear recognition that L&D role needs to change, in Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs (HBR, 25 July). If you’d like to find out more and/or to share what you have been doing to radically rethink the role of L&D, then come and join us.

Roles 32

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Curators at museums lay out the best pieces in a manner that: Catch the viewers attention Tells a narrative that makes sense to the viewer (e.g., Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters.

The Role of the "New" Training Professional


In many organizations the role of the training professional has transformed; no longer focused on delivering training, today’s L&D professional is now a facilitator of learning who also serves as an information manager, a content curator, and a builder of learning communities. While the need to do that is not going away the role of trainers has expanded and shifted to meet the needs of today’s workplace.

Roles 27

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Below are the Nine Events of Instruction and the Do’s and Don’ts that must be kept in mind: STEP 1: GAIN ATTENTION. Gaining attention is inevitable for a course to take off successfully.

How to build a Serious Game: Actors and Their Roles


Role Play Games? Serious games in the eLearning environment are predominantly role playing. Stories with compelling characters successfully enthrall the five senses in the brain, capturing and retaining learner attention better and for longer periods.

Roles 32

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. It is not only the role of the teacher that has changed. The Role of the Teacher in the use of ICT.

Roles 29

ELM Expert Series: How To Teach Millennials With Minute Attention Spans To Be Transformational Leaders


We now seek impactful leadership roles, and more than half of us do it for purpose. Businesses need to craft leadership training that supports ever-shortening attention spans and lifestyle changes. Chief Learning Architect of eLearning Mind, Jack Makhlouf states, “Instead of overloading today’s already highly distracted workers, microlearning plays off of short attention spans and the power of retention through spaced out repetition of information.” .

Zooming In on Purpose-Driven Microlearning

CLO Magazine

That challenge is compounded by a diminished attention span. It is ultimately the role of learning and development professionals, not the technical tools, to connect the dots between well-designed content of any sort and the purpose for which it was created.

The Role of Style Guides in E-learning

CommLab India

Aesthetics play an important part in impressing and sustaining a learner’s attention. Inconsistencies have a way of gaining learner attention, that can often cast aspersions on the professional competencies of the course/module designer.

How to Write an Awesome Training Role-Play


You’re ready to start writing your new training role-play. And when you’re trying to create a role-play that doesn’t make your employees groan, starting can feel impossible. You don’t need to be a writer, or even know that much about writing to create a great role-play.

Doc 12

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


“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

How wearables might work to train employees in customer service roles

Spark Your Interest

First of all, let’s clarify what customer service roles considered for the purposes of this post. So, what’s the role for wearables? There are concerns about the role of wearables in the workplace, but they are a tool. I loved this post by @JulianStodd “ The Inexorable March in the Quantification of Me ” – and especially his closing line: It’s our role to explore: to think. This is part 3 of my series of posts on wearables.

Funny business

E-Learning Provocateur

All this got me thinking about the under-exploited role of comedy in education. As she explains, it can improve the learner’s attention, interest and memory retention, while simultaneously reducing their stress and interpersonal barriers they may be experiencing.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

This gives rise to the Attention Economy where the scarce resource is not distribution channels or information, the scarce resource is attention. If you think about the Long Tail graph, it works just as well when we substitute Attention instead of Sales.

Learners as producers

Learning with e's

There are many of course, but in this post I want to draw your attention to just 5 key areas which I believe educators need to pay attention to. Firstly, the traditional role of teachers is changing.

In the flow

Learning with e's

Games and gamification may offer students the fine equilibrium between boredom and anxiety, as will other forms of immersive learning such as role play, simulation and problem solving. This is number 6 in my blog series on major learning theories.

A Guided Approach To The Role Of ‘Emotions’ In eLearning


Role of Emotions in Online Learning. Many would say that knowledge is key to elearning but online course designers should clearly understand that emotions also play an integral role in the learning process. Are you aware that our emotions and learning are interlinked? Yes, they are.

Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

Suw Charman-Anderson is the catalyst behind Ada Lovelace Day , “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”. Suw described Lovelace as someone who understood that computers could do a lot more than crunch numbers. I think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology.

Employee engagement – the Australian dilemma: The role of coaching and and leadership styles

Learning Cafe

An “engaged” employee has a sense of attachment towards their organization: They invest themselves not only in their role, but also in the organisation as a whole. In February 2009 Fiona Smith reported in the Australian Financial on the most recent (till then) Gallup poll of 1000 workers.

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Intern Program?

CLO Magazine

“We recommend for every role that companies make sure there is some programmatic training for the student,” Parcells said. Two services that help match interns with employers contend that companies can get the most mileage with their internship programs if they teach interns skills they can’t get in college.

Grab Their Attention!


The previews roll, the music swells, and your favorite actors’ names appear in starring roles. Aren’t learners entitled to content that grabs their attention, involves them in the action, and engages their imagination and desire to do well? and are more likely to pay attention.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Vary activities to maintain interest and attention. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

How to Choose the Best Games for Your e-Learning Courses


Grab learners’ attention and keep them engaged with dynamic, interactive games in your online e-Learning courses. Game Types: Persistent state games, role-play games, adventure games, Judgment (management decisions, timing, ethics, hiring). Role-play games. Forum. Logins.

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

Dashe & Thomson

Going back to Brown and Thomas’ A New Culture of Learning , “students themselves are taking an active role in helping to create and mold [learning].”

Personify eLearning

Integrated Learnings

continues to command an increasingly prevalent role in our lives, it seems that our brains. Or, you might make the main character an experienced employee who takes the role of mentoring the learner. Instructional Design eLearning Blog Best Practices Writing Tips eLearning AttentionBy Shelley A. Gable. As technology. still respond better to a human touch. We can use this knowledge to help improve recall. from eLearning lessons. The research….

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The paper is called Smartphone Use, Work–Home Interference, and Burnout: A Diary Study on the Role of Recovery. and it derails their attention. This may be time conflict, role conflict or stress taken from work which makes it hard to relax at home.

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: more than telling people what to learn

Jane Hart

I was recently asked to summarise my thoughts on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it. So here it is Although people learn in many different ways, L&D has for a long time concentrated its attention on creating, delivering and managing courses.

10 eLearning Visual Design Tricks


Our Top 10 eLearning Visual Design Tricks If you’re an eLearning designer who believe that visuals play a secondary role in learning materials, you’re making a huge mistake.

A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive


What I see is social pressure to conform, to pay attention, to be mindful, and to try hard. That focus ensures that my one person is paying total attention. They want to train the other two successfully, too, as they have just demonstrated they are ready for a more managerial role. When I tie the training to their career, employees give their undivided attention. For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

The analysis that follows defines three skill areas, each encompassing four roles. Manager: Getting a solution to market requires a great deal of care and attention. Coach: The important role of the coach is already widely recognised. Skills define us.

Skills 188

Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

Consider these ideas: Tell a Realistic Story: Immediately immerse the learner in a story that sets up their role or plays out what happens when the desirable action for the course does or does not happen. Then, connect the dots and show them how it pertains to the content and their role.

Microlearning Madness: 25 Great Resources

Knowledge Guru

Learning trends such as mobile, gamification, game-based learning, performance support, use of learning science and interactive video are all attempts to capture learner attention and engage them on a deeper level.