Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

That’s part of behavioral engagement. However, we can also support the cognitive and affective dimensions of engagement. Behavioral engagement. Behavioral engagement is the actions and behaviors people take during learning, which may support or hinder learning.

Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). I think it’s important to understand these cognitions, and their implications. First, I want to talk about situated cognition. The psychological models of thinking really started with the behavioral models. Cognitive psychology was a rebellion from this perspective. Associated with this was a new model of cognition.


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Cognitive Business

Clark Quinn

There are applications of cognitive science (including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, etc) to more areas of business than just L&D. I was recently reading how marketing has leveraged understanding of behavior change at a deep level. The post Cognitive Business appeared first on Learnlets. One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? His theory states that a continuous interaction exists between behaviors , personal factors and the environment.

Agile Microlearning Explained

COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1 2THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN OTTOLEARN COPYRIGHT © 2018 NEOVATION CORPORATION INTRODUCTION Disruptive technologies are critical to growth and success. ADAPTIVE TRAINING In the 1960s, when behavior scientists and educators first started.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context. The Situation Cognition Theory was first introduced by Brown, Collins, and Duguid in 1989, who suggest that learners should be immersed in eLearning activities and content that mimics real world situations.

Boost your intelligence: 6 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

Your Training Edge

Each has the different cognitive potential. By cognitive potential, we mean that the ability of the mind of an individual. Every person has the cognitive potential which can be judged by the IQ. So, to improve the cognitive potential, a person should have to keep some points in his or her mind. The effect of this is seen in your behavior. In today’s world, the health should be the primary concern to every person.

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Cognitive science research on learning, behavior change, and the development of expertise has provided a wealth of information. Marty is an expert on cognitive science and learning experience design. Practical Guidelines from Cognitive Science for Creating Awesome Learning. Don’t want to wait that long for the chance to talk to Marty about cognitive science and learning experience design? Blog Conferences eLearning Featured cognitive science

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior


The post Introduction to Cognitive Behavior appeared first on GO1 Learning. Human Resources Professional Development Social & Community cognitive behaviour Mental Health wellbeingDo you or does someone you know suffer from anxiety or depression? Struggling with mental health is more common than you think and it can affect you in your daily life, as well as in your workplace.

The Cognitive Learning Theory

Ed App

There are various aspects of the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT) all of which are important to consider when studying the cognition of individuals. The behaviorist theory is juxtaposed by the CLT as it has a single focus on observable behavior. Whereas the CLT pays attention to what the way of the learner’s mind and how it dictates behavior. The cognitive learning process is based on individuals cognitively processing input to result in a behaviour.

How The ABC Model Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Changed My Life

Dan Keckan

We falsely rationalize that an event (A) is responsible for how we feel or for the consequences (C). We aren't even aware that we have a rational belief (RB) or irrational belief (IRB) in between. In our ignorant minds, the model is simpler, it is the AC model.

Instructional Design Basics: 3 Types of Cognitive Load & How They Affect Learning and Learning Design

Convergence Training

In this Instructional Design Basics article, we’re going to look at the issue of cognitive load. What Is Cognitive Load? So cognitive load is the amount of work being done processing information in working memory. Some cognitive load is good. Germane Cognitive Load.

What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

Kapp Notes

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. To grasp subjects, learners need much more than abstract concepts and self-contained examples, they need to be exposed to the use of the information and cognitive tools in an authentic activity.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella. Consider the following simplified version of the cognitive science of learning to draw some important implications on what should happen in organizational learning. There we’ve already transcended the neural level and moved into the cognitive level.

10 Cognitive biases that hurt learning and 3 that help


E-learning modules are created and deployed in order to fill a learning gap or bring some skills forward and drive a certain desired behavior. It’s important to follow some steps before launching a course in order to make sure it has the best chances of succeeding in altering behaviors. Turn cognitive biases into opportunities. 10 Cognitive biases that hurt learning. 3 cognitive biases that can help learning.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? The theory throws light on how when people see a model performing a specific behavior, based on their observation they use this information to guide subsequent behaviors. By simply watching a model, it also prompts the observer to engage in a behavior they have learned in the past. How to Apply Social Cognitive Theory to eLearning?

Game-based meta-cognitive coaching

Clark Quinn

What naturally occurred to me was that you could put the same sort of meta-cognitive skill tutoring in a game environment, as you have to digitally create all the elements you’d need to track anyways for the game reasons, and it could be a layer on top. In a well-defined arena like a designed game environment, we can know the goals and possible actions, and start looking for patterns of behavior.

Why are people so dumb? (Cognitive Biases)

Usable Learning

Bob Sutton (author of the excellent Hard Facts on evidence-based management, and other books) has had a few great posts recently on intuition, self-knowledge and cognitive bias (among other things): In Flawed Self-Evaluations he talks about people’s tendencies to overestimate their own knowledge or skill, and that the less they know about an area, the more they overestimate their abilities.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs


We’ll be honest: There’s a huge difference between someone with a passing interest in neuroscience and someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes all things brain and behavior. From marketing to education, neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral experts are in high demand in the corporate world. Universities across the country are rising to the occasion by offering programs that focus heavily on behavioral and cognitive science.

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory


Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that uses the science of how the human brain processes information to inform the design of learning materials so they are easy to comprehend and remember. You have schemas for different types of concepts, like animal or vegetable, and behaviors, like riding a bike. Your ‘cognitive load’ is the amount of information your working memory can process at one time.

Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners


If at first these games were terribly simple, they quickly became very complex immersive worlds that not only entertain and engage but do a lot for the player’s cognitive development. And in depth behavioral research shows that games are capable of providing solutions for a variety of basic psychological needs. Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners. The post Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

Cognitive Tunnelling: How to Achieve Focus Through Stories

Vignettes Learning

Cognitive Tunneling When things are automated, our brains don’t have to monitor our environment. David Strayer , a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah, likens this scenario to the dimming of a spotlight representative of the brain’s attention span. Failure to transition from the former to the latter state results in cognitive tunneling, a “mental glitch” caused by automation. Cognitive tunneling then is misplaced focus.

Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box


LearningToGo Blog #gamicon2k18 #OLconf #slider AI Artificial Behaviorism Black Box brain cognition education Featured Intelligence Learning LMS memory neuroscience Psychology teaching technology trainingPerhaps one of the most unique characteristics of our species is our insatiable obsession with ourselves. Going back to the earliest examples of human cave art, we see evidence of our collective narcissism.

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Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link and Next Frontier In L&D

CLO Magazine

Measures of intelligence, such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, are designed to quantify intelligence by measuring cognitive abilities such as knowledge and abstract reasoning. I refer to this as “cognitive intelligence” because the emphasis is on cognitive processing. Until recently, corporate learning and development focused predominantly on cognitive intelligence training, also referred to as hard skills training. Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link.

Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations

The E-Learning Curve

Behaviorism Cognitivism Constructivism Instructional Design Learning Theory Bandura and Walters Bartlett behaviorism Cognitive Revolution e-learning instructional design Jonassen Piaget Skinner Social CognitionInstructional Design (ID) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of instruction and other learning experiences.

Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained

The Game Agency

Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained. It’s part game design knowledge and a lot of behavioral psychology. Cognitive bias is something we think about often. It’s very important to understand how cognitive bias work. Using my knowledge from creating commercial games and tutorial systems, I’ll be sharing a series of blog posts aimed at explaining the important relationship cognitive biases have on designing systems of learning.



Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.

It’s not about the ‘what.’ It’s about the ‘how’ and the ‘feel.’

CLO Magazine

In other words, they have the cognitive skills of leadership: They know the “what” — rules and regulations, etc. They must train in cognitive skills, behavioral skills and situational awareness to create any lasting result. People skills are behavioral skills.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change


Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. Maxfield suggests using questions and reflection to help people arrive at their own conclusions about how and why they might want to adopt a new behavior. That’s why simply demanding new behavior almost never works in the long term.

Changing Behaviors: Using Nudge Theory to Engage Your Learners

HT2 Labs

Originally defined by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in 2008, Nudge Theory proposes that, by shaping an environment through positive reinforcement and indirect suggestion, one can influence the behavior and decision-making of groups and individuals. A ‘nudge’ is an action that makes it more likely that an individual will make a particular choice, by altering the environment so that automatic cognitive processes are triggered to favour the desired outcome.

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques

Your Training Edge

Most students have a learning type- a way of receiving information that is optimal to their given personality and cognition. Faster Cognitive Development. Each sensory system has targets in the brain that stimulate cognitive function: Somatic/tactile learning promotes fine motor skills. Requiring no change of typing behavior, this up-and-coming tool makes typing more interactive and stimulating via the use of tactile character recognition.

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What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change


Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. Maxfield suggests using questions and reflection to help people arrive at their own conclusions about how and why they might want to adopt a new behavior. That’s why simply demanding new behavior almost never works in the long term.

Ten Words We Must Keep Saying About the Science of Learning (While We Still Can)


Behavior. Cognitive. LearningToGo Blog analytics behavior brain CDC cognitive Congress courage design diversity education evidence instructional design Learning neuroscience research science technology trainingVulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, science-based.

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

Instructional Design Learning Theory behaviorism Cognitive Revolution Cognitivism Constructivism e-learning instructional design learning theoryHow do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Designing Sustainable Behavior-Change with Habit Design (Michael Kim) #ASTD2014

Learning Visions

At Kairos Labs they partner with 100+ behavioral scientists. In Switch – Behavioral Economics – motivation and willpower is like riding the elephant. You have to think about where someone is on that wave when you introduce training or behavior change. Habit = unconscious behaviors. How does your brain form unconscious behaviors? It won’t create a behavior change. Tracking time is a second cognitive process.

Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box


The realization that the brain is key to understanding human behavior led to practices that might seem horrifying today, like drilling holes into the skull to treat depression, or “reading” the bumps on the head to understand the inner workings of the mind. Behaviorism and the Black Box. Skinner had no patience for attempts to study feelings or cognitive processes. We know the inputs (stimuli) and we know the outputs (behavior) and isn’t that enough?

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Brain Matters Featured in New Video


While it may not be as “sexy” as neuroscience right now, many cognitive psychology models have stood the test of time, allowing us to consistently predict human behavior. And check out David’s site , for great resources in cognitive psychology and this interview with me. I recently met David Webb , a noted psychology expert.

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