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Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book

Learningtogo

I’m so excited about my new book, The Brain Matters Coloring Book ! This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. The child needs to focus on the task at hand and finish the page, building self-management skills that will later make it easier to work math problems or write a school paper. If you have a child in your life, check out the free coloring page templates on the kid’s activities blog.

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Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

Learningtogo

This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. The child needs to focus on the task at hand and finish the page, building self-management skills that will later make it easier to work math problems or write a school paper. They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. You may already own a coloring book. Coloring is great for kids.

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning technology books (2). Virtual instructor-led training books (3). Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Motivation & Gamification books (5). Talent management books (3).

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. Then on Friday Judy Unrein discussed how the book can benefit instructional designers and Rich Mesch made us all hungry when he reminded us that just like Chocofication (adding chocolate to everything) is not a good idea, neither is gamification of all content a good idea. Week One Recap.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference. Blog this!

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Join the LearningToGo Six Question Challenge and Win a Free Book!

Learningtogo

This author, speaker, thought leader and Brain Matters keynote speaker recently wrote an article for Talent Management magazine called “6 Engaging Questions to Ask.” In these studies, participants were actually teaching their own brains to become more engaged with their work. Why is his technique so much more effective? By asking these questions every day, participants set a target for the brain. Once targeted, the brain becomes a powerful guided missile.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. Then on Friday Judy Unrein discussed how the book can benefit instructional designers and Rich Mesch made us all hungry when he reminded us that just like Chocofication (adding chocolate to everything) is not a good idea, neither is gamification of all content a good idea. Week One Recap.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind. Blog this!

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A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching. The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. B: Brain’s Time Clock. S: Social Brain.

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Having an understanding of research and evidence is essential for effective learning design. Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques. She also writes about general research into neuroscience in education.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. Then on Friday Judy Unrein discussed how the book can benefit instructional designers and Rich Mesch made us all hungry when he reminded us that just like Chocofication (adding chocolate to everything) is not a good idea, neither is gamification of all content a good idea.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. Will it be a book?

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest

OpenSesame

Here’s the sixth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. As a final reminder, the ideas below originated in the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. Also, keep your eye out for the new book that she’s writing now; we’re sure it will be great when it’s ready.

BLOG: Designing A Learning Game - Where Do You Start??

Unicorn Training

Check out the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure books 'Sorcery' series. The Abbreviation Game is designed to teach, so how did you decide on what method would work best to make the game most effective? At the time of writing, a colleague has just approached me to brag about their unbeatable high score in the Abbreviation Game. We all learn from games, even when we don't realise it.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Margie has been a featured speaker at several ATD events and facilitates the ATD online course Essentials of Brain-Based Learning. She also facilitates ATD ACLP certification courses and writes one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience. The human brain isn’t built for our world.

Stress Management Techniques that Keep You Centered and Make You an Effective Leader

Training Industry

Physical activity augments brain and body functions. Diane de Mere is a semi-retired corporate trainer whose first book, “Happy Tales: How to Manage Stress and Find Peace and Joy,” is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, WestBow Press and www.dianedemere.com. Living with her husband and Alaskan malamute in the Pacific Northwest, she writes a blog on stress management and supports the environment and animal rescue

Scarcity or Abundance – It’s Your Choice

Learningtogo

Originally documented in cognitive psychology, the scarcity effect is a well-known principle in economics and marketing, used to predict buyer behavior. Our brains can do funny things under stress, and the scarcity effect generates a highly stressful experience. Scarcity Thinking Can Have Long-Term Effects. The temporary effects of scarcity thinking often go away once the crisis is over, but what if you’re living under scarcity as a way of life?

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

He’s well known for his books , thought leadership, and conference speaking engagements. Connie, known online as the “eLearning Coach,” is the author of Visual Design Solutions , a top rated eLearning design book. Julie’s book, Design for How People Learn , is a must read for every instructional designer. Tony is best known in the eLearning industry for founding eLearning Learning , which pulls in blog posts from the most popular eLearning bloggers.

Four Reasons Staff Learn Better with Video Tutorials

Your Training Edge

In this blog, our assignment writing team has discussed the benefits of using video tutorials: Facilitates speedy learning. As per a study, it has been proved that our brain has the ability to permanently store the data that we receive through our senses. As videos can hold the students’ attention for a long time, they are more effective than reading and writing. Author’s Bio: Henry’s passion is to write blogs related to life.

The Secret to e-Learning Success and Happiness: Flow

Trivantis

Optimal experience is thus something we make happen,” writes Csikszentmihalyi in his book on using flow to achieve happiness: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. . For more help with this, plus a new way to look at goals, read this post: 4 Tips for Creating Effective e-Learning Objectives for Yourself. Check out this blog post for more tips: 4 Tips to Give Helpful Feedback to Your e-Learners.

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

I am so excited to be a stop on Connie Malamed’ s blog book tour. She already has one great book so I was anxiously waiting for her next one. This book contains all kinds of great tips and techniques for creating exciting and visually appealing eLearning. Connie is passionate about the field of L&D and is founder of the popular blog The eLearning Coach. So for this stop on her tour, I decided to ask her a few questions about her new book.

The Neuroscience of Mood Boards

Learningtogo

A Mood Board Gives Your Brain a Target. Once you’ve started your mood board, you are giving your brain a visual target. Suddenly I was analyzing TV commercials to see how I could recreate their visual effects. That’s the power of giving your brain a problem to solve and getting out of the way. There’s even a dedicated week to celebrate working out loud as well as numerous blogs, books and online communities dedicated to the subject. LearningToGo Blog

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearningArt

Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter , and is the author of Visual Design Solutions , the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals. I actually have a copy of her book on my desk and consider it a go-to resource, so now is your chance to get a copy too! Commercial templates can also be effective if the colors and the look and feel match the mood, content and audience. Collect design books for inspiration.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

ATDTK Presentation Resources from Friday Morning Presentation

Kapp Notes

I have also included instructions, in a slide deck that show how to write on a PowerPoint Slide as you are presenting. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Blog Posts of Interest. What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain. Books. Here are slides, links notes and other items of interest related to my presentation at ATD TK. First the slides. Solving the Case of the Disengaged Learner from Karl Kapp.

Music aids learning, but not unconditionally

Mitch Moldofsky

Willy Shakespeare A lot of ink has been spilled over the question of what effect music has on the brain. Oliver Sacks' book Musicophilia ("Music, Ophelia?") But three recent studies on the effects of music on learning should also have us tapping our collective toes.

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Keynote Resources for RECAP Conference #WCURECAP

Kapp Notes

8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Blog Posts of Interest. What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain. Here are some blog entries about preparing for the presentation in the spirit of “Show Your Work” Notes about Looking forward to DevLearn 2014 –Describes how the presentation was developed. Books. You can also check out my course on Grant Writing for Education.

NJEdge.net Storytelling and Gamification Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

I have also included instructions, in a slide deck that show how to write on a PowerPoint Slide as you are presenting. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Blog Posts of Interest. What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain. Books. Here are slides, links notes and other items of interest related to my presentation at NJEdge.net Gamification Conference.

Evaluation Reinforces Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

A New York Times article by Benedict Carey that I cited in my recent blog post about learning styles, also addresses the value of causing the brain to re-examine content that had been learned but then forgotten. Carey writes: No one knows for sure why. It may be that the brain, when it revisits material at a later time, has to relearn some of what it has absorbed before adding new stuff — and that that process is itself self-reinforcing.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Scribe videos also kindle viewer anticipation by inviting the brain to speculate about what is being drawn. Anticipation creates surprise which then rewards the brain with dopamine. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

How to Design Workplace Learning Like a Pro – Start with These 5 Dangerous Questions

eLearningArt

In fact, why not start here where you are, at the eLearningArt blog, doing some reading, learning, and inspiring? I can also wholeheartedly recommend Cammy Bean’s book, The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age, as a great beginner intro to the development of workplace learning. Don’t have time for a book? Write those things down, too. Posts blog

Learning While Online, Instead of Wasting Time

Training Industry

How much time do you spend each week reading blog posts, scanning articles, and rushing through e-books to get the highlights? Even if you take time to savor a well-written, hands-on book, you might only remember that you enjoyed what you read. Force-feeding your brain information will not make you smarter, wiser or more productive. Not enough brain parts are activated unless there is novelty; the brain can’t remember when it is bored.

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2015 ATD ICE Conference Slides & Resources

Kapp Notes

8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Blog Posts of Interest. What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain. Here are some blog entries about preparing for the presentation in the spirit of “Show Your Work” Notes about Looking forward to DevLearn 2014 –Describes how the presentation was developed. Books. You can also check out my course on Grant Writing for Education.

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Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

A more accurate title would be “Some Games Aren’t Effective at Making People Remember Content,” but that’s a lot less likely to grab attention. Before I continue, I want to say that I enjoyed her book, eLearning and the Science of Instruction , and I have found some of the research there valuable. an irrelevant treasure hunt, you’re adding cognitive load or at the least distracting the brain from the content. Our brains are wired for it.

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Training 2015 Conference Resources

Kapp Notes

I have also included instructions, in a slide deck that show how to write on a PowerPoint Slide as you are presenting. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Blog Posts of Interest. What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain. Books. Here are slides, links notes and other items of interest related to my presentation at Training 2015 Conference & Expo.

Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain. All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit. learning theory blogs ID

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Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain. All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit.

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NuggetHead Summary of Learning Solutions 2010

NuggetHead

Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources NuggetHead Summary of Learning Solutions 2010 by Kevin on April 7th, 2010 Better late than never, but I’ve been haggling over what to write about from my recent conference experience… I’ve been in this industry for quite some time, but only started attending conferences about 5-6 years ago. When I actually sat down to write, I changed my mind.

How to Add Videos to KITABOO eBook Platform

Kitaboo

Whether you’re running a blended, flipped, or pure eLearning course, educational video is an effective teaching tool. In this blog, we explore the benefits of including video content in the learning curriculum and how you can add videos to KITABOO’s interactive eBook platform.

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