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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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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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).

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. These are some of my favorites, plus recommendations from readers of my blog. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The book includes practical tips on working with SMEs and avoiding interactivity and multimedia for the sake of being flashy. Read my full review about this practical book. Several people recommended this book.

What Does Your Brain Learn from Multi-tasking?

Learningtogo

Neuroscience has discovered what psychology long suspected – our brain doesn’t really perform multiple cognitive tasks at the same time. Repeated multi-tasking could even be causing physical damage to your brain. This realization has been the basis for multiple blog posts, articles and books urging us to become more productive through “ single tasking.” I actually started writing this particular post about three months ago. Sadly, our brains sometime lie to us.

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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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This Week in #TalkTech: Video Storytelling, Brain Games, and Idea Sharing

Bottom-Line Performance

Do you think video games could really help combat dementia and strengthen our brains? Do you believe in the power of video games to improve brain power? ” Designed right, video games play a valuable role in improving brain power! Video games may improve brain power in older adults. Turns out, we aren’t giving ourselves credit for all the writing we are actually doing!

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

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. Whether you’re starting out with brain science or updating your current list of ‘go-to’ gurus, this list has something for everyone. She also writes about general research into neuroscience in education.

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Summer Reading 2016

Learningtogo

Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. So I’m not going to regale you with all the studies that show how your brain benefits from a change in the daily routine and is recharged by traveling to different places. What I can do is commit to reading some really great books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while. Each of these books is well worth your time – enjoy!

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. Motivation Students Using Brain-based Teaching Strategies."

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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.

Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? I recently read an article called "The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing" by Kathleen M. Here's how she addresses those opening questions: By blending fictional and technical writing techniques with learning theory, we can craft written materials that both educate and entertain. By Shelley A Gable.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Go Read a Book How many books did you read in 2007 that were not work or school related? Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? Reading brains work differently from listening ones. Cammy, Yea books!

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" Visual Thinking, Imagery, and the Brain" (Eide Neurolearning Blog)

Mark Oehlert

Though two students sitting side-by-side in the same class may hear the same lecture, read the same book, and even master the same facts, the ways the do this - through visual, auditory, or perceptual imagery, may dramatically different from each other," reminds me of how we really work in this incredibly interdisciplinary field roughly denoted as "learning" and what an incredibly rich opportunity that is.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Blogging is the new Graduate School Im not the only one getting an informal masters degree out here. In a guest post on the Brazen Careerist, Ryan Healy writes, "maybe blogging is the new graduate school." Twentysomething: Blogging is the new Graduate School It’s ironic, though, because blogging is a way to deal with the biggest problem at the beginning of one’s career: No expertise. This is why more young people should blog.

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?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

» January 23, 2008 Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning. Yes, I am a book-loving geek. Even worse, I like bookstores better than I like libraries because I like to write in my books as I read and dog-ear pages and in general, rough them up a bit as I read them. Im also usually working on two or three books at a time, not because Im that smart but just because I usually have one staked out in a couple of different locations. books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): " Visual Thinking, Imagery, and the Brain" (Eide Neurolearning Blog)

Mark Oehlert

Their post mentions and links to a PDF of an article in press, entitled " What Brain Imaging Can Tell Us About Embodied Meaning ," by Marcel Just. One passage from the abstract is "A set of fMRI studies on visual imagery in sentence comprehension reveals both the perceptual-motor and the symbolic aspects of brain function that underlie language processing. books futures Web 2.0

Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design

CourseArc

Check out our video blog on the top ten ways to improve the design of your online course. Our brain sees words as lots of tiny pictures, and we have to identify certain features in the letters to be able to read them. We highly recommend John Medina’s website and book, Brain Rules. In the 1990s, researchers started using functional MRIs to learn more about the brain. This has completely changed what we know about the brain and learning.

Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog

Tony Karrer

Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You. I wanted to summarize, for everyone, the responses in a completely unbiased way. :) Most everyone, who has at least half a brain, and certainly most of the responses made it over that hurdle, came back and said more or less what Mark Oehlert said "My answer is.yes.and no." Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Blog 10.

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

Unicorn Training

Check out the classic Fighting Fantasy adventure books 'Sorcery' series. 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. Who discovered London through Monopoly, has picked up random general knowledge facts from Trivial Pursuit or has a better grasp of geography from Risk?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 29, 2007 Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere Karyn Romeis recent post echoed stuff thats been rolling around in my mind about blogging, professionalism, sharing, confidentiality, roles, boundaries, etc. So first -- why have I started blogging about e-Learning with, not a vengence, but at least with some passion? Why am I blogging about e-Learning, and not about my kids or gardening? I am blogging as an individual.

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post. So here it is: Blogs et al: Cathy Moore — her blog and The Elearning Blueprint. Tom Kuhlmann’s Rapid Elearning Blog and Articulate’s Elearning Heroes Community. Science Daily’s Mind & Brain feed. Books. John Medina’s Brain Rules. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work. Creating Passionate Users Blog.

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.

Anchors and Twists - making learning stick

Sticky Learning

It should come as no surprise to readers of my blog that I'm a fan of the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath - I mean where did I come up with my blog's name !? Unfortunately I'm unable to embed the video in my blog (well I could if I illegally copied it.) I suppose I'm using the idea of 'anchor and twist' as I'm writing this blog post. Remember anchor and twist when your designing your next learning program or writing a presentation!

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LearningBinge: Meet Margie Meacham

Learningtogo

Brain-aware Instructional design and performance improvement consultant Margie Meacham, “The Brain Lady,” is a scholar-practitioner in the field of education and learning and president of Learningtogo. In addition to her Brain Matters Blog on learningtogo.info, she also writes a popular blog for the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and has published her first book, Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience.

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ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

The eLearning Coach

She also writes on learning topics and is the author of the "Last Word" column for Training Magazine. Diane is the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series and is a regular contributor to the ATD Learning Technologies Blog.

Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Her blog. This is a beautiful book. It’s not accidental that we began to imagine our brains were linear, machine-like, inflexible, and subject to decay a hundred years ago; we came up with the assembly line and time clock at the same time. What confuses the brain delights the brain. Brain Science The Future

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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.

Scarcity or Abundance – It’s Your Choice

Learningtogo

Our brains can do funny things under stress, and the scarcity effect generates a highly stressful experience. Eventually, the stress physically harms your brain , leaving lasting effects that can be measured in lower IQ scores, weakened reasoning abilities and other losses that only exacerbate the problem. In their book, Scarcity , Mullainathan and Shafir explore a wide range of people experiencing the effects of scarcity. Your brain pays attention to self-talk.

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What I Learned from Dyslexia

Learningtogo

I loved reading to my youngest sister, because her books were easy for me to read and gave me confidence. I would re-write and refine my notes multiple times, before putting questions about the content on flash cards and practicing for tests. Rather than focusing on a single way to learn, I used every method I could think of – listening in class, making pictures, hard writing, verbal recitation, flash cards/games, teaching others to ensure that I knew the material myself.

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. . Check out this blog post for more tips: 4 Tips to Give Helpful Feedback to Your e-Learners. And if you just can’t get enough of this brain research, check out this blog post: Brain Power: How to Engage Your e-Learners.

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. That’s the power of giving your brain a problem to solve and getting out of the way. In her new book, Show Your Work , Dr. Jane Bozarth urges learning professionals to share their work in unfinished form, so that you can get feedback before investing too much time in producing a “finished” work. Write us and we’ll share your examples here.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? Tony came back talking about all the tools he uses as an extension of his brain. Late, we go back to our various storage facilities for all the hard-core processing we do with our brains. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

Motivation to Build Your Online Course

LearnDash

Some people take vacations, while other may just pick up a new book just to give their brain a rest. But when the vacation is over and the book is done – you have to find motivation to jump back into your online course project… and that can sometimes be extremely difficult! This blog post is a perfect example. I didn’t really know what I was going to write about originally but after a few sentences I have built up some momentum!

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