5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn
Dashe & Thomson
MAY 28, 2014
If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. Learning Brain Rules
Your Brain on Learning
APRIL 6, 2017
When the brain learns, it acquires information through a person’s various senses, and this information travels along the synapses to the short-term memory. But only in roughly the past decade have conversations on how the brain learns appeared in talent management circles.
JUNE 30, 2015
One of the artifacts about how our brain works is that we compile knowledge away. As I push for better learning design, I’m regularly reminded that working with subject matter experts (SMEs) is critical, and problematic. What makes SMEs has implications that are challenging but also offers a uniquely valuable perspective. I want to review some of those challenges and opportunities in one go.
Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog
JANUARY 13, 2017
Brain fog. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus. Traditionally, our thoughts have been that brain fog is something that happens from time to time. Let’s help others empty their heads of brain fog.
Simple Brain Map
OCTOBER 7, 2012
Silence is Good for Your Brain
AUGUST 1, 2016
It’s stressless, calming, and it’s moments like these, writer Daniel Gross said in a July 2016 Nautilus article, that are actually good for the brain. Silence can create new brain cells. Silence forces the brain to create its owns “sounds.” That’s your brain retrieving a memory.
Brain Dead Spaces
APRIL 18, 2013
“There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom and cubicle.” ” Since most of us spend most of our time in them, it’s amazing we learn anything or get anything done, Check out John Medina’s new multimedia interactive website on brain and learning here.
Train the Brain to Eliminate Racism
JULY 14, 2016
Steven Stosny, founder of CompassionPower, said it is possible to train our brains to eliminate racist behaviors, thereby helping to make the workplace more accepting, diverse and amicable, one brain at a time. Kuzel : What is the “toddler brain”?
The Neuroscience of How E-Learning Blends Into Our Brain
DECEMBER 16, 2016
There is a reason why 77 percent of American companies offer online corporate training to improve the job skills and professional development of their employees. employees elearning self-paced learning employee engagement
3 Brain science insights about adult learning
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10% of our brain capacity and that once a neuron dies, the brain loses it forever. And neuroscience placed the 10% usage of the brain right next to the other erroneous beliefs.
Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow
MAY 26, 2016
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.
Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. The human brain has spotlights that switch our attention based on triggers sent from our senses. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.
Strain the Brain for Better Results
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog.
How to Growth Hack Your Brain Using Gamification and Neurolearning
MARCH 7, 2016
Whether they’re resistant to change or you want better executive buy-in, you can tap into learners’ (and leaders’) brains to help them see the light. By combining what we know about neurolearning and gamification, the brain might become one of the best sources of growth hacking yet.
Applying Brain Research
APRIL 25, 2016
In the 1990s, scientists began using Functional MRIs (fMRIs) to see how the brain functions. A fMRI is different than a normal MRI that looks at the structure of the brain. Check out John Medina’s website on brain rules. ” Brain Rules by John Medina.
MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?
Your Training Edge
JULY 3, 2015
Over the past few years, there has also been a huge amount of new research into the brain basis of learning, which has lead to a host of new and more effective teaching strategies. We’ll also look at some ways to effectively implement brain-based learning in MOOCs. Brains like novelty.
Non-invasive Brain Surgery
OCTOBER 28, 2015
The brain is arguably the most complex thing in the known universe. Well, we do know that the brain can rewire itself, if we do it right. And if we design learning, e.g. instruction, we can potentially change the brain without surgery. However, (and yes, this is my point) treating it as anything less than brain surgery (or rocket science), isn’t doing justice to what’s known and what’s to be done. Again, the brain is complex, and consequently so is learning design.
10 Tips to Train the Brain for High Performance
DECEMBER 29, 2016
This study threw light on the subject of brain training to increase mental ability. To yield better productivity, it is important that the learner’s brain is capable of grasping, interpreting and recalling all essential work information. Here are some ways to train your employees’ brains. Meditation: Push-Ups For the Brain Endless pressure at work can hamper the brain’s performance. Take Short Breaks Working continuously may cause improper brain functioning.
Your Brain Wants To Learn – Feed It!
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Our brains crave information. In a similar way that our bodies need exercise in order to stay fit and healthy, our brains require learning to stay sharp. While the act of learning is certainly beneficial it’s interesting to note that the type of new information we acquire has a varying impact on the brain. By way of example, learning a new language “exercises” the brain in a very specific way. Did you know that everyone enjoys learning?
Gaming is Good For Your Brain
JUNE 10, 2013
The proof is there when it comes to gaming and the positive impacts it can have on our brains, learning comprehension, and translating that learning into real behaviors. Educational games are increasing in popularity in both educational and corporate settings.
Brain science meets social media
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
FEBRUARY 5, 2012
Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations.
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2016
Go to any conference today in the workplace learning field and there are numerous sessions on neuroscience and brain-based learning. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. Research on brain-based learning and neuroscience.”
Infographic: How Does the Brain Retain Information?
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Despite centuries of scientific research, the inner workings of the brain remain somewhat of an unsolved mystery — especially the study of memory retention and the process of learning. Here, we’ve distilled some of these ideas into an infographic that your brain can comprehend. >
The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?
DECEMBER 14, 2011
One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.”
Bend your brain
Learning with e's
JANUARY 13, 2014
Don''t crack up Bend your brain See both sides Throw off your mental chains. But we are not calling for a revolution here - simply for students to learn how to ''bend their brains''.
5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses
DECEMBER 2, 2013
Ever wondered what’s going on in your learners’ brains as they’re working through your online training course? We have a few answers that will help you make your e-Learning course more brain-friendly and effective!
Exercise Does the Body — and the Brain — Good
JULY 26, 2016
In case you needed one, here’s another reason to exercise: a July study says mental and physical training can improve how your brain works. Many scientists caution against investing in online brain training products because the long-term impact is still uncertain.
Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players.
A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. 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."
3 Reasons Why Your Brain Loves Animation for Learning
MAY 9, 2016
But animation’s benefits go way beyond business and deep into the way your learners’ brains respond to different types of stimulation. And… almost 50% of your brain is involved in visual processing ! Animation functions for the brain in a similar way. That’s because the brain is better trained to look for and understand simpler images. Visual Metaphors Boost Brain Engagement. In fact, you might call metaphors the official language of the brain.
Your Brain on Boredom and How You Can Get Motivated Again
JULY 14, 2016
Fight boredom with brain-friendly strategies. Like other emotions, boredom arises from a particular state in your brain. A study published in the journal Brain and Cognition offers evidence to support their definition. Got that feeling?
Effects of Burnout on the Brain and on Cognitive Performance
Will at Work Learning
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Great Article: Burnout and the Brain by Alexandra Michel, writing in The Observer, a publication of The Association for Psychological Science. Major Findings: Stress may cause changes in the brain. Article link is here. Stress may cause problems with: attention. memory. creativity. problem-solving. working-memory problems in general. Will's Caveats: Studies were mostly correlational, so not clear whether there is cause-and-effect relationship.
How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals
JUNE 19, 2014
In his book, The Art of Changing the Brain , Dr. James Zull , notably suggested how David Kolb''s famous four-phase model of the learning cycle can be mapped into four major brain processes. After all, it''s what''s going on in the learners'' brains that matters the most.
Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success
APRIL 22, 2014
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. As the brain is both rational and emotional, it is important for course designers to create a balance between the two elements for effective eLearning development.