Why A Micro Content Strategy Works And How Brain Science Supports This Learning Method

Dan Keckan

Microlearning ties into the wiring and function of the human brain. This article examines the connections between MicroLearning, brain science, attention spans, and Just-In-Time delivery. No matter the various learning styles and preferences, learning in smaller bites works.

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Our brain is never really at rest. Our brain is then in “default network” (DN) mode, the most important of the functional networks in the resting state, which is associated with our introspective mental activities. Learning and Forgetting: New Perspectives on the Brain.


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SME Brains

Clark Quinn

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.

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Finally! A Brain-Based Consultative Sales Program


Events Featured LearningToGo Blog brain brain-based classes neuroscience sales sales training workshopsWhen people think of certifications, they often think of taking a test. Consultative Sales Certification (CSC) is not about testing in the traditional sense. Instead, we focus on developing sales capability and performance that is based on neuroscience and customized for your team. Classes begin in October. .

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Leading Successful Change to Remote Training

Speaker: Dr. Britt Andreatta, PhD, CEO, 7th Mind, Inc.

This month, unprecedented numbers of workers have set up offices in their homes, in an attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Meetings that were previously being held in conference rooms have been moved to conference calls and online meetings. Whether you’re managing the impromptu digital transformation of your company, or training new employees at a distance, make time to join Dr. Britt Andreatta former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and author of several books on the brain science of success, as she covers how YOU can train remotely, and effectively, while supporting the flow of work.

Learning and the Brain

eLearning Brothers

Or are we all just using different terms to promote the need for aligning how our organizations work with how our brains work? Blog eLearning Featured brain learning neuroscience pyschologyThere’s a new movement called Organizational Psychology. It’s about using psychology to make sure you hire the right people, develop the people you have, and understand employee engagement. Sounds a lot like what L&D departments do, right?

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Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book


Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Publications Upcoming Events adult coloring book brain brain science color coloring book education instructional design Learning neuroscienceWhat color is your learning? Get the book and explore for yourself!

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Brain Rules for Classes


Brain Brain Rules Education elearning instructional design John Medina Learning brain rules presentationsOne of the biggest reasons people like learning online, especially late at night, is that it's a great way to get to sleep. Just joking.

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The Brain Science of Mentoring


Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Past Events Podcasts Presentations & Videos Webinars brain education leaders leadership leadership development Learning Margie Meacham mentor mentoring neuroscience neurosciences training VideoWhere will the next generation of leaders come from? Are they prepared for the significant challenges ahead?

Brain Boogie @ATD2015

Origin Learning

The human brain is full of mysteries! The Brain Boogie session by Dr. Andre Vermeulen , on Sunday, May 17 at ATD ICE 2015 was all about understanding this wonderful gift called the brain. Highlights of the session include “10 Brain Fitness Exercises to Rock Your Brain”. These exercises ranged from simple neurological relaxation workouts to physical brain fitness exercises such as brain gymnastics.

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From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!

5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn

Dashe & Thomson

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. The following “brain facts” will help provide a more thorough understanding of the mysterious muscle that is the brain. Learning Brain Rules

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Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’ It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple. The post Pick my brain?

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5 Brain-Based Approaches to Increase Retention


Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Upcoming Events #instructionaldesign brain brain science education elearning forgetting curve instructional design learn Learning Margie Meacham neuroscience trainingThursday, August 8, 2019 2:00pm EDT The moment they complete a course, each learner faces a crucial point of divergence. They will follow one of two tracks – learning or forgetting.

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Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book


I’m so excited about my new book, The Brain Matters Coloring Book ! They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. More recently, neuroscience has demonstrated that the act of coloring creates more connections between multiple areas of the brain, increasing cognitive function and warding off dementia. The post Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book appeared first on Learning To Go.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Brain Matters Featured in New Video


He’s given me this beautiful gift – a video he made to recommend my book, Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience , to his massive audience online. The post Brain Matters Featured in New Video appeared first on Learning To Go. I recently met David Webb , a noted psychology expert.

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Use Brain Science to Improve Your Online Courses

Client Engagement Academy

I’ve seen more entrepreneurs jumping on the online course bandwagon lately. And, time and time again, most of them make the same mistake. They figure creating an extraordinary course comes down to a mix of business savvy and subject matter expertise.

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Non-invasive Brain Surgery

Clark Quinn

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.

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Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog

Learning Rebels

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. As we move into the year of “Progress and Purpose” we cannot forget the body and the brain. Our brains are trying to tell us something when we experience those brain farts, but what exactly? Fix the Brain Fog.

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Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Join Margie Meacham for a webinar breaking down the neuroscience behind microlearning, and providing a step-by-step method for reviewing and converting existing content.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions


Featured LearningToGo Blog brain change diet fitness neuroscience new year Psychology resolutionIf you are one of the many people make a New Year’s resolution, your should know this.

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Train Your Brain with Games

eLearning Brothers

How games stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. How playing immersive, exploratory games is a workout for the brain and can drive home on-the-job skills. The post Train Your Brain with Games appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Our eLearning Rockstars Stage was the place to be at DevLearn 2017. We knew the information would be extremely useful to many people so we made sure to record each session and make it available to you!

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Finally! A Brain-Based Consultative Sales Program


A Brain-Based Consultative Sales Program appeared first on Learning To Go. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog brain brain-based classes neuroscience sales sales training workshopsWhen people think of certifications, they often think of taking a test. Consultative Sales Certification (CSC) is not about testing in the traditional sense. Instead, we focus on developing sales capability and performance that is based on neuroscience and customized for your team.

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Common Brain-Based Presenting Questions Answered

InSync Training

Virtually There session recap. At some point in your career, you will have to give a presentation or run a meeting. If you work in the Learning & Development space, there’s a good chance you will have to facilitate training content.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

information multiple times in a small timespan, the brain. The brain stores infrequently accessed information in short-term. memory, so by exercising the information at increasing intervals, learners are training the brain to store the information in long-term.

The "Brains" Behind the Brains


Someone with brains. Every once in a while (for me more often than most, I’m sure), don’t you stop and think, “Who came up with that? ” or “HOW in the world does this work?” And the answer is always – someone smart. And lots of them

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Risk and the Brain – The Neuroscience of Risk Management


What does your brain know about calculating risk? In this presentation, we’ll discuss: How the human brain evaluates risk Why the human brain is such a poor instrument for judging risk The difference between perceived and […]. Events Featured LearningToGo Blog Upcoming Events Bayesian brain CPCU neuroscience riskI’ll be talking about the Neuroscience of Risk Management with the members of The CPCU Society on September 8.

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Always Said The Brain Rules!


I always knew that it’s all in my head, that my brain ruled and not my heart. It’s taken years of work in the Neurosciences to get to the point where they are realizing that they hardly know anything at all about the way the brain really works. John Medina, author of Brain Rules, is [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education instructional design John Medina Learning

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Quinnsights: Changing Nature and Unchanging Brains

Learning Solutions Magazine

Quinnsights: Changing Nature and Unchanging Brains. clark-quinn. Thu, 01/02/2020 - 00:00

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool?

Gamification: What are Video Games Doing to Our Brains?

Growth Engineering

The effect of video games of the brain is popular dinner party chat. But what does the research actually suggest is happening to your brain? The post Gamification: What are Video Games Doing to Our Brains? Brain Science Gamification Gamers Gaming

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30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 12: World Brain Day

Learning Rebels

. It’s day 12 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – World Brain day. National Hot Dog Day , Donut Day , and Dog Day – well, today is World Brain Day. When I got this email about World Brain Day and what we can do to strengthen the mind and brain cells, I was all in. Feed your Brain. Use Your Social Brain Wisely. For me this has freed up important brain space. Create Brain Friendly Playlists.

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Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!


Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Brain functioning related to learning is the same in adults and children. Read more: Learning and Forgetting: New Perspectives on the Brain.

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Brain as Prediction Machine

Usable Learning

So I’m really interested right now in how the brain operates as a prediction machine. Basically, one of our core brain functions seems to be guessing what is going to happen next. Here are some interesting things I’ve been looking at regarding this: How your brain hallucinates your conscious reality by Anil Seth: How our brains use embodied simulation to construct meaning: [link] (from Benjamin Bergen’s book Louder Than Words ).

3 Brain Tips for Smarter Training

Reflection Software

Our brains are capable of AMAZING things! As instructional designers, knowing a little bit about how our brains work can help us ensure our training sticks and that the knowledge that we are imparting can be successfully applied by our learners.

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Brain matters

Jay Cross

Educators from Around the World Discuss How to Make Everyone a Genius at Brain Matters 2015: Bring Out Your Inner Genius. Tuesday, November 10 at 9:00 AM EST and Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 AM EST. Author Margie Meacham will present Brain Matters 2015: Bring Out Your Inner Genius , an online conference, on Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Attendees will get a deeper understanding of their own brains and some practical tips for achieving peak performance.

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