Remove Brain Remove Cognitive Remove Innovation Remove Technology

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

In areas like finance, operations, and information technology, they prioritize investments, and look for continual improvement. And I’m wondering if a focus on cognitive science needs to be foregrounded. Innovation is the new watchword. That area is cognitive expertise.

A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. And therefore, I reckon L&D needs to know the cognitive background. Not at the neural level (there’s little of impact there ), but at the cognitive level.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Organizations are facing increasing disruptions, more information is available, and new technologies are making it easier and faster to compete. Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Part of the problem is that the traditional models of education and training aren’t brain-friendly, meaning that they are completely removed from how people actually learn. Here are some ways MOOCs promote brain-friendly training programs: No more long boring lectures.

Brain 153

MOOCs: Forging Diversity and Innovation

ID Reflections

The world of education, workplace learning, talent development – in short anyone and everyone connected with learning in some way – are talking, debating, evaluating, exploring, and generally trying to wrap their brains around this phenomenon called MOOCs.

Tan Le, Measuring Brain Activity: Second Day Keynote at #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Tan Le, Emotiv Technology (building brain-based computer interfaces), bio-sensing devices that track how the brain responds. In the Bay Area (San Francisco), a huge rate of change allowing scientists and innovators to tackle new problems.

17 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 15

Upside Learning

For all you Tech savvy folks, get the scoop on how technology wires the learning brain and how HTML 5 aids cross platform development. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? technologies.

Media 207

When Struggle Helps You Learn: The Mechanisms Behind Productive Failure


Here is the first in our new series of articles focused on learning research and innovation, in association with the EPFL’s (Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland) LEARN Center.

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.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 28, 2018

Mike Taylor

The Brain’s Autopilot Mechanism Steers Consciousness. This Scientific American article by Steve Ayan walks through the theory of the “predictive mind” – how consciousness only arises when the brain’s implicit expectations fail to materialize. According to this theory, higher cognitive processing can happen without consciousness. The regions of the brain responsible for the emotions and motives, not the cortex, direct our conscious attention. “Hope.

Organizational Psychology?

Clark Quinn

My background is psychology, specifically the cognitive kind (ok more cog sci than just psych, but still). And so I’ve been pushing the idea of doing a cognitive analysis of organizations, and incorporating new understandings of cognition in how we run our companies, and more.

GE TV: Elliott Masie on the Future of Learning Technologies

Growth Engineering

Learning technology innovations to look out for. I’m a big believer that digital technology gives us a way of collaborating socially that’s powerful. We go through a thing called ‘cognitive rehearsal’. We should use the technology to do it.

Masie 56

10 hot topic talks at Learning Technologies 2016

Sponge UK

Learning Technologies 2016 is just around the corner, and Europe’s leading L&D exhibition and conference is bigger than ever. Donald Taylor contrasted the old way of thinking about mobile learning with the modern approach made possible with advances in technology.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

The problem is as competition grows and the industry shrinks, we will see consolidation–as is typical in most technology industries. So while the self-paced, eLearning industry is declining, there is a shift occurring into other technologies. Death of Self-Pace eLearning.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

What people know about how (their own) cognitive processes operate is termed metacognition (cognition about cognitive processes). information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources.

DevLearn 2016: Must see sessions to spark your creativity

Sponge UK

BYOL: Know the Mind, Know the Learner: Applying Brain Science to Improve Training. For anyone interested in brain science who wants to get a good understanding of the most important principles, this session is a must. Learning innovation Thought leaders DevLearn

What can you learn from a chatbot?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

If I type 'discrimination' I get 3 articles (see image) The brain bot op Twitter. If you want to lead technological learning innovations you may experiment with it. elearning learning technologies

Employee Development in the Era of Screen Time

CLO Magazine

The corporate leaders of tomorrow have entered adulthood with this technology and research indicates that anything less is physiologically unrewarding. Historically, these have been complex and expensive tools, but this has changed drastically in the last five years thanks to technology.

Pipes 79

Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are embracing new platforms that are mobile-first, cloud based, drive voluntary learner engagement and incorporate advancements in cognitive science that map knowledge to how learners best acquire it.”. The LMS market has seen significant innovation over time.

Functional Stupidity at Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is much more than taking advantage of the various inbuilt cognitive biases with which behavioural economists are so obsessed. Companies that Spicer and Alvesson studied, hired smart people but then these people, because of company culture, were discouraged from using their brains.

Why Microlearning Works


They’re tired of using clunky technology to do mandatory training assignments. Traditional training is: Cognitively oppressive. There’s a limit to how much a brain can process in one sitting.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

In most organizations, performance measurement still focuses on celebrating the “lone wolf” individuals who they count on to find just the right data to inform great innovation and accomplishment. What’s Needed From the Next Generation of HR Technology.

This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

This article talks about a really important piece of UX design: Cognitive Fluency. Our brains find reading it more difficult, and this effect carries over into the way we interact with the site.” Yahoo Mail Background Annoys Users, Taxes Brains.

Yahoo 218

Intelligence Augmentation and Learning and Development


Artificial Intelligence (AI) – cognitive computing, machine learning, chatbots, etc – is hot. Intelligence Augmentation, as the name suggests, is about using technology to work with us. Cognitive Limitations. Our brains are powerful pattern-matchers. Technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. The last session on Friday I sat in on was "Its not innovative if it doesnt educate." I didnt learn anything new about the technologies or even how they are being used. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Train Your Brain with Games! How games stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. How playing immersive, exploratory games are a workout for the brain and can drive home on-the-job skills. How certain types of video increase cognitive load.

Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

Society’s best brains are saturated with immediate issues that become ever more complex, rather than reflecting on why we are doing this and what the long-term consequences will be.”. Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

What neuroscience has to say about organizational change


Globalization, increased competition, rapid technological changes, financial uncertainty, political unrest, changing workforce demographics, and many other constantly evolving factors are forcing organizations to change faster and differently than ever before.

Learning by SNIFFING: Are Learners Really Distracted or Are They Learning Differently? - Tip #135

Vignettes Learning

Rosen in The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World posits an interesting idea: Humans are hardwired to sniff out data. They argue that our brain is sensitive to interference and that this sensitivity is our brain’s fundamental vulnerability.

Brain 63

Need to change learning behaviors of trainees? Start with mental models


Mainly the phrase implies that people are set in their ways and tend to do everything according to the same pattern that leaves no room for creativity and innovation. The cognitive range of motion is limited and as a result poor decisions and a certain functional inability will occur.

Metaphors and learning: Why instructional designers should use metaphors in L&D content


The human brain is an amazing contraption that we have yet to figure out completely. Cognitive scientists have found that metaphors possess the ability to alter how people think and the way in which they respond. How does the brain ‘get’ metaphors?

7 Ways eLearning Visuals Benefit Online Learners


With the help of technology, these visual tools are more interactive and engaging than ever before. Bear in mind that the human brain absorbs visual content more effectively than textual information. Prevent Cognitive Overload. The brain processes visuals more rapidly.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. In this context, it is important to remember that technology is an enabler, an amplifier and connector. Today in the face of rapid change and technological evolution, this same model is failing us; it’s becoming a roadblock to seamless collaboration and flow of information.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning


It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. In this context, it is important to remember that technology is an enabler, an amplifier and connector.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?


Traditionally, employers have delivered training in-person, but today’s organizational leaders are wising up to the fact that, like it or not, technology plays a huge role in training. As time marches on, technology will likely be solely relied upon to meet training needs.