How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals

SHIFT eLearning

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.

8 Benefits You Didn’t Expect from Learning a New Language

Your Training Edge

Bilingualism is good for your brain. Another remarkable benefit of learning a foreign language is its positive impact on brain health. Psycholinguists admit that being bilingual may delay dementia and help recover after the consequences of brain injury. Our brain likes pleasure.

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I’ve been depressed. You?

Jay Cross

It was physical (the juices in my head) and mental (the belief-set that controls my interpretation of the world). Brain Science Just Jay Psychology I’ve been depressed.

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Boost your intelligence: 6 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

Your Training Edge

The effect of this is seen in your behavior. You have to keep your brain calm and should do meditation on a daily basis to gain the mental peace. Eat a brain-boosting Mediterranean diet. Avoid drinking tea, and you should consume fresh juices.

Five top tips to boost creativity

Clear Lessons

When you’re being creative, your brain releases dopamine, which is a natural antidepressant. Keeping your creative juices flowing can help you combat this, embrace change and feel more in control. This inner clock is embedded inside your brain. Five top tips to boost creativity.

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Book Writing Tips

Kapp Notes

My most recent book being “Play to Learn: Everything you Need to Know about Designing Effective Learning Games” co-authored with Sharon Boller. Recently a number of great folks I know in the L&D field have indicated they are working on a book.

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The Power of Surprise in Story-based design

Vignettes Learning

In effect, there is a flow of new ideas and it gives learners an opportunity to ‘stack experiences’. Surprise is like crack in your brain. The patterns of juice and water squirts were either predictable or completely unpredictable.

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4 Ways to Design Learning Spaces That Foster Engagement


Think about it: If you’re feeling totally uninspired, getting up, moving around, and maybe even finding a new place to sit could be a simple way to get juices flowing again. Certain colors actual stimulate brain function and can be used to encourage better learning.

How to Add Color and Use Creativity at Work

ej4 eLearning

So, since we all need to use creativity at work, whether you’re putting pen to paper, or pointer finger to mouse, we have to try different ways to get our creative juices flowing. It engages the other side of my brain and gives my creative side some downtime. • Keep your writing/creating tools nearby: Many famous writers started their best-selling works on napkins, but it couldn’t hurt to have something a little more permanent!

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Recording Games with Camtasia: Star Citizen

TechSmith Camtasia

Based on the premise of encouraging the sharing of fantastical and innovative ideas, it’s hard to go more than a moment on their site without encountering at least one wild beast of an idea that delivers a shot of imagination juice straight to your brain.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. View all posts by Barbara → ← Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew?

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology


Let’s take a look at these and get the creative juices flowing! Demonstrating how “grown-up games” can be effective learning tools. In this fierce employment landscape, we must exercise responsibility, manage our SMEs, and design only for learning effectiveness.”.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

So, relax and stop drinking Red Bull, that stuff rots your brain. To effectively calculate budget don’t just think today. To jump start the creative juices, I recommend using my vendor LMS analysis or Authoring Tool Details templates available on the site. Right now you may be sitting there reading the headline. You are anticipating a magical cure, because you are suffering from seeing some team named Dayton ruin your March Madness bracket. I hear you.

Sharing the Simple Life Transformation Through Courses, Books, and More with Veteran Gary Collins


I think the effect of coffee on sleep is the problem. Gary Collins: And it’s the chemicals actually crossing my blood brain barrier and it’s causing some weird psychological, I shouldn’t even say some neuro weird response that is unhealthy.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


This is the book you’ll want to keep on your desk and refer to when you’ve run out of juice or need a helping hand. From chess champions, star athletes to entrepreneurs and brain surgeons, Ericsson has searched to find the common themes that bind them together.

Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

TechSmith Camtasia

I also go to one of those "mega-churches" that has its own TV station and uses a lot of video during their services; so I pick the brains of the people that work there to get ideas on how I can or can't do something.

HP Is Playing Learning Games

CLO Magazine

These are effective when trying to focus on a specific aspect or behavior that requires making informed choices or integrating knowledge to certain situations, such as implementing the HP sales enablement tools and processes. “Neuroscience teaches that solving puzzles raises the brain level of dopamine — the juice that produces motivation and the feeling of reward.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Informal learning is effective because it is personal. Now it’s often more effective to take control by giving control, by letting “the invisible hand” self-organize worker learning. He is the author of numerous articles and white papers on eLearning and business effectiveness.