Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Because the brain thinks conversation is important, it remembers the content better. Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Its winter here in New England. A time when this womans thoughts turn to knitting. Or, rather, the desire to be a knitter.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. Given that the emotional element is relevant then Im with Clark Quinn here. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are you emotional about your e-Learning? Do you understand what tapping into that emotional component means?

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. Scientists are finding ways to change the brain through intellectual exercises. People who are socially clumsy can be given exercises that improve their brain’s ability to read nonverbal clues. Im a believer in this stuff. Me brain feels very, very small.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): What if "This is your brain on drugs".was a good thing?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 25, 2008 What if "This is your brain on drugs".was Ive added Stephanie West Allens " Brains on Purpose " blog to my Netvibes - the subtitle of the blog is "Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution."

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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. I think Im going to go read the full article and then probably look at this again.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning from Observation

Learning Visions

A study is cited in which researchers looked at brain activity while subjects learned how to build a structure with Tinker Toys. Im no neuroscientist, but these kinds of images get me excited -- seeing which areas of the brain light up. The brain does indeed pay attention. Games for the Brain Super-Close Google Map Zooms Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adul.

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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. So now Im sold on the values of social networking tools and Web 2.0. And I realized that Im no longer a beginner. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Dead and yet quite alive. More committed to the power of blogging than ever.

How to Help Your Employees L-O-V-E Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

In her article The Role of Emotions in Learning , she wrote, “When the limbic system interprets a situation as being ‘safe’, it facilitates learning by releasing another set of chemicals that open the higher cognitive centers of the brain, namely, the cortical region. Learning management systems (LMSs) associated with the IMS Learning Consortium have access to Voice Thread as well as other groundbreaking features that humanize eLearning.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Oddly enough, however, it’s a rare day when you hear people say “I learn so much better when my brain is trying to do two things at once.” Whether you are reading or listening, you’re also being distracted by the option your brain is not trying to pay attention to. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Reality of Multitasking

CLO Magazine

Researchers focus on the human brain’s ability to multitask, while practitioners focus on the impact of multitasking the workplace. First, the human brain is not capable of performing more than one task at the same time. However, research indicates that the brain can be trained to do so efficiently and effectively. Last, age plays a role in the brain’s ability to manage tasks. Multitasking is a hot topic for researchers and practitioners alike.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth). Im interested in personalities -- hearing from some of the notables in our little blogging community.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

My brain has a hard time these days parsing dense theory. Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Cammy, Im glad to hear you so revved up. Jane -- In theory, Im not against theory. Im still of that mindset. Now Im reading Cold Spring Harbor. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. Use a chatbot in the most frequently used IM tool in your organization to answer questions a routine sort of "Ask HR". I have my office on the first floor of our house and therefore I use a Wifi homeplug to strengthen the WiFi signal from the groundfloor. A week ago, suddenly the signal dropped. The homeplug didn't work anymore.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Putting everything together accordingly reads like this: Web 2.0 = Engagement = Productivity = $$$. While Nancy’s post is not directly focused on corporate learning, she notes that one of the major benefits of internal social media use is its effect on streamlining operations, which can certainly be said for how social media can streamline knowledge uptake and act as an “ exo-brain ,” for the overworked employee.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Im not talking about the quantity of my friends, but rather the breadth and depth. Im not sure if there was a specific tipping point for me, but I was certainly amused when one of my friends informed me that Im personally responsible for making her waste more time on Facebook than she ever thought possible. Shes justifying it by arguing that playing word games will keep her brain active. Christy -- Im all for games increasing brain power.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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

Learning Visions

To work out my thoughts and ideas (hey, Im an extrovert -- I need to talk about whats going on in my head in order to process it and take it to the next level). Im a new blogger -- not fully evolved). At least, I would hope thats what Im doing. Im trembling with excitement (perhaps naively so), having never had the opportunity to attend an industry-related trade show. Im excited to meet people whose blogs I have been reading.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: classroom training , Informal Learning , instructor-led training , LMS , project management , Wikis About Jim Im a Project Manager for Dashe & Thomson, focused on getting the best results for clients whether big (Fortune 500) or small (Fortune 500,000).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping)

Learning Visions

Often I have two small kids in tow or Im trying to check ten things off a list during my lunch hour. A good aggregator (like Stephen Downes) will get me the info I need so Im not missing the really juicy stuff. I may even just skip it completely, thinking Ill come back to it later when my brain is less full. Im sure many of you are the same. Im off looking at the new interesting thing in a heartbeat. Im sure someday I will develop laser sharp focus.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: classroom training , Informal Learning , instructor-led training , LMS , project management , Wikis About Jim Im a Project Manager for Dashe & Thomson, focused on getting the best results for clients whether big (Fortune 500) or small (Fortune 500,000).

Rx for SMEs

Dashe & Thomson

The SME can then visit the site when they have time and do a structured brain-dump. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. View all posts by Jolene → ← Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The SME can then visit the site when they have time and do a structured brain-dump. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. View all posts by Jolene → ← Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

For various reasons, Im not going to go back to school to get a Masters Degree in instructional design. But I firmly believe that this journey Im on is giving me the experience and educational equivalent (if not better) than a formal M.Ed. Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. So its interesting to think about this underadditive effect where "total brain activation goes down" if presenting in both visual and auditory at the same time. Popular belief about TV is the same: TV supposedly depresses brain function because its so passive. Im not sure what to make of it, honestly. Im way out of practice.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question

Learning Visions

And this is definitely not one of those things that Im learning for the first time, but here goes: Motivation is everything! Now granted, the plastic brain of a 4 1/2 year old is pretty different than your average adult learners brain. Im primed and ready. I agree--totally cool and Im not even the proud mama! Im not sure learning takes place at all when things are easy; thats more the realm of routine application of things already learned.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

So, what do I do if Im not doing that? Im not such an anal person, so this isnt my favorite thing in the world. And Im really excited about the project Im working on. Im sure its not an insult, but I just dont think Id be so comfortable having that on my business card :) 9:03 AM ahsigmon said. How about VP, Interactive Learning, which is, from what I can tell, a combination of instructional design and interactive design, but Im still trying to sort that out.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

Cammy: Although I like to think Im good-humored, I am leery of "humor" or "fun" (scare quotes are deliberate) injected into training like salt water into a frozen turkey. Im glad youre on board with my ducks! Thats what laughter tells us about humor, which is essentially a brain to brain communication with high levels of recognition and trust. Im particularly thrilled with using scenarios (naturally :).

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

Those future trends include Spontaneous Learning Systems (SLS), Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS), and highly personalized learning services. She’s the “brain lady” and brings her insights from the neurosciences to enhance learning and performance. She’s also the author of popular book, Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience. What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start?

Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? by Paul on April 13, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

I’m not saying it’s the end-all, be-all for LMS but it may just engage a few more learners that would normally have shut the training, or their brains, off. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. It’s true.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

I’m not saying it’s the end-all, be-all for LMS but it may just engage a few more learners that would normally have shut the training, or their brains, off. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. It’s true.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

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. Then I realized Im a constant notetaker, in the pen-and-paper sense.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Tweetdeck Im officially hooked to Twitter and use Tweetdeck to organize and group those I follow. My blog is part of my external brain. But Gcal helps me keep myself organized, and now that Ive discovered CalenGoo for the iPod Im all synched up. Im ready for the iPhone. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning to Work, Working to Learn

Learning Visions

This go-round, Im at the other end of things: in a much-needed lull between projects, taking a breather. Reading Im still in the midst of The Adult Learner by Malcolm Knowles et al. Revisiting Things dont seem to stick in my brain the way they used to. Its my new brain and it arrived just in time (my old one was getting kind of worn). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

And Im not implying that Im a Second Life naysayer. It takes brains and a bit of technological savvy to figure out what route to follow for any individual situation — something many corporations seem to lack when it comes to new media. Ive been exploring the use of Second Life for a client for whom Im developing an e-Learning strategy. Theirs is an audience comprised only of women and Im not convinced Second Life will feel appropriate to them.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/27/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

as well as what I call lifestyle logistics; e-mailing, IMs, calendaring, travel planning, time/task management, and more. Erasing the memory from the brain does not prevent the ability to re-learn the memory, much as a cleaned computer disc may be re-used. Warren Buffett - a video trilogy - Life 2.0. A three part video series give fascinating insights into the life and work of Warren Buffett. Web 2.0's s Real Secret Sauce: Network Effects - Dion Hinchcliffe.

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