Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. Bilingual people “build new bridges” in the brain, says Dr. Kuhl, a University of Washington professor and co-author of a recent study on social learning, and their brains are constantly adapting and reshuffling data as they translate.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

And though not everyone who turns 62 or 65 retires right away, enough do that some companies are trying to head off the problem.Losing veteran workers is a challenge, even for big companies like General Mills.But the older-worker brain drain is a big concern for industries like mining and health care." says Yuki Noguchi in her article "Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire." "Not What is your organization doing to preserve its brain?

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Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

We’ve looked at blogs, wikis, FAQs, instant messaging, crowdsourcing, sharing ideas, discussion among colleagues, discussion with experts, discussion with customers, learning on demand, chat, prediction markets, outsourcing innovation, communities of practice, subject matter networks, collaboration, expertise location, video learning, podcasts, coaching, use-generated content, experiential learning, mentoring, and peer-to-peer learning. Brain Science Learn For Yourself

The Planet Captivate Blog – Cognitive Load

Adobe Captivate

There has been a great deal of research done on the topic, but in a nutshell, it refers to the amount of information the human brain can effectively process at one time. Instant messaging. Essentially, to keep your learner’s brain working effectively and efficiently through a series of up-shifts and down-shifts. Welcome back, Cadets, and Happy New Year! In this post, I’d like to focus our attention on the theory side of things.

L&D Should Boost Employee Productivity, Not Disrupt It

Absorb LMS

Distractions at work are a fact of life, especially when you factor in emails, instant messages, desk-side visits from co-workers and the siren’s call of social media. Even the busiest and most dedicated worker needs a brain break every once in a while. Staying engaged and “in the zone” is critical to employee productivity. According to Gallup , businesses in the top quartile of engagement realize higher productivity and 21 percent higher profitability.

Here’s the Secret Number to Help You Avoid Information Overload


As it turns out, your brain’s working memory capacity is limited based on a number of items of information given to you at a time. This is Your Brain on Data. This means your brain can only hold three to five pieces of data before it either converts to short-term memory or discards the information as unnecessary. Working memory is actually biologically expensive to the brain, so it has to have its limits.

Millennials And Digital Learning: How They’re Going To Help You Improve


The brain processes images 65,000 times faster than text, so you’re able to absorb more information—even if that info is just a new way to make an ice cream float. Whether it’s a tool like Slack for instant messaging, training forums, or even just a Facebook group for brain dumps, peer-based learning is likely more effective when it takes place in a tech environment.

MOOCs and Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Bite-sized learning is ideally tailored for how our brains learn, it can be accessed any time via computers or mobile devices, and it can go a long way toward ensuring that training is focused on real skill mastery rather than superficial seat time. Mini activities can be pushed to users via RSS feeds, SMS instant messaging, and so on. Most discussions of massive open online courses (MOOCs) focus primarily on the massive component.

10 Challenges of a Virtual Team And How To Overcome Them


Encourage your teams to exchange instant messages during free time to catch up with each other. Brain games, quizzes , and puzzles can also be an excellent way to develop bonding among your virtual teams.

The Shift from Static to Multimedia Communication


Ensure a message is received and understood. Create more personalized, human-centric messaging. And sending multimedia messages periodically to your team can get their creative flows going and will set a tone for your company. Instant messages with embedded links, videos, and photos. Sometimes your brain just needs a rest because we know that brains are ultimately lazy organs.

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

SHIFT eLearning

Thomas Friedman stated in 2006 “All we do now is interrupt each other or ourselves with instant messages, e-mail, spam or cellphone rings.”. As current research is still inconclusive, views are divided as to whether continuous partial attention is a distraction (as most experts believe) or a means for the brain to adapt to the constant flow of stimuli. 15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain.

What You Need to Know About Visuals, Video, and the 2019 Internet Trends Report

TechSmith Camtasia

The human brain has a vast visual GPU that processes signals like crazy, and so we are naturally drawn to it.” – Camtasia Technical Product Manager Brooks Andrus. Whether being via email, instant message, Slack, Flowdock, and all of those real-time interaction platforms. In June 2019, Mary Meeker released her annual report on internet trends. This year’s report included substantial discussion on the sharp rise in the use of visuals and images in online content. .

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education


These intervals provide the necessary space for learners to absorb the information and allow the brain to be open and ready for the next information installment when it’s due. This generation makes up for our technology natives, comfortable with any device, application or digital innovation and very much at home in the world of social media and instant messaging. I remember my first mobile phone: brick-sized, big antenna and weighing around 400 grams.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

A few of the different communities he discussed: New Hire Sustainability CxO While the title centered on tools for communities and knowledge sharing and he provided a list of tools … Existing Tools: Outlook email distribution lists Live Meeting with Brain Shark DocuShare Calendars Wiki Instant messaging Links to training catalog Emerging Tools: Podcasts YouTube LinkedIn (Intra-community) Training videos on YouTube A Second Life Island available Most of the discussion didn’t focus on tools.

Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder


Takes breaks seriously – Did you know that the human brain only has the capacity to stay focused for about 90 minutes? Their brains are tired!) Set certain periods of time throughout the day (say, three 30-minute periods) to tackle your email, cellphone and instant messaging.”. The average person grows up hearing that hard work equals success.

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10 Remote Training Ideas

Ed App

It is even backed by a study published in Psychology Today, which found that the human brain processes and retains video information 60,000 times faster than text.

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Just-in-time learning in the workplace


While everyone seems to agree on its importance for the organization’s development towards success, formal training is all about pushing knowledge into learners’ brains and focusing on the teachers’ / trainers’ needs. The human brain doesn’t work that way. Instant messaging, group chats, or social-media like tools keep employees in the loop with the learning content, and support discussions and collaboration.

10 best LMS software of 2020

Ed App

And we are talking about making the content more engaging, interactive, and brain-teasing. Opigno also offers users online surveys, instant messaging, and chat, allowing them to provide and receive feedback quickly and collaborate efficiently.

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).

Video: The Change Principle

ATD Learning Technologies

Human brains are wired for survival, and the limbic system is primed to switch at a moment’s notice into fight-or-flight mode. Every time you change your shot, your viewer’s brain subconsciously becomes alert to ensure it is not missing something important. Other things are likely to distract learners, such as that instant message or someone walking by your desk. We’ve all sat through boring training videos.

How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals

TechSmith Camtasia

Instant message “dings” rang. Videos, screenshots, and screencasts are powerful because not only are the messages shared visually better retained (after three days, people remember 10% of what they hear. Visual content also saves time since it’s processed by our brains faster.

The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Maura Thomas, an expert in personal productivity, maintains that technology is a resource that should free our brains from remembering meetings and tasks. This could be instant messaging or phone calls. Today’s companies are producing goods and offering services in ways that 25 years ago were unthinkable. And the same will be true in another quarter century. While this fact may be mind-blowing, it implies that talent must keep in step with changing technologies.

How to Design Addiction from “FOMO” into eLearning


Giving Instant Feedback. When you send a text message and get one in return, it floods your brain with dopamine. It’s the satisfaction of instant gratification, and it’s hard to get more instant than instant messaging. When building eLearning modules, remember that instant feedback is a powerful tool to keep users on the right track and motivated to learn. It’s called the “Fear of Missing Out,” or FOMO.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/23/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Human Brain's 'Mastermind' Located. Humans attempt to do many things at the same time, such as driving and chatting on the phone, or working and listening to music, and now research suggests why such multitasking may be possible: the brain appears to have its own control center. The typical office worker is interrupted every three minutes by a phone call, e-mail, instant message or other distraction.

Making Sense of the World

Jay Cross

Information work entailed following instructions, logical analysis and left-brained procedures. Skypechat, for instant messaging and discussion with my peers at Internet Time Alliance. The process of seeking out and sharing meaning is a responsibility of enlightened social citizenship. Work-life was much simpler in the last century. Today’s concept work is improvizaton. Learning leaders must deal with situations that aren’t in the rule book.

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Cognition, Synesthesia, Story Telling, Webinars, Strategy, & Six Degrees

Big Dog, Little Dog

At any particular instant, we can only see detail and color in the small patch we are concentrating on. Some such as Green are studying how stories can have applications in promoting positive health messages. "A And Mar and Oatley want to further examine how stories can enhance social skills by acting as simulators for the brain, which may turn the idea of the socially crippled bookworm on its head. How magicians control your mind - Boston Globe.

Secret to Increasing Learner Engagement

Ed App

Using interdisciplinary skills for a holistic approach to learning can be achieved through implementing technologies in the workplace, such as instant messaging and opportunity for online collaboration. The average human brain can only hold 3-5 new pieces of information at a time. Learner engagement is dependent on extrinsic and intrinsic factors, determining the direction and performance of an enterprise.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/8/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

When it comes to downloading music and instant messaging, today's students are plenty tech-savvy. The Story of an Instant-Science Experiment - Marco Iacoboni. If a good indicator of a successful ad is activity in brain areas concerned with reward and empathy, two winners seem to be the 'I am going to Disney' ad and the Bud 'office' ad A Convergence: Complex Systems Theory, Open Space Technology, Frames, Freakonomics, and the Wisdom of Crowds - Dave pollard.

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At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

Learning makes brains physically bigger. moment that signals the brain has connected the dots, is an absolutely wondrous and amazing mystery. Most real learning—the kind that sticks to the walls of the brain—is informal. That’s the whole point of what you are reading, what your eyes are taking into your brain, and hopefully what you are beginning to see and learn. We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT : The Brain Science of Healthcare Patient and Provider Satisfaction and Why VR Provides an Ideal Solution (Free for ATD members) This webinar focuses on the relationship between healthcare education and training, and patient and provider satisfaction. In this webinar you’ll learn: Traditional approaches to patient and provider training, usually text-based, from a learning science perspective—the marriage of psychology and brain science.

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

By combining the power of the human brain with technology in a way that facilitates work, collaboration and communication, leaders can turn learning into multifaceted performance support. Dan Pontefract, head of learning and collaboration at Telus, has gone beyond courses to include coaching and job aids, micro-blogging, community forums, instant messaging and virtual worlds.

6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity


Initially devised as a way to bring a team on the same page quickly, they are now a way to waste company time on useless banter, boring presentations, and brain-dead “brainstorming” sessions. For any person-to-person communication that needs to be more “real time”, invest in an business-focused instant messaging (IM) service like Slack.

Make the Case for A Multimedia Solution At Your Company


Instant messages with embedded links, videos, and photos. Videos help to create a connection between the learner and the information, which is vital if you’re hoping to incite a big change or get an important message across at the office. Our brains are hardwired for a story, so when it comes to your internal communications and the announcement of a new program, you get the best results from connecting each message in sequences.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, and even it’s changing the way our brains work. The reality is that a plethora of tools facilitate or even encourage cooperation—from social network to instant messaging applications. 2) From Passive to Active or Brain-based Learning. However, its proven that under most conditions, the brain cannot do two complex tasks at the same time.

Corporate pandemics of 2006

The Learning Circuits

2) Nearly Ubiquitous Wireless Mobile Informal Learning Syndrome (NUWMILS) - the propensity to instantly learn only what one needs to learn in order to perform, when and where the performance is required. Also referred to as Schizogooglia , it will evolve in cultures where networked knowledge links of known quality and reliability become so intuitively accessible that it will be like having multiple brains in your head.

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Facility for online discussion, instant messaging, video conferencing. Our current work involves figuring out how to inject best practices from adult learning theory, brain science, social psychology, business execution, and elsewhere into workscapes. Five Easy Steps to an Instant Infrastructure for Social Learning 223. John Medina’s Brain Rules 236. We just cut the price of the eBook to $12. eBook , $12. Paper, $24. By Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, ?Clark

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