How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Second, the act of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) engages our brains. Remember reflection?

Note-taking: Keyboard or Pen? The Verdict of Science!


Between keyboard and pen note-taking, which method is the most effective for learning? Before the advent of the intelligent digital pen, this question would not have been of any interest to a majority of young learners – and many not so young – for whom the laptop is an essential working tool.


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Let’s Focus a Little Better

CLO Magazine

If anything, the world will only get noisier with more distractions, and University of California at Irvine digital distraction expert Gloria Mark told The Wall Street Journal that distractions take about 23 minutes to regroup from in order to get back on task. Do a brain dump that is.

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 13: Back to School

Learning Rebels

All the colors make me want to buy a dozen journals. Then all the new types of markers, and pens – displayed like flowers in a flower market, waiting to be plucked! See previous post: Day 12: World Brain Day.

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What I Learned from Dyslexia


I still use this note-taking approach today in my journal. Keep that pen and paper handy any time you are reading or taking a course. That’s what you should write down in your journal or the margins of the book.

4 Ways to Unplug and Recharge This Holiday Season


She surmises that the holidays overtax the part of the brain that is responsible for “managing time, being attentive, switching focus, planning, and organizing, and remembering details.”. A New England Journal of Medicine study looked at body weight increases during the holidays in the U.S.,


eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] February 8-10, 2013 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching : Teaching for Brain-Based Learning, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. link] March 3-7, 2013 Academic Conference, sponsored by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Gozo, Malta.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] March 21-24, 2011 Orlando Annual Multi-Disciplinary Conference, sponsored by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, annual, Rosen College of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Are you being fooled by claims of brain-based learning? Billy grabs a pen and paper and starts writing, “Hi. Can hyperlink artifacts (assume all electronic) to a reflective journal (e.g., Brain Rules & learning - Informal Learning , June 13, 2010 Neuroscientists have figured out a lot about how the brain works in the time since the fMRI was invented 18 years ago. We know for sure that: Exercise boosts brain power. Best of eLearning Learning.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Learnlets , May 10, 2010 In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. ZaidLearn , May 4, 2010 How Does Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears ? Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning.