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Procrastination and Creativity

Mitch Moldofsky

Over at the Learndash blog , blogger Laura Lynch pens a very useful guide to helping learners in an online course avoid procrastination, a predictor of learner churn. Enter the Creativity Research Journal, whose 2010 study by J.R. Creativity Re- search Journal, 22, 68–73.

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. David Rock, co-founder of the Neuroleadership Institute told Entrepreneur that saving the more challenging work for last is an energy sap — “Every decision we make tires the brain.” Do a brain dump that is.

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What I Learned from Dyslexia

Learningtogo

I often got simple math problems wrong and was a terrible speller. At an early age, dad started challenging me and my five siblings with logic and math problems that were used to hire engineers for his telephony consulting firm. 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

KnowledgeCity

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.”. I make sure that I disconnect by leaving my smartphone at home or in the hotel room for as long as possible — days if I can — and bringing a notepad and pen with me instead,” Branson said. Most workers have some mandatory time off during the holidays.

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Flipped Classroom Model: The Future-Present of Blended Learning

Leo Learning

Asking people to present their knowledge to their peers, or to problem-solve more complex situations and dilemmas close to their own working situation is effective here. For example, you can get people to use a learning journal right from the very start. This could take the physical form of a notebook and pen, or the digital form of something like OneNote or a blogging platform.

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? You’re not alone in being annoyed by this problem. 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. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] Problem-Based Learning and Active Learning Methodologies (PBL 2010): Connecting People, Ideas and Communities, was held February 8-12, 2010 at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. 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 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 ? But it’s pretty clear that even Adobe sees the problem here. Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”.