5 Creative Ways to Solve Big Problems

Your Training Edge

Even as businesses grow, the leaders are rewarded for their ability to solve big problems smartly and maintain grace under troublesome situations and pressure. This is because the problems don’t end, even if a business has the product that earns millions of dollars a month.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning.

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How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last year, corporate training researcher Eduardo Salas noted that one of the biggest mistakes businesses make in training is failing to evaluate employee learning. In fact, the four most in-demand skills are critical thinking, complex problem solving, judgment and decision-making, and active listening. In this model, students learn the content in a real-world environment and are assessed using real-world problems.

Hire the heart and train the brain

Litmos

Hire the heart and train the brain; this is an axiom that many of us have heard before. The crux of the problem. This means we must start paying attention and hire the heart and train the brain. . The post Hire the heart and train the brain appeared first on Litmos.

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This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee

Learningtogo

It’s been called “ America’s number one drug problem ” and “ a miracle drug for the tired.” Should we be pumping our learners with the beverage in order to maximize brain performance and memory, or weaning them off it to support long-term health? How Caffeine Works in the Brain.

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Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

mLevel

According to the NeuroLeadership Journal : “….all Dr. Oakley literally re-tooled her brain and taught herself how to learn. The problem at United, and most organizations for that matter, is that the only standard to follow for exceptions are cultural/environmental influences.

Five Ways to Use Brain Science to Become a Better Leader

CLO Magazine

It’s an exciting time for brain science. New insights and discoveries about how the brain works are being made every week, and a focus on neural leadership is forging the way. David Rock, editor of the NeuroLeadership Journal , has said that by better understanding the brain, leaders can align the way they work with the brain’s affinity to create a more productive and successful experience. But the brain needs sleep.

Summer Reading 2016

Learningtogo

Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. So I’m not going to regale you with all the studies that show how your brain benefits from a change in the daily routine and is recharged by traveling to different places. 101 Prompts for a Writer’s Journal – Reflecting on the Identity of the Writer. Tick Tock This Makes Your Brain Rock.

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.

Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. But a problem increasingly reports in the modern offericce was self-motivation. What confuses the brain delights the brain. You got a problem with that?

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Sarcasm Is the Lowest Form of Creativity

CLO Magazine

According to the article from MSNBC, Israeli researchers found that when people heard anger conveyed sarcastically, they could better solve creative problems. The research, which was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology , conducted an experiment with 184 Israeli undergrads – all engineering students – and had them listen to three fake customer service phone calls that all had to do with bad cellphone service. From the Editors brain creative thinking learning

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem.

5 Sleep Habits of Highly Successful Leaders

Your Training Edge

So, by getting more light exposure in the morning, successful people help their brain switch into the alert mode, which improves focus and performance. Calm morning hours are the best time for scheduling the day, jogging with a dog, or journaling.

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100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

About.com : @aboutdotcom We help people answer questions, solve problems, learn something new and get inspired. BrainCraft : @Brain_Craft A web series exploring psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. Did you know : @Know Feed your brain with things to know.

How Coaching Helps in Times of Uncertainty

Cylient

While there are many problems that we cannot solve, there are also many ways that we can offer support and comfort to those who are struggling with the demands of these difficult times. You might be surprised with how ten minutes of peace can re-wire your brain.

Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process

Vignettes Learning

learn from reflecting on experience." • Reflection automatically creates a story out of your own experience, making it easy for your brain to understand it. Multiple sections of the subjects' brains were lighting up as though they were experiencing the story in real life!

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A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

The spacing effect is a far more effective way to learn and retain information that works with our brain instead of against it. You can learn more about it in this Training Journal article by Issy Nancarrow ( @issynancarrow ). Battling the Bandwidth of your Brain.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 235-249. an irrelevant treasure hunt, you’re adding cognitive load or at the least distracting the brain from the content. In the previously mentioned discussion, Tahiya Marome made this point: For the brain, play is learning and learning is play. Our brains are wired for it. Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.”

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Do You Learn More From Your Successes Than From Your Failures? (Please Opine)

Upside Learning

It suggests we learn more from successes than failures and states: In the July 30 issue of the journal Neuron, Earl K. “We have shown that brain cells keep track of whether recent behaviors were successful or not,&# Miller said. After a failure, there was little or no change in the brain — nor was there any improvement in behavior. The problem I see with this notion of learning-from-successes is that you could have hit upon the right path by chance.

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Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication?

eLearningMind

It might be easy to blame the actual initiative when the real problem was in the way you shared your idea. Video journals or vlogs. We know that images are processed 60,000 times faster than text by the brain and that brains are ultimately lazy organs. Therefore, swapping your usual communication methods for video-based ones give your users’ brains a much-needed rest while still relaying important information.

Your Workplace Can’t Be Dull or Dirty

CLO Magazine

That’s not doing you or your fellow employees’ brain health any favors, according to a study published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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.

Taking your training online—will it affect learning?

Yardstick

Based on the learner’s response, the scenario might be resolved, or another problem could arise. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 3(1), 12–19. British Journal of Educational Technology , 47(2), 248-256.

Workplace Bullying Could Be Harmful to Heart Health

KnowledgeCity

A new study indicates that workplace bullying could put people at higher risk for cardiovascular problems than those who don’t face these challenges at work. The European Heart Journal published the study’s findings Monday.

How to Increase Employee Knowledge Retention

Lemonade

8 Tactics to Improve the Retention of Learning After Training Improving knowledge retention involves both encoding and retrieval; we need to ensure the information presented in training is successfully encoded in employees’ brains and we need to assist them in retrieving that information.

The Shift from Static to Multimedia Communication

eLearningMind

The problem with text though is that you can’t always convey your excitement about a new initiative or inspire the change that only a leader can through the spoken word. Video journals or vlogs.

How Is Microlearning the Key To Corporate Success?

Ed App

The reason why microlearning is able to provide such results is because it is based on brain science i.e. how a human brain learns, in addition to the fact that it is completely learner-centric, i.e. designed while keeping in mind the preferences, interest and needs of modern learners.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

As business consultants, you observe, analyze and propose solutions for your clients’ problems. In his book, Your Brain at Work , David Rock identifies autonomy as one of the basic human needs. When we feel out of control, our brains raise alarms and we go into threat mode.

The #1 Habit for Successful Sales Teams: Advice from a Leader Who’s Been There

Pract.us

For example, many companies’ marketing teams have hosted webinars about new products, but have your sales reps tried hosting their own problem-solving webinars with customers? Sales teams that go beyond ideas to creative experimentation will thrive in today’s markets.

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Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

information as cited by Lawanto, 2010) It has also been defined as a process by which the brain organizes and monitors cognitive resources. The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking." Here are some more definitions from a variety of sources.

The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Performance Improvement Blog

Keeping a learning journal. And that was the problem we uncovered. 7] Clark Quinn, “77 Tips on Today’s Hottest Topics from DevLearn Thought Leaders” On Cognition and How the Brain Learns, 15-18,The eLearning Guild, 2015.

What neuroscience has to say about organizational change

Matrix

I’m actually starting to wonder if the actual problem is not the business plan but me preferring the handsets. Read more: The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

As business consultants, you observe, analyze and propose solutions for your clients’ problems. In his book, Your Brain at Work , David Rock identifies autonomy as one of the basic human needs. When we feel out of control, our brains raise alarms and we go into threat mode.

Why Does Micro-Learning Mean Better Learning? - Tip #129

Vignettes Learning

Helping corporate learners escape from this entanglement becomes the problem of organizational leaders and L&D professionals. The problem is, no one was using them,” de Vries recalls. Workers would say, ‘This course addresses problems that aren’t on our list anymore’.”

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Challenge : As the game-based learning expert James Paul Gee has said, good games give players a set of challenging problems and let them solve those problems until they can do it automatically. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 715-730.

How to Increase Employee Knowledge Retention

Lemonade

8 Tactics to Improve the Retention of Learning After Training Improving knowledge retention involves both encoding and retrieval; we need to ensure the information presented in training is successfully encoded in employees’ brains and we need to assist them in retrieving that information.