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. If you are leading a business, in either owner or managerial capacity, it is imperative to solve big problems creatively and efficiently. This article shares the top 5 creative ways to solve big problems.

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.

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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. Technically, it’s not really coffee itself that is the issue; it’s the caffeine that the drink delivers to our brains.

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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. The post Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem appeared first on mLevel.

How to Solve 10 Common Training Problems With Video

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem with that is, well, problems. Problem #1: Face-to-face training is time-consuming and expensive. Problem #2: Schedules can be a nightmare to coordinate. Problem #3: Training across the globe is difficult. Language barriers can also present problems during training seminars, requiring translators to make sure everyone gets value from the experience. Problem #4: I’ve only got one shot to capture everything I need from my subject matter expert.

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. 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.

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. It’s not accidental that we began to imagine our brains were linear, machine-like, inflexible, and subject to decay a hundred years ago; we came up with the assembly line and time clock at the same time. But a problem increasingly reports in the modern offericce was self-motivation. What confuses the brain delights the brain.

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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

Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Written as a Journal Post. Again, you want that, then read an article in a journal. . Subjects played a role – i.e. situations, such as Kinetic when working on a journalism article for example, but in others, I can clearly and honestly state, visual never applied. . Association of learning styles with different e-learning problems: a systematic review and classification. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 27(6) (2011).

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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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 if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem. The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year.

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 if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem. The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year.

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.

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. In fact, this was pointed out in one of our previous tips that the brain lights up and gets pumped up when we tell or listen to good stories. Researchers in Spain found out that compared to a plain, straight-laced, bullet-point presentation, using a story in presentations activates more areas of the brain.

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.

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 ). He shares some evidence-based learning strategies explains why you should focus on getting knowledge out of your brain instead of into it (and what, exactly, that means). Battling the Bandwidth of your Brain. Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics.

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.

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. Brain Pickings : @brainpickings This is the Brain Pickings bot – daily blog posts, automated. Did you know : @Know Feed your brain with things to know. A philomath is a lover of learning.

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. That’s what you should write down in your journal or the margins of the book. My unique brain has shaped my entire life and all the experiences that I treasure.

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.

Gamification of Learning in eLearning

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Besides, it should not be forgotten that motivation is a key factor in the field of education, because without it learning faces serious problems (Gee, 2003). BRAIN: Broad Research In Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience, 8 (2), 56-62. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies , 14-31. Journal Of Interactive Online Learning, 15 (1), 57-72. 1.What is Gamified Learning. example of a gamified elearning environment. 3.Increased Motivation.

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. Sometimes your brain just needs a rest because we know that brains are ultimately lazy organs. So give them a break by giving them images to process rather than text; images are processed 60,000 times faster than text by the brain.

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.

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. This happens because there is too much information for the brain to process — and it “weeds out” what it judges to be less important. Journal of Technology Education, vol.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

As business consultants, you observe, analyze and propose solutions for your clients’ problems. A recent study by researcher Timonthy Apodaca and others in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment also found that personal reflection and open questions helped people accept new behaviors more readily. 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? In the study, researchers asked 75 executives to identify a solution to a problem and try it out for no more than 100 days. Because our brains throw up resistance to change, it’s more effective to ease yourself into a new behavior than to make big shifts abruptly.

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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. Making sure people have a clean and healthy environment in which to work can facilitate them becoming the innovators, problem solvers and high-performing knowledge workers that businesses need.

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. This post by David Grebow first appeared in LinkedIn Pulse on November 15, 2015.

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. Sometimes simply taking a few minutes to journal on a question like, “What’s concerning me the most right now?” You might be surprised with how ten minutes of peace can re-wire your brain. When our worlds are so abruptly disrupted, as is happening right now, the uncertainty can be unsettling.

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.

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. So you’re thinking about making the switch from classroom training to eLearning—maybe you’re looking to take advantage of the flexibility, cost-savings, and consistency that online training has to offer.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

As business consultants, you observe, analyze and propose solutions for your clients’ problems. A recent study by researcher Timonthy Apodaca and others in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment also found that personal reflection and open questions helped people accept new behaviors more readily. 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.