Why A Micro Content Strategy Works And How Brain Science Supports This Learning Method

Dan Keckan

Microlearning ties into the wiring and function of the human brain. This article examines the connections between MicroLearning, brain science, attention spans, and Just-In-Time delivery. No matter the various learning styles and preferences, learning in smaller bites works.

Teaching methods

Ed App

In today’s article, we would like to present a few contemporary teaching methods and how they’re being put into good use. One of the ancient teaching methods, the Socratic method of teaching, is still being used in today’s teaching.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Learning and the Brain

eLearning Brothers

Or are we all just using different terms to promote the need for aligning how our organizations work with how our brains work? Are you using any cognitive science-based methods to develop your training content? Blog eLearning Featured brain learning neuroscience pyschologyThere’s a new movement called Organizational Psychology. It’s about using psychology to make sure you hire the right people, develop the people you have, and understand employee engagement.

Brain 99

Brain activity in numbers


Our brain is never really at rest. Canadian researchers were able to arrive at this figure using a new method to detect the transition from one thought to another. That’s how little time it takes for our brain’s default network (DN) to disconnect or reconnect.

Give Your Microlearning Strategy a Makeover

Speaker: Margie Meacham

Microlearning isn’t just a way to design new learning; it can be a way to revitalize existing content too. Join Margie Meacham for a webinar breaking down the neuroscience behind microlearning, and providing a step-by-step method for reviewing and converting existing content.

3 Ages of the Brain Under the Microscope of Neuroscience


Over the last few decades, neuroscience has begun to confirm or refute certain hypotheses we had about how the brain works, in addition to leading us down new paths of knowledge. Throughout life: a flexible brain. Brain plasticity. Reduced brain activity.

Brain 87

Learning and the Scientific Method


In Western culture, the ancient Greeks developed an approach toward gaining information about the world through the use of the scientific method. Let’s look at a simple example of the scientific method. Because the scientific method requires your peers to challenge your results, what we “know” today can get blown away tomorrow by a new discovery or a new way of interpreting the data. I write a lot about the science of learning, so today I thought we should talk about science.

What Is Employee Training & Development? Types, Methods, Benefits


Employers use various methods to train and develop their employees, including classroom training , eLearning , role-plays, videos, group discussions, and so on. Popular Employee Training Methods For Workplace Training. Types, Methods, Benefits appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

This is your Brain on Games

Your Training Edge

This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video games can actually be looked at as a form of ‘brain training’; it’s an intuitive way to learn things (and actually retain what is learned). The above images depict “Your Brain on Games”. The violent action games that often worry parents most actually have had the strongest benefits that affect the brain.

Brain 133

Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!


Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Brain functioning related to learning is the same in adults and children. Read more: Learning and Forgetting: New Perspectives on the Brain.

Brain 52

Agile Microlearning Explained

OttoLearn provides several methods of instructional. information multiple times in a small timespan, the brain. The brain stores infrequently accessed information in short-term. COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1

MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?

Your Training Edge

Over the past few years, there has also been a huge amount of new research into the brain basis of learning, which has lead to a host of new and more effective teaching strategies. Here, we’ll look at some of the research behind brain-based learning and discuss how technology-enabled learning, like massive open online courses (MOOCs), fits with this research. We’ll also look at some ways to effectively implement brain-based learning in MOOCs. Brains like novelty.

Brain 170

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. Friday I attended a session for trainers about training methods. Very interesting to compare what methods you use. The brain of connections - Brains are not static, but dynamic and changing.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Part of the problem is that the traditional models of education and training aren’t brain-friendly, meaning that they are completely removed from how people actually learn. Here are some ways MOOCs promote brain-friendly training programs: No more long boring lectures. Although videos provide the main method of formal content delivery, this delivery is kept to a minimum. Our brains are not built to memorize; they are built to do.

Brain 118

Watershed’s BALDDIE Method for Instructional Design


Just as we created Watershed’s 7 Steps of Learning Evaluation based on our favorite parts of other popular learning measurement models, BALDDIE brings together elements of the methods we’ve covered in the last few posts.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. methods. Of course, specific assessment methods should only. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

Brain 117

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


ELM provides valuable insights into the workings of the human brain when faced with a message. The post The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design appeared first on MATRIX Blog. The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter from “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 1: “ Learning: From Speculation to Science ,” from How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School , by Bransford, Brown, and Cocking. The current methods we use to deliver learning have been shaped by research within the field of education, as well as related fields. Using new teaching methods will help instructors connect with those who were once considered “difficult” students.

Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box


Historical Methods of Studying the Brain. The realization that the brain is key to understanding human behavior led to practices that might seem horrifying today, like drilling holes into the skull to treat depression, or “reading” the bumps on the head to understand the inner workings of the mind. We’re always just making our best guess about how our brains work. The brain is so complex we can’t possibly understand it, so why bother?

Brain 100

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

Wiki 100

How to make brain-friendly learning that sticks (Expert interview)


What does it take to make brain-friendly learning? Stella offers six key ways you can work with the brain to help make learning stick, all wrapped up in the useful (and brain friendly) acronym: LEARNS. Learning design: meet brain science. Learning Psychologist Stella Collins knows a thing or two about making brain-friendly learning. It’s a useful checklist that helps people design brain-friendly learning that’s more “sticky.” It’s basic brain science.

Brain 67

Knowledge and Data – The brains of a business!


Backups can be created using two basic methods: file level and image level. All successful businesses, big or small, have one thing in common – Extensive business knowledge. In big organizations this knowledge can reside in entire teams, or units.

KM 56

The Ceiling Effect: How the Height of Your Ceiling Affects Brain Performance


Now I’m returning to architecture again, to share how ceiling height can affect the way your brain processes information. In 2007, Joan Meyers-Levy and Rui (Juliet) Zhu set out to study how ceiling height changes the way your brain processes information, a pattern that had been observed anecdotally, but never held up to the scrutiny of the scientific method before their experiment. It means that we can use the brain’s predictive ability to lead it expect a particular result.

Brain 162

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.

Brain 141

Missed my Live Session on TLDC Chat? Catch the Recording!


I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method. LearningToGo Blog AI artificial intelligence brain brain science education Future instructional design Learning neuroscience neurosciences scientific method training virtual reality VR

TLDChat – Featuring Margie Meacham


I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method. iTunes Podcasts AI artificial intelligence brain brain science education Future instructional design Learning neuroscience neurosciences scientific method training virtual reality VR EditListen to Podcast: [link].

Podcast: TLDChat – Featuring Margie Meacham


I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method. Podcasts AI artificial intelligence brain brain science education Future instructional design Learning neuroscience neurosciences scientific method training virtual reality VR EditEvery weekday, learning professionals from around the world gather for a livestreaming interactive video experience at www.TLDC.us.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Dashe & Thomson

As the author of the article notes, the software is in essence “a peephole into the brains” of each student, allowing the teacher to “see that a girl sitting against the wall is zipping through geometry exercises; that a boy with long curls over his eyes is stuck on a lesson on long equations; and that another boy in the front row is getting a handle on probability.”. One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.”

Brain 162

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

Brain 100

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On


Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. The human brain has spotlights that switch our attention based on triggers sent from our senses. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask. The human brain is a sequential processor, which means it can only focus on one task at a time. How do we apply this to elearning methods? A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up.

How to Engage and Challenge your Learners with Whole Brain Thinking


Whole Brain Thinking is a theory that’s been around since the 1970’s. It focuses on the thinking preferences of different people and it aims to enlighten training professionals and learners on the nuances of the brain when learning. What is Whole Brain Thinking? Developed by Ned Herrmann, Whole Brain Thinking divides the brain into four quadrants. Each quadrant represents a different part of the brain: Analytical, Practical, Relational, Experimental.

Brain 66

Use Your Brain

Jay Cross

“Use Your Brain!&# – Neuroscience and Education. Numerous teachers already use “brain-based” programmes in order to enhance learning. Hauke Heekeren, Professor of Affective Neuroscience and Psychology of Emotions at the Freie Universität Berlin and Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, gave a brief summary of the function of the brain and the basic methods of neuroimaging. “It is a popular myth that there are all these ‘centres’ in the brain.

Brain 44

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive theorists suggest that at the start of a course, there is not yet a lot of information being processed in working memory, thus allowing the brain to process and remember that early information more easily. Since the information entering at the end doesn't get pushed out as quickly, the brain has more time to process and remember that later information. By Shelley A. Gable. Think back to the last time you were in training, whether it was online or in the classroom.

Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever


I had a half-baked plan spinning in my brain that involved breaking Kathy out of the hospital in the middle of the night, but luckily, sanity prevailed and we avoided our first obstacle.). I hope an army of teachers re-committed to teaching the scientific method and found renewed hope in their mission. On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon raced across the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina at an average speed of over 2,000 miles per hour.

Brain 141

Brain Learning and eLearning Design

The Learning Circuits

There's been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and "how the brain learns." So the July Question is: Does the discussion of "how the brain learns" impact your eLearning design? June 4, 2009 Rob Barton: Reducing Extraneous Cognitive Load by Accounting for Individual Differences , January 12, 2009 Push Your Brain! June 2, 2010 That brain of ours , July 9, 2009 12 Brain Rules continue to stir interest with Instructional Designers , April 10, 2009

Brain 56

Chemical Romance: Why Your Brain Falls in Love with Stories


From the dawn of time—think cave paintings and oral traditions—to the modern methods of seeing a movie or being absorbed by a good book, the power of stories captivates, motivates, and creates a strong bond between memory and content. Hearing a story actually, causes fundamental reactions in the brain that increase memory and even improve chances at changed behavior. A good story lights up a specific part of your brain; specifically, the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala.

Brain 41

A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching. The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. Motivation Students Using Brain-based Teaching Strategies."

Brain 87

Engage the Right to Land on the Left

Bottom-Line Performance

“Emotion is the fast lane to the brain.” These are the words of Doug Stevenson , author of the Story Theater Method , and speaker at today’s CIASTD meeting. The Story Theory Method is about using your personal stories to enthrall and engage learners to make a point. It’s about engaging the right side of the brain, tapping into the audience’s emotions, involving them in your story.

Brain 110

5 Methods to Achieve Visual Consistency in eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

Our brains get weary and scream for some zing by the time we get through a couple of slides. Design resources never stop reminding us how important it is to be consistent when creating any graphic piece. We don’t argue. But as an eLearning designer, you know how challenging it is to walk the talk when it comes to maintaining a consistent look-and-feel throughout the course. After all, we are creative folks and artists at heart.