Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!


Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? Are we really good at multitasking? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Brain functioning related to learning is the same in adults and children.

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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. Multitasking doesn’t exist. We pride ourselves in our ability to multitask, such as walking and texting, or talking on the phone while driving. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask. How do we apply this to elearning methods?


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Has the smartphone limited attention spans or increased access to knowledge?

Ed App

That said, it has to be presented in a concise, engaging, and brain-friendly manner. In our distractible age, we have to discover ways to work with our brains to learn instead of against them. The brain can only focus on one thing at a time and forgets what it cannot connect or use.

eLearning Gamification: How to Implement Gamification in Your Learning Strategy


Brains love to multitask, but multitasking can hurt training efforts. Games direct attention to one task at a time, which increases focus and reduces the cognitive load on the brain. . Artwork by Kevin Bannister. Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on twitter. Twitter.

How to Use Microlearning to Boost Productivity in the Workplace


As much as we might like to think our brains are super-machines that can get anything done if we just “put our minds to it,” brains have strict limits that no amount of wishful thinking can overcome.

What is Microlearning? Examples, Strategy, and More


That’s one full second less than a goldfish. Still, humans can multitask fairly well because most interactions are quick, from a cursory glance at a few social media updates to hitting a “like” button. Bite-sized takeaway: Microlearning taps into the way your learners’ brains work.

How Can We Shift the Way We Learn to Adapt to Our Changing Attention Span?


Alternating attention is the ability of mental flexibility that allows you to shift your focus of attention and move between tasks; alternating your attention back and forth between two different tasks that require the use of different areas of your brain.

How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


To do so, she suggests two simple ways to get your team to boost their productivity: Try a productivity method: Use training methods to maximize employee productivity like Getting Things Done, Eisenhower Matrix, or Pomodoro to build habits around how the company approaches work.

How to Make Virtual Training Sessions Interactive


Enthusiasm, organizational skills, and a flair for communication and multitasking are some of the key attributes that a trainer should exhibit. You can also employ the story-telling method in your courses based on real-life examples to make them more interesting.

Grab Learner Attention with Your Course Content


Want to cut down on distractions and multitasking during your course? One of the best courses I ever took was a freshman psychology course on the human brain. The instructor relied extensively on case studies to demonstrate which parts of the brain control human behavior. Mysteries—real-life and fictional—engage the problem-solving part of our brain. One of the inevitable battles online instructors face lies in retaining learner attention.

Millennials + Video = Love


Millennials are great at multitasking, socializing and networking and can use a laptop, a tablet and two smartphones at the same time. The human brain responds better to movement than to still blocks of text. Even if you keep things simple, videos will get higher engagement rates than any other method of delivering information (except for a one to one session, maybe). Millennials. Millennials. The generation almost everyone born before the '80s loves to hate.

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The Big 7: Create Online Courses Based On These Principles of Learning

SHIFT eLearning

In fact, experts agree that the whole method of learning works best when preceded by the part method. Be careful; training professinoals are often tempted to oversimplify when employing this method. The latter is definitely superior to crammed learning because the brain needs ample time to take in and fully understand new facts before it can accept the next group of information. Quick Read: Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning.

Why Microlearning is the Answer to Corporate Training Challenges?


Granularity is the key aspect of this method, with emphasis on concise content formats to disseminate information. Multitasking is the essence of today’s fast-moving corporate landscape. Brain science research proves that people are able to grasp, retain and use knowledge easily if that information is repeated over time, at spaced intervals.

5 Tips to Increase eLearning Productivity


Don’t multitask! Remember, the brain is like a muscle : it needs exercise, obviously, but too much effort will tire it out. Pro tip: Suggest to your learners a system like the Pomodoro Method, which introduces short breaks between crunch time where learners can’t do anything but train!

Captivate, eLearning, Training/Downturn, Decision Making, & Intelligence

Big Dog, Little Dog

Study Suggests Method For Improving Individual Decisions - Science Daily. In addition, the dialectical bootstrapping method (that is, thinking about why your own answer might be incorrect and then averaging across estimates) resulted in more accurate answers compared to simply making a second guess without considering why the first answer may be wrong. Maybe even multitasking - not the most efficient way to work - is good for your brain because of the mental challenge

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. In 2009, I realized that this same approach is even more valuable for areas where I want to learn more as I described in Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs. It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year.

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May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking - , May 20, 2010. Michelangelo’s secret message in the Sistine Chapel: A juxtaposition of God and the human brain - Scientific American , May 27, 2010. Why so many artists have lazy eyes, and other things art can teach us about the brain - Scientific American , June 4, 2010. Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training Methods - Learning Visions , May 27, 2010. Best of Informal Learning Flow.

10 Learning Strategies to Take Your Training to the Next Level


Learning strategies are simply the methods that students use to learn. Plus, this method allows employees time to recap what they’ve learned so far before applying it to the next lesson. Since employees are always multitasking on jobs, what’s learned is often soon forgotten.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

A year ago, Howard talked with Nick Carr about the importance of paying attention : There’s evidence that, as Howard Rheingold suggests, we can train ourselves to be better multitaskers, to shift our attention even more swiftly and fluidly among contending chores and stimuli. But improving our ability to multitask, neuroscience tells us in no uncertain terms, will never return to us the depth of understanding that comes with attentive, singleminded thought. A new unbook.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, and even it’s changing the way our brains work. 2) From Passive to Active or Brain-based Learning. No single method can accommodate all their learning needs. The Phenomenon of Multitasking. However, its proven that under most conditions, the brain cannot do two complex tasks at the same time. Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

We have begun to reward speed over quality and multitasking over focus, and the negative effects on both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. Monday, October 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Accelerated Learning in Healthcare – Free to ATD members Ready to learn about the power of your multifaceted, genius brain and how to tap into its unused potential to discover what’s possible for you? “ Spider, Web, Tree, Branches ” by skeeze is Public Domain.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

This webinar introduces important skills that enhance your ability to be an effective and proficient communicator by showing you how to: Determine the best method of communication to fit the message being given. In this session, you’ll experience a brain-training technique that memory athletes use to win competitions—and no, they’re not party tricks. Becky Pike Pluth will share simple, creative methods to capture interest, lock in attention and communicate value clearly.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

Our brains ignore what is predictable and boring. This session explores the brain’s needs for novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion to capture and keep your participants’ attention online. Explore six brain-based guidelines that leverage the interaction and collaboration tools in the virtual classroom. That’s when learners start multitasking, and therefore do not learn from the sessions. " Sunset, field, poppy, sun, priroda " by Roman Grac is Public Domain.

10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with 'e's

What does brain science contribute to our understanding of how we learn? They argue that multitasking is making us inefficient, distracted, shallow, lonely, incapable of reading long or deep works, unable to memorize anything any more. The work of Morcom and Fletcher at Cambridge and Raichle at Washington University suggest that 80% of the brain's energy is spent talking to itself, that there is no "baseline" of attention from which the world distracts us. Cathy N.