Join Me in Phoenix with ATD’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, October 30-31, 2017


The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter , serving the greater Phoenix area. Like most of our local chapters, the ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession. I’ll be sharing how interacting with AI can rewire your brain and accelerate learning while reinforcing memory and super-charging cognitive functions.

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Past Event: Join Me in Phoenix with ATD’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, October 30-31, 2017


Events Past Events AI artificial intelligence ATD ATD-VoS brain cognition education instructional design Learning neuroscience training virtual reality VRAs we all know, informal learning in a social setting is one of the most powerful ways to change behavior and learn new skills, yet many of us struggle to find those opportunities for our own development. Membership in ATD, at the local and global levels, is one way to plan for your own development as a learning professional.

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning


A long long time ago people believed that the Sun orbits the Earth. Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10% of our brain capacity and that once a neuron dies, the brain loses it forever. And neuroscience placed the 10% usage of the brain right next to the other erroneous beliefs. Although the brain is involved in almost all aspects of the good functioning of the human body, it is probably the organ we know least about.

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


The Earth, Sun and Moon combine in a complex dance to produce a total eclipse that is visible somewhere on the Earth approximately every 18 months, but the Earth is a big place. 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.). With the edges of the Sun still showing as a thin band of light, the effect looks like a brilliant diamond ring.

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Perchance to Dream – How sleep affects learning, memory and brain health


While your body and your conscious mind appear to zone out during sleep, your brain is still very active, and doing some amazing things. Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM) changes this pattern of slowly descending into lower and lower brain and body activity levels. While we don’t fully understand everything about sleep yet, it seems to be an important process for restoring your brain and consolidating memories. Wake up with the sun.

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2017 – The Year of Progress and Purpose

Learning Rebels

Without going all brain science on you – in short, scientists say that such behaviors, such as building in positive filters are a learned and conscious effort. However, progress doesn’t suddenly raise up like the morning sun it takes awareness, work and purpose. Third Week: The Brain Fog Mix. Change Motivation Tips Giveaway progress Purpose Template The Brain Fog Mix The Motivation Manifesto The Power of Habit You are a Bad Ass

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Are You Ready for the Great Eclipse?


A wonderful accident has placed our moon at just the right distance from the Earth so that when it gets between the Sun and the Earth we perceive the moon as completely blocking out the Sun. I’m looking forward to a powerful social learning experience that will help my brain sync up with many others as we gaze in wonder at one of the most exciting things that a person on this planet can experience.

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Neuromarketing: The Dark vs. Light Side of Neuroscience


At eLearning Mind , we focus our efforts on understanding the way the brain works and apply neuroscience as a method to make learning an organic and highly efficient process. Using what we know about neuroscience and the brain’s reaction to certain stimuli peels back the curtain on how marketers use the same powers for a less-than-noble cause. The picture often changes, blurs, or becomes routine, signaling your brain that the included information isn’t important.

Neuromarketing: The Light Side of Neuroscience


At eLearning Mind, we focus our efforts on understanding the way the brain works and apply neuroscience as a method to make learning an organic and highly efficient process. Using what we know about neuroscience and the brain’s reaction to certain stimuli peels back the curtain on how marketers use the same powers for a less-than-noble cause. The picture often changes, blurs, or becomes routine, signaling your brain that the included information isn’t important.

Ending the Vicious Cycle – Tips for Improving Focus in the Workplace


Regular exercise helps reduce “brain fog” and improves memory and thinking skills. The brain is comprised of mostly water so it’s no surprise that dehydration can cause brain fatigue, memory loss, headaches and more.

Classical and Rigorous

Clark Quinn

We used to believe that the sun circled the earth, and that the world was flat. And, let me add, these old practices are not aligned with what we know about how our brains work. A recent twitter spat led me to some reflections, and I thought I’d share.

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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. World-famous leaders and entrepreneurs inspire and impress , indeed.

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4 Unexpected Habits That Improve Memory


The average brain can house a million gigabytes of information. We all know that keeping a list is a great tool to help remember which groceries we need, but what about ways to permanently increase the brain’s performance? Twenty minutes of full-body sun exposure can provide an entire day’s worth of vitamin D. Here’s the thing: the brain is 60 percent fats by weight, and it sure isn’t going to be replenished by carrot sticks.

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education


A radical idea (Earth revolves around the Sun). A radical idea (One day we’ll be able to map and “read” the brain). A realization that we humans are not as important as we think (Animal brains are far more like ours than previously supposed). It’s a key survival skill and the human brain is exceptionally good at it. Augmented intelligence, the “other” AI that very few are talking about, is the marriage of a computer to a human brain using a direct interface.

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. Source: Interesting: brain research has revealed that these two types of curiosity reside in different parts of the brain. Strategies to satisfy curiosity: overview and from easy to difficult Jacqueline Gottlieb has researched the strategies of the brain to satisfy curiosity through open exploration.

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The Best of e-Learning in January 2015


What Happens in a Story… Happens in Your Brain. Cathy Moore explains how to stand up to clients and “expose myths to the sun” when they affect your ability to design training. Happy 2015… Let’s celebrate with our favorite 10 articles from January of this new year. This month, the topics range from mobile learning and tips for the upcoming year to Lectora how-to tutorials and even a free game template.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

That is not how the brain is geared to work. The sun is bright here in 2016 with exciting ways to change up the training perception. Training that doesn’t give people a purpose or a sense of mastery is a waste of time, money and brain space. John Medina of Brain Rules stated, “If you are in education you are in the business of developing minds.”

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Content That Lives Within a Story Lasts Forever - Tip #118

Vignettes Learning

What if the sun don’t come out for one month, how would it change your life?” Activate as many senses as possible Our brains “work better when more than one sensory channel is activated by incoming stimuli” ( Tom Reamy, 2002 ). Read: The Brain and The Stories We Tell: Top Reasons Why Stories Change Our Behavior 4. Stories can touch our whole being—our thoughts, imagination, emotions, and spirit.

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Why Is Memory Important for Learning?

Ed App

This is why we must improve our ability to learn in order to avoid having to ask Google every question under the sun. Memorising information exercises the brain, forcing us to focus and avoids us from becoming distracted and lazy. So that ideas that are held in working memory can be rapidly accessed from the brain’s stored memory. Exercising our brain’s ability to remember is essential for the accessibility of knowledge stored in our long-term memories.

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Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall

Tony Karrer

I'm sure that some employers would prefer to own the blog, i.e., it's a Sun Computer owned blogging system, therefore when you leave Sun you leave your content behind. Certainly, if it's in your brain, you leave with it. Stephen Downes commented on my recent post - Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and said - I am opposed to the trend coming from the corporate learning side of the house to treat PLEs as work tools.

Top 6 Glasses for your Work Wardrobe


We don’t want to dig the reality of your intellect, but these best designer glasses frames are truly the windows to our brain. Your work attire must have one essential that you are completely serious about.

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How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

According to Dr. Daniel Levitin, PhD , author of the bestselling book This is Your Brain On Music, we process 34 gigabytes of information during our leisure time alone and we would have created a world with 300 exabytes of human made information. We are inundated by the constant and steady bombardment of information from just about any form of media available - on a daily basis.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Opening Keynote at #LSCON

Learning Visions

If you look at a shadow outside in the sun, there's a blue-ish tint. There are other sources of light than the sun. And with your brains, we can change the world These are my live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at Learning Solutions 2016 happening this week in Orlando. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Bill Nye the Science Guy ! What about our perception of the world is wrong?

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The Golden Keys to Personal Productivity

Learning Wire

Maura Thomas, an expert in personal productivity, maintains that technology is a resource that should free our brains from remembering meetings and tasks. Alexander Graham Bell himself once said, “ The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus ”. Today’s companies are producing goods and offering services in ways that 25 years ago were unthinkable. And the same will be true in another quarter century.

Tapping the Social Grid - Free Webinar

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be doing a free webinar with Mark Sylvester of IntroNetworks that's about Crowdsourcing in the Small and Social Brain. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.

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Learning Leadership The Truth About Leadership Development

Training Industry

The Apple of Technology’s Eye Steve Jobs, the brain child of the much-loved Apple brand, dropped out of university, realizing that he was spending his parents’ life savings on something he couldn’t see the value in. Like a lotus flower, they kept growing toward the sun, fighting their way through the mud. When many people look at powerful leaders, they only see the results of their success. They see freedom, fame and fun associated with Richard Branson.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/23/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Many have alluded to the importance of the environment on the developing brain. As a neuroscientist, I root and endorse that view in the bump and grind of brain cells. You are born with most of the brain cells you will ever have. It is the growth of the connections between the brain cells that accounts for the growth of the brain after birth. So even if you are a clone-that is, an identical twin-you will have a unique pattern of brain cell connections.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2021

Limestone Learning

It’s worth it to feel the sun and have that sense of new growth that comes with spring. “ Stem, bloom, plan ” by Luis Rodriguez is licensed by Pixabay. Spring — or the idea of spring — has been teasing us lately. Bring on the crocuses, daffodils and allergies!

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What Is Mindfulness’s Place at Work?

CLO Magazine

Third, as romantic as it sounds to quiet all the noise in one’s head, the journey to get to that peaceful place is actually work in itself, perhaps easier for those “for whom a given moment is more likely to be “sun-dappled yoga pose” than “hour 11 manning the fat fryer.”. “It’s Surely one of the most magnificent feats of the human brain is its ability to hold past, present and future and their imagined alternatives in constant parallel.”.

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Morning Routine for Entrepreneurs by Chris Badgett and LifterLMS Black Friday 2020


I feed my brain for an hour, sometimes longer. I prioritize me and feeding my brain, no distractions. I’m just activating my brain. The sun’s activating through my eyes and my skin, really waking me up.

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education

ATD Learning Technologies

a radical idea (Earth revolves around the Sun). a radical idea (one day we’ll be able to map and “read” the brain). a realization that we humans are not as important as we think (Animal brains are far more like ours than previously supposed). It’s a key survival skill and the human brain is exceptionally good at it. Google the term “disruption” and you will find many results.

Drunk at work? No, just resting.

Learning Rocks

The reported harm from blue light in flat screens is a very real phenomenon and, by virtue of its similarity to natural light from the sun, interferes with the melatonin production in our brains, making sleepfulness harder to achieve. In particular, phones, tablets and gaming can be very detrimental to their sleep patterns at a very important stage in their brains development - particularly in light of sleep's value in learning. I know I don't get enough sleep.

Learning Solutions 2019 Recap Keynote 2

Ashley Chiasson

She begins her session by describing an image of a sun in a warehouse. Creativity is something we all want, and ideas that certain hemispheres of the brains are responsible for creativity have been proven wrong. Keynote: Sarah Lewis. Sarah Lewis is an Assistant Professor at Harvard and is speaking to us this morning about the gift of failure and innovation. She considered how we create our lives. How do innovators, artists, entrepreneurs achieve their path-breaking creative results.

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Historical people


Who said, " Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe! id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> The Sun. Leonardo da Vinci was also one of the first to note that il sole non si muove , the sun does not move – a remarkable observation in a day when people thought the sun revolved around the earth. When Copernicus explained that all the planets orbited the Sun, a lot of people believed him.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

In the last two years (it may have started last year, the brain is a fog), I announced the Top 10 LMSs for that year, right before the Top 50 LMS Report was on the market for purchase. . From the newest feature of video assessment to extensive list of apps (including Shopify), to well, a lot under the sun and around the universe, it is time to once again, welcome them back.

Learning Algorithm - The New ISD? MUST READ!!!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Piotr Wozniak is the brains behind I can't wait to talk with someone about this, but right now the Suns are whoopin' up on the Spurs and I need to finish watching the game after an awesome AG|08 conference , you'd think I'd blog a review. No way. Not when I've discovered "the next big thing". Did anyone else read the article in WIRED on the flight home? The Memory Master. There is far too much to talk about and far too little time to write.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Etching Lessons Through Glass and Sun This magnifying glass experiment is perhaps one of the first scientific activities that we all remember having participated in as kids. It was fun and it stuck in their brain. Remember that science experiment where you use a magnifying glass to burn or ignite a piece of paper or dried leaf? Microlearning is (or should be) like that.