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. Blog this!

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques. Read: Brain rules Watch: How does the brain work?

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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. Blog this!

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Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? I recently read an article called "The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing" by Kathleen M. Here's how she addresses those opening questions: By blending fictional and technical writing techniques with learning theory, we can craft written materials that both educate and entertain. By Shelley A Gable.

The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Newton’s assertions are further backed up by a 2008 study conducted by Harold Pashler, psychology professor at UC San Diego and his associates in which he writes: Although the literature on learning styles is enormous, very few studies have even used an experimental methodology capable of testing the validity of learning styles applied to education.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Learning Style Workplace Learning Instructor-led Training eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Blogging is the new Graduate School Im not the only one getting an informal masters degree out here. In a guest post on the Brazen Careerist, Ryan Healy writes, "maybe blogging is the new graduate school." Twentysomething: Blogging is the new Graduate School It’s ironic, though, because blogging is a way to deal with the biggest problem at the beginning of one’s career: No expertise. This is why more young people should blog.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

I can write on it with chalk, erase it, and use it again. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. I’ve considered writing something new on that “blackboard” several times. I inherited a “blackboard” poster from a friend. But I don’t. It still says the same thing it did the day I received it: “Knowing What To Do. ≠. Doing It. Motivation > Information”. It’s absolutely true.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 29, 2007 Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere Karyn Romeis recent post echoed stuff thats been rolling around in my mind about blogging, professionalism, sharing, confidentiality, roles, boundaries, etc. So first -- why have I started blogging about e-Learning with, not a vengence, but at least with some passion? Why am I blogging about e-Learning, and not about my kids or gardening? I am blogging as an individual.

An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Several things have led to me actually writing a blog post. So here it is: Blogs et al: Cathy Moore — her blog and The Elearning Blueprint. Tom Kuhlmann’s Rapid Elearning Blog and Articulate’s Elearning Heroes Community. Science Daily’s Mind & Brain feed. John Medina’s Brain Rules. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work. Creating Passionate Users Blog.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. I admit my error and will make the whitepaper available freely to anyone (of course I have to write it first—it will be available end of May).

Must-have skills for successful e-learning professionals

Matrix

Learning is a complex process that engages a lot of brain function. Neuroscience has developed a lot of theories on how people learn and the many factors that influence learning. Understanding the human brain and applying various learning models, as well as what incentives are needed before, during, and even after the learning process, helps instructional designers deliver a great learning experience for all their students. Writing skills.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation. Clark: My mobile learning journey started when I was asked to write a piece about mLearning for an online magazine. Blog, microblog, collaborate virtually, chat, and more. We are amazed at the possibilities of looking at ‘downloading information’ into the brain as the future of learning (Refer the new research about ‘Automated Learning’ by Brown University neuroscientist Takeo Watanabe).

When learning experience design goes wrong

Learning Pool

When you look into the theoretical underpinnings of learning experience design, it can come as something of a surprise to realize that this new practice area does not lean particularly heavily on traditional learning theory (e.g. Blog Learn & Connect

Are You Ready for the Great Eclipse?

Learningtogo

In 1919, Sir Arthur Thomas Eddington performed an experiment during a total eclipse that provided the first test of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. (It I’ll write more of my experience after the event. 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. LearningToGo Blog

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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. Her blog. 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. “…taking us on a tour through a welter of psychological theories and principles as she explains how learning happens.

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Three Ways Technology is Changing the Learning Space (Plus One)

Learningtogo

A lot of those cool things we’re so excited about in theory get pushed aside. Or maybe we just get too busy with the day-to-day of writing, designing, developing, delivering, measuring and revising our training programs to find the time and energy to implement all that shiny new technology. 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. LearningToGo BlogWe love our tech.

Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain. All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. learning theory blogs ID

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Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain. All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'. Tags: learning theory blogs ID

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The Secret to e-Learning Success and Happiness: Flow

Trivantis

It’s the flow theory, developed by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Optimal experience is thus something we make happen,” writes Csikszentmihalyi in his book on using flow to achieve happiness: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. . Check out this blog post for more tips: 4 Tips to Give Helpful Feedback to Your e-Learners. And if you just can’t get enough of this brain research, check out this blog post: Brain Power: How to Engage Your e-Learners.

Learning and the Scientific Method

Learningtogo

I write a lot about the science of learning, so today I thought we should talk about science. If it holds up, your conclusion becomes a “theory” or a “model” for others to leverage. He might create a whole blog around this new “science of gravity” and go around giving speeches about it, dropping apples on the stage to wildly applauding crowds wherever he goes. He might write books like “The Gravity of Leadership” and “Secrets of Gravo-marketing.” LearningToGo Blog

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blogs on Whole Brain Learning and Kolb’s learning styles, I talked about how we can improve the learning process by using certain strategies that are targeted to individual learning styles. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging. To conclude, in a brief write-up, I showed the core elements of design thinking that can be used to develop custom eLearning courses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Hard Drive

Learning Visions

Mark writes, "You wanna know what a PLE is? I said a similar thing in a comment on Tony Karrers blog the other day: Isnt the main tool of the PLE our very own little brains? Tony came back talking about all the tools he uses as an extension of his brain. Late, we go back to our various storage facilities for all the hard-core processing we do with our brains. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On

eLearningArt

Make it real … write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. Write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. To avoid cognitive overload (brain fatigue), you may need to select less important details to leave out so learners can focus on the essentials. Run the bad one first, and prompt critical analysis in the context of the theory. Distracted driving deaths are directly related to cognitive load theory (CLT).

From footballer to elearning scriptwriter

Sponge UK

I can draw upon my writing ability to contextualise the educational practises and theories I implement in the modules we create. I could be writing scripts for a game or a video shoot in the morning, then, in the afternoon, be part of a cross-Atlantic call with a client to discuss a new elearning project. Blog Sponge UK careers elearning jobs scriptwriterConsidering applying for a role in elearning but worried about your lack of experience? Don’t be.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we look at how ‘social learning’ is gaining traction and being deployed in organizations to foster workplace learning. Understanding Social Learning Theory. Social learning theory as we understand it today primarily evolved from the work of Albert Bandura in the 1960s. This theory is often considered to be a bridge that connects behaviorist and cognitive learning theories. Write to us at info@originlearning.com with your requirements.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Any glimpse into the brains of learners sparks a trainer’s curiosity. It makes sense: if you want to influence brains with new knowledge, it helps to know how brains function best while learning. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Theory drives practice. Are the flaws in line 7 caused by not knowing how to write it up? The Katzman blog posting, and influential voices like Jane Bozarth and Jay Cross , encourage us to consider a new ID that is characterized by informality, choice, learner centricity, and connections.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

I harkened back to these findings after reading Xyleme CLO Jeffrey Katzman’s provocative blog posting about new instructional design. Theory drives practice. Are the flaws in line 7 caused by not knowing how to write it up? The Katzman blog posting, and influential voices like Jane Bozarth and Jay Cross , encourage us to consider a new ID that is characterized by informality, choice, learner centricity, and connections.

Neurology Should Drive Corporate Training Design

PulseLearning

When it comes to designing engaging and effective corporate training, the best place to start is by looking at how the human brain works – neurology. Just like vehicles need the right type of fuel to run smoothly, your brain requires the right input to for its learning processes to work as efficiently as possible. Your brain loves variety! Although the popularity of YouTube has a lot to do with why we love video, ultimately, it is your brain’s input preference.

How to Design Workplace Learning Like a Pro – Start with These 5 Dangerous Questions

eLearningArt

In fact, why not start here where you are, at the eLearningArt blog, doing some reading, learning, and inspiring? Write those things down, too. When you feel satisfied that you’ve emptied your brain, take one last step and imagine how it could all come together in a really successful project. To learn more about working with your own subject matter experts, follow up with these resources: Check the blog post You Talkin’ to SME? Posts blog

Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I got a vibe that many people who responded never read any of my past blogs, and thus, were basing their entire decisions on a small blurb about an upcoming post, which I should add, I have done for years on LinkedIn. A theory discussion.

VR Ready E-Learning Solutions, Improve The Way YOU Train!

Learnbrite

That’s why we focused on creating VR-Ready solutions that don’t require people to write a single line of code nor have any fancy equipment other than what’s already on their desk or in their pocket (definitely check out the difference between VR-Ready vs VR-Only in this article. When using fully immersive equipment (VR headsets) it heightens your senses, stimulating your brain to hold more information at a quicker rate as opposed to a typical instructor-led training room.

Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

TechSmith Camtasia

Alex explained to us the interesting research into the effect of learning on the brain. The more you do that, the more you train your brain to give up. Your brain starts to learn that when we try something that’s difficult, we give up and then the difficult thing stops.”. You need the time to reflect in order for your brain to retain the new information. Somebody writes a blog with no credentials, and it can still make it to the top page of results.

Bringing the magic of Canva to your EdApp microlessons

Ed App

This has been backed by a collection of learning theories throughout history. Based on these theories, and the acknowledgement of diversity in learning, 4 common learning styles have emerged. Reading/writing learners.

Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

As a prelude to the event, the organisers have asked me to write a short blog post which takes the form of my responses to four questions: Q1. What theories could be used to explain these phenomena, and how can social/psychological models better our understanding of how people learn when their communication, relationships and learning are mediated through technology? I subsequently pledged that I would never again write, review or edit for a closed academic journal.

What's the use of 'blogs?

Learning Rocks

Another one that the learning press fêtes as the "future of learning" is the blog. The theory behind learning logs is one of the better ones that make it on to the usual syllabuses (as opposed to the shaky, disputed ones like learning styles ) as it is one of those that actually ties in with data that psychologists produce based on research into how the brain works.

What's the use of 'blogs?

Learning Rocks

Another one that the learning press fêtes as the "future of learning" is the blog. The theory behind learning logs is one of the better ones that make it on to the usual syllabuses (as opposed to the shaky, disputed ones like learning styles ) as it is one of those that actually ties in with data that psychologists produce based on research into how the brain works.