Cognitive Business

Clark Quinn

There are applications of cognitive science (including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, etc) to more areas of business than just L&D. The post Cognitive Business appeared first on Learnlets. One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to).

Distributed Cognition

Clark Quinn

In my last post , I talked about situated cognition. A second, and related, cognitive revelation is that thinking is distributed between our heads and the world. Hutchins, in his Cognition in the Wild, documented a variety of ways that our thinking is an artefact of our tools and our models. Business reasoning is typically accompanied by tools like a spreadsheet. The post Distributed Cognition appeared first on Learnlets.

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Contexts By Cognitions

Clark Quinn

So, in my last post , I talked about exploring the links between cognitions on the one hand (situated, distributed, social), and contexts (aligning with how we think, work, & learn). I did it one way, but then I thought to do it another, to instead consider Contexts by Cognitions, to see if I came to the same elements. And of course, not completely, but this is ‘business significance’, not ‘statistical significance’ ;).

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

Businesses are composed of core functions, and they optimize them to succeed. And I’m wondering if a focus on cognitive science needs to be foregrounded. Regardless, we have considerable empirical evidence and conceptual frameworks that give us excellent advice about things like distributed, situated, and social cognition. A new area of expertise to complement technology, business nous, financial smarts, and more. That area is cognitive expertise.

Online Training Overload: 9 Surprising Symptoms Of Cognitive Overwhelm

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In this article, I’ll share 9 surprising symptoms to help you diagnose cognitive overwhelm in online training. How To Diagnose Cognitive Overwhelm In Online Training The human brain can only absorb so much before it starts to experience side effects, which prevents employees from assimilating information and fine-tuning their skill sets. Simply put, cognitive overwhelm can wreak havoc on team dynamics and your online training ROI. One possible cause is cognitive overwhelm.

How cognitive biases can influence your training strategy

Matrix

And perhaps the theory of cognitive biases explains best why reality is perceived differently by different brains. How cognitive biases can influence your training strategy. Let’s see some cognitive biases and how they can influence our training strategies: Egocentrism.

How to Avoid Cognitive Overload in eLearning Courses

Ed App

WHAT IS COGNITIVE OVERLOAD? Firstly, what is cognitive overload? Cognitive overload is based on cognitive load theory, a theory within educational psychology and information processing. SO HOW CAN I EASILY REDUCE MY LEARNER’S COGNITIVE LOAD? It requires much less cognitive effort for learners when they can relate new knowledge to something they already know. Simple Tips for eLearning and the Avoidance of Cognitive Overload.

Solving Cognitive Overload with Point of Need Tools

Saffron Interactive

Why are workers struggling with cognitive overload? Let’s start with the background of why cognitive overload has crept up on us. Similarly, to stay afloat businesses must be agile and so must their workforce. How do businesses mobilise strategy quickly and effectively when they have a large workforce? It’s not about time, it’s about cognitive overload. Cognitive load theory was developed in the late 1980s out of a study of problem-solving by John Sweller.

Cogitating cognition

Learning Rocks

It's strange, but every time I read anything about cognitive load it seems to be in a pure, old-fashioned, "words on a page" kind of context. So, I favour pages that are quite busy - not complex for the sake of it, but I try to use the space to ensure lots of information is on hand, if not actually presented all the time. Really dense, heavy words on a page*, like those in this rather interesting article by John Sweller.

Cogitating cognition

Learning Rocks

It's strange, but every time I read anything about cognitive load it seems to be in a pure, old-fashioned, "words on a page" kind of context. So, I favour pages that are quite busy - not complex for the sake of it, but I try to use the space to ensure lots of information is on hand, if not actually presented all the time. Really dense, heavy words on a page*, like those in this rather interesting article by John Sweller.

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Cognitive processes and levels of knowledge matrix

Big Dog, Little Dog

While Bloom''s original cognitive taxonomy did mention three levels of knowledge or products that could be processed (shown below), they were not discussed very much and remained one-dimensional. In Krathwohl and Anderson''s revised version, the authors combine the cognitive processes with the above three levels of knowledge to form a matrix. Thus the matrix might look similar to this: The Cognitive Dimension. Cognitive Domain. Revised Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain.

Micro-learning’s unsung sibling

E-Learning Provocateur

Well cognitive science suggests it does. I recommend reading up on the forgetting curve, subsumption theory, Piaget, cognitive load, the spacing effect and interleaving. Hence, micro-assessment can be leveraged to execute an assessment first strategy, thereby increasing the relevance of the L&D service offering to the business. micro-learning assessment assessment first cognitive science formative learning micro-assessment microlearning strategy summative theory trainin

Cognitive Fitness

Clive on Learning

Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. " I wonder whether the editor at the Harvard Business Review asked them to insert the case studies bit!

Cognitive Apprenticeship: Develop the Thinking for Outcomes Needed in Today's Workplace by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

when it comes to producing meaningful outcomes for business. There is growing evidence that today’s learning, focused on presenting information and testing knowledge, is ineffective. Is there a better way to create learning experiences? Clark Quinn lays out a fundamental model that incorporates the ways people naturally learn, together with some extensions. he has found effective. Emerging Topics Instructional Design Training Strategies

Implicit bias affects us all

CLO Magazine

Although the resumes were identical, the business students rated Howard as competent, likeable and a good colleague. Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Development Leading Through Adversity cognitive dissonance implicit bias microaggressions System 1 thinking unconscious bias

Emotional intelligence is a critical skill for development

CLO Magazine

He is the CEO and founder of GuruMaker, a team of executive coaches and leadership development experts with a unique blend of experience in business, acting and psychology. Alicia Del Real, president, partner and executive coach for the Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence has curated six pillars for what EI looks like in a business environment. Just as there is no escaping cognitive thinking and technical skills on the job, emotions can’t be avoided.

Cognitive Restructuring, Direct Reports, Education, & Wikipedia

Big Dog, Little Dog

Cognitive restructuring and the fist bump terrorists - Mind Hacks. Thoughts on implicit association test (IAT), reductio ad absurdum argument, and cognitive restructuring using the recent satirical New Yorker cover depicting Obama and his wife as fist-bumping Islamic terrorists. The Right Way to Disagree with Direct Reports - Harvard Business.

It’s not about the ‘what.’ It’s about the ‘how’ and the ‘feel.’

CLO Magazine

Poor leadership can lead to high turnover, a negative workplace and an overall dampening effect on business. In other words, they have the cognitive skills of leadership: They know the “what” — rules and regulations, etc. They must train in cognitive skills, behavioral skills and situational awareness to create any lasting result. The cognitive skills learning system has evolved to learn facts, figures and the like (the what).

What is Engagement And How Does It Impact Your Business?

Growth Engineering

They bring their physical, mental, cognitive and emotional best to their role every day. They do this because they care about your business and the role they play in it. The post What is Engagement And How Does It Impact Your Business? What is Engagement?

Images, Crowds, Cognitive Bias, eLearning 2.0, & Networks

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Ignorance of Crowds - Strategy+Business. A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality. Smart image and video search - KM World. Although the brain isn't fast in comparison to computer hardware systems we have today, it has several key abilities that computers don't currently have.

Information Overload: The Plague of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

To keep up with customers, many business leaders have recognized that having great products isn’t enough. In interviews conducted with CEOs and other business leaders, my team and I asked the question, “What do you think you get from the money you spend on your support? Content is deployed regardless of its cognitive ease. At best, they are investing in something and have no idea what the return is, so they write it off as the cost of doing business.

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

For example, Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling to learn certain behaviors. If senior management feels that social ‘learning’ is just the L&D department’s business, it’s never going to happen. Social learning is not a new concept. Various theories have explained man’s social approach to learning, some of these dating to as back as the 1940s.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

It is this relationship between space, emotion, memory, and cognition that I explore today. These cognitive tasks are accelerated and enhanced through the development of better and better mental maps in the hippocampus. As an independent consultant, I must justify my educational travel to myself and my business partners. Be sure you can identify the business benefits of the investment and be sure that you would agree if you were the person paying the bill. (Of

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It is powered by a glossary that carries over 450 terms on subjects related to learning design (including Cognitive Psychology, Instructional Design, Learning Theory, Online Learning, Multimedia Development and Social Media), along with definitions. THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Instructional design is certainly not an easy business. Cognitive Load Theory warns against the dangers of overloading learners with too much information. Instructional Design Cognitive Load Theory good instructional design strategies Instructional design instructional design strategy instructional design tips Having been in the learning, training and development industry for more than 27 years, I can assertively say so.

Upskilling is Key to Your Business Recovery Strategy | Degreed State of Skills Report 2021

Degreed

But few HR, business, talent, or learning leaders know where to begin, and workers appear equally uncertain. Many businesses recognize that upskilling is vital to economic recovery. However, people are also looking to develop social and cognitive skills.

Finding the Right Level of Empathy

CLO Magazine

Psychologists recognize two kinds of empathy: affective and cognitive. Cognitive empathy requires a genuine understanding of someone else’s condition (“I see what you mean”). Both types have their place in business but the most effective leaders emphasize cognitive over affective empathy. Leaders with higher levels of cognitive empathy experience a greater sense of well-being, personal growth and career satisfaction.

Ten Words We Must Keep Saying About the Science of Learning (While We Still Can)

Learningtogo

You’ve done your homework, completed your analysis and aligned your plan with the goals of the business. Link Your Recommendations to Business Outcomes. We’ve been hearing this message for decades now, yet many learning consultants still have a hard time showing the direct link between training and achieving business results. Cognitive. Vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, science-based.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process. Learning is Everybody Business. An employee has just completed his/her appraisal, and must immediately get to work on some strong feedback by the appraiser that his/her Business Communication Skills are not up to mark and this lacuna is visibly affecting the work – both within his/her own team and relationships with his/her customers. Because Learning is Everybody’s Business.

The 5As model to deliver results with busy learners

Matrix

There is a cognitive reason for that, as memory and thinking ability change in time and unfortunately, it’s not for the better. They are simply too busy, juggling between family and job-related issues. This is why training adults should take into account the time factor and identify strategies that work with busy learners. The 5As model to deliver results with busy learners. It may well be true for physicists, but in business you know it is a precious resource.

Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

Enter social business! Even as organizations invest in social platforms to conducttheir day to day to business, online communities are taking over real worldteams. Related articles John Tropea: 2 aspects in tacit knowledge (johntropea.tumblr.com) John Tropea: Trust is the medium and knowledge the message (johntropea.tumblr.com) David Gurteen: Sense-making through conversation (jarche.com) The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable (cognitive-edge.com).

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Slow Down to Think More Creatively

CLO Magazine

Moshe Bar, a neuroscientist at Bar-Ilan University and a professor at Harvard Medical School, found in 2016 that creative thinking is the default cognitive mode we employ when our minds are clear. When we become too busy, we choose the predictable. Learning Delivery cognitive mode high mental load learning ecosystem social mediaDan Pontefract is chief envisioner of Telus and author of “Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions.”

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Impactful & Meaningful Learning: Brain Game – V

Indusgeeks

Business Simulations Game Based Learning game based training gamification cognitive science game based learning neurosciencewe know that gamification and game based learning are engaging and effective learning experiences. Now, we are going to delve into what makes this technique effective enough to always keep us wanting more. People often spend hours playing video games, which use the same mechanisms to motivate, engage and encourage more play time. Read More.

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A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

If you had to offer business justification for each slide and activity in your eLearning lesson to your client, could you consistently make a compelling case? Instructional Design Discovery Learning Scenario-Based Learning eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable. Think about the elements you included in your last eLearning project. The content you included. The types of activities you designed.

TOP 5 PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS FOR LEARNING DESIGNERS

Learnnovators

That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It is powered by a glossary that carries over 450 terms on subjects related to learning design (including Cognitive Psychology, Instructional Design, Learning Theory, Online Learning, Multimedia Development and Social Media), along with definitions. THE QUOTE: “ Instructional Design is complex and overlaps with many fields.

Conquering Attention Residue

CLO Magazine

Recent research by Sophie Leroy, an assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Business, reveals that interruptions throughout the day — like meetings or an ever-pinging inbox — may be shattering employees’ ability to focus and ultimately hurting their performance. Those lingering thoughts use up important cognitive processing power that can’t be devoted to the new task. The resulting anticipation or anxiety uses up a great deal of cognitive power through attention residue.

How to Measure the Business Impact of Your Training and Development Programs

EI Design

To determine the ROI of your training, you need to measure its impact on both learners and business. This article offers insights on a set of practical cues that can be used to measure the business impact of your training and development programs. Introduction.