Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Clark Quinn

And this is the cognitive level! Do you mean neural, or cognitive, or…? Cognitive science as a field was defined to be an integrative approach to everything about our thinking: consciousness, language, emotion, and more.

Cognitive Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

Yet another year has come and gone at the speed of light! For me, 2016 has been the year in which the Virtual Reality rubber finally met the road, while Augmented Reality made a surprise splash into the mainstream via those pesky Pikachu.

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Cognitive science research on learning, behavior change, and the development of expertise has provided a wealth of information. Marty is an expert on cognitive science and learning experience design. Practical Guidelines from Cognitive Science for Creating Awesome Learning.

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

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. That area is cognitive expertise.

A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. And therefore, I reckon L&D needs to know the cognitive background. Not at the neural level (there’s little of impact there ), but at the cognitive level.

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).

Curiosity, cognition and content

Learning with e's

We could argue that the majority of what we 'know' derives from our ability to be able to think, to reason, to reflect, to ask questions - our higher cognitive processes. Image from Wikimedia Commons Where does knowledge come from?

Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners.

Is your VLE cognitive?

Moodle Journal

As I recall, it was at least few ago now that I first started to hear the term Student Analytics banded around in the corridors of eLearning, around the time of the 2012 Horizon Report.

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Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

Research into our cognitive architecture has lead to the development of Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and related guidelines which, when applied, results in more efficient learning. Three Types of Cognitive Load. Often, it’s about reducing extraneous cognitive load.

Coping with Cognition

Clark Quinn

Our cognition is powerful, but also limited. I’m cutting our cognition some slack. The post Coping with Cognition appeared first on Learnlets. Our brains are amazing things. They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too.

Working with Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Loadby Ruth […]. When I first started working as an eLearninginstructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.

Cognitive prostheses

Clark Quinn

While our cognitive architecture has incredible capabilities (how else could we come up with advances such as Mystery Science Theater 3000?), it also has limitations. The same adaptive capabilities that let us cope with information overload in both familiar and new ways also lead to some systematic flaws. And it led me to think about the ways in which we support these limitations, as they have implications for designing solutions for our organizations.

What Are Yours? Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Cognitive biases – or the tendency to think in certain ways that lead to systematic deviations from a standard rationality or good judgment – color almost every aspect of our daily lives. Top Ten Cognitive Biases in Learning appeared first on Dashe & Thomson.

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

The E-Learning Curve

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge.

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease

Integrated Learnings

I recently started reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and the chapter on cognitive ease offered all sorts of implications for eLearning design. This, combined with additional discussion in the book, suggests that a bad mood creates cognitive strain, and a good mood promotes cognitive ease. Instructional Design Images eLearning Blog Workplace Learning Writing Tips eLearning Visual Design Motivation Cognitive Theory Cognitive LoadBy Shelley A.

TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

Learningtogo

This is an example of what we call “cognitive overload.”. Cognitive Load Theory was introduced by John Sweller to explain why people have so much more difficulty learning complex content.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior

GO1

The post Introduction to Cognitive Behavior appeared first on GO1 Learning. Human Resources Professional Development Social & Community cognitive behaviour Mental Health wellbeingDo you or does someone you know suffer from anxiety or depression? Struggling with mental health is more common than you think and it can affect you in your daily life, as well as in your workplace.

Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

The eLearning Coach

If the demands placed on working memory, known as cognitive load, are too high, learners may give up in frustration or fail to comprehend. […]. CognitionIn a complex world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a deluge of complex information.

Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

The post Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning appeared first on B Online Learning. It’s widely accepted that our memory system consists of three components – a sensory memory that receives information from our surroundings, a working […]. Design Development

Organizational Cognition

Clark Quinn

A recent post on organizational cognitive load got me thinking (I like this quote: “major learning and performance initiatives will likely fail to achieve the hoped-for outcomes if we don’t consider that there is a theoretical limit to collective throughput for learning”). Individual cognitive load we address through providing resources and tools.

Social Cognitive Processing

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post , I tried to convey the advantages of social activities in formal learning from the cognitive processing perspective, but my diagram apparently didn’t work for everyone.

The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. This is the cognitive power of error. This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013.

Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning

ProProfs

This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? How to Apply Social Cognitive Theory to eLearning?

3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course

LearnDash

As it turns out, psychology—particularly cognitive psychology—has a lot of valuable lessons for e-learning. Cognitive psychology concepts aren’t about taking the easy road for expediency’s sake. The post 3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course appeared first on LearnDash. How to avoid browbeating your learners by turning psychology to your advantage. In many ways, learning is all about psychology.

Useful cognitive overhead

Clark Quinn

And I’ve realized there’s another way I leverage cognitive overhead. A famous cognitive science article talked about how diagrams are representations that map conceptual relationships to spatial ones, to use the power of our visual system to facilitate comprehension. Now, what I realized (as I was diagramming) is that the way I diagram actually leverages cognitive overhead in a productive way.

Situated Cognition And Meaningful Learning In College Classrooms

eLearning Industry

Situated cognition can help instructors approach their classrooms as communities of practice (CoP) and see their students as apprentices in new fields of learning. Instructional Design Higher Education Instructional Design Theories Situated Cognition Social LearningKnowing how to apply what is being learned in the classroom to the real world is essential for college students.

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. What really struck me was the types of activities that they recommended managers to engage in if they are to attain the highest levels of cognitive fitness: Work hard at play: participate in games and activities, particularly those involving some risk.

What is cognitive load?

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach What is cognitive load? COGNITIONThe fact that our working memories have a small capacity and a short duration is worthy of headline news.

Fitness Training Supports Improved Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

Work Learning

A 2003 meta-analysis found that fitness training was likely to improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Fitness effects on the cognitive function of older adults: A meta-analytic study.

What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

Kapp Notes

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. To grasp subjects, learners need much more than abstract concepts and self-contained examples, they need to be exposed to the use of the information and cognitive tools in an authentic activity.

At the Intersection of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

Throughout this series we have explored social, teaching, and cognitive presence - the key elements within the Community of Inquiry framework.

Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners

Matrix

If at first these games were terribly simple, they quickly became very complex immersive worlds that not only entertain and engage but do a lot for the player’s cognitive development. Cognitive benefits of video games for adult learners.

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence.

Supporting Cognitive Performance

Clark Quinn

It’s clear that our brains aren’t the logical problem-solvers we’d like to be. The evidence on our different thinking systems makes clear that we use intuition when we can, and hard thinking when we must. Except that we use intuition even when we shouldn’t, and hard thinking is very susceptible to problems. Yet we need to have reliably good outcomes to solving problems or accomplishing tasks. What can we do?