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.

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.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory?

More on cognitive mapping

Ontuitive

Edward Tolman's influential experiments with rats in the 1940's remain highly formative for the field of cognitive psychology, and continue to shape our discussions about learning theory. How Edward Tolman's experiments shaped our theories of learning.

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?

Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

Origin Learning

What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? ‘Cognitive’ means mental and ‘load’ means burden, so this theory basically studies the mental load that the human brain faces when learning happens. This is what a schema does: it helps in shedding some of the cognitive load.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The Principles of eLearning (Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Design)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The videos are based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Check out these 10 videos covering the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer.   eLearning

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

Make Corporate Training Memorable With Cognitive Load Theory

PulseLearning

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) is an instructional design theory that uses the science of how the human brain processes information to inform the design of learning materials so they are easy to comprehend and remember.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context.

Cognitive load theory: does it help?

Walkgrove

Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics. There is very little data concerning the use of cognitive load theory, or the learning techniques based on it, in commercial adult learning.

Cognitive Task Analysis

Clark Quinn

A technique for doing that is Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA). Based in decades of cognitive research, integrating work on mental models, expertise, and more, it provides a mechanism to try to unearth the tacit understanding experts hold. While I argue strongly for stepping away more frequently from formally structured learning, not least because we overuse it, there are times when it is crucial.