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Learning is a health issue

Lars is Learning

I'm playing a bit of catch up after a particularly busy month - although the way things are looking that'll be the pattern for the foreseeable future. The European e-learning market appears to be thriving in stark contrast to the ongoing financial crisis and what looks like an inevitable recession in the US. As I raised in an early post - training budget shock - e-learning is now very much a

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Upbeat Learning Technologies 2008

Lars is Learning

I spent last week in London at Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference. The general mood amongst the vendors and attendees I felt demonstrated a confidence in the future at odds with the wider economic gloom that the media and city types would have us believe. While the longer term impact of globalisation and an overstretched financial sector will clearly affect us all, I wonder if we

Inaccurate claims of brain training benefits

Lars is Learning

I've been an avid supporter of Nintendo for the past two years or so, for their design prowess and dramatic success in widening the appeal of gaming. Indeed they're redefining recreational digital fun to include - shock - the learning of new skills. Brain Training in particular has been a left field success. I bought the game when it first launched in the US back in 2006 and was intrigued by the

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Research merry-go-round up

Lars is Learning

I've been sitting on a number of research/news snippets which are all interesting but demonstrate how fluid the respective fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology and educational study are. Sometimes it's hard to draw immediately practical inferences. Things are moving so fast that you can move from positions of contradiction, congruence and back to contradiction in a matter of days.

In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

Clark Quinn

So here’s a response, in defense of cognitive psychology. is in Cognitive Psychology, so I may be defensive and biased, but I’ll try to present scrutable evidence. Take, for example, cognitive load.

Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

However, we can also support the cognitive and affective dimensions of engagement. Cognitive engagement. Cognitive engagement can be defined as “mental effort and thinking strategies.” Cognitive and affective engagement.

How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

B Online Learning

In our previous post, we looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. The post How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning appeared first on B Online Learning. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their […].

Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). I think it’s important to understand these cognitions, and their implications. First, I want to talk about situated cognition.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Cognition external

Clark Quinn

I was thinking a bit about distributed cognition, and recognized that there as a potentially important way to tease that apart. Or, really, a way that at least partly, we have cognition external. The alternative to performance support, a sort of cognitive scaffolding , is to think about representation. So both of these forms of distributed cognition are externalizing our thinking in ways that our minds have trouble comprehending.

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. The post Distributed Cognition appeared first on Learnlets.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In the two preceding posts, I discussed situated and distributed cognition. In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions.

Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning

B Online Learning

Research into our cognitive architecture has led to the development of Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and related guidelines which, when applied, results in […]. The post Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning appeared first on B Online Learning.

TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning

Learningtogo

LearningToGo Blog LearningToGo eNewsletter brain Cognitive Load Cognitive Overload instructional design neuroscience neurosciences TMI trainingIf you want to get a sense of the vast amount of data exploding every second, visit Internet Live Stats and watch the numbers for Internet users, websites, emails and many other statistics updated in real time. But watch out.

Cognitions By Contexts

Clark Quinn

I have, in the past, talked about the three cognitions: situated , distributed , and social. So here’s some preliminary thoughts (ok, they’ve already been processed a few times) on considering cognitions by contexts. Cutting through the contexts by cognitions, we can make some prescriptions. But here you see me ‘think out loud’ as I try to consider Cognitions By Contexts. The post Cognitions By Contexts appeared first on Learnlets.

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. The outcome of considering contexts by cognitions improved the outcomes, I think. The post Contexts By Cognitions appeared first on Learnlets.

Reconciling Cognitions and Contexts

Clark Quinn

In my past two posts, I first looked at cognitions (situated, distributed, social) by contexts (think, work, and learn), and then the reverse. Here’s the result of reconciling cognitions and contexts. So, taking each cell back in the original pass of cognitions by contexts, what results? So I think it was interesting and valuable (to my thinking, at least ;) to consider reconciling cognitions and contexts.

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. Departments of cognitive science tend to include psychologists, linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and, yes, neuroscientists. And, to be clear, learning sciences are a subset of the cognitive sciences.

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).

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. So I’m calling for a Chief Cognitive Officer. One problem is that there’s too little of cognitive awareness anywhere in the organization. The post Chief Cognitive Officer?

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. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses.

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.

Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their working memory to their long-term memory, we need to present the information in such a way that it reduces extraneous cognitive load (non-relevant items) and, if possible, increases germane cognitive load (items […].

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. As a consequence, VR & AR dominated much of my blogging attention this year. But they weren’t the be-all-and-end-all of the e-learning universe.

Can Cognitive Science Help Boost Employee Learning and Organizational Performance?

Origin Learning

The post Can Cognitive Science Help Boost Employee Learning and Organizational Performance? Webinar Cognitive Science2019 Towards Maturity Report offers some interesting insights. Two key findings are listed below: 29% of learning leaders are overwhelmed.

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.

Demystifying Cognitive Load Theory

ID Mentors

Cognitive load theory is credited to the work and research of John Sweller in the 1980s. Hopefully, this will reduce Cognitive Load! What does Cognitive Load mean? The effort required to process new information by your working memory is known as Cognitive Load. High cognitive load requires more working memory resources and thus impacts the learning process. How can you determine if the Cognitive Load is high or low? Two factors impact Cognitive Load.

3 cognitive biases to know in education

KnowledgeOne

In a previous article , we discussed the Pygmalion effect, a cognitive bias that can interfere with the teacher-learner relationship and have significant effects on learning. Cognitive bias, in short. In reality, we are all equally susceptible to being fooled by cognitive biases.

Managing Cognitive Load

eLearning Industry

Reducing cognitive load can make all the difference when designing great digital learning content. But, given the fact that most of us don’t have a degree in psychology, what exactly does cognitive load mean, and how can it be reduced? eLearning Design and Development Brain Facts Cognitive Load Theory eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Tips

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. Knowing a suitable level of cognitive science is one thing, using that to assess your practices is another. Not at the neural level (there’s little of impact there ), but at the cognitive level. The post A Cognitive Audit?

Boost your intelligence: 6 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

Your Training Edge

Each has the different cognitive potential. By cognitive potential, we mean that the ability of the mind of an individual. Every person has the cognitive potential which can be judged by the IQ. In today’s world, the health should be the primary concern to every person.

Two Easy Ways To Boost Your Cognitive Skills

Growth Engineering

Sometimes your cognitive skills may require sharpening. The post Two Easy Ways To Boost Your Cognitive Skills appeared first on Growth Engineering. Engagement Attention Boost Your Cognitive Skills Cognitive Functioning Cognitive Skills Learning memory

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.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

What Are Cognitive Biases? Cognitive biases result when these coping mechanisms fail. Put simply, a cognitive bias is an error in the way we think. Our brains receive non-stop input from all five senses every moment we are awake. In the face of this enormous amount of daily input, our brains develop subconscious coping mechanisms that we can use to quickly make daily decisions.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson