The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

The consequences of not understanding the brain’s impact on learning, on the other hand, can be costly. There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. The Cognitive Umbrella.

What It Costs to Replace an Employee


When you consider the amount of money it costs to hire someone, this figure becomes even more intimidating. On average, it costs a company about $4,000 to hire a new worker. This is nothing compared to the cost of replacing an employee.

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Crowdsourcing Curriculum Development – The Low-Cost Option for Building Content within Organizations

Origin Learning

Crowdsourcing capitalizes on this basic functionality of the internet so beautifully to tap into the knowledge and experience at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred otherwise. Organizations can benefit from crowdsourcing at two levels: To outline the goal of a learning program.

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

John Seely Brown , Allan Collins, and Paul Duguid labeled this kind of learning: “ situated cognition ”. The company’s cost and safety goals depend on you recording accurate readings. Recently, I had an experience that, for me, exemplifies the meaning of “situated learning”.

Information Overload: The Plague of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

Unfortunately, many of these programs do not produce quantifiable results. Yet, year after year, billions of dollars are spent on initiatives, programs, change efforts, revamps, classes, new technologies and courseware. Content is deployed regardless of its cognitive ease.

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


It is this relationship between space, emotion, memory, and cognition that I explore today. Cabbies go through a rigorous training program called “the Knowledge” to prepare for their test. Look for similar programs offered by local chapters of ISPI, SHRM and other organizations.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. Instructional designers (IDs) design and develop online and face-to-face educational programs: courses, curriculums, workshops, sessions, and training materials. Cognitive science. It’s the SME’s job (or volunteer duty) to be a resource for the ID while they design the program. #4:

How to Sprint Strategically A Fresh Look at Onboarding and New Hire Programs

Training Industry

Lately, there’s been a surge of interest in new ideas and approaches to onboarding or new hire programs, which makes sense, since onboarding of new employees and reskilling of existing staff are the mainstay of our work. Unlike other areas of corporate development, such as leadership, sales or compliance, new ideas and processes for onboarding programs are lacking. Your program must reflect the balance or hierarchy of these two components: socialization and time to competency.

Revolution or Evolution?

Wonderful Brain

I believe we agree that changing corporate learning and school-based instruction will require more than pilot programs all based on some version of what currently passes for learning delivery methodology. I’m a big fan of “Learning Without Frontiers.”

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.


Wonderful Brain

Learning to run an application, program a website, or design a manufacturing process to take costs from production offers few opportunities for exploration of happenstance. And yet, ask anyone who programs in code how they get into a zone and become fabulously productive for a given and fixed period of time. There seems to be a revival of interest about informal learning.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

Mapping Out the Bias

CLO Magazine

Current events and important upcoming dates being what they are — *points to pivotal Tuesday only weeks away* — I find it especially apropos to drop a cognitive bias PSA inspired by an article Slack’s Buster Benson wrote on the topic last month. Benson then lists the related cognitive biases.

Why experiential learning is so important in the workplace


The theory of experiential learning provides a holistic model of the learning process, based not only on the cognitive and behavioral side, but also includes the subjective perception one experiences while learning. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

The large size of these players will also put downward pressure on both development costs and on the retail price of the off-the-shelf, self-paced eLearning courses. Death of Self-Pace eLearning.

CPTM Lesson 8 – Develop & Deliver Solutions

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Once you’ve recognized the need for training in your organization, the thought of creating a comprehensive training program that meets all of your business goals can seem overwhelming. We learned so much that has made our job – delivering high-quality, customized learning programs to our clients – not only smoother but easier, faster and more tailored to your needs. Cognitive/Constructivist Approach.

5 Reasons Why Online Learning is Valuable


Here are a few reasons why: It increases information retention – Companies spend billions of dollars each year on learning and development programs. After all, eLearning can increase information retention rates by up to 60% in adult learners by reducing cognitive overload.

How To Improve Memory Retention In Online Training

Growth Engineering

In this article, I’ll share 9 sure-fire ways to improve memory retention in your online training program. However, the success of your online training program hinges on their ability to retain and recall the information. Are your employees really absorbing the information?

The Power of Digital Learning

Magic EdTech

That’s the case because digital tools can engage learners’ multiple senses which in turn allow more cognitive connection and association with a concept. This innovative approach to teaching is, of course, extremely helpful for learners with physical, cognitive, or developmental differences.

Future Scope Of E-Learning To Train Workforce In The Aviation Industry


E-Learning has been widely adopted throughout the industry to control the training costs and accessibility. Implementation of advanced technology to deliver training and development programs will stay for long. The world today, is more revolutionized than ever before.

22 Remarkable Game-Based Training Results You Need to See


And there is enough intrinsic motivation built into the program to inspire regular training habits, so employees can train more regularly, without spending as many hours away from their day-to-day responsibilities. When you think of your current training method, what words come to mind?

4 Ways Assessments Can Measure Learning Effectiveness

CommLab India

Assessing Cognitive Learning. Assessing Cognitive Learning. Cognitive assessments help to know whether learners have understood the concepts. It’s about knowing the feedback of the workforce and trainees on the new online training program introduced in their organization.

7 pitfalls to avoid when developing online training courses for employees


and bringing in cognitive overload. If you want to create a training program that will make a difference in employee performance, having a generic goal in mind is not enough. And that’s a costly result, both time-wise and money-wise. and bringing in cognitive overload.

Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes

Hurix Digital

Extremely cost efficient for organizations due to reduced expenses related to face-to-face training including space, travel, and printing material cost. Blended learning classrooms result in greater ROI for companies due to cost efficiency.

How to Increase Knowledge Retention Through Virtual Training


Underlying any training program is the ultimate goal to engage learners and convey information that will be stored in memory for future application. It’s possible that programs could look different as technology evolves, however there are a few essential ingredients in order to truly train for retention. While you may not think of retraining as part of the initial design and implementation of a virtual program, it’s important to consider from the start.

How a Well Thought Out Evaluation Strategy Will Yield Better Training Results


There’s always one crucial, lingering question that plagues leadership after any training program has been launched: Was it effective? Organizations spend countless dollars and hours developing and implementing training programs aimed at improving the bottom line but often drop the ball when it comes to precisely evaluating the ROI. Clarity around concrete costs and measurable results is more important than popularity.

7 Reasons Why You Should Revamp Your Old eLearning Courses

Hurix Digital

Related: Supercharge Your Employee Training Program with Bite Sized Learning. You would find that revamping your old eLearning courses would be more cost-effective when compared to custom elearning course development.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

In the post 5 Gifts for the HR Department , John Stepper describes working out loud as a “different kind of talent program” writing, “as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it”.

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The Polymath Proposition

Clark Quinn

This requires designing experiments that fit within pragmatic constraints of cost and safety, and will answer the question. This ends up meaning I have to understand things like cognition and learning (my Ph.D. is in cognitive psychology), computers (I’ve programmed and designed architectures at many levels), design (I’ve looked at usability, software engineering, industrial design, architectural design, and more), and organizational issues (social, innovation…).

Why Your Team Should Be Learning On Their Feet

There’s even speculation that the brain’s higher-level cognitive functions may have evolved first to help us move around successfully in the environment. So why haven’t we focused corporate training programs on learning by doing? Training costs drop.

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The Metrics of Learning and Dangers of Multitasking


The average cost per turnover according to a DePaul University study is $97,690. ” He continues, “Multiple studies have also found that microlearning can deter cognitive overload , which occurs when the brain is forced to accept an abundance of data at any given time” [1].

Preschool Investments Pay Off

CLO Magazine

The cost savings generated by early care and childhood education programs outpace most public and private investments. According to the 2009 policy paper “Why America Needs High-Quality Early Care and Education” by the nonprofit Corporate Voices for Working Families, high-quality early childhood education programs focused on low-income children have a high return on investment. The higher SES group also has access to higher-quality programs.

What is Elearning?


This machine allowed educational establishments to deliver programmed education to their learners, however the first computer based program for teaching wasn’t introduced until 1960. Employees have to spend less time away from the office which means reduced travel costs.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

According to a 2017 survey by Deloitte of more than 10,000 human resource professionals, the percentage of firms offering experiential programs to their developing leaders jumped from 47 percent in 2015 to 64 percent in 2017. Some of these programs are quite exotic.

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Interactivities in E-Learning – Part 1

CommLab India

When content is presented in the form of plain text, learners face cognitive overload. Save time and costs in E-learning development. A library of interactivities that can be reused in multiple projects can save a huge amount of course development time and costs.