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.

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.

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

Tim Slade

The effectiveness of any eLearning course depends on how the learner processes the information provided, and whether or not that information is retained into long-term memory. This is where Cognitive Load Theory comes into play.

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1 Personalized training is a powerful and effective approach that assesses an individual’s. organizations—even though it was much more effective than. OttoLearn leverages key theories from cognitive science to.

Working with Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses. I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Loadby Ruth […].

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.

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. Use the contiguity effect to reduce confusion about the meaning and purpose of illustrations.

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.

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. The effect of this is seen in your behavior.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

Another is using training or e-learning when other solutions would be more effective. 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.

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.

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. However, there are far more effective ways to improve memory recall, most notably using a spaced repetition system. Cognitive psychology concepts aren’t about taking the easy road for expediency’s sake. It’s not always easy to find a way to translate psychology to e-learning, but when done effectively, it offers tremendous gains for learners and instructors alike.

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?

The Planet Captivate Blog – Cognitive Load

Adobe Captivate

However, one topic that Jim has helped me to better understand is that of cognitive load. There has been a great deal of research done on the topic, but in a nutshell, it refers to the amount of information the human brain can effectively process at one time. Since Jim’s and my first discussion about cognitive load, I’ve challenged myself to dive into learning more about it, specifically, proactively targeting a learner’s cognitive load while developing eLearning content.

The Cognitive Science Behind OttoLearn | OttoLearn

OttoLearn – Agile Microlearning

We care about effective training. That's why we've designed our OttoLearn platform with the latest insights from various fields in cognitive science. And we're not talking about myths like learning styles - we mean hard science

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.

The IDEA Model: Cognition, Emotion, and Social Learning in Learning Design

Obsidian Learning

How can we make a dramatic impact and ensure effective performance outcomes? In this webinar, we will explore how to design learning programs for the “whole learner,” addressing learners’ cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics.

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.

Online Training Overload: 9 Surprising Symptoms Of Cognitive Overwhelm

mysimpleshow

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.

How to Combat Cognitive Overload with Connie Malamed #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

high cognitive load (which leads to poor comprehension and obstructs learning) Cognitive load affected by # of interacting elements. If you present info with big words that people have to interpret, you’re imposing high cognitive load. Use analogies: “a database is like a file drawer system…” The expertise reversal effect: (avoid redundancy for experts) – if you treat an expert like a novice, it taxes their working memory.

How To Tame High Cognitive Load In eLearning

eLearning Industry

Information overload is a significant hindrance to effective learning and retention. Join us on the 29th of April to learn how to reduce cognitive overload. But, can we do anything about it? Fortunately, we can. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

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.

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. And if you want yet more bedtime reading, I suggest exploring metacognition and its effect on motivation.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

With this in mind, here are a few sites that feature cognitive psychology podcasts, research, articles and news. And just in case you’re new to this field, cognitive psychology is the discipline that examines our mental processes, such as attention, perception, memory and learning. Cognitive psychology uses an information-processing model to explain mental operations in computational terms. Cognitive Daily. Cognitive Science Blog.

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. Still, there are those who claim that video gaming is rather harmful with no positive effects whatsoever.

Brainstorming, Cognition, #lrnchat, and Innovative Thinking

Clark Quinn

The approach incorporates, on a quick survey, a lot of techniques to overcome our cognitive limitations. I really like his approach to provide an underlying rationale about why activities that follow the structure implicitly address our cognitive limitations and are highly effective at getting individuals to contribute to some emergent outcomes. Two recent events converged to spark some new thinking.

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. In essence they're emphasising the importance of keeping your brain active and stimulated as you get older, not just to stave off the effects of old age, but to ensure you continue to develop intellectually.

The Google Effect

Learningtogo

I recently heard a term that was new to me, “ The Google Effect.” It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). While they recognize that some of this info is useful for understanding ways to effectively present information, ".the Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You This allows the learner to be more flexible in her understanding of the material, so that she can effectively apply it to concepts in the real world (knowledge transfer).

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. Given an effect, one can infer the cause of a phenomena. Thus the matrix might look similar to this: The Cognitive Dimension.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal. Recently, wired with cognitive load theory, I made the perfect elearning course in Captivate. Cognitive psychology ran smack into the hard wall of file size.

How To Be Effective At Persuasion For Learning

The eLearning Coach

For example, when you need […] Post from: The eLearning Coach How To Be Effective At Persuasion For Learning. CognitionDo you ever need to persuade an audience during a learning experience? Although the persuasion may be subtle, I’m guessing the answer is yes.

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How to Effectively Leverage Multimedia in eLearning

JoomlaLMS

People generally employ both visual and linguistic cognitive processes while learning. In other words, we learn by seeing, and we also learn when people instruct us. But then, people learn better when image, sight, sound, and text all are used. Blog articles

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career; Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

A college degree used to be the main requirement for an individual to start a successful and cognitively-satisfying career. The Ebbs and Flows for Highly Skilled & Cognitive Task-Based Occupations. As you might have already guessed, the non-degree workforce had an inverse effect.