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.

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.

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Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

Origin Learning

What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings.

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.

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.

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”). I do believe organizations have distributed thinking that they apply to solving problems. 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. After a few years, our curriculum changed to one that taught math concepts in smaller segments, and then offered problem sets that reviewed the previous month or two of lessons. However, there are far more effective ways to improve memory recall, most notably using a spaced repetition system.

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?

Solving Cognitive Overload with Point of Need Tools

Saffron Interactive

Why are workers struggling with cognitive overload? At Saffron, we’re interested in identifying solutions to how this pace of change affects learners and organisations so that in a complex world, things can be made simpler and more effective. It’s not my problem.

Online Training Overload: 9 Surprising Symptoms Of Cognitive Overwhelm

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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.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

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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.

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. A problem in the real world is that the more people you add, the less time each gets to contribute in a conversation.

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.

Two Sigma Problem

Your Training Edge

Featured Posts Learning & Development Simulations Training 2 sigma problem Mastery Learning Training simulations

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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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. The three levels are: Factual - The basic elements students must know to be acquainted with a discipline or solve problems. In Krathwohl and Anderson''s revised version, the authors combine the cognitive processes with the above three levels of knowledge to form a matrix.

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).

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques

Your Training Edge

Multisensory learning is a method of receiving information that is effective for all students because the information coming in is connected to other senses in the body. Most students have a learning type- a way of receiving information that is optimal to their given personality and cognition.

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Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

Cognitive activity utilizes the symbols to perform computations, which we define as thinking. Without context, learning provides abstract knowledge that is not easily applied to problems outside of the classroom. Rather than teaching abstract concepts, it is more effective to engage a learner in authentic tasks that use the skills and concepts being taught. Problem based learning (PBL) focuses on capturing a real world problem that can be analyzed and solved by the learner.

Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems.

Finding the Right Level of Empathy

CLO Magazine

Psychologists recognize two kinds of empathy: affective and cognitive. Cognitive empathy requires a genuine understanding of someone else’s condition (“I see what you mean”). Jenny’s problem is easy to diagnose. The Inspirational/Effective Leader.

Delivering Course Content Effectively: The Segmenting Effect

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Given this fact, shouldn’t we be concerned about effective course delivery? By organizing selected data, the learner results in a coherent pictorial model in the learner’s brain as an output: Read also the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. What it the Segmentation Effect.

The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music

Learningtogo

It is this powerful, widespread and instantaneous effect on multiple parts of the brain that may explain the powerful ways that engaging with music enhances seemingly diverse brain functions. Solve problems. Communicate effectively with language.

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Significant Signs To Measure The Effectiveness Of Microlearning For Your Corporate Training Strategy

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When organizations consider developing an effective online learning strategy, adopting the new workplace culture is the key. For this, microlearning is widely accepted as an effective solution to cater to personalized learning needs. Manage Cognitive Load.

Is it all problem-solving?

Clark Quinn

When people go looking for information, or colleagues, they have a problem to solve. It may be a known one with an effective solution, or it may be new. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a new service to create, a new product to design, a customer service problem, an existing bug, or what. Once we go beyond that, it seems to me that there’s a plausible case to be made that all our informal learning also needs to be organized from a problem-solving perspective.

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4

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discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Here he introduces the Mastery effect. The Mastery Effect. The answers to that question provides the substance for the eighth and final effect discussed in this series, the Mastery effect.

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

While there are many dimensions that could be considered, for the sake of simplicity let’s characterize the two important ones as effectiveness of our learning and the engagement of the experience. Components include: learning-centered contexts: problems learners recognize as important.

A Leader’s Guide to Effective Dialogue Under Pressure

CLO Magazine

How can a manager become measurably more effective? Evidence is lacking that these approaches to managerial effectiveness have enabled managers to markedly improve their personal influence and results. Victim stories make us out to be innocent sufferers who have no role in the problem.

Conflict resolution

Learning with e's

In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. Festinger called this phenomenon cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is essentially a theory of motivation through conflict resolution.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Origin Learning

A good way to begin is by discussing a generally likely problem/ scenario that they face on-the-job and evoking responses and first-hand experiences of how they dealt with the situation. A simple, yet effective mantra. Instructional design is certainly not an easy business.

Management 3.0, Cognitive Load, Prototyping, Objects, Audio, & Broken

Big Dog, Little Dog

Reducing Extraneous Cognitive Load by Accounting for Individual Differences - Rob Barton. In other words, the prototype allowed us to discover a design problem that went unnoticed when looking at a wireframe. All that’s required is the knowledge to combine them effectively.

Cognition, Synesthesia, Story Telling, Webinars, Strategy, & Six Degrees

Big Dog, Little Dog

A new model has arisen over the past decade, in which visual cognition is understood not as a camera but something more like a flashlight beam sweeping a twilit landscape. How magicians control your mind - Boston Globe.

Bloom's 2 sigma problem: a summary

Yarno

In 1984 Benjamin Bloom authored a seminal paper called The two sigma problem: the search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-on-one tutoring. So why were the master learning and tutoring effects so powerful?

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7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

An employee shares his experience with a colleague at the cafeteria during lunch about how he solved a particular technical problem. A distributed hosting model can be an effective solution to this problem as its helps to balance the load, particularly in case of a large organization.

From problem formulation to learning outcomes

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When creating an e-Learning course, there are different steps that need to be taken to improve the effectiveness of the course and gain retention. Most of the time, this goal arises from a concrete, specific, practical problem.