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. That’s my next post, the swapped version.

TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning


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.

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.

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.

Making memories

Learning with e's

Adaptive Control of Thought - Rational - abbreviated to ACT-R (also known as ATC*) - is a cognitive theory of learning that is concerned with the way memory is structured. The so called cognitive architecture of ACT-R is made up of three main components.

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. In effect, these cabbies have created a special mind palace to navigate London. In effect, you’re building new memories before you’ve even started.

Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

3 Things I'm Looking Forward To In Lectora Version 11. Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease. Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies? Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease. Instructional Design Development Tools eLearning Blog Best Practices Professional Development Cognitive Theory BlogBy Shelley A.

Is Microlearning Effective for Corporate Training?


Or between the two cycles of the machine you are working on to check the new features that were incorporated with the updated version. There are many other goals that effective corporate training can achieve but these are among the most important ones. Why is Microlearning Effective?

Effectiveness of E-trainings for Compliance in the Pharma Industry

CommLab India

Traditional classroom training, though effective for other trainings, may not be the right option for compliance training. Content chunking defeats cognitive overload.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Why enable people who have disabilities relating to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition to access the training that your organization provides? How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. the version 2.1

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Why enable people who have disabilities relating to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition to access the training that your organization provides? How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. the version 2.1

Can You Make Yourself More Creative? – Exploring the Creative Expectation Effect


Cognitive psychologists view creativity as a variable trait that can be measured on a spectrum, placing each of us on a scale as having a degree of creativity, rather than have or have not. What Dumas and Dunbar have discovered is a specific application of the Expectation Effect.

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How Sales Process Training Can Be Made Effective With eLearningc

CommLab India

According to a recent survey , it has been found that 98% of organizations are ready to use videos as part of their digital learning strategy this year.Video-based learning is an effective way to explain the sales process as videos are engaging and keep learners hooked to the session.

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest


Here’s the sixth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Or, to tell a more detailed version of the same story, the graphic below is more appropriate.

The app effect: why playfulness is indispensable to learning

Saffron Interactive

If you want to learn something new, there’s not only an app for that, but there’s a bright and colourful app that will educate you through interactive games, record your progress, and occasionally bombard you with adverts (if you choose to download the free versions, like myself). In children, play has been shown to enhance social and cognitive skills, improve self-confidence, and develop emotional maturity, while in adults, regular play can result in increased creativity and happiness.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

You can also drop in new files, split audio, modify the volume (or amplitude), “top and tail” the recording, and add effects, before generating a rendered file which contains all of the modifications you made to your audio.

Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. In social-cognitive theory, the essential components of learning are: Behavioral model Reinforcement of the model Learner’s cognitive processing of the modeled behaviors. Here is link to updated version Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice (6th Edition).

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help you craft your objectives and accurately assess what level of cognitive skill learners need to use to produce your goal. The revised version flips the final two levels and uses different synonyms to describe the lowest level of cognition.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

This research report, The Truth About Teaching to Learning Styles, and What to Do Instead, by Jane Bozarth ( @JaneBozarth ), explores the concept of teaching to learning styles and its effect on learning outcomes. The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention.


Moodle Journal

While effectively we are at that time of academic year when everything is winding up and results being agreed and closed off, it is also the time before everyone begins heading for the sun, distant parts or something else, for staff development sessions.

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Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

What people need to learn, as one group of my students so elegantly indicated this year is a combination of cognitive, behavioral and affective domains covered in learning objectives. We need more instruction based on things like cognitive apprenticeships.

Using Learning Objects as “Knowledge Packages” to Achieve Learning Objectives


Give learners a way to verify the effectiveness of their learning. On the other hand, you can create multiple versions of the same learning object, making each one context-specific to the needs of the audience you’re addressing.

ID and eLearning Links 4/16/19

Experiencing eLearning

Cognitive load, spacing effect, forgetting effect, worked examples, and more. Why didn’t fact quizzes improve higher order learning in the present study, as many cognitive scientists and educators contend? As I read various sources online, I bookmark what I find useful.

4 Unexpected Habits That Improve Memory


The long-term effects of vitamin deficiencies are important to be aware of, as many are serious. In the case of vitamin D, deficiencies have been linked to cognitive diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and have been shown to cause a decline in memory.

MOOC reflections

Clark Quinn

Currently, the experience does support a discussion board, but otherwise the experience is, effectively, solo. The downside of the latter is just that, with little direction, the courses really require effective self-learners. As of yet, I don’t think that effective self-learning skills is a safe assumption (and we do need to remedy). A recent phenomena is the MOOC, Massively Open Online Courses.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 26, 2019

Mike Taylor

What You Need to Know About Cognitive Load A Conversation with John Sweller. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory is a great place to start. Learning by teaching others is extremely effective—a new study tested a key reason why. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love.

Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

Kapp Notes

2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games. If you are interested in an expanded version of the information from above, see the book below.

Memories are made of this

Learning with e's

We start off with some useful ideas around proposed cognitive architectures - how we image human memory is organised. Dual Coding Model Canadian cognitive psychologist Allan Paivio will probably be remember most for his work on Dual Coding Theory. Memory is very important.

When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

Knowledge Guru

A smartphone game is not just a shrunken version of a PC game – just as a limo is not just a bigger mode of transport than a unicycle. Manage cognitive load by eliminating irrelevant or extraneous content?

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Intelligence Augmentation and Learning and Development


Artificial Intelligence (AI) – cognitive computing, machine learning, chatbots, etc – is hot. Cognitive Limitations. Overall, there are specific ways in which our cognitive architecture doesn’t mimic the myth of formal logical thinking.

In-Person vs. Online Training: What Does the Research Say?


Does it really help people learn more effectively? Johnson, Aragon, & Shaik (2000) : Online learning is as effective as face-to-face learning for graduate students. Coppola & Myre (2002) : Online training is as effective as face-to-face training for learning corporate software.

Activity learning

Learning with e's

Figure 1: Second generation Activity Theory The theory Vygotsky''s earlier concept of mediation, which encompassed learning alongside others (Zone of Proximal Development) and through interaction with artefacts, was the basis for Engeström''s version of AT (known as Scandinavian Activity Theory).

Redefining the Taxonomy of eLearning

CommLab India

Bloom’s taxonomy and its various revised versions basically refer to the increasing mental complexity of processing thinking processes and how this can help in creating an effective learning experience.

Answering #Gamification Questions from a 7th Grade Student-Part 1

Kapp Notes

What’s the average amount of teachers that try the gamified version of learning? I don’t have a number on the amount of teachers that try gamified versions of learning but I have a few numbers and ideas that might give us some insight.

4 Brilliant ways to incorporate storytelling in e-learning


Cognitive science recognizes narrative as a basic organizing principle of memory. A story, if broken down into the simplest form, is a connection of cause and effect. Video has all the benefits of the audio version and some more on top of that.

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