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. Facebook – [link].

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease

Integrated Learnings

I recently started reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and the chapter on cognitive ease offered all sorts of implications for eLearning design. This, combined with additional discussion in the book, suggests that a bad mood creates cognitive strain, and a good mood promotes cognitive ease. The Finding : The book describes a study in which participants were asked to solve a case study problem. Everything else about the problem was identical.

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Cognitive load theory: does it help?


Facebook will notify you when your friends have birthdays, so you never have to be the bad friend that forgot. Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

I may prefer to solve a problem on my own, but I am capable of attempting to do it with a group. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Instructional Design Learning Style Workplace Learning Instructor-led Training eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable. At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Another example, published in Nature in 2004, suggests that sleep can enhance performance in creative problem solving. in Germany trained subjects how to solve a math problem using a tedious method. Subjects practiced solving problems during the initial training session and again in another session 12 hours later. But there’s a twist: there was actually a much easier way to solve the problem, which the researchers did not teach to the participants. By Shelley A. Gable.

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

An initial course (taught by an instructor or via eLearning) might introduce some problem-solving principles, perhaps teach learners how to use available job aids or other performance support tools, and then provide practice opportunities with basic and intermediate scenarios. The following week, learners complete another eLearning exercise of scenarios, this time moving toward more advanced problems. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

Our experiences constantly build and revise these mental models, which we use to solve problems and understand the world around us. When learners practice skills with problem-based scenarios, those scenarios are likely to include realistic triggers from a story, a learner’s mental models, and the work environment. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable. Have you ever seen a news story about someone with a phenomenal memory?

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Practice Early and Coach the Details Later

Integrated Learnings

In other words, minimize the presentation and discussion at the start of a lesson, and unleash learners to practice performing new tasks and solving problems as quickly as possible. Reduces cognitive overload early in the lesson. Research on cognitive load tells us that people can only absorb a limited amount of information in a single sitting. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Provide opportunities for group discussion, collaboration and group problem solving. When your audience members are involved in the challenge of a game or focused on solving problems in a virtual environment, learning becomes an incidental aspect of winning or finding solutions.

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

What about letting learners fail at their first try in solving a problem, if it can be framed as a learning experience? In addition, the ability to role-play and problem-solve through avatars is the ideal environment for emotional arousal while learning. Share this on Facebook.

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4 Ways to Boost Attention Intelligence (AQ) in the Workplace


Developing our attention span allows us to give people and problems at work the necessary focus. Researchers have identified cognitive and environmental control as being the two primary drivers for AQ. The prefrontal cortex is primarily responsible for cognitive control.

Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the The cognitive model of working memory hasn’t changed that much. But now we’re talking more about cognitive load. 3 Forms of Cognitive Load: intrinsic (the complexity of your content) – listen to the audio, translate it, construct a response and pronounce it quickly – the number of cognitive activities you have to perform. When you have greater intrinsic load, you have to attend more to cognitive load.

This Week on #TalkTech: Bad UX Design, Death of the Keyword Tool, and Tech Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

This article talks about a really important piece of UX design: Cognitive Fluency. “A key problem with reverse type (and, in this case, fairly low contrast type) is that it is “disfluent.” Googe, Facebook, Twitter… they all have REALLY good things going.

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Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained

The Game Agency

Cognitive bias is something we think about often. It’s very important to understand how cognitive bias work. Using my knowledge from creating commercial games and tutorial systems, I’ll be sharing a series of blog posts aimed at explaining the important relationship cognitive biases have on designing systems of learning. This is a well known cognitive bias that we evolved to have. Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

When we refuse to acknowledge that the fundamental paradigms that defined organizations of yore have changed, we kill our chances of personal development and growth by continuing to operate in silos and with people who are cognitively aligned.

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ASTD TechKnowledge Wrap Up in Pictures #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Stuart Crabb of Facebook. Connie Malamed on Cognitive Load. Thursday’s general session was keynoted by Stuart Crabb, head of learning at Facebook. With over 70% of Facebook employees born since 1979, they’ve got some different cultural challenges than a lot of orgs.

Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning

Learning Cafe

Facebook users share nearly 2.46 This problem of plenty, challenges Learning professionals. Manage the information and cognitive overload at the organisational and personal level for learners.

4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains


A few weeks ago, I had a problem to solve and it was something of an emergency. Thought leader and President of the eLearning Guild , David Kelly, would say that I experienced a shift from waiting for someone to solve a problem, to just finding the resources and solving it myself.

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What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

Facebook 5 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 10 Pinterest 1 Jan 11th and 13th saw me sunning it up (figuratively speaking) in the stimulating setting of The Hindu Lit for Life festival in Chennai.

Internet Trends & What they Mean for Accessibility

3Play Media

Seven out of the ten most powerful companies in the world are tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Facebook. Most ad spending is happening on Google and Facebook (which includes Instagram), but Amazon and Twitter are also seeing a good portion of the ad spend share.

Demystifying Working Out Loud


Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. Exceptions are the norms; making sense of exceptions require a coming together of cognitively diverse individuals.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn. The cognitive augmentation that digital technology provides, available whenever and wherever you are clearly has benefits, and it’s not courses! We need to not design courses until we’ve ascertained that no other approach will work, so we need to get down to the real problems.

Top 10 Use Cases of Mobile Training Solutions


An IDC-Facebook report finds that 79% people in the age group of 18 to 44 years check their smartphones first thing in the morning and last thing at night, before going to bed. Besides, there is no cognitive overload, implying that learners are more motivated to take the training.

Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

That post described Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction , which is one of the more popular instructional design models and is based on cognitive and behavioral psychology. Principle #1: Problem-Centered Learning – Engage learners in solving real-world problems.

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Microlearning Should Be Mobile-first

CLO Magazine

There are other benefits: Reduce cognitive overload; increase retention of difficult concepts through spaced repetition; fit in the training between the distractions of your digital life. But they have to avoid the problems associated with enterprise apps.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

CoPs typically take part in sustained activities such as problem solving, discussion, creation and sharing of resources, requesting and sending of information and experiential components. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning

Learning Cafe

Facebook users share nearly 2.46 This problem of plenty, challenges Learning professionals to. Manage the information and cognitive overload at the organisational and personal level for. Thursday, May 5th, 2016, Sydney. Overview. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet. DOMO estimated the amount of information generated every minute (in 2014). million pieces of content.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’


For example, if you were designing a course for new coaches, you could set up a Facebook Group page for discussion. The participants would comment on how each coach managed the fictitious problem and everyone would learn in the process.

Digital reflections

Learning with e's

This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as My last post was about integrating technologies into education.

5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

This could be in the cloud, on a server or a Facebook page. The nature of this media also permits first person interview, audio, and video together with images that are as emotionally rich as cognitively necessary. Therefore: Encourage saving and sharing discoveries, research and learning elements via Facebook by example, and tweet to instigate more ideas, even from outside the workgroup.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

Blogging can be used to engage children in creative writing , while making videos is excellent for problem solving and collaborative work. But that is the problem. Design issues are not the only problems. I know it''s has been said many times before, but it''s worth saying again.

Learning by making

Learning with e's

I countered that the students were, in fact, engaged in a very high level of cognitive activity where they were engaged in learning by making. It wasn't until a few years later when I discovered the work of Seymour Papert (now one of my Facebook friends!),

Dramatic Use of Educational Data Mining in Corporate eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Facebook knows to suggest new friends, Netflix knows the television shows you would like, and you look up Trip Advisor to check the highest rated restaurant, betting on the statistical data that you will have a good stay. EDM was born to tackle problems like these.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. A related problem is doing what we’ve always done.

Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

Some of the cognitive advantages of low-fidelity graphics include the following: Quick Visual Scanning: When we read an image, we scan it to extract significant information. A minimalist approach could avoid this problem. Share this on Facebook.