Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

However, we can also support the cognitive and affective dimensions of engagement. Cognitive engagement. Cognitive engagement can be defined as “mental effort and thinking strategies.” Deep cognitive engagement involves elaboration processes, while shallow involves more rote memorization and other strategies that engage the new information in more superficial ways (e.g., Cognitive and affective engagement.

7 Practical Guidelines From Cognitive Science for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Cognitive science research on learning, behavior change, and the development of expertise has provided a wealth of information. Unfortunately, much of that wisdom is locked in scholarly journal articles and dense—dare I say boring?—books, Marty is an expert on cognitive science and learning experience design. Practical Guidelines from Cognitive Science for Creating Awesome Learning. Blog Conferences eLearning Featured cognitive science


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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. If you go from just having an idea (first line) to trying to capture it as a product (next), whether a diagram or a screed, to communicate to some hypothetical reader, you find out that you might not have thought it out fully (the first benefit to having a personal journal, e.g. blogging).

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs


From marketing to education, neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral experts are in high demand in the corporate world. Universities across the country are rising to the occasion by offering programs that focus heavily on behavioral and cognitive science. NYU: Cognition and Perception Doctoral Program. A heavy focus on research and topics such as memory, perception, cognition, and attention preps graduates to advise on behavioral topics.

Cognitive Age, Training, Memory, Instructional Technologies, & Captcha

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Cognitive Age - New York Times. We're moving into a more demanding cognitive age. But the cognitive age paradigm emphasizes psychology, culture and pedagogy - the specific processes that foster learning. Instructional Technologies in Human Resource Development: Impact, Models, and Changes - International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

Implicit bias affects us all

CLO Magazine

When people in your organization don’t fit neatly into your categories, it causes cognitive dissonance — a state in which existing beliefs are inconsistent with the evidence available. As a chief learning officer, you likely have experience with leadership development programs.

Welcome aboard! Onboarding Model

Lars is Learning

Here’s one of my articles published last month (May 2010) in Training Journal. Tags: onboarding premature cognitive commitment induction You can also get a PDF to download if you prefer to read it in all its published glory on your shiny new iPad. Comments very welcome. First impressions Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? "On On my first day I arrived and was immediately drowning in rules and.

Writing to Educate and Entertain: What Would Stephen King Do?

Integrated Learnings

Iverson in the August 2009 issue of Performance Improvement Journal. Tags: Instructional Design Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling eLearning Cognitive Theory By Shelley A Gable. When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? Something else entirely? I recently read an article called "The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing" by Kathleen M.

Learning theories

Ed App

Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences. Cognitivism, as suggested by the name, focuses on cognitive processes of the mind such as thinking, memory, recall, and problem-solving. The taxonomy is represented as a hierarchy of skills arranged from lower to highest order cognitive skills.

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas. The Journal piece describes a health-care provider explaining how its insurance branch operates through a big cartoon drawing.)

Deeper learning

Learning with 'e's

Craik and Lockhart claimed that the deeper the processing, the stronger will be the trace of that memory, and thus recall will take less cognitive effort. This framework for human memory research is considered by many cognitive psychologists to be a stronger explanation than those of the multi-store memory models. It has also influenced other recently proposed cognitive processing theories including spreading activation theory and neural network theory.

What matters is the question not the content: “One Idea + One Learning” = “Contexsual Learning”

Vignettes Learning

Mr. Ansted and John Maeda’s colleague believed in the same principle “one Idea, one Learning” Passing of experiences In trying to understand what happens in “passing of experiences” with one idea, one learning, I came across the paper of Walter Swap, Dorothy Leonard, Mimi Shields and Lisa Abrams titled “ Using Mentoring and Storytelling to Transfer Knowledge in the Workplace ” published in the Journal of Management Information Systems.

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CSU Resources

Kapp Notes

Cognition and Instruction , 5(4), 289-309. Cognitive and affective process analyses (pp. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 715-730. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied. Here are some resources you may find helpful from the workshop. When you are in the classroom or teaching online, you may want to find new and interesting ways to engage students.

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Bilingual people aren’t cognitively smarter, but they are more cognitively flexible,” she added. Practice at constant switching improves an aspect of their cognitive abilities. This according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s blog titled Social Media’s Effect on Learning by Maureen Scarpelli.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

What people know about how (their own) cognitive processes operate is termed metacognition (cognition about cognitive processes). Acquiring knowledge about how to think might well affect how one thinks which will affect how one performs on cognitive tasks (Brown & DeLoache, 1978) as written in the book Cognitive Processes by Bourne, Dominowski, Loftus and Healy, 1979) Metacognition is the state of being aware of one’s own thinking (Marzano et.

Procrastination and Creativity

Mitch Moldofsky

Enter the Creativity Research Journal, whose 2010 study by J.R. Creativity Re- search Journal, 22, 68–73. Consciousness and Cognition , 15 , 135–146

Why multiple-choice questions are (too often) problematic

Patti Shank

Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines , Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition , 31, 1155-1159. Research shows that too many multiple-choice questions are written poorly and therefore create bad assessments. A few of the common issues with multiple-choice questions are, according to research, is that they too often are unclear or otherwise poorly written.

How to Create an Impactful Adaptive Learning Program

Tesseract Learning

This helps reduce cognitive overload on learners and increases the speed of learning. -->. July 3, 2019. How to Create an Impactful Adaptive Learning Program.

Three steps to a more inclusive workplace with immersive DE&I training


This article first appeared in Training Journal on August 7, 2020, written by Dr. Michael Casale, Strivr’s Chief Science Officer. Psychology and cognitive science research can help identify the reasons why these initiatives struggle.

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games. Journal of. It is assumed that serious games influences learning in 2 ways, by changing cognitive processes and. Interactive cognitive complexity theory suggests that simulation games are more effective than other instructional methods because they simultaneously engage trainees’ affective and cognitive processes (Tennyson & Jorczak, 2008). A meta-analysis is a study of studies.

Questions of the Week

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Journal of Educational Psychology, 94, 428-434. Cognitive constraints on multimedia learning: When presenting more material results in less understanding. Journal of Educational Psychology , 93, 187-198. Journal of Educational Psychology , 94, 156-163. Nine ways to reduce cognitive load in multimedia learning. Adobe Captivate: Can I Stop The Presentation From Continuing After a Web Link?

Designing with science

Clark Quinn

And, of course, you can also go right to the pure journals, like Instructional Science, and Learning Sciences, and the like, if you are fluent in academese. In particular, Cognitive Apprenticeship (my favorite model; Collins & Brown), or other theories like Elaboration Theory (Reigeluth), Pebble in a Pond (Merrill), or 4 Component ID (Van Merriënboer). How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing.

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Weekly Bookmarks (9/19/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

MIT Press JournalsJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience – Early Access – Abstract Annotated. SpringerLink – Journal of General Internal Medicine, Volume 23, Number 7. Spaced education improves the retention of clinical knowledge by medical students: a randomised controlled trial – Kerfoot – 2006 – Medical Education – Wiley Online Library Annotated. Research summary on spaced education for medical students.

How to Create an Impactful Adaptive Learning Program

Tesseract Learning

This helps reduce cognitive overload on learners and increases the speed of learning. -->. July 3, 2019. How to Create an Impactful Adaptive Learning Program.

Eight Predictions for 2017!


Artistic expression and cognition are connected in ways we are only beginning to understand. Margie Meacham, “The Brain Lady” Shows Everyone How to Push the “Genius Button” in The Genius Journal. Journaling is an act of creation and cognition that can help you focus your thoughts, generate ideas and reprogram your brain. The Genius Journal will give you 60 days of mind-bending activities to change your brain and change your life.

Learning Techniques Used by Actors Can Improve Your Memory

Marcia Conner

Cognitive psychologist say a learning principle used by actors can be used to improve the memory of non-actors. From "What Studies of Actors and Acting Can Tell Us About Memory and Cognitive Functioning." Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal Interested in improving your memory? Learn from actors how to actively experience.

The four steps to a reinvented candidate experience with VR


We draw on our deep VR expertise, behavioral and cognitive research background, and extensive experience working with the world’s largest companies. The candidate experience can feel pretty dehumanized today, with Zoom, emails, social distancing, and more.

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

Mike Taylor

Simplifying Cognitive Load Theory. Adam Boxer ( @adamboxer1 ) takes a stab and simplifying the cognitive load theory. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind. The product of lab-based randomized controlled trials, it is a theory from the specific academic discipline of Cognitive Science. Be sure to catch here point about reducing “cognitive leaks”.

3 Myths That Prevent You from Learning


But what about the quality of your productivity, more precisely your cognitive performance? To this question, the preliminary conclusions of the largest ever conducted study on sleep indicate that sleeping 7 to 8 hours a day would be necessary to enjoy an optimal cognitive performance. When these short sleepers are put in the laboratory, after two weeks, they sleep for 7 to 8 hours, and their cognitive performance improves.

Next Button: Yay or Nay? A Research Perspective on a "Pointed" Question

Patti Shank

Cognitive load theory and the format of instruction. Cognition and Instruction, 8, 293-332. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93 (2), 390-397. Research offers important clues to difficult and complex questions. The reason I say clues and not answers is that science is a moving target and some research is not done well or is not applicable to the specific question.) I find that research doesn't always tell me what I expect, however.

Donald Clark: Algorithmic/Adaptive Learning #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Roger Schank’s PhD systems went Journalism: algorithms more powerful than news editors. Hopping : hoping between levels from easy, medium, hard Cognitive spread – items spread on next few days to smooth out workload…if you miss a day of work, then it spreads that out over the next few days, it doesn’t just shove your mixed work into the next day.

Your Brain on Boredom and How You Can Get Motivated Again


A study published in the journal Brain and Cognition offers evidence to support their definition. According to recent research in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, white noise can help you stay focused. Got that feeling? Fight boredom with brain-friendly strategies. Most of us spend a healthy chunk of our lives avoiding boredom. News and World Reports cites a Gallup study that found 70% of us report being bored at work.

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Your Workplace Can’t Be Dull or Dirty

CLO Magazine

That’s not doing you or your fellow employees’ brain health any favors, according to a study published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Florida State University’s Joseph Grzywacz, the study’s lead researcher, wrote that there are both seen and unseen things in the workplace that can impact on workers’ cognitive function, namely cleanliness and complexity.

Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games. Journal of Educational Psychology. A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. The vast frozen wilderness faces the player as she learns about heat flow formula.

Spaced Retrieval, Retrieval Practice, and Knowledge Guru: What Research Tells Us

Knowledge Guru

The researchers concluded: The present results… highlight the specific cognitive mechanism by which testing can facilitate learning. Importantly, the benefits of testing for learning were accompanied by reductions in test anxiety (possibly because students became accustomed to testing style or as a result of positive feedback from earlier tests) and subjective estimates of cognitive demand. Applied Cognitive Psychology 19: 619–636, 2005.

Positive work environment and how it influences your work results

Your Training Edge

It can jeopardize your health and lead to many unfortunate illnesses, while it also stops you from focusing and ruins your cognitive performance. Author: Isabell Gaylord who writes at Boom Essays review and EssayHave review is good at journalism sphere and a lot of people find her articles helpful. A positive work environment has become a genuine mantra of the 21 st -century business world, but not too many organizations know how to establish and nurture it.

A Different Perspective on Training: Help Employees Build Stronger Mental Models of Their Work


Although it’s not clear that mental models are the only cognitive mechanism we have for making decisions, we often act according to these constructs. Research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology , found that when people try to guess answers to test questions first, they learn the right information better and retain it longer. A 2014 study in Memory and Cognition , found that students learned and maintained information better when they expected to have to teach it to others.