Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

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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.” Cognitive and affective engagement.

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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.

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. Management 3.0 - Here We Are. Now What?

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. For example, students process content more deeply if they have to discuss its meaning, or are involved in solving a related problem.

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Why multiple-choice questions are (too often) problematic

Patti Shank

These and other problems (such as the problems in the list above) lead to invalid questions and assessments. Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines , Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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. Or, arguably more modern, something from Jonassen on problem-based learning or other more social constructivist approaches.

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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.

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.

Questions of the Week

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My problem is I'm not sure how to get the lesson to stop playing while the student checks out the site. 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.

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

Knowledge Guru

Spaced Retrieval avoids two inherent problems with mass practice (learning all the information at once); the problems of learner fatigue and the likelihood of interference with preceding and succeeding learning. It’s a significant problem.”

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. Instead of solving irrelevant problems, you can concentrate on major tasks and reach the highest level of personal performance.

A game? Who says?

Clark Quinn

I just reviewed a paper submitted to a journal (one way to stay in touch with the latest developments), and all along they were doing research on the cognitive and motivational relationships in the game. Yes, you absolutely need to test usability first (if there’s a problem with the learning outcomes, is it the pedagogy or the interaction?),

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5 Guidelines for Using Your Phone at Work


The Journal of the Association of Consumer Research published a study in 2017 that showed the very presence of your phone at work (even when it’s powered off) “reduces available cognitive capacity.” You actually have to devote some of your cognitive resources to resisting.”.

This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee


It’s been called “ America’s number one drug problem ” and “ a miracle drug for the tired.” One study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that regular caffeine use in the workplace can make our behavior more ethical, especially if we are a little sleep-deprived.

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Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


The problem with giving people a ton of content at once is that there’s very little interaction between the information and the learner. So a microlearning moment, in this model, presents a complete learning cycle of cognitive work and reflection.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Challenge : As the game-based learning expert James Paul Gee has said, good games give players a set of challenging problems and let them solve those problems until they can do it automatically. Cognition and Instruction , 5(4), 289-309. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

#3quotes from Bruner

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Bruner placed great emphasis on prior learning, cognitive mapping and the formation of schemas in learning. The role of tutoring in problem solving. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 17(2), 89-100.

Taking your training online—will it affect learning?


Based on the learner’s response, the scenario might be resolved, or another problem could arise. Those cognitive efforts pay off in better knowledge retention. British Journal of Educational Technology , 47(2), 248-256.

Workplace Bullying Could Be Harmful to Heart Health


A new study indicates that workplace bullying could put people at higher risk for cardiovascular problems than those who don’t face these challenges at work. The European Heart Journal published the study’s findings Monday.

How to Increase Employee Knowledge Retention


According to cognitive psychology, memory formation involves two essential parts: encoding and retrieval. By contrast, for interleaved practice, when the next type of problem is presented, the solution method for it must be retrieved from long-term memory.” [5].

Harry Levinson 1922-2012

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He didn’t seem to have much patience for consultants who are ready with a solution prior to fully understanding the problem. To deal more effectively with such problems calls for greater psychological sophistication among boards of directors and senior executives.

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

TechSmith Camtasia

Communication through the use of video can bring lessons to life, initiate discussions, and impact learning on both an emotional and cognitive level. Making training more cognitively effective: Making videos interactive. British Journal of Educational Technology , 40:1124–1134.

The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Performance Improvement Blog

Keeping a learning journal. And that was the problem we uncovered. 7] Clark Quinn, “77 Tips on Today’s Hottest Topics from DevLearn Thought Leaders” On Cognition and How the Brain Learns, 15-18,The eLearning Guild, 2015.

Motivational Considerations in the Study of Instruction

Kapp Notes

Lepper at Stanford University is a leading theorist in social psychology and has written numerous academic papers, one I came across the other day is titled “Motivational Considerations in the Study of Instruction&# that was published in the journal Cognition and Instruction (1988), 5(4) 289-309. Employ activities involving content, or problems of inherent interest to the learners. Mark R.

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The personalisation puzzle


When things go wrong (Problem-solving). Next are more specific circumstances when a problem occurs and there is a need to solve. Later, you may have to know how to solve a problem with your app, and you might have to relearn after installing a major update of the app.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 235-249. an irrelevant treasure hunt, you’re adding cognitive load or at the least distracting the brain from the content. Think of help desk agents who are evaluated both on the quality of their service and how quickly they can solve problems; timed practice matches the learning outcomes. Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.”

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Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It


Waiting for the perfect resume doesn’t fix the problem. The Wall Street Journal reports that job openings are going unfilled for a record average of 27.3 In fact, the Wall Street Journal cites employee development as one of the key tactics for retention.

Breakthrough eLearning: Learning is a Process, Not a Thing

Breakthrough eLearning

It is difficult to go to an eLearning conference or read an eLearning journal without hearing about the wonders of these self-contained electronic learning widgets that can be catalogued, shared and re-used. We must balance the instructional objects against learning activities, the nouns against the verbs, by having a complete sentence with a subject (student), a verb (cognitive process), and a direct object (content).

#AECT17 Reflections

Clark Quinn

Mind you, I’ve kept my hand in: reviewing journal and conference submissions, writing the occasional book chapter, contributing to some research, even playing a small role in some grant-funded projects. Still, all three keynotes, Driscoll , Cabrera , and Reeves , commented in one way or another on problems and opportunities in education. What was expressed by Tom Reeves in a separate session was the need for a new approach to research grounded in focusing on real problems.

Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication?


It might be easy to blame the actual initiative when the real problem was in the way you shared your idea. Video journals or vlogs. They’re constantly looking for the fastest ways through information and any method that reduces cognitive work on their parts. It’s a scenario that can make any L&D pro cringe: You have an overarching vision for a new way to improve training and development, but no one else seems to be all that interested.

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.

The Shift from Static to Multimedia Communication


The problem with text though is that you can’t always convey your excitement about a new initiative or inspire the change that only a leader can through the spoken word. Video journals or vlogs.

How to Increase Employee Knowledge Retention


According to cognitive psychology, memory formation involves two essential parts: encoding and retrieval. By contrast, for interleaved practice, when the next type of problem is presented, the solution method for it must be retrieved from long-term memory.” [5].

How to Increase Employee Knowledge Retention


According to cognitive psychology, memory formation involves two essential parts: encoding and retrieval. By contrast, for interleaved practice, when the next type of problem is presented, the solution method for it must be retrieved from long-term memory.” [5].

What neuroscience has to say about organizational change


I’m actually starting to wonder if the actual problem is not the business plan but me preferring the handsets. It’s a known fact that a distressing mental state appears when people find that their actions come in contrast with their beliefs, something psychologists call cognitive dissonance.

Games Teach!

Kapp Notes

math, attitudes, electronics, and economics)…(p.6) [and]… The second “claim,” that games enhance cognitive learning, continues to be supported. The second “claim,” that games enhance cognitive learning, continues to be supported. Vogel (2006) found cognitive gains observed in subjects utilizing interactive simulations or games.

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