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.” Cognitive and affective engagement.

Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). I think it’s important to understand these cognitions, and their implications. First, I want to talk about situated cognition. The core argument was that we couldn’t look ‘inside the box’, and had to study inputs and outputs. Cognitive psychology was a rebellion from this perspective.


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Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


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. The Situation Cognition Theory was first introduced by Brown, Collins, and Duguid in 1989, who suggest that learners should be immersed in eLearning activities and content that mimics real world situations.

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. While solving problems or trying to ‘learn’ new information, the brain copes up in certain ways, which have been studied and theorized by Sweller. This is what a schema does: it helps in shedding some of the cognitive load.

Agile Microlearning Explained

COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1 2THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN OTTOLEARN COPYRIGHT © 2018 NEOVATION CORPORATION INTRODUCTION Disruptive technologies are critical to growth and success. OttoLearn leverages key theories from cognitive science to.

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. The Finding : Kahnemann describes a study in which participants needed to rely on intuition to complete a task. The study found that participants in a good mood doubled their accuracy, while those in a bad mood performed poorly. By Shelley A. Gable.

Cognitive Diversity: How Your Organization Can Thrive With It


This is a great example of how cognitive diversity can drive innovative thinking by encouraging employees to take their experience and expertise from one area and apply them to another. Embracing cognitive diversity and difference is the foundation of critical and creative thinking.

3 cognitive biases to know in education


In a previous article , we discussed the Pygmalion effect, a cognitive bias that can interfere with the teacher-learner relationship and have significant effects on learning. Cognitive bias, in short. In reality, we are all equally susceptible to being fooled by cognitive biases.

Using Applied Cognitive Science To Face Disinformation

Dan Keckan

Therefore we started with developing a full-blown Disinformation Framework for Education and Training Contexts, supported by loads of case studies, thoughtfully curated eLearning resources and new tools.

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

The E-Learning Curve

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

The Cognitive Learning Theory

Ed App

There are various aspects of the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT) all of which are important to consider when studying the cognition of individuals. The cognitive learning process is based on individuals cognitively processing input to result in a behaviour. The theory is broken down into two further theories: the Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) and the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT).

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Ed App

Cognitive dissonance is a psychological term referring to the mental incompatibility between two or more beliefs. Cognitive dissonance, a form of psychological stress, commonly occurs in the learning process when new knowledge is given to learners with the expectation of a complete grasp of course content. Say hello to your solution to cognitive overload and disengaged employees. Critical Evaluation of Cognitive Dissonance. Simply Psychology, Cognitive Dissonance.

Cognitive Bias in Education: the Pygmalion Effect


These erroneous judgments are called cognitive biases, and some 250 different ones are known to date. Moreover, being an adult is not necessarily an advantage in this fight against cognitive bias. Related articles: Cognitive Bias: When Our Brain Plays Tricks On Us.

3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course


As it turns out, psychology—particularly cognitive psychology—has a lot of valuable lessons for e-learning. This was something I learned first hand back in grade school while studying math. Furthermore, you waste a lot of effort studying words you already know, because they’re on your vocabulary sheet. Cognitive psychology concepts aren’t about taking the easy road for expediency’s sake. How to avoid browbeating your learners by turning psychology to your advantage.

Instructional Design Basics: 3 Types of Cognitive Load & How They Affect Learning and Learning Design

Convergence Training

In this Instructional Design Basics article, we’re going to look at the issue of cognitive load. What Is Cognitive Load? So cognitive load is the amount of work being done processing information in working memory. Some cognitive load is good. Germane Cognitive Load.

Cognitive Learning: How to Use It, Benefits and Examples

Academy of Mine

What is Cognitive Learning Theory? Cognitive Learning Theory is a hypothesis about the way individuals learn new information that looks past whether a student got an answer right or wrong and instead examines how the student arrived at that answer.

Debunking The Study, Study, Study Myth

The eLearning Coach

There's a more efficient and effective way to learn than study-restudy. Post from: The eLearning Coach Debunking The Study, Study, Study Myth. Cognition

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Using Cognitive Hacks for eLearning


As I studied other languages, I have often used the Pimsleur method since I have had great success with this program. One of the secrets to Paul Pimsleur’s methods is that he designed the courses to include cognitive shortcuts in order to maximize retention. There are so many other cognitive hacks that can be used. I remember the first time I heard someone speaking a language other than English. I was eight years old.

Solving Cognitive Overload with Point of Need Tools

Saffron Interactive

Why are workers struggling with cognitive overload? Let’s start with the background of why cognitive overload has crept up on us. It’s not about time, it’s about cognitive overload. Cognitive load theory was developed in the late 1980s out of a study of problem-solving by John Sweller. Well, it’s because they are suffering from cognitive overload. Sweller argued that instructional design can be used to reduce cognitive load in learners.

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. Add meaningful learning to the training – solve real-world problems, case studies and worked examples. My live notes from session at ASTDTK12 with @elearningcoach. Long term memory is like a server farm.

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 Fitness

Clive on Learning

Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. The authors claim that "While direct experience is key to enhancing mental capacity, your brain also has specialized nerve cells that enable you to form new neural networks through indirect experience such as observation, simulations and case studies."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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 Provide a variety of examples or case studies that get to the concept in different ways. 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa.

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games. It is assumed that serious games influences learning in 2 ways, by changing cognitive processes and. A conceptual framework for the empirical study of instructional games.

Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds

Upside Learning

There has been other research suggesting that this ‘divided attention’ will hurt learning and cognitive performance. Came across this article in the NYT Bits Blog – Multitasking Takes Toll on Memory ; states quite simply that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published research which shows that multitasking takes a significant toll on the working memory of older individuals.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. So I have no expertise in this area -- and perhaps this is really just a note to self to look into this topic more -- but Im just wondering how brain plasticity relates to the recent NIH study out that claims that cognitive ability is mostly developed by adolescence (found via Jay Cross ).

Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study

Kapp Notes

Here are the results of an experimental study that compares the results of using a computer to teach (with no game activities) vs. using a computer game to teach. The results of the study indicate that a video game condition can lead to an increase of learning over just using a computer for instruction. Here is the abstract: This experimental study investigated whether computer-based video games facilitate children’s cognitive learning.

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Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Kapp Notes

This is a meta-analysis of 43 studies involving a pedagogical agent to facilitate learning. This meta-analysis examined the effect of using pedagogical agents on learning by reviewing 43 studies involving 3,088 participants. The overall mean effect size was moderated by the contextual and methodological features of the studies. The findings of this study have implications for advancing theory and practice, as well as highlighting productive future directions for research.

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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. Study Suggests Math Teachers Scrap Balls and Slices - New York Times. In order to thrive, people are compelled to become better at absorbing, processing and combining information.

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


Playing a musical instrument enhances key cognitive functions, including problem-solving, memory, planning, attention to detail and emotional intelligence. Neuroplasticity teaches us that it is never too late in life to take up a musical instrument, and the cognitive benefits could be substantial. The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, discovered the relationship between the length of a string on an instrument and the pitch that the string produces.

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Emotional intelligence is a critical skill for development

CLO Magazine

The many facets of EI have been studied by increasing numbers of professionals and organizations in order to allow it to be employed by the masses, especially in the professional atmosphere. In fact, the cognitive and emotional sides of the brain work in tandem.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Behaviourism is essentially the study of overt behaviour. It’s important to note that Social Learning Theory now extends beyond the behaviourist domain to encompass cognition, particularly through the work of Julian Rotter and Albert Bandura. . Similarly, David Ausubel’s Subsumption Theory proposes that learning involves the linking of new information to relevant points in the learner’s existing cognitive structure. Cognitive load .

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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. Mark R.

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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. A 1981 study conducted by scholars William F.

A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

Adobe Captivate

In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training. Before we could explore the case study, let’s first understand what microlearning actually means. Microlearning Case Study Overview: Instructional Design Strategy: Microlearning Solution as performance support.

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

we are going to have to reverse the findings from Watson Wyatt's "WorkUSA 2006/2007" study that show only 49 percent of employees trust senior management, and only 36 percent believe top managers act with honesty and integrity. Reducing Extraneous Cognitive Load by Accounting for Individual Differences - Rob Barton. Management 3.0 - Here We Are. Now What? Terrence Seamon writes that we are moving from Management 2.0 to Management 3.0: from focus on weaknesses to focus on strengths.