Is your VLE cognitive?

Moodle Journal

For sure the systems that we now use have over time become increasingly attuned to the complexities of student performance tracking, and so hopefully leveraging that competitive edge realized through analytics for our students.

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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. That doesn’t mean you should start inserting stirring classical music tracks into every course video, but there may be moments where doing so would have better success than a filler track that could just as easily be elevator music. Cognitive psychology concepts aren’t about taking the easy road for expediency’s sake.

Online Training Overload: 9 Surprising Symptoms Of Cognitive Overwhelm


In this article, I’ll share 9 surprising symptoms to help you diagnose cognitive overwhelm in online training. How To Diagnose Cognitive Overwhelm In Online Training The human brain can only absorb so much before it starts to experience side effects, which prevents employees from assimilating information and fine-tuning their skill sets. Simply put, cognitive overwhelm can wreak havoc on team dynamics and your online training ROI. One possible cause is cognitive overwhelm.

Game-based meta-cognitive coaching

Clark Quinn

What naturally occurred to me was that you could put the same sort of meta-cognitive skill tutoring in a game environment, as you have to digitally create all the elements you’d need to track anyways for the game reasons, and it could be a layer on top. Many years ago, I read of some work being done by Valerie Shute and Jeffrey Bonar that I later got a chance to actually play a (very small) role in (and even later got to work with Valerie, definitely world-class talent).

Cognitive Advisors Releases Mobile Coaching Feature to Support On-the-Job Learning by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Cognitive Advisors announces the release of a new version of the TREK Learning Experience Manager. The mobile, cloud-based application manages, captures, and tracks experiential and informal learning and provides managers and coaches with an easy way to monitor progress and give feedback.

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques

Your Training Edge

Most students have a learning type- a way of receiving information that is optimal to their given personality and cognition. Some students are excellent at tracking information with their eyes and prefer to watch a play, while some other students learn best by physically acting out a play.

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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. These cognitive tasks are accelerated and enhanced through the development of better and better mental maps in the hippocampus. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb.

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Discussions and collaboration are self-propagating, but some amount of monitoring of content must be done to ensure that employees do not go too much off track. Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization.

Cognitive Advisors Releases New Version of TREK Learning Experience Manager by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Experience API (Tin Can), the new post-SCORM standard that supports tracking of all types of learning outside of the LMS. The TREK Learning Experience Manager is one of the first solutions built from the ground up to take advantage of the. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Training Strategies

The science of learning: Thoughts from the experts

Obsidian Learning

I don’t care much about the panels that have only Q&A, because it is hard to keep track of a consistent thread. These brain regions are also responsible for tracking the actual involvement in similar real life activities. Learning Resources adult learning cognitive science

You Should Comment More

Nick Leffler

Let’s just say cognitive dissonance is a powerful force that’s not to be messed with. I’m not perfect in my track record to comment on posts I read. Learning Writing Cognitive Dissonance Comment If you’re not a blogger or don’t write on a regular basis, you should. It doesn’t have to be difficult to write, you don’t have to have a website, you don’t even have to have a topic to write about.

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

E-learning is attributed with being more engaging than listening to (or sleeping through) a lecture, but clicking Next-Next-Next on a PowerPoint presentation isnt exactly a cognitive challenge. How do you track employees engagement in your e-learning courses?

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Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content

Bottom-Line Performance

Dr. Ruth Clark wrote about removing the “nice to have” content (and avoiding cognitive overload) in her book, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction and in an article called Design Strategies: Efficiency in e-Learning: Proven Instructional Methods for Faster, Better, Online Learning she co-wrote for the E-Learning Guild’s e-magazine. As a first-time BLP blogger, I was very eager to lock down my e-learning topic and join the ranks of my fellow bloggers.

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Learning and the Brain

eLearning Brothers

We hosted a great webinar a while back with cognitive scientist Carmen Simon. Today, we have our own in-house cognitive science expert, Marty Rosenheck! Are you using any cognitive science-based methods to develop your training content?

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Benefits of Digital Audio

The E-Learning Curve

As recently as five years ago, the cheapest digital multi-track on the market was over $10,000 - analog reel-to-reel machines could be had for a fraction of that price. The first principle of digital audio is: Digital audio is the study of discrete values.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

Audacity is an open source, easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

An online course must use SCORM in order to track completions. a)cognitive overload. Although SCORM is the most widely known eLearning tracking standard, it’s not the only one. a) cognitive overload. Let’s try something a bit different today, for a change of pace.

Latent Learning


Before Edward Tolman's maze experiments (see this post , and this post , for the full story) and subsequent theories about "cognitive maps," it was conventional wisdom that learning only occurred with incentives and reinforcements.

Staying Sharp with Video Games

Kapp Notes

A series of cognitive tests were administered to track executive control and visuospatial skills. The second group, the control group, only got to take the cognitive tests and did not get to play the game.

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4 Ways Assessments Help Measure Learning Effectiveness [Infographic]

CommLab India

Assessments are a very powerful training arsenal – they help track learners’ proficiency and measure the effectiveness of training programs. More importantly, they help organizations assess cognitive, affective, behavioral learning, and also business results.

Balancing Difficulty in eLearning Games & Simulations


The goal is to achieve cognitive flow , a state of heightened emotional and cognitive engagement achieved when the difficulty of a task is proportional to an individual’s ability. Here are a few tips from Emil on enabling cognitive flow: • Have concrete goals with manageable rules.

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

Learning Visions

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.

What It Costs to Replace an Employee


The reason for this is that online learning reduces an employee’s cognitive load, making room in the brain for more job-related information to be comprehended. Not only that, a reduced cognitive load also fosters information retention.

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Introduction to Microvideo

Visual Lounge

Cognitive Load. For a microvideo to be effective, there must be a reduction in cognitive load for the learner, which is the amount of information being processed by the brain. To reduce cognitive load, images and sound consumed through the eyes and ears contain no incidental media.

Translational research?

Clark Quinn

When I think of applied cognition, which has showed up in interface design (and I try to push in learning experience design), I think of that as doing what they call translational, but perhaps it’s not that way in other fields.

Tips for Creating Scenario Based Learning

Origin Learning

the contrary, employees may face unconsciously face cognitive overload if they are required to remember too many assumptions or characters to participate in a scenario. To avoid such a situation, you must write down the learning outcome to keep yourself on track.

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3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

This directly relates to cognitive science and how learning is exponential. Another feature of Pokémon GO are timestamps and activity tracking. Similar to a learner taking a course, it is important for them to easily track their progress.

2 Secrets for Promoting Learning Transfer in LMS-Based Corporate Training


One reason an eLearning system is perfect for training is because it tracks a learner’s success. Christopher Pappas wrote, “The best Learning Management System gives you the ability to keep track of learner progress and ensure that they are meeting their performance milestones.

Rockstars on the Road: Hear Marty Rosenheck Speak at These Events

eLearning Brothers

A thought leader and sought-after expert on the application of cognitive science research to learning and performance, he has over 30 years of experience. How to employ learning technology ecosystems to implement and track learning experiences.

Tan Le, Measuring Brain Activity: Second Day Keynote at #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Tan Le, Emotiv Technology (building brain-based computer interfaces), bio-sensing devices that track how the brain responds. Wearable devices that track personal metrics. What''s missing now: devices that help us track our cognitive, behavioral, and mental health well-being.

ADDIE is the Scavenger of Instructional Design, Not the Bitch Goddess (or Blooming Beyond Bloom)

Big Dog, Little Dog

While Bloom's Taxonomy has been quite useful in that it has extended learning from simply remembering to more complex cognitive structures, such as analyzing and evaluating, newer models have come along. Level 4: Knowledge Utilization (Cognitive System).

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Nuances Matter

Clark Quinn

If we don’t know the cognitive properties of the media we use, don’t sweat the details about feedback on assessment, don’t align the practice to the needed performance, etc., Or, at least, have good checklists and quick reference guides to ensure you’re on track.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)


Social learning is based on a theory developed by psychologist Albert Bandura that proposes learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and occurs purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement.

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Design Thinking?

Clark Quinn

Process was critical, and when I was subsequently teaching interface design, I was tracking new initiatives like situated design and participatory design, anthropological efforts designed to get closer to the ‘customer’ In addition to being somewhat obsessive about learning how people learn, and as a confirmed geek continually exploring new technology, I also got interested in design processes beyond interface design.

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Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules

Origin Learning

in a manner that takes care of the cognitive load on learners. While creating lists, do not go for more than 2 levels of indentation, i.e. Many levels of sub-division may cause learners to lose mental track of the main sub heading. What does a PDF bring to mind?

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