Coping with Cognition

Clark Quinn

Our cognition is powerful, but also limited. I write tasks for projects into a project management tool. And I write non-project oriented tasks into a separate ToDo list. But… I didn’t document the blog post idea before I did something else, and got distracted by one of my open projects. I’m cutting our cognition some slack. The post Coping with Cognition appeared first on Learnlets. Our brains are amazing things.

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. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Shelley A. Gable.

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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).

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal. Recently, wired with cognitive load theory, I made the perfect elearning course in Captivate. But I write that with a sigh because it never worked. Are you interested in writing for eLearning Weekly?

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. Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. What Is Cognitive Load? So cognitive load is the amount of work being done processing information in working memory.

How to Avoid Cognitive Overload in eLearning Courses

Ed App

WHAT IS COGNITIVE OVERLOAD? Firstly, what is cognitive overload? Cognitive overload is based on cognitive load theory, a theory within educational psychology and information processing. SO HOW CAN I EASILY REDUCE MY LEARNER’S COGNITIVE LOAD? It requires much less cognitive effort for learners when they can relate new knowledge to something they already know. Simple Tips for eLearning and the Avoidance of Cognitive Overload.

Cogitating cognition

Learning Rocks

It's strange, but every time I read anything about cognitive load it seems to be in a pure, old-fashioned, "words on a page" kind of context. Recent posts by various people have prompted me to spend more time reading than writing (hence my recent quietness) as I try to find evidence based guidance on developing training materials. And anyway, academia has its own style and conventions - wordiness mostly (and yes, I'm guilty of that one too, but this is my blog, not learning copy).

You Should Comment More

Nick Leffler

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. The easiest way to write and continue to write is just to simply comment on posts you read. If you do by any chance find you read something and have nothing to say, you can just write a few lines about what you enjoyed about the post.

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

Integrated Learnings

When you write content for eLearning, do you think of it as technical communication? Creative writing? I recently read an article called "The Write Brain: How to Educate and Entertain with Learner-Centered Writing" by Kathleen M. Here's how she addresses those opening questions: By blending fictional and technical writing techniques with learning theory, we can craft written materials that both educate and entertain. By Shelley A Gable.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. How to Plan, Design and Write Tests from eLearning Coach Podcast. Writing a good question is difficult.

5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Games help in development of cognitive ability. For example, a simulated game that has engineer trainees repairing different machineries that get more complex as they complete each level, will ultimately develop their cognitive ability in that area. Write down in the comments below. Then Subscribe to this Blog !

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience. We’ve all been guilty of writing bad questions, especially early in our ID careers. How to Plan, Design and Write Tests from eLearning Coach Podcast. Writing a good question is difficult.

Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

The posts from this blog in 2012 offered advice for trying out new eLearning authoring tools and other technologies as well as advice for trying out various instructional approaches. If you're interested in trying something new with your eLearning projects this year, take a look at how the past year of posts from this blog might help. Lectora has been one of the most frequently recurring topics on the blog this year. Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first one ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Cognitive activity utilizes the symbols to perform computations, which we define as thinking. Cognitive apprenticeship is an approach related to PBL that involves a learner working alongside and observing how an expert in their field approaches and solves problems.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Learning Style Workplace Learning Instructor-led Training eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

How to write surveys that you can rely on

Geenio

Keep the questions short and simple After completing the training course, students have not that many cognitive resources left. Despite the popularity of grid-matrix questions in surveys, experts suggest that the matrix creates an extra cognitive load on a student. Signs of an extra cognitive load: ? This might be an unnecessary cognitive load on a student. Before you start writing questions, set a goal for the survey. Creating a survey is easy.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done. Rendering knowledge from Cognitive Edge 14. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Blogs Reading 2010 Books ReflectionThis post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me.

Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Nonaka characterizes tacit knowledge as concepts we understand intuitively, but struggle to explicitly explain or describe in writing. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Social Media Social Learning Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling Evaluation Tacit Knowledge eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable.

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

It's the end of the year and, in case you've missed the most popular blog posts throughout 2016, I've compiled the top 5 for you here. The act of reflection is a major learning theme for me this year and reviewing the year's blog posts is a great reflection exercise. There is a lot involved including timing, title choice, writing style, and many others. The post The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016 appeared first on Litmos.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Two: Fabulous!!

Kapp Notes

Week two of the blog book tour was hectic. We also announced the first two winners of the Twitter #lrn3d hashtag award, finally got a badge for tour stops and a number of blogsophere folks commented on the tour on their blogs. If you missed last week's blog book tour recap, here it is. Day Seven Mark Viquesney over at his tour stop Learning in 3D blog Tour - Here at TechSpectives! His questions provoked the two of us to reflect on the writing of Learning in 3D.

An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Judy Willis writes in Psychology Today and " The Neuroscience of Joyful Education :" [W]hen we scrub joy and comfort from the classroom, we distance our students from effective information processing and long-term memory storage. When students are engaged and motivated and feel minimal stress, information flows freely through the affective filter in the amygdala and they achieve higher levels of cognition, make connections, and experience "aha" moments.

8 Elements of Writing Strong Questions for a Test

eFront

Writing strong questions to test learners’ capability is both a skill and a talent! Rest assured, with regular practice using these 8 elements, writing strong questions will soon be your talent! They are generally lighter in terms of cognitive load for memory recollection. Adding the background information before the question makes your question writing task much easier! Do share with us your question writing experience.

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. a)cognitive overload. a) cognitive overload. By being shorter and more targeted than traditional course-length learning, microlearning helps manage cognitive load (how much information a learner is being asked to process at the same time) to prevent overload. If you’d like to read more about training, learning, and instructional design check out the rest of this author’s blogs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Blogging is the new Graduate School Im not the only one getting an informal masters degree out here. In a guest post on the Brazen Careerist, Ryan Healy writes, "maybe blogging is the new graduate school." Twentysomething: Blogging is the new Graduate School It’s ironic, though, because blogging is a way to deal with the biggest problem at the beginning of one’s career: No expertise. This is why more young people should blog.

When learning experience design goes wrong

Learning Pool

Cognitive overload (overuse of media) . What is missing is relevant effort and cognitive effort, that makes one think, rather than click.’ . In this regard, both cite the work of cognitive psychologist Robert Bjork , who talks about ‘desirable difficulties’ in learning.

Thinking, language and memory

Learning with 'e's

This is one reason why I believe blogging is such an important tool to support thinking and learning. Blogging and other creative forms of writing have a rich language capability that can support better memory and recall, particularly if the technology is used as a mind tool to extend language. constructivism Culture early childhood education higher order cognitive skills language learning memory Technology tool use Vygotsky ZPD

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( Christy Tucker did a nice write up from the the opening presentation of the WebEx/eLearning Guild Online eLearning Summit. You can write objectives in a different way so they fit with a context of why you want to learn something.

Evidence-Based Deep Learning – 12 Tips from Patti Shank

eLearningArt

Problem is, who has time to source, study, and sort out academic research in cognitive science, instructional theory, and education? Take 30 seconds now and enter the free $1,070 Ultimate eLearning Writing Bundle of Patti’s course and books that we’re running. Patti: The evidence-based practice that the average learning practitioner must use every day is to design to minimize unnecessary cognitive load. . Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort required.

What Opportunities are there for Instructional Designers  &  Developers?

Adobe Captivate

In the context of writing this article, I am focusing on the Irish & UK employment market. Knowledge of following theories and models: Situated Cognition Theory. Blog Instructional Design Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" blogWhat Opportunities are Available? Training is now recognised as not only needed in all industries but in some countries, it is mandatory to provide quality training to your employees.

The eLearning Coach » Blog Archive » User Interface Design For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

Writing concise and clear screen instructions is a difficult task. After writing and revising several times, run your instructions by grouchy people to see if they complain about them. When the user realizes that going up to a higher floor is represented as going down, it causes cognitive dissonance. The computer user interface is that nebulous space where humans interact with the machine.

Helping Learners Pay More Attention: Can Classroom Strategies Work for e-learning?

G-Cube

How important is ‘attention’: There is a lot of modern research on attention in the cognitive psychology literature. Attention, as defined in the cognitive literature, refers to the idea that students have a finite amount of cognitive resource available at any given moment to devote to a particular stimuli from their sensory environment. As an alternative, an open text field can be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

The eLearning Coach

Learning Visions

Connie Malamed's blog is one of my favorites. She writes thoughtful, well-researched articles on Instructional Design, using words like "cognition". She's also written a great book on Visual Design. If you're not reading The eLearning Coac h yet, please add it right now to your list

Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

Learningtogo

The child needs to focus on the task at hand and finish the page, building self-management skills that will later make it easier to work math problems or write a school paper. If you have a child in your life, check out the free coloring page templates on the kid’s activities blog. More recently, neuroscience has demonstrated that the act of coloring creates more connections between multiple areas of the brain, increasing cognitive function and warding off dementia.

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eLearning - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog. Besides giving detailed instructions and hints for adding audio to Adobe Captivate projects, Michael, also writes of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms. Blogging Your Way Into A Job - Forbes. If you're competing with someone who has equal skills and experience, a blog can be the tie-breaker. Be It Twittering or Blogging, It's All About Marketing - New York Times.

Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book

Learningtogo

The child needs to focus on the task at hand and finish the page, building self-management skills that will later make it easier to work math problems or write a school paper. If you have a child in your life, check out the free coloring page templates on the kid’s activities blog. More recently, neuroscience has demonstrated that the act of coloring creates more connections between multiple areas of the brain, increasing cognitive function and warding off dementia.

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ELC 060: How to Practice Evidence-informed Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Learning principles that cognitive researchers agree on. 3-Star Learning Experiences : (blog) Articles written by Mirjam Neelen and Paul A. Get the latest articles, resources and freebies once a month plus my free eBook, Writing for Instructional Design.

Understanding the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy application in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

In this blog, I touch upon the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (in contrast to Bloom’s Taxonomy). RBT guides the creation of an online learning solution based on the kind of knowledge and the level of cognitive/affective complexity of the course. During the initial phase of a project life cycle, appropriate Revised Bloom’s verbs are applied to write the Terminal Learning Outcomes (TLOs) and the Enabling Learning Outcomes (ELOs) of the course. Introduction.