Information Overload: The Plague of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

Consumers and buyers today have information at their fingertips, more discerning criteria for how they spend their money along with continuously shifting expectations. Studies show how information overload, multitasking and prolonged repetition impair productivity, performance and decision-making. At best, they are investing in something and have no idea what the return is, so they write it off as the cost of doing business. The world has changed.

Is Microlearning the Future of Education?

mLevel

In today’s technology driven world, information is available at the touch of a button, or even a voice command. Whatever the subject, all it takes is a quick Google search and learners are faced with a deluge of information. This amount of information, while useful in many ways, also presents a unique and rather complex challenge: information overload. Presenting information to the learner in a myriad of formats also drives repetition.

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Is Microlearning the Future of Education?

mLevel

In today’s technology driven world, information is available at the touch of a button, or even a voice command. Whatever the subject, all it takes is a quick Google search and learners are faced with a deluge of information. This amount of information, while useful in many ways, also presents a unique and rather complex challenge: information overload. Presenting information to the learner in a myriad of formats also drives repetition.

Why Your Employees Get Frustrated With eLearning (and How to Fix It!)

eLearning Brothers

No matter what you hope to accomplish with your courses, if you fail to interest your students, they’ll retain next to no information and you can count your efforts wasted. Remember to: Keep your tone relaxed and conversational by speaking to your employees in the same tone of voice they use to talk to each other. This will get them paying attention as they search for clues in the information you’ve provided. Information overload.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

Dodge’s Southern Style Provides Dynamic Employee Training with a Streamlined Totara Learn Platform Designed by eThink Education

eThink Education

Prior to working with eThink , Dodge’s had been using a combination of content built and hosted on Articulate Online, which sent completion information back to a homegrown database, and spreadsheets and manual reporting to manage their on-the-job training. Cost-Saving Solution .

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Connecting Many Voices to Make a Difference: Anne Walsh and Brendan Revell from Fraynework Multimedia provided an overview of the e-learning support they are providing to The Sisters of Mercy. The implementation of web conferencing has not only reduced travel costs significantly for the order, but has also given each member a voice that they otherwise would not have had.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs. 6Trillion: Big data cost. ( 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload.

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Best Practices for Creating Engaging Microlearning Content

Hurix Digital

In a fast-paced, digital world, it is bite-sized information that matters. And so, enterprises are now adopting microlearning content as a means to impart training to their employees and also to provide the information they need in a fraction of time. It is particularly appealing to learners who need precise and just-in-time information for performance support. Microlearning can be formal or informal, however, in most cases, it is the latter.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I somewhat wonder how much of that is true barriers as opposed to perceived barriers, and a recent HBR item talked about Hacking Work : When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive? Essentially telling the CEO – we’ll produce more and better quality – but it’s not going to cost any more.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

How to effectively architect information for your elearning course - Free as in Freedom , February 6, 2010 As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. Cathy Moore’s action mapping framework is a great way to create lively elearning that allows you to include just the right amount of information in your elearning course. Planning to implement informal learning? Information Overload (5).

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Microlearning has not only stood the test of time, it is uniquely suited to facilitate business in today’s largely informal, development-driven work environment. Perhaps the bank representative is referring to information from the latest course about the new mortgage program restrictions to satisfy a customer’s call. Given available technologies, they can record their actions or their voice to enable those who need to know.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010 This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Take This LMS and Shove It - Living in Learning , May 19, 2010 With the rapid shift to informal learning, the LMS is being dethroned as the center of the learning systems universe. Information overload is more serious than ever.&#.