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Education needs to adapt – this time it’s personal

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adaptivelearning #edtech #highered adaptive learning cogbooks effective learning FELTAG gates foundation I''m back Well it''s been a while since I posted to this blog. I''m planning to get back into the habit of capturing what I think are important stories, technologies and trends that will impact how we learn and how we improve the design of learning experiences, both online, offline and in between. And by "in between" I refer to what is going to be a powerful merging of virtual and real.

No pain, more gain? Research supports "less learning more often"

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Many years back, I coined a phrase that neatly summarised my view on how to change current training design and delivery practice so that it can dramatically improve effective learning and performance. My phrase? Less learning more often" (click to read the full article) Is it happening? Well, it's beginning to it seems. We are clearly recognising that the concentrated, content-heavy.

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#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

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It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. I think the fact that this was a. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

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Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

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Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

The catalyst to accelerated learning and performance

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Here's my article just published on Trainingzone, recorded here for your comment. -- Lars Hyland explores how social tools can be harnessed to deliver a more engaging and effective learning experience. The experiential divide between using online technology externally and internally within organisations Using the crowd to accelerate learning and innovation Three ways to.

Awards: Most effective training + Elearning company of the year

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Our clients seem to agree too with comments like: Tags: e-learning Brighton awards e-induction work place performance Brightwave effective learning elearning This post is a bit of self congratulatory trumpet blowing, but the past two weeks can’t go by without comment. Last night Brightwave won the E-learning Production Company of the Year Award at this year’s E-learning Age Awards.

Black Swans - Barriers to Effective Learning

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Here's an article I wrote a few weeks back for Learning Technologies magazine which has just been published. It's a fairly long post but if you make it to the end I would welcome your comments. == When unpredictable change becomes the only constant, learning on your own terms is an essential survival skill in these turbulent times, says Lars Hyland. The unthinkable is happening

"Online trainings not so successful" - lively debate on LinkedIn

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Apparently, the log might be the most effective learning technology ever invented. Read on to find out why. There is a discussion in the group Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group on Linkedin which appears to have taken on a life of its own. With nearly 600 posts, it represents an interesting cross section of what can be quite polarised views on the success (or otherwise) of.

Placebo effect - confidence in learning

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I've been thinking about a short commentary by Simon Caulkin in the The Observer last weekend on the power of the placebo effect in the business world.He picked out an interesting example which relates to the world of training and learning: Consider, for example, the experiment in an Israeli army boot camp recounted in Bob Sutton's quirky book Weird Ideas That Work. Incoming recruits were

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Doodling, multitasking and memory

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Interestingly, the act of doodling (like the example above, but of course they come in all shapes and sizes and colours), often perceived as a sign of boredom and disengagement, is actually a highly effective means of enhancing. A nice little Doodle by Lee. This behaviour is undoubtedly not limited to toddlers - just watch an episode of The Apprentice or spend some time in any large organisation.

Learning the LINGO

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There is a growing interest amongst charities and other non governmental organisations in more effective and efficient approaches to learning and development. I had the privilege of speaking at the INGO E-learning Conference at Oxfam House, Oxford today. Fellow speakers included Clive Shepherd, Jane Hart and Rob Hubbard. When you have staff, volunteers and other representatives spread across the.

UK Higher Education needs more radical change than a debate about who funds it

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Or would a more radical shake up of higher education be more affordable and indeed more effective at. With the current media and political debate about the future funding of education (and the rest of the entire public sector for that matter), I was struck with the thought that perhaps the wrong question is being asked.Is funding or cutting the same model of higher education the real issue.

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A rock and roll education

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Probably not the most effective use of the spacing effect to help reinforce learning This headline raised a smile: Brian May, guitarist for rock band Queen, completes Ph.D. thesis following 30-year hiatus May began his research of the Zodiacal Light (astronomy) in 1970 and completed his research and thesis in 2007, following a 30-year hiatus to play guitar in the well-known rock band Queen.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Less Learning More Often - original article

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As mentioned in the previous post, here is an article I wrote back in December 2006 but it's interesting to see how relevant it feels now on re-reading: -- It's been said before, but I think we've forgotten. We are programmed to forget. So we need reminding. Regularly. As learning and development professionals, designing and delivering training

A British musical learning experience

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It had some real lessons in how to provide an effective learning experience in the 21st Century. Just this past weekend I took my family up to London and the O2 Centre (the rebranded Millenium Dome) to see an interactive installation called the British Music Experience. It was great to see a modern attempt to create an environment designed to engage an audience of all ages. First of all, Tags: British Music Experience education

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Armed forces 'get free education'

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According to the BBC news site: Service personnel are to be given university education free of charge after they end their duty with the armed forces, it has been reported. The UK government will pay tuition fees to study for GCSEs, A-levels, university degrees or other qualifications. This is in part a response to a recent Ministry of Defence survey of 9,000 servicemen and women suggested that

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Memories Are Made of This

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Effectively, things that happen to us activate networks of neurons in the brain, and when we recall past events at least some of these same We're getting excitingly close to observing how our memory works at a fundamental level. This study picked up by PsyBlog reports on a study that demonstrates how memory works through the reactivation of specific individual neurons in the hippocampus.

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Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

Bryan Marriott, President of P1 Learning, will walk through the process of identifying learner needs, and then delivering training that specifically addresses those needs – in a short, effective, and entertaining manner. The elements of effective and engaging eLearning.

Memory research roundup - Sleep

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I've previously posted on the effect of sleep on our learning and memory effectiveness in Snooze and Learn Faster and Six minute nap may boost memory. Here's yet another study supporting the need for sleep to consolidate a new experience. To sleep, perchance to remember (Nice title, not mine but a similar Shakespearian steal as Learning As You Like It) Neuroscientists at Geneva University

Memory research roundup - Blueberries

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In the last post, HDL cholesterol levels appear to have a positive effect on memory recall (or at least arrest its decline). On a similar dietary theme: Scientists Find Blueberries Reverse Age Related Memory Deficits Researchers (from the Schools of Food Biosciences and Psychology in Reading and the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

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I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine.

One Page Guides - Quality over Quantity

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Tim Davies has produced some great examples of how small, targeted and (crucially) well designed resources can be highly effective in learning. Tim's One Page Guides on subjects such as wikis, blogs and sharing stories give novices the confidence to take some action of their own. As Brent Schenkler comments: "I'm certain it did not take ANY ISD knowledge to create these. But I'm certain MANY

From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!