Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective


The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. Quantity of Information. Quality of information.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. But she felt overwhelmed by all of the information and has started tuning out.


Wonderful Brain

The temptation to employ every idea and methodology is an organic consequence of information overload. in all kinds of forms has in many ways had the effect of distracting our ability to solve problems. Rather than making learning design more direct and focused, content is too easily diluted by non-essential information—that, while interesting and valuable—does nothing to amplify the quality of the learning solution.

Moving Away from Traditional Learning: Custom Features Supported by Modern LMS to Deliver Effective Sales Training


E-learning content delivery serves as a sales training primer to help learners enhance their skills competency and effectively apply them at the workplace. Therefore, it results in information overload, leading to poor learner engagement and retention.

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November 3, 2014 - How to Organize ELearning Content Effectively with JoomlaLMS


How to Organize ELearning Content Effectively with JoomlaLMS. With the courses becoming more complex, content becoming more informative and the structure itself confusing the question of effective information overload management appears. With the course of time many eLearning course developers face the problem of expanding materials’ base and a necessity to organize the data.

5 Areas Where Video-based Training Can Be Effective

CommLab India

Another reason videos are an effective training tool is the pictorial superiority effect; the phenomenon whereby pictures and images are better remembered than just words, indicates how videos can be effective. Videos help learners retain information for a long time.

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Digital content: Is shorter more effective?


Digital content: Is shorter more effective? We now live in a world of information overload, so digital marketers and publishers need to get to the point quickly.

How To Tame High Cognitive Load In eLearning

eLearning Industry

Information overload is a significant hindrance to effective learning and retention. Join us on the 29th of April to learn how to reduce cognitive overload. But, can we do anything about it? Fortunately, we can. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

Evaluating Sales Training Programs


Consider this — ATD collected information from over 2500 firms and found companies that offer comprehensive training enjoy a 24% higher profit margin than those who spend less on training. The success of your company can largely depend on your choice in sales training.

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Why Is Learning And Development Failing To Produce Consistent ROI For Businesses?

The Game Agency

For more than a decade I have been building game-based solutions to help make training more effective. One of the biggest mistakes is providing too much information that is irrelevant to performance, boring to students and wastes budget delivering content instead of facilitating the practice of skills. To achieve real ROI with every dollar spent, it’s most effective to start small and targeted, only spending dollars on skills practice.

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3 Shocking Facts About Knowledge Retention


One of the biggest obstacles preventing L&D effectiveness is an employee’s ability to retain knowledge that is critical to their job. Employees forget up to 50% of what they learned within an hour.

Is Microlearning the Way to Get to the Modern Learners at the Workplace?

Origin Learning

What’s worse, traditional classroom and e-learning is just not effective anymore. A lot has changed at the workplace in the past decade. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous. Connectivity has improved enough to make virtual teams commonplace.

5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development


Tracking Performance : A training program is not effective unless the progress is tracked. Find an Adequate Balance of Information.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. What effect does this have on our society today? Talk about information glut.

3 New Ways Docebo Supports Personalized Learning With Artificial Intelligence


Meanwhile, user engagement with content has gone down by 60% thanks to this thing called ‘information overload,’ causing more and more people to tune out messages that aren’t deeply relevant or positively impacting their lives.

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4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make


Information overload: teaching too much, too quickly. Like the previous point, information overload often happens when instructors get carried away with their material. New information from their field causes them to update a set of examples, or an exciting new discovery means they have to add a new module entirely. Looking for ways to improve your course? Keep an eye out for these instructional design mistakes.

Is Microlearning the Future of Education?


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.

Tips for Creating Better ELearning


Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective. Truth is, creating effective elearning can all be traced back to one thing: learner engagement.

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Is Microlearning the Future of Education?


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.

Method and madness – Disconnect between learning & knowledge

Learning Cafe

For years the model has perpetuated a sort of ‘doubling up’ on effort around the information people need to perform on the job. When change occurs for new systems, products, processes etc, target audiences must feel like they’re caught in a hailstorm – there’s “support” information raining down on them from all directions. Aren’t we doing the same to our employees by not integrating the support functions that deliver information?

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

For many employees the choice is not very difficult.The acceleration of pace of work compounded by information overload means that employees have very little down time to participate in “non-essential” work activities and social learning. Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning social learningYes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users. Yes, I see people on Facebook everywhere I look – on the trains, at traffic lights and when at work.

Struggling = Learning

Kapp Notes

” The term resonated with me because I believe one of the reasons games are so effective for learning is because struggle is built into the process of playing a game. Instead, the teachers were asked to manipulate the information by hand.

Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Information overload, tripletasking, hyperchoice, and short attention spans are just a few of the symptoms of the modern client. that I think would give you some of the same effect without the use of a graphic designer.

How Infographics can be used in e-Learning


In this age of accelerating change and growth in information, it is becoming increasingly important for corporate learners to stay informed and keep learning. Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets.

Interactions: to tell or to test?

Good To Great

With that in mind, I thought I’d share one of my top tips for designing effective interactions that help to enhance the e-learning experience. A ‘telling’ interaction can help to avoid this kind of information overload.

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

For many employees the choice is not very difficult.The acceleration of pace of work compounded by information overload means that employees have very little down time to participate in “non-essential” work activities and social learning. Yes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users.

5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

I find using real-life situations and weaving stories into content to be highly effective in engaging the participants. Don’t prolong Information overload is the bane of any audience.

Increasing LMS utility with Learner Dashboards


They do so by extensive content catalogues, which are searchable and make sure that the learner can quickly arrive at the required information. An effective LMS dashboard enables learners to visually see relevant Learning content on the LMS as well as keep a close eye on their performance.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


There are a variety of ways to do this, but usually some kind of story is effective. Describe the Objective - After you have gained the attention of the learners, you need to inform them about what they will be able to accomplish, and how they will use the new knowledge they are about to gain.

3 Digital Product Training Strategies to Improve Sales


The modern consumer can find most or all of the information they need to buy a product online. When someone engages a salesperson, it is not usually to discuss high-level product information. Mobile learning offers the groups you are training easy access to crucial information.

7 Common Reasons for eLearning Course Drop-Outs

Your Training Edge

The benefits involved are significant and visible: flexibility, cost-effective, ability to learn from people who have already accomplished something big, and diverse multimedia content such as text, video, audio, and graphics that’ll improve the learner’s retention and study experience.

Corporate learning and development with the help of microlearning

Your Training Edge

Informal learning with microlearning. In the microlearning, we break a big piece of information into many smaller parts of information; with it, there is no information overload and receivers easily understand information. Benefits of informal eLearning.

Learning is everywhere and anytime

Learning Wire

Learners who are faced with an information overload, a digital tsunami and above all, a limited amount of time. Besides, people are faced with an information overload. « Did you know that the rate of information has tripled in the last 3 years alone ? ».

Use Your Team’s Learning Style to Your Advantage


In our ever-evolving workplaces, employees are constantly bombarded with all sorts of information. The problem with this kind of information overload is that it can quickly lead to lower productivity for your team. They absorb information best through action.

Why is Learning So Complicated?

Learning Rebels

The things you learn from the game are transferable to real life: Cause and effect, logical thinking, patience, problem solving; just to name a few. Forced hoop jumping, forced course taking, and forced SME information overload. #Blimage on!

The importance of great lesson design

Ed App

The large amounts of information that are necessary to train certain skills can easily reduce engagement and retention rates. Numerous companies are beginning to understand that disseminating information in smaller, more-manageable chunks will always provide a greater impact on learners.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Sustainability and e-Learning


What’s common across HSE and Sustainability is a need for strong awareness program around these initiatives, and e-learning is an excellent medium to effectively and interactively share information with the target audience.