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. The challenge with these tools is that it can be hard for people to manage all of the information. But she felt overwhelmed by all of the information and has started tuning out. Back then we didn’t have the internet to find and listen to music.

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. Thousands a week still register for MOOCs even after they are completed… I discussed how I read an article recently from Wired that discussed how “The Internet has muddled the line between past and present” (see Netflix and Google Books Are Blurring the Line Between Past and Present ). What effect does this have on our society today?

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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. The concept is based on research on how the human brain retains information and how it is wired to learn.

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. The concept is based on research on how the human brain retains information and how it is wired to learn.

Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

Tablets and smartphones are becoming more popular and for many of us are the primary method of communication and access to internet. Universal design is more important than ever in an era of information overload and increased cognitive strain on our knowledge workers. That’s why Knowledge Guru works just as well on an iPad as it does in Internet Explorer. Native apps allow for use even in areas without the internet.

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What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

It’s a great way to experience a situation without having to actually live it firsthand, and learners tend to retain this information. Ugly: The Information Dump. The dreaded information dump is all too common and should be avoided at all costs. You may have collected a massive amount of information, and it’s probably all important in its own right, but there should never be a time when you try to cram every nugget of knowledge into your course.

When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model

Bottom-Line Performance

How do you design an effective solution when you are told upfront that your solution cannot require more than X amount of time – regardless of the time you might believe is required for someone to actually learn whatever is going to be taught? They simply must be able to prove that they received the information and know how locate it later as, needed. INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING CAN EQUAL INFORMATION OVERLOAD.

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Continuous Learning is strategic to business

Origin Learning

The 4-part book (‘The Modern World,’ ‘Resources,’ ‘The Third World,’ and ‘Organization and Ownership’ captures the brilliance of the economist, who believed in effective use of technology for sustainable development) was published in 1973, where Schumacher set the context for using smaller and appropriate technologies that were aimed at empowering people. With information overload, learners need to sieve relevant content.

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. You won’t have any chance to be competitive in the e-learning field if you do not adapt to this tendency and if your contents are not available on smartphones and mobile Internet devices. Besides, people are faced with an information overload. « Did you know that the rate of information has tripled in the last 3 years alone ? ».

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

Technology has had an incredible effect on libraries around the world. If you thought the internet would turn libraries into empty useless buildings and if you thought the job of a librarian was a dying career, both statements couldn't be further from the truth. Here is a small part of the wikipedia entry for Library Science : “The digital age has transformed how information is accessed and retrieved. Are you overwhelmed by the internet?

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

The brain filters information (to prevent information overload), in principle you forget the most information that you encounter, you need to reactivate the facts in order to really store them in your brain. Two days after the learning event you have to trigger the information by asking (multiple choice questions). It forces you to retrieve the information and that will enhance the retention. So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

Over 50% or organisations in the UK are still on Internet Explorer 6 and I've come across some that restrict javascript and all cookie. Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : Today, active involvement in informal learning, particularly through web-based communities, is key to remaining professional and creative in a field. How do I scan, collect keywords, and rescan to crystallize ideas and information? Information Creation tools : Exps: Youtube, SlideShare, Flickr.

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16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17

Upside Learning

The Internet is going ga ga about it; the mobile lovers can’t seem to get enough of it; the Apple fanboys have already bought it; while the rest have been writing about it. Speaking of the iPad, the growth of mobile devices has led to an increase in social and informal learning. Know how you can evaluate this new form of learning effectively. Whether online or in-line, here’s the necessary information. How To Evaluate Social And Informal Learning.

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PODCAST 104: Embracing Authenticity to Connect and Drive Revenue with Shari Levitin

Sales Hacker

We talk about how to make sure that your training and coaching is effective, the value of authenticity, and what is (or isn’t) coachable. It’s a really great conversation about how to make sure that training and coaching really sticks and is effective.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

Over 50% or organisations in the UK are still on Internet Explorer 6 and I've come across some that restrict javascript and all cookie. Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : Today, active involvement in informal learning, particularly through web-based communities, is key to remaining professional and creative in a field. How do I scan, collect keywords, and rescan to crystallize ideas and information? Information Creation tools : Exps: Youtube, SlideShare, Flickr.

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E-Learning challenges in vocational education

E-Learning Provocateur

Three of the challenges that resonated with me during the discussion were: computer literacy (or lack thereof), assessment difficulties and information overload. For example, more and more recruits into companies are being drawn from Generation Y, whose members are typically familiar with the Internet and happily use it in their everyday lives. For example, can you effectively assess a skill like repairing a fuel pump remotely?

How Infographics can be used in e-Learning

G-Cube

In this age of accelerating change and growth in information, it is becoming increasingly important for corporate learners to stay informed and keep learning. Technology-enabled learning has made information easily available and accessible, but this has also raised another concern – are we heading towards an information overload? Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted. b) Two days of private, uninterrupted access to a library of popular industry books, courses and related information. If people simultaneously complete the same online training in isolation, most will remember only basic information. Why these solutions are so effective.

Rethinking Organizational Correspondence

CLO Magazine

If the major goals of communication in an organizational setting are to share information, influence others and take action, all of which are highly relevant to an organization’s effectiveness, then we should optimize every opportunity to correspond with one another. This system was then improved by computer programmer Ray Tomlinson in the 1970s as part of the ARPANET system, the precursor to today’s internet, so that users could asynchronously send mail to one another’s mailbox.

8 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference To Your eLearning Videos

TalentLMS

It is estimated that by 2021, 80 percent of the global Internet will be video-based. Whatever it is, when you’re instructing someone via an online video course, don’t bore them with tons of information. Information is always better in small doses, and this is precisely why you need to focus on your key takeaways while abstaining from fluff and unnecessary learning material. Information overload is a huuuge learning turn-off.

Use Small Learning Units for Big Impact

CommLab India

There is no doubt that we live in an age of information overload. Everyone is bombarded with information all the time. In an environment of cognitive overload, small learning units are brief targeted modules that last between 3 to 6 minutes. They expect information to be available in small bursts without taking too much of their time. Shorter exposure to information at a time, Are designed keeping in mind adult learning principles.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. We value informal learning and want to support people learn continuously – in the workflow. We are interested in good information design. We can’t let people create content, it might include incorrect information.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Learning leaders will be more focused on relevancy of information.

What Does it Take to Create Interactive Online Learning Solutions

CommLab India

Or, you may have an instructional manual that contains all essential information. In such situations, IDs will need to chunk content, remove non-essential from essential based on learning objectives, identify content gaps that need to be filled and look for relevant information either from the SME or relevant stakeholders. Avoid clutter and information overload on the screen. 3 Reasons Why Problem-based Learning Is Effective Learning.

Saying more through Infographics: an e-Learning perspective

G-Cube

In this age of accelerating change and growth in information, it is becoming increasingly important for corporate learners to stay informed and keep learning. Technology-enabled learning has made information easily available and accessible, but this has also raised another concern – are we heading towards an information overload? Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets.

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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.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

The internet is full of LMS RFP templates from consultants and analysts, as well as vendors themselves. Appendix – Any additional information vendors choose that illustrates qualifications and value of their solution. By conducting preliminary research, screening vendors verbally/informally, or investing in an LMS consultant to manage this process, you can effectively narrow your options to a short list of qualified specialists. Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil?

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In a World of Info Overflow, Embrace Lean Learning

CLO Magazine

Companies should tighten their learning efforts as much as possible to meet individual need and information overload. The volume and velocity of information infiltrating our work and personal lives is expanding exponentially. This environment is arguably the most intensely stimulating period in history, with distractions coming from every direction in the form of social media, mobile devices and other Internet-based applications.

Impatient millennials demand better content integration

Aptara

We live in a world dominated - and driven - by information overload. After all, this is the first generation to grow up in the age of the internet. They are accustomed to getting the information they need, when they need it. As the report explained, the findings of this survey highlighted the growing importance of establishing more effective integration between content and technology to deliver optimal experiences and meet their rising demands.

Social Media, Social Learning, & Curation: Resources Shared at #eACH2015

David Kelly

The Effects of Twitter in an Online Learning Environment by Logan Rath. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. A Day in the Life of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] via Mashable. I had the pleasure of leading a workshop as part of the 2015 eACH Conference exploring Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation for Learning Professionals. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

The modern learner engages with learning at different times, including outside of work, but is subject to challenges such as information overload and lack of time for learning. Effective communication starts with an accurate perception—a perception of what the person meant by their words and actions. To use proven strategies to make your training be more effective and better transfer back on the job. Share her seven steps for creating an effective learning video.

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Using Just in Time Training for Active Learning in The Workplace

TalentLMS

One that recognizes that people in different roles don’t need to learn the same skills, or access the exact same information, at the same time. Thanks to smartphones and the internet, we’re often practicing just in time training in everyday life. Instead of storing that information long-term, you’re accessing it when precisely you need to use it. Modern learners expect information to be available at their fingertips, the way it is in their personal lives.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

By Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance. Co-written with Chris Sessums | Director of Educational Research, Internet Time Lab. How do I search for information?”. Reduced email traffic and information overload. Social and informal learning are the hottest trends in corporation learning and development. Faculty use social networks to support communication and information sharing among committees, teams, and research projects.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. 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?

Is Attention Important in Learning?

The Learning Circuits

Chris Caposella a VP in the Microsoft Information Worker Business Unit says that "People are ultra connected. Even airlines are starting to offer broadband Internet access. With Office 12, we will do things to make it a lot easier for people to be more effective in the way they manage all of these communication mechanisms," Capossela said. Basically, he believes that your social networks are your filter for information overload.

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).