How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Fourth, writing things down in a journal also allows us to ‘clear our minds.’ Remember reflection?

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. A day later, Jeff Jarvis cited a number of examples of real-time news coverage that are leading him, as he put it, to. think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.”.

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How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Using a Learning Journal.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. While blogs (for example) certainly have their place in the discourse, so too do peer-reviewed publications. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning , 2(1), pp.

Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming

Social Learning

Employees receive points or badges for completing jobs or meeting time limits for assignments, for example. Click for Slideshow: Examples of games in workplace management. Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street Journal

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What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences.

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Why Fun in Learning is Important

Growth Engineering

A study in the journal, College Teaching, found that students could recall a statistics lecture more easily when the lecturer added jokes about relevant topics. These are just three examples from the masses of research into the impact of fun in workplace learning.

Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations


A study published by the Journal of Information Technology Education, states that there are two main factors, which are affecting the use of technology for learning by instructors – in class or beyond (

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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

For example, I spoke with a reporter from the Wall Street Journal in 2016 about the increased interest in using gamification for helping to select job candidates. the entire concept is discussed and several example software solutions are provided.

Our secret world of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

In your working life, how have you learned effectively from experience, please provide an example if possible? In your working life, how have you learned effectively from people, please provide an example if possible?

Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?


Throughout this post, we’ll try to give you examples of how to use microlearning in your own training programs. Examples of Microlearning: – Watching video tutorials on Youtube. In the world of elearning, microlearning has become a buzzword.

Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback

Will at Work Learning

Ive spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the worlds preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback. For example, a strong conclusion from the report is that feedback is effective, and is most effective in correcting wrong answers.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

In the study students who learned with text that was more informal and personal (for example, used the word "you" or "I") produced 20% to 46% more solutions to a transfer problem (similar problem as presented in the instruction) than the group who only had formal language in their module.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


For example, knowing what you’ll be expected to do with new information is crucial to being able to retain it. Journal of Educational Computing Research 51.4 The world of enterprise L&D has yet another reason to be buzzing about microlearning.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

Below is an example from a previous project that may inspire some ideas for your own courses. Instructional Design Tip: Learning Journals. We created a learning journal. The journal served as a dynamic operator’s manual.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have


Educational technology research journals are now rife with the mandatory technology skills trainers should have. In this article, we’ll share with you a list composed by leading educational technology journals. Look around you and into any education journal you may find.

Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 Here’s an example: Eric Tremblay published a study in the Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching [29(2), 217-227.

Open or shut?

Learning with e's

Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

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Why You’re Not Reaching Your Millennial Workforce


These are just a few examples of unanswered questions crucial to those seeking to understand the millennial mind — indeed, the millennial worldview. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Pew Research, and The New York Times, to name but a few, evidence to date strongly suggests a growing trend where news is increasingly being delivered to consumers through Facebook and Twitter. Much has been written about millennials over the past few years, more than 45,000 articles and counting.

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

In two longitudinal samples of Japanese children and adolescents, pro-social game play predicted later increases in pro-social behavior. 2010) The Effects of a Serious Game on Role-Taking and Willingness to Help, Journal of Communication.

Learning in Action (the Innocence Project)

Spark Your Interest

The news is that they’ve added the school of journalism to their project. To me, this is a tremendous example of applying learning both within a field, but also recognizing that a diverse set of skills is going to be more helpful in an educational light. Image via Wikipedia.

Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Will at Work Learning

After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. This is just one example of many that I might have used.

Training Isn't Learning

The Peformance Improvement

For example, AT&T is starting to retrain its entire workforce as it transitions from phone lines to the cloud. In an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “AT&T’s Ambitious Effort to Retrain More than 100,000 Workers,” Rachel King writes: As AT&T Inc.

Damascus Road

Learning with e's

That was the main reason, I declared, that I resigned from my job as Co-editor of a major Taylor and Francis journal late last year. Paper based journals suffer from editorial back logs and there is little they can do to alleviate this problem.

Spacing Learning Over Time -- Research Report

Will at Work Learning

Here''s a research-to-practice report on the subject, backed by over 100 research studies from scientific refereed journals, plus examples. The spacing effect is one of the most potent learning factors there is--because it helps minimize forgetting. Originally published in 2006, the recommendations are still valid today. Click to download the research-to-practice report on spacing. It''s a classic! . And here''s some more recent research and exploration.

Content Marketing for your Association isn’t as Scary as you Think

Web Courseworks

Journal. Use our framework below for an example of how to distribute consistently valuable and relevant information to your target audience. As a marketer, it’s hard to ignore the content marketing buzz. How do you know if you’re executing content marketing correctly?

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Personal Learning Journal. Darcy Luoma, Lead Instructor, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program.

E-Learning Design Part 7: Models of Memory


An example of this would be to consider if a word was in capital letters or sounded like another word. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal behavior, 11, 671-684. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

5 Must Read Training and Development Articles

WalkMe Training Station

So if you are looking for good training and development articles then here are five excellent samples to get you started. This written interview on the Wall Street Journal was written by Rachel Emma Silverman, and features the thoughts and ideas of Dr. Eduardo Salas of the University of Central Florida. The samples mentioned here are examples of what good articles look like.

Benefits of Mobile Devices in the Classroom


For example, students can answer polls, tweet questions, and look up information during lectures. References: Student Engagement & Experience Journal | | | | |

The learnification of education

E-Learning Provocateur

Angela pointed me to the journal article Giving Teaching Back to Education: Responding to the Disappearance of the Teacher by Gert Biesta.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

To achieve a representative sample of global demand, we limited each LMS vendor to a single survey response. For example, when finalizing this post I became aware of the new SAP Jam collaboration learning platform. Personal activity feeds, journals and news streams.

In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals

Kapp Notes

And the story of the FedEx Days he cites as an example of autonomy and “intrinsic motivation” he tells in the video is impressive. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , Vol. Journal of Personailty and Social Psychology , Vol. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 1999, Vol. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention, Vol.

In the abstract

Learning with e's

The same applies with journal articles - most publishers, particularly those who put up paywalls, will often allow you a free look at just the journal abstracts. Several people have asked me to share my ideas and advice on writing abstracts for conference papers and journal articles.