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.

GAME Digital and House of Fraser Clean Up at the Training Journal Awards

Growth Engineering

Since we found out that we’d been shortlisted for three Training Journal Awards, we’ve been marking off the calendar and counting down the days until the big announcement. GAME Learning Zone is an excellent example of employee engagement through online learning.

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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"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.

2017 Year-End Review

Association eLearning

In addition to new technology features, we’ve been recognized as an Orlando Business Journal 2017 Innovations in Technology Honoree, and named a Gamification Company to Watch by Training Industry. What a year it’s been!

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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?

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.

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.

Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process

Vignettes Learning

The Importance of Journal Keeping Journaling is key to my reflection. So, I begin to suspect that journaling may have very little to do with writing and going back to your notes. Here are some advantages that I discovered about journaling. •

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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.

Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Dashe & Thomson

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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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.

A Three-Step Process to Build Your Skills the Right Way

Rapid eLearning

Recently, I’ve seen dozens of portfolios and work samples that are verbatim copies of the work of others. Unfortunately, today it seems they spend more on the interactions and less on real journalism, but that’s a blog post for another day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Applying the DIKW Methodology to Education Offerings at Associations

Web Courseworks

Online courses, journal articles, and annual conferences are a large aspect of association and medical societies marketing campaigns. The Internet gives marketers a multitude of frameworks, guidelines, and models to follow. But which ones make the most sense for what you have to offer?

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.

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 | | | | |

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. One common example would be to have learners get up and write on a whiteboard.