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. In fact, I was talking to someone recently who said that she really appreciates all of the resources available through sites like Facebook and Twitter.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Click here for more information. You have built a strong professional network of connections (aka PLN) on a social networts like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, with whom you interact and learning form on a daily basis – and which you regularly review to ensure they bring you value. You have developed a range of filters to help you avoid information overload from the multitude of sources you use, in order to isolate the “gems” 11.

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Task, Interrupted: How to Seamlessly Integrate Training into Work


It seems like an easy way to deliver learning whenever your team needs it without making them take courses when they’re off work, or losing too much company time to online training, but you start noticing a problem. There are a whole host of problems that can happen when employees move from one application or device to another. According to Jonathan Spira, author of Overload! You’re a sales manager, and your sales team needs training on a specific aspect of their jobs.

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. Considering the limitations of the brain’s working memory to handle a certain quantity of information, elearning developers should seriously reflect on their implementation strategies. Any additional information from that point and beyond tends to hamper or paralyze people’s ability to make sound decisions.

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

Sales Hacker

Shari Levitin: With information overload and everything that’s going on today, how we interact with customers has obviously shifted quite a bit. Bone questions – Better sales reps ask bone questions, which are problems that the customer’s having now. Of course, then digging into the implications of those problems. How to find not just the problems but the emotional reasons, the what’s in it for them, the objectives. Do a Facebook live.”

4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work

Learning Cafe

Yes, 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. Personally I spend more time than I should on LinkedIn and Facebook, much to chagrin of my family. Have a look at some the statistics: Facebook. More than 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. People on Facebook share more than 684,000 bits of content a day. Brands receive more than 34,000 Facebook ‘likes’a minute. 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload.

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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. Keep your training grounded in the real world with real problems. Ugly: The Information Dump. The dreaded information dump is all too common and should be avoided at all costs. Your learners will be immediately turned-off by the sheer magnitude of the content, and chances are you’ll burn them out with information overload.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

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. Many companies rely on Facebook, Twitter, and other consumer applications to connect their people. Faculty use social networks to support communication and information sharing among committees, teams, and research projects. Solve nagging problems.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

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? Information Overload This is probably the biggest and most interesting topic out there.

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. No problem. Planning to implement informal learning? Information Overload (5).

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant


The problem is is that I do enjoy photography as a hobby, and so I still have that as a service. I enjoy marketing because it’s something that is continually changing, and though I understand it because of the digital space that I spend a lot of my time in as a consumer, I’m able to leverage some of the nuances about marketing and offer that information back.

5 Popular Ways to Increase Conversion Rates with Video

TechSmith Camtasia

These are: Unaware: The customer is not even aware they have a problem. Problem aware: The customer is aware of the problem, but doesn’t know how to fix it. Product aware: The customer knows the product or products available to solve the problem, but hasn’t yet chosen one. In other words, you don’t want to target a customer with content about a solution before they become fully aware of the problem. The attention problem.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010 This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Take This LMS and Shove It - Living in Learning , May 19, 2010 With the rapid shift to informal learning, the LMS is being dethroned as the center of the learning systems universe. Information overload is more serious than ever.&#.