Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

Anyone (hopefully everyone) could submit their script / movie. The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10. And that challenge is somewhat hinted at in this month’s big question: Instruction in a Information Snacking Culture? Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation.

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. Here are five simple ways to manage all of the information available to you.


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The Master SME: How to become one? How to work with it?

Vignettes Learning

In the movie Karate Kid (1984), Miyagi teaches the bullied kid Daniel to defend himself and win the championship by emphasizing the few key moves Daniel can master in a few weeks, against his well trained opponents, the Cobras. Lost, terminated or cancelled customers are good sources for information. Tags: SME information overload content development subject matter experts ISD instructional design eLearning e-Learning authoring

7 Common Instructional Design Mistakes in E-Learning


Information Overload. The human brain can process a limited amount of information at any one time. By providing too much information at once, you are not giving the learner time to get a proper understanding and then commit what they have learned to memory.

Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Nick Leffler

There’s a lot of information coming at us. It’s more important than ever to learn how to manage all this information. It’s not possible to read everything you run across, so it’s important to learn how to manage information in a meaningful way. One of Harold’s methods of making sense of the information he runs across is blogging. So, what do you think the best way to deal with the explosion we experience from the information overload?

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. In our personal lives, personalization is overtaking nearly every facet, from how we watch movies and TV shows, to listening to music or podcasts, to the way we shop.

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Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

TechSmith Camtasia

The human brain is complex in how it handles information overload. The brain needs short, intermittent breaks to 1) absorb the information it just received, and 2) prepare for what’s next. Go a bit further, and you can see how subheadings and chapter titles further break up, categorize and organize the information. All of these grammatical parameters serve as subconscious indicators to help our brains digest information.

3 Essential Tips for Building eLearning for Modern Learners

Ed App

The modern learner lives in an era of information overload. They’re constantly bombarded with information from all sides all the time, which can make retention of important information difficult. When your course is focused and concise, both content and duration-wise, it can be retained easily over other information. A great challenge faced by a multitude of organizations in our digital age is building eLearning courses for the modern learner.

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. Right Storyboard: A storyboard is the term borrowed from the movie and advertising world. Avoid clutter and information overload on the screen.

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. 900 Billion/year: cost of lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation from information overload. Information overload was first mentioned in 1962, in an article entitled “ Operation Basic: The Retrieval of Wasted Knowledge ” by Gertram M.

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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? If you have a DVR, it’s fascinating to see what’s going on with movies on demand and video on demand.


Jay Cross

We talked of informal learning, ROI pressures, credentialism, information overload, democratization of the work force, bottom-up management, and dozens more of the same issues in workforce development we talk about in the US, UK, and Canada. After honing my debating skills with former MP Harold Eletson, I flew to the UK and made my way to Oxford to join a debate on informal learning at the Oxford Union. Conclusion: Technology-supported informal learning is substantial.

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Calling Stephen Potter…

Jay Cross

Do you get there if you watch a great movie? Once the printing press meant that there were more books than a person could read in a lifetime, scholars had to sharpen disciplines and publishers define genres, as a bulwark against the information overload of the 16th century.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Microlearning has not only stood the test of time, it is uniquely suited to facilitate business in today’s largely informal, development-driven work environment. Perhaps the bank representative is referring to information from the latest course about the new mortgage program restrictions to satisfy a customer’s call. A smartphone could equal a movie studio. Learners are so overloaded with content that a clear, concise and crisp bite of learning is what they cherish.

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


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.