Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

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But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To employ appropriate strategies, we first need to identify the potential contributors of information overload for a group of learners and then proceed accordingly. Quantity of Information. There is often a lot of information that needs to be shared with the learners to make sure that they fully understand all the concepts. Quality of information.

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

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This can be achieved by encouraging learners to discuss issues and queries that they perceive as important, share information that they deem useful and so on. Avoid information overload. This will make sure that the knowledge keeps growing without the information overload. This also avoids discussions on same or similar topics and encourages organic growth – all without the strain of too much information within the social forum.

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Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

We know that we should limit training to “must know” information, eliminating the “nice to know” stuff that does not directly impact learners’ ability to perform the objectives. This helps reduce information overload while keeping learners focused on job-related tasks. However, even after filtering extraneous information from training, learners still should only have to make occasional notes for later. By Shelley A. Gable.

How to author eLearning content

Epilogue Systems

Authoring eLearning content isn’t as simple as writing down steps and hoping your users can follow them. To help you better author your content so that it is in easy-to-digest chunks, follow these four tips: Prioritize the information: Create a content hierarchy and follow a logical progression of content (main points, primary supporting points/materials/visuals, followed by secondary supporting materials). Lastly, leave out any unnecessary information. .

How to author user content for your critical applications

Epilogue Systems

Creating user content for software applications isn’t as simple as writing down steps and hoping your users can follow them. When adding additional information … Use clear language. Blog Digital adoption solution documentation User Onboarding

Engaging Technical eLearning – Tips on Design and Delivery

Vignettes Learning

Click here to view example of 15 Minute Slideshow (partial pages only) Weaving technical content with cases/scenarios Focused learning answers the limitations of the learners in terms of time and helps them avoid information overload. See eLearning Design for Short Attention Span and Overloaded Learners) These are suggested steps to weave technical content with cases and scenarios. Please read the blog and post your comments.

Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Nick Leffler

There’s a lot of information coming at us. So if I’m not writing good content, I’ll lose my audience within 8 seconds and it’s not their fault, it’s 100% mine. Here’s the Tweet from the chat, it was pretty lively but it had nothing to do with attention spans, it just happened to come up, I have a strong belief in it, and I felt like writing about it. It’s more important than ever to learn how to manage all this information.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

It simply conveys information. In the vast majority of cases, however, simply conveying information is NOT the only goal. What they should learn is inherent in the information we present. By writing the learning objectives at the beginning it’s easier to know when the learning accomplishes what is intended. Crowding the screen leads to information overload. Pick Any One or More of These Things to Make the eLearning Disaster of Your Dreams.

7 Must-See Corporate Induction And Onboarding Training Examples Featuring Strategies That Work

Adobe Captivate

It also proves beneficial in reducing lower employee turnover due to lack of information or clarity in expectations. Data and information overload. From the employee’s perspective, there is a huge amount of information coming their way in the first few weeks of joining and there is just not enough time to sift through, analyze, internalize, and apply. Get relevant and crucial information about the company in a fun and immersive way.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

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. She lists the tools and what you should know as: Wikis : How to edit, how to read, how to link to RSS Feeds : What are they, how do I read one, once I have a reader set up how do I scan info collecetd, how do I share info using one Blogs : How do I write one. Why SHOULD I write one.

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5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development

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By providing visually appealing and interactive content, your client’s employees’ motivation to complete the training courses increases, which, consequently, makes them retain the information better in the long term. The more information you have about each work team operations and the employee’s profiles, the more accurately you can make suggestions to improve training effectiveness and tailor the learning experience. Find an Adequate Balance of Information.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

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. She lists the tools and what you should know as: Wikis : How to edit, how to read, how to link to RSS Feeds : What are they, how do I read one, once I have a reader set up how do I scan info collecetd, how do I share info using one Blogs : How do I write one. Why SHOULD I write one.

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How I Caught Up on my RSS Feeds

Learning Developments

After about three months of active blog reading I've finally caught up on my RSS feeds. When I first started subscribing to blogs I found so many interesting topics that I wanted to read everything. Now I want to share a couple of ways I've been able to manage the information overload that is common when subscribing to many blogs. Quickly determine if the blog post your looking at is pertinent information for your job over the next year.

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Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

Training is in endless competition with information overload from social media memes to mobile games. So, whether you’re building online learning, giving that nerve-racking presentation or writing your first book, help your content compete with the best cat videos out there – Remember super stunning graphics matter! Book shops are still still open and blogs continue to fill up the digital world (including my two cents !).

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

On the left side you will see the keywords sorted in order based on how often they blog about these terms as compared to the terms used by everyone (with a couple of other factors thrown in that give a better result). Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Ken Allan - Blogger in Middle-earth Ken talks about everything including some that come up for me Writing a Blog , Analytics , Communities of Practice , Photoshop , Pipes , Firefox , RSS.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Instead, Joel would write it up. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer.

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D – Resources Shared at #ATD2017

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On May 22, I had the privilege of leading a session at ATD’s International Conference and Expo titled How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning.

Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals – Resources Shared at @ATDAtlanta

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On December 11th, I had the privilege of leading a webinar for the ATD Atlanta Chapter titled Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning.

The how and why of Content Curation for eLearning

eFront

And if you do look for it, one thing is for sure: simply copying, pasting and then re-writing content will exhaust both you and your learner. 1 source to retrieve any information you need. Trustworthy and viable information. And say you’ve gathered the information you need. Next, you make sure some information is common in all search results, before you start considering it as reliable. The information needed for work. Chunking the information.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Curation – Resources Shared at #eLGuild

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On April 5th, I had the privilege of leading a session during the eLearning Guild’s online Spotlight Curation: Beyond the Buzzword. The title of my session was The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Curation.

Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies – Resources Shared During LINGOs Webinar

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On April 17th, I had the privilege of leading a webinar for LINGOs titled Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. Specific Session Resources.

Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals – Resources Shared at #ATDRTA

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On November 10th, I had the privilege of leading a webinar for the ATD Research Triangle Area Chapter titled Why Curation is a Core Competency for L&D Professionals. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning.

Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it. Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. Indeed, the ease with which organizations can generate, review, and retrieve information has helped them build a considerable amount of potential learning resources. However, it also has led to information overload, confusion, and sometimes even anxiety.

How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D

David Kelly

This blog post is being used as a resource page for people that attend a talk I provide called How to Curate: Putting Curation into Practice for L&D. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. Curation is a topic I am asked to speak on often. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. Session Slides.

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword – Resources shared at #ATDTK

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On January 12th, I had the privilege of leading a session at the ATD TechKnowlegde titled Curation: Beyond the Buzzword. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. Session Slides. Specific Session Resources.

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

TalentLMS

Write your script. 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. It is estimated that by 2021, 80 percent of the global Internet will be video-based.

Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Storytelling is about making an emotional connection just as it is about conveying information. eLearning developers should shun the “tyranny of precision” when developing storylines for interactive narratives. __ Image Source: [link] We, eLearning developers, always face the temptation of overloading our narratives with detailed information and data. However, this is not to say that information and data are not important – they are.

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

Good To Great

Group job roles into risk categories or use a pre-test to identify gaps in knowledge, then point each user to what they specifically need to know (information overload = disengaged learners). You can see the slides from my session on user-focused design for gold-standard compliance training in my last blog post or on SlideShare.) Dont forget to check out my favourite blogs below, and follow me on Twitter (@StephanieDedhar) for more bite-sized updates.

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

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Project (The 23 Things blog). Learning in a Social Workplace (Jane Hart’s blog). Life in Perpetual Beta (Harold Jarche’s blog). The Rapid Elearning Blog by Tom Kuhlmann. Workplace Learning Professionals who blog and/or tweet by Jane Hart. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale.

Microlearning Guide

Ed App

Not only is it important to break down content into distinct ‘chunks’ to provide structure and coherence to a learning experience, but it essential if information overload is to be avoided. A good way to ensure you keep to your talking point is to write a script.

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword – Additional Resources

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On May 11th, I had the privilege of leading a session for the Council for Learning and Leadership Development of the Conference Board of Canada titled Curation: Beyond the Buzzword.

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword – Resources Shared at #LSCon

David Kelly

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale. My Curation-themed Writing. On March 16th, I had the privilege of leading a session at the Learning Solutions Conferece and Expo titled Curation: Beyond the Buzzword. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning. Session Slides.

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or "Are We Dumbing Our Online Learners?"

Vignettes Learning

educational consortium, that provide access to journal articles, e-books, and other sources of written information. Carr writes elegantly and successfully weaved a historical perspective of "technologies impacts on human behavior, thinking and learning." Two interesting counter reactions: From Blaise Alleyne Blog "Twitter doesn't make people stupid. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Or my related question is, "are we dumbing our online learners?"

Beginner’s Guide to Microlearning

Ed App

Not only is it important to break down content into distinct ‘chunks’ to provide structure and coherence to a learning experience, but it essential if information overload is to be avoided. A good way to ensure you keep to your talking point is to write a script.

Pronoia

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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Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Definition of an E-Learning Curve – Bloom’s Taxonomy is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog …Tags: Tags: e-learning affective domain Bloom’s Rose bloom’s taxonomy cogitive domain elearning curve learning curve psychomotor domai. 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.

Calling Stephen Potter…

Jay Cross

Catch this action: Research + Web = More Consensus, Less Diversity (At Least, So Far) | Britannica Blog. Britannica Blog. Britannica Blog. Britannica Blog. Why Abundance Should Breed Optimism: A Second Reply to Nick Carr | Britannica Blog. My argument instead is that technologies that make writing abundant always require new social structures to accompany them. Why Abundance Should Breed Optimism: A Second Reply to Nick Carr | Britannica Blog.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. 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.

How to Hack Learning with Animated GIFs

TechSmith Camtasia

You prefer to read long, detailed information. You prefer to process information through short bursts of high attention. Today, consumers are bombarded with information and messages throughout every day. We get email at work, lectures in class, notifications on our phones, and information overload everywhere. One of the ways we’ve combated this overload and accelerated our communication over the last decade has been by using animated GIFs. Pop quiz.