The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

Pictures… Diagrams… Charts… They don’t just look pretty. They can also be a useful means of delivering extensive information to your audience in a concise format. The power of pictures has been recognised in educational psychology for a long time.

Micro learning: From small points to the big picture


Do you have any idea of what this picture represents? Definitely no popcorn in this picture. But if you take a few steps back or even go to the opposite side of the room, you are able to distinguish details and actually see the big picture!

In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture


Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. The post In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture appeared first on Collect My Thoughts.

Get The Big Picture With TalentLMS’ Training Infographics


They offer something that complicated dashboards, detailed reporting systems, and overloaded Excel files, don’t: the ability to immediately see the big picture about a subject, in an intuitive and, well, fun, way.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Managers Page 16 Example 2: Information. picture – data shows a different story. a horrible picture to be printed on that. Example 2: Information Security. Training ENGAGE REINFORCE Let’s face it: Most information security training gets a cursory look at best, but in.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


He didn’t train them to stay off of statues (which would have been a worthy endeavour), but, among other things, he trained them to peck at pictures of German battleships. Rolling out Informal Learning. Before take a deeper look at informal learning, let’s look at how we learn.

Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning


We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning.

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Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so that human brain can easily digest the new information. Throughout the development stages, this will help you confirm what’s the ‘need to know’ information versus the ‘nice to know information’.

How to Write a History Essay (with Pictures) - wikiHow

E-learning Uncovered

Writing a history essay requires you to include a lot of details and historical information within a given number of words or requiredHow to Write a History Essay.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

information to application and use cases, we focus the training experience and not. gets a real picture of what her. 1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon.

Sony Pictures’ Martin Lowery

CLO Magazine

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Lowery has brought traditional and experiential development initiatives to bear in a creative industry that is largely unfamiliar with many of the players in learning. “A great deal of our energy within Sony Pictures Entertainment is to look more broadly — for example, Google, Amazon, Netflix are great partners for the studios, but they are also creating content, so are potentially competitors, too.

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

Visual Lounge

Pictures (Not Words) in a Preso. I wanted to demonstrate ways that anyone could create balanced, aesthetically-pleasing presentations without leaving out vital information. Heading these folks off early at the pass actually helps disseminate the information more quickly to campuses.

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

information to application and use cases, we focus the training experience and not. gets a real picture of what her. 1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon.

Top 5 Ways to Make Astonishing Blog Pictures with Snagit

Visual Lounge

A brilliant article full of necessary information may be treated as bad if the images are small, blurred, have poor quality or not easy to understand. Here are 5 tips to create amazing pictures for you blog with Snagit. 3) Resize big pictures.

The power of pictures - part 1

Clive on Learning

Associate: connect the experience to other information. I was surprised at the power of the picture. That's right, another trip to London, another book. This time it's The Business of Memory by Frank Felberbaum (I must get myself a name like that!), published by Rodale (2005).

Design, Captivate 4, *learning, Information, & Digital Pictures

Big Dog, Little Dog

Groups Share Information In Workplace, But Not The 'Right' Information - Science Daily. The analysis showed that teams that spent time sharing new information performed better overall in their tasks. How To Take Digital Pictures - Forbes. The Real Driver - Metropolis.

Using Mobile to Capture Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

The challenge to provide a regular stream of relevant content makes it tempting to tap the well of informal learning. With informal learning , all of the ‘content’ is tailored by the audience, for the audience. What do we mean when we talk about capturing informal learning?

Pictures from the Innovations in e-learning conference

Kapp Notes

blogged by Wendy) For those of you who may not know the impact Sid has had on the video and PC game industry, here are some of this best known titles: Anders Gronstedt, a frequent lecturer on the topic of Second Life provides some insightful information in one of the sessions.

Could A Picture Be Worth 50,000 Words?

Training Industry

It is said that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. In this case, the picture above is worth 50,000 words. In our survey of employees around the world, on every continent, at every level, a single question generated over 50,000 words in response.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. • Develop an informal VLE to centralise all the resources.

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Promoting the use of Information Visualization

Web Courseworks

Is the use of visual representation or information visualization really common sense, or do we need new tools and standards to help guide us in communicating? My favorite information visualization tool is a meeting agenda on PowerPoint.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

Overall, there seems to be no awareness of the whole thrust of social and informal learning. Ok, so Jay’s book on Informal Learning is relatively new, and the concrete steps may still be being sorted out, but there’s a lot there. Rather than do a performance improvement intervention, they realized that another opportunity would be to start putting up information and inviting others to contribute.

The Role of eLearning Images in Visual Learning

eLearning Brothers

A great deal of the information we process comes to us through our visual cortex. Its estimated that 93% of information we communicate is obtained through nonverbal queues. According to Mike Parkinson , visual information is processed about 60,000 times faster than textual information.

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Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

Past Event: ATD DC Metro Chapter – Speaking to the Brain in Pictures – The Neuroscience of Infographics (Nov 16, 12pm ET)


So why are we filling our training materials with so much text when we can tell the story better in pictures? Social media and news organizations have long recognized the value of infographics to convey complex information quickly, achieving maximum understanding and retention. In this interactive presentation you will: Discover how the brain processes visual and text information. Explore five proven ways to condense complex information into compelling visual representation.

You have new Picture Mail!

Vignettes Learning

You have a Picture Mail from Message: Twitter #5 Trying this photo from my Treo 750 Options View Picture Order Prints and Gifts Reply to Sender Reply to All Forward Send and receive Pictures and Videos through Picture Mail SM. For more information go to

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. Informal learning, like the scenario above, takes place constantly in most organisations. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed?

Big Picture Application: Broaden Coaching to Maximize Value

CLO Magazine

Marilyn Gorman, GE’s program manager for senior executive education, said the firm offers informal coaching to most of its managers and executives. Although most experts say coaching should be limited to situational use, that hasn’t stopped some firms from trying to apply the method more broadly to capture its effectiveness as a development tool. At fast-food company Yum Brands Inc., coaching is incorporated in its midlevel leadership program, Leadership Excel.

The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy. The interesting thing is how the actions are blurring the notion that there are tight boundaries between formal and informal. Is this social or informal learning? For one, they’re focusing on developing rich semantic underpinnings that will facilitate smart search and rule-driven complex behaviors (read: opportunistic and customized information).

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? 3 domains: formal, informal, performance support. Mobile Support Mobile support for Herman Miller sales rep – pictures of all the chairs and products, click deeper to get more info on product –what’s the fabric, is it in stock?

Grabbing Your Trainees with the Right Picture


It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand bullet points, and this is particularly true of training. Training designs are at their most engaging when words AND pictures work together to drive home the message. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. You’ll find attribution requirements detailed under the Additional Information section on each photo. Or, looking for ideas from other people who are using words and pictures to engage?

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Even better, the posts show the author’s picture and provide a link to the author so people can get in touch with the author if they’d like.

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Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And the other 80% was informal. Tags: Informal Learning innovation Allen Tough, a brief talk at the 3rd New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) Conference. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. February 19, 1999.

You can’t manage informal learning – only use of informal media

Jane Hart

What Causes Forgetting? Decay Over Time or Interference with Other Learned Information?

Will at Work Learning

The picture above is reported by to be the first photograph demonstrating light's dual properties. For millennium, scholars and thinkers of all sorts -- from scientists to men or women on the street -- thought that memories simply faded with time.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Gifted Big Picture / High Conceptual Thinkers - Eide Neurolearning Blog , March 1, 2010. Informal Snake Oil - Informal Learning , March 1, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010.