Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. When the worker scans the object in front of him, the app uses the device’s camera to ‘understand’ it.

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The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

SHIFT eLearning

Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us. Today, "p roviding people with access to more information is not the problem. Information Foragin

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Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

Yet we know in the workplace the vast majority of learning is informal. Instead, I prefer to scan the step-by-step instructions at my own speed and get on with it.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy. As for big data, there is clearly a lot of potential in using it to inform our practice – if we can access it. Informal first.

eLearning: The Role of Images

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

But consider this: people process information presented in an image far faster than text. When you read, your eyes scan a wall of words trying to squeeze out each nugget of information. by Sean Stoker    Are the slides that make up your eLearning lessons text-heavy?

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Using Infographics in eLearning (Infographic)

Bottom-Line Performance

Readers like them because they can quickly scan data and research to gain a broad understanding of the content. Focus on visuals: Up to 90% of the information our brains absorb is visual. Infographics (of varying levels of usefulness) are a common sight on the web these days.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

The coursework components like quizzes, tests and assignments would all be generated through tools that are able to effectively scan the course content and determine its most critical aspects that must be tested.

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Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

It is the integration of digital information with a user’s real environment. Unlike VR, which creates a completely artificial environment, AR uses the existing environment and overlays digital information on top of it.

5 Ways to KISS Your eLearning

eLearning Brothers

You might be experts on the course material, or you could be working with an expert to help gather the information. Don’t add superlative information into the course that distracts from the important concepts. People scan courses.

Here’s What a 700-Year-Old Philosophy Taught Me About Learning Analytics

CLO Magazine

We provided directions how to get the reader, how to use it, and then built familiarity scanning QR codes and interfacing with the technology. This platform allows you to create many types of surveys, quizzes, knowledge tests and other useful forms to gather information. Happy scanning!

6 Custom elearning Design Essentials

Designing Digitally

Successful elearning courses do not simply “share information”. A custom design helps transform a series of slides with information into an effective way for learners to assimilate and retain pertinent information. Title: Tip 2: Favor a custom design based on ‘scan path’.

Videos in eLearning: A Snack Sized Solution

Association eLearning

Videos can contain smaller chunks of information in a short amount of time making content easier to absorb. Now would you rather read that excessively long academic paper of a blog post or watch a 3-minute video which gives you the same information?

Effective Corporate Training: Microlearning Is the Key

Designing Digitally

Successful elearning courses do not simply “share information”. A custom design helps transform a series of slides with information into an effective way for learners to assimilate and retain pertinent information. Title: Tip 2: Favor a custom design based on ‘scan path’.

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.

Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap

Clive on Learning

If not, it will be scanned in a microsecond and quickly cast aside." My crime, by the way, was to suggest that you beware who's selling informal learning. informal learningJay Cross , someone who I respect immensely professionally and like as a person, has accused me, with some justification, of 'sensationalist claptrap'.

Why Slack Might Become the #1 Tool for Learning

eLearning Architect

It happens less now that I work for myself, but in the corporate world I would estimate that over half the emails I received I was simply copied into - and would spend much of my day scanning the text for relevancy and then archiving.

Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in E-Learning & M-Learning


THE GREAT FINDS: Here’s a quick look at the basics of QR Codes: QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codesused to store or link to information in a digital medium. This concepthas been playing a significant role in reshaping our perceptions of how objects in our physical world can be linked to related information in the digital world. QR Codes are helpful to push information to learners in an interesting way by making them part of the (pulling) process.

Applying Usability Techniques to eLearning Documents

Integrated Learnings

If you have ever designed online support documents that are used for quick online reinforcement learning, you know that not only do the documents need to contain the right information, but they must also be usable online. Can users find and use information quickly and easily? Do they need information or direct instructions? These additional questions can guide how to present information and in what order, so that learners can find it quickly when needed. Scan pages?

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that’s been going on privately, I’ve fallen out of the habit of scanning the latest abstracts and deep diving into particular studies.

eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

Typography allows users to discern what information is important and how to navigate the project easier. The typographic treatment should help readers scan the text and know what is important as fast as possible. So you want to develop an eLearning course huh?

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one’s domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant.

Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

This PPT is used during class to help the trainer stay on course and to provide some information to the learner. Now don’t get me wrong, they do have their place as a valuable source of information and can help jump-start an eLearning course. They scan!

Must-have skills for User Experience (UX) design in eLearning


Learners should find information on natural instinct , without asking questions about navigation. The most important information to be clustered on the top left the corner, along with accompanying images. Scan, scan, scan.

DevCorner: Under the Hood—How TechSmith Fuse Works

Visual Lounge

We’ll see how it works, and it begins with… Scanning a QR Code. They’re the new digital barcodes that your personal devices can scan. They provide a vehicle for small bits of information. That type of QR code contains information that you consume, understand, and use.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

The process consisted of the participants reading a story phrase by phrase and the researchers scanning areas of the brain with a 3-T Siemens Vision MRI scanner to observe whether or not corresponding brain activities occurred.

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Learning on a Screen – Some Facts


There are a variety of key points that can be learned from this kind of information, but to sum it all up: avoid text heavy training. Online culture has taught people to scan and interpret – quickly.

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning


You have “robot-vision” that allows you to scan an object and watch its stats (or vital stats, if its alive!!) You have immediate acknowledgement of the object you scanned. Using the screen of their smartphones, your students can scan the garden.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

However, curation requires an even greater effort at creativity and an ability to connect the dots, make sense of disparate information, and pull these together to form a cohesive whole. Designing courses is passé!

6 Best Practices in Graphic Designing for eLearners


Your eLearning course layout has a direct influence on the way your learners perceive, comprehend and retain information. When learners log into an eLearning course, they scan the page from top to bottom and left to right. “Content is King”.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Regardless of your situation, this type of functionality can be helpful, especially when you need to copy information from a file folder or screenshot of a website that typically would require you to spend a significant amount of time retyping all of the text.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

But this can lead to “content fatigue,” where they try to cram in every last tidbit of information on a given subject. If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective.

5 Benefits of Automating Your eLearning Content Creation

eLearning Brothers

Picture this: you’ve crafted a new eLearning course for your employees, spending hours choosing the perfect information and examples, and adding elements such as videos, quizzes, and games. Creating eLearning content is tough.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

Personal Identifiable Information (PII). The greatest exposure from SaaS application data breaches is loss of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)— any information that can be used to identify, contact, locate, or learn about a specific individual.

Why Retention Is the Achilles’ Heel of Your Sales Kickoff (and What to Do About It)


On average, only half the information learned from a sales training event is remembered after the first 36 days. For one thing, speakers have a tendency to overload their audience with information. Second, there will likely be some segment of your team that won’t retain information best if it’s presented orally. Tell your team at the start of the sales kickoff that the information covered will be available to them in digital form.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Hiring Women in 1943. You Go, Girl!

Learning Visions

A client sent this scanned page to me this morning. Give experienced learners the option to skip content where appropriate and make sure information is easy to understand for those who are new to the material.

Best Practices for Creating Online Courses

eLearning Brothers

Learners scan, they don’t read. Don’t introduce too much information at once (chunks). Formal or informal verbiage. Learners scan text and often look at images first. There are many things to think about when creating eLearning. There’s no way that I can mention all of them in this post but I’d like to mention a few that come to the top of my mind. Course Outline / Storyboarding. Know the audience. Find good SMEs.