Why are Scary Movies so Much Fun?

Learningtogo

If you review the list of the top-grossing movies of all time, you’ll see a similar list. So why do so many of us love a “scary movie?” Neuroscientists have discovered that your brain reacts differently to a horror movie than to the “real thing” as induced in the laboratory. The conventions of the horror movie seem to tell the brain that this isn’t real. We may describe the movie as scary, but our brain activity was actually much more similar to exhilaration than fear.

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Happy Halloween! Why do we love to scare ourselves?

Learningtogo

If you review the list of the top-grossing movies of all time, you’ll see a similar list. So why do so many of us love a “scary movie?” Neuroscientists have discovered that your brain reacts differently to a horror movie than to the “real thing” as induced in the laboratory. The conventions of the horror movie seem to tell the brain that this isn’t real. We may describe the movie as scary, but our brain activity was actually much more similar to exhilaration than fear.

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Happy Halloween! Why do we love to scare ourselves?

Learningtogo

If you review the list of the top-grossing movies of all time, you’ll see a similar list. So why do so many of us love a “scary movie?” Neuroscientists have discovered that your brain reacts differently to a horror movie than to the “real thing” as induced in the laboratory. The conventions of the horror movie seem to tell the brain that this isn’t real. We may describe the movie as scary, but our brain activity was actually much more similar to exhilaration than fear.

ARG Story Structure: The Hero?s Journey In Game-Based Training

Dan Keckan

The monomyth, or hero's journey, is a complex narrative pattern that has been established as the primary way in which stories have been structured from mythology to modern day movies. The story in an ARG created for corporate training can help to create structure as well as change direction in gameplay.

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Three Idiots and Man's Search for Meaning

ID Reflections

What does a Hindi Bollywood movie and a book by Victor Frankl, an internationally renowned psychiatrist and the Father of the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy, have in common? I have a proclivity to seek connections and patterns in disparate elements, bits and pieces of information, situations and events unrelated.

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Give Your Adobe Captivate Course an Excellent Introduction

eLearning Brothers

Smooth calypso music plays as a handful of dark triangles fan out to create a jagged, yet geometric pattern of overlapping peaks that nicely frames the title text. Dust blends the old with the new, juxtaposing a flamboyant hot pink texture with a subdued speckle pattern. This intro gives a sense of anticipation by perching the viewer over the New York City skyline and ushering in the title text with an action movie soundtrack, and flanked with geometric line art diamonds.

From Game of Thrones to Adult Learning

Obsidian Learning

More broadly, I’m referring to our minds’ ability to see patterns and create connections with almost anything. Ever seen a movie and thought it was predictable? There’s a reason for that; all the movies that you’ve seen that are similar have provided you with a basis for comparison, and if you’ve seen many films, you’re likely to predict certain outcomes. If you’ve seen one movie about a hero’s journey, I bet you’ve seen a hundred. We tell stories – that’s what we do.

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Instructional Storytelling: How to Use the Hero’s Journey for Training

eLearningMind

It’s the classic storyline pattern from all of your favorite childhood fairytales: hero is introduced; hero encounters trials; hero rises triumphant. Throughout the first book (or movie, if you didn’t make it through J.R.R. Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on twitter. Twitter.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #11

Upside Learning

You can ask Siri to find a place for dinner, tell you what’s playing at a local jazz club or get tickets to a movie. Interesting that it’s fully developed in HTML5 and features tools like patterns, gradient, spirographs – generally found in big editors like Photoshop etc. CopperLicht – fast WebGL JavaScript 3D Engine. CopperLicht is a JavaScript 3D engine for creating games and 3d applications in the webbrowser.

7 Must-Try Knowledge Retention Strategies for eLearning Design

SHIFT eLearning

But there is a pattern in our forgetfulness. We forget names and faces that we learned just a week ago, yet we remember characters from a movie that we had watched decades earlier. As an instructional designer, you want to decode this pattern. We all forget sometimes. We forget the dates we had learned in history class back in school, but we remember all the details of a chemistry experiment from the same period.

What eL can learn from AI

Mitch Moldofsky

The test was the basis for the " Voight-Kampff Test" used in the 1992 movie Blade Runner , an entertaining clip of which is provided below (I wonder how they came up with that name?).

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What eL can learn from AI

Mitch Moldofsky

The test was the basis for the " Voight-Kampff Test" used in the 1992 movie Blade Runner , an entertaining clip of which is provided below (I wonder how they came up with that name?).

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Making Small Learnings Work

Litmos

The pattern of mobile use, as documented in research by Palm after their Pilot became a success, was many uses a day for short periods of time. It’s not about long-form content except perhaps movies on mass transportation or podcasts while driving or exercising.

The Forge: Episode 28 with Nancy Duarte

TechSmith Camtasia

Intrigued by the process of creating and delivering out-of-this-world presentations, Nancy dove into researching famous movies and speeches. Fascinated by the wealth of information she found within, the discovery process revealed a surprising pattern which she’s shared in her books and during her inspiring Ted Talk (video below). Coming up this month on The Forge is an interview with our special guest, Nancy Duarte.

Know-it-Alls Need to Empty Their Cups

Association eLearning

Learners can fall into this pattern too. But the student, a kung fu movie fan, isn’t absorbing anything because he already knows about tons of techniques from the films he’s watched. Trying to have a conversation with someone who “already knows everything” is like talking to a wall. Nothing you have to say matters because they’ll automatically tune you out. To them, the “conversation” is either a waste of time or a way to show off their own smarts.

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

If we step back and think, we will realise that each of us has a preference for one or more preferred sensory patterns. Does the smell of fresh popcorns trigger a movie time memory? Many traditional classroom sessions use videos or movies to present a concept or an outcome. Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades.

Attention Span and Performance Improvement

Training Industry

Movie makers have known about this need for stimulus change for years. That's why today's movies are filmed in a way that shots of similar lengths recur in regular patterns. If you want to see this in action, the next time you watch a movie start counting "one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three." Every time the camera angle changes, observe the pattern.

Audio Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Each mic has a different pick-up pattern and connection type so youre going to want to determine what’s best for your situation. Have you ever seen those clap boards on movie sets? Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio.

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The psychology of gamification in education: why rewards matter for learner engagement.

Paradiso

We all know it is there, and that clearly millions of people love gaming, but video games just don’t seem to get everyone excited in the same way that, say, movies do. The reality is that the video game (gamification) industry is twice the size of the movie industry and three times the size of the music industry, going on 2013 figures. Dopamine is what our body releases when we receive a reward for some pattern of behavior.

TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

TechSmith Camtasia

If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Each mic has a different pick-up pattern and connection type so youre going to want to determine what’s best for your situation. Have you ever seen those clap boards on movie sets? Welcome to another episode of TechSmith Tips.

Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit Kicks off Today!

Kapp Notes

Involving the audience in "recalling" famous movie lines. 7) We are adept at looking at patterns. Pattern recognition allows experts to do quickly what amateurs do slowly. People don’t read–they infer–they look for patterns which can leave you vulnerable to mistakes within the detail. In the introduction to the event, they announced a number of cool innovations.

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Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

This pattern was especially apparent for longer videos, that is, those beyond 12 minutes. You don’t need a full movie studio and video editing team to create great educational content, but as you can see, simply winging it won’t do either. The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If

3 Points on Transitioning to Online Learning

KnowledgeOne

Teaching online doesn’t and shouldn’t follow the same pattern as its in-class counterpart. Movie script writer.

SMART Goals in a SMAC World

ID Reflections

This set of individuals will likely come together within an organization to form a project team (much like a movie team comes together) and disperse once the work is done. But in a complex and changing world, enjoying the process, developing skills like pattern sensing and a learner's approach is of greater value. Back after a long and deliberate break from blogging! Probably my longest thus far. Looking forward to writing and conversing with my community once again.

Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Association eLearning

This will give you a visual snap shot of how you’re doing and can help you spot patterns, opportunities, and trouble spots. They can be simple, like treating yourself to a movie or getting stuck with extra chores. We’re nearing “New Year’s Resolution” time again. That got me thinking about the pass/fail rate of this annual ritual. How many people stick to their resolutions? Let’s be honest, it’s not very many.

Will I Still Be Relevant In 5 Years?

WalkMe Training Station

The ability to manage the large amounts of data HR processes, spot patterns, and most importantly make sense of it in way that is useful to human ecosystems is more vital than ever. Despite what the movie Her would have you believe, we are still a long way off from creating a machine with an ability to truly empathize with human emotion.

Turn Your Product Knowledge Training into a “Hero’s Journey”

Knowledge Guru

We see The Hero’s Journey all around us: in movies, in books, in classical myths and modern stories. It’s a classic pattern where the individual inevitably identifies herself as the hero or protagonist. You need to deliver training to your employees and want it to be “engaging.” ” You’ve read articles and attended webinars that discuss making learning experiences engaging, yet most of the advice seems vague.

Video-based Learning: How to Create the Best Video Content to Amplify Learning

Disprz

It’s like when someone writes a movie script, they are expected to write detailed back-story of the characters. You will notice that they have a pattern. Even though these videos play only for 8 to 10 minutes, some even shorter, within that, they follow a pattern. Your video nuggets too should follow a standard pattern. “ We watch the shows, we watch the stars On videos for hours and hours “ — Radio Gaga, Queen, from the track 1984!

Omnipresenz, iEV, and the Pantone Color of the Year: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re doing it people…we are finally one step closer to Bruce Willis’s Surrogates movie! The link/app that I want to share with everyone today is designed to address this anxiety as well as provide additional information on what your driving patterns would look like if you had an electric vehicle. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community.

Don’t Look Now, but We May Have Just Missed the Singularity

Learningtogo

Inspired by Turing’s work, scientists started trying to build computers that could mimic some of the functions of the human brain , such as navigating a space without help, solving problems without the answer being programmed into memory, recognizing patterns and so on. When the 2013 movie “ Her ,” presented a fictional story about a man falling in love with his digital assistant it didn’t seem like too much of a stretch to the general public.

How the Rise of AI Changes Sales Training

Unboxed

AI is capable of carrying out tasks within carefully delineated boundaries like recognizing certain email as spam, offering you Netflix movie recommendations, or identifying which books you might like to read according to your recent purchases – but there are things it can’t do that you can, like create human connections. This way, your employees will be getting trained on a new program, while you pick up on their patterns, strengths, and weakness.

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John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Every leader that is successful follows this pattern. Technology…delivery text, images, music, movies…there’s a pattern across CD ROMS to browsers to phones…we’re kind of stuck in this loop now. Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar!

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. Share and choose from tons of colors, palettes, and patterns to spice up your courses. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need?

3 New Ways Docebo Supports Personalized Learning With Artificial Intelligence

Docebo

True learning personalization requires a deeper understanding of a learner’s role, depending on a deep understanding of behavioral patterns and real-time data to create highly contextual learning experiences, powered by the right technologies, that are more relevant, more engaging, and therefore, more effective. 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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7 Best Practices for Creating Video Content

Disprz

It’s like when someone writes a movie script, they are expected to write detailed back-story of the characters. You will notice that they have a pattern. Even though these videos play only for 8 to 10 minutes, some even shorter, within that, they follow a pattern. Your video nuggets too should follow a standard pattern. We watch the shows, we watch the stars On videos for hours and hours. Radio Gaga, Queen, from the track 1984.

Draw and Talk Over Your Images to Communicate Clearer

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever watched your local weather reporter draw a weather pattern on the screen? Narration is common in movies and storybooks, but it’s also proven to be a great tool in academics and business. Or a sportscaster draw on-screen to analyze a sports play? They’re using telestration! Sure, they don’t usually exclaim that they’re telestrating an image, but they’re practicing telestration to show you exactly what they’re talking about.

Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. It’s easy to fall into the pattern of written speech when you have a script.

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Video killed the radio star: So will LXP kill LMS?

Learning Pool

In this 1937 movie, which recently had its third remake, the hopeful ingenue shimmies sequin-clad into the spotlight to eclipse the clapped-out has-been who shone brightly in his day but whose sell-by date has long since passed. We still have movie theatres.

“Keep This A Secret.” - Tip #132

Vignettes Learning

Differentiate expectations from reality Every day we perceive patterns around us. When we observe similar patterns, we tend to connect dots and expect to reach the same results. If something breaks that pattern, we become curious. This is why movie trailers work. What happens when you tell someone to keep a secret? Okay I'll tell you something, but keep it a secret.” They will likely tell someone else who will tell other people as well.

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Learning for the Better

Learning Wire

They will be able to navigate within their learning environment in the same way they do when shopping or watching movies online. Through cross-analysis of data based on results from assessments and learning patterns, it will be possible to identify the learning style of every individual, and to offer them the learning experience best suited to their needs. With the rise of Web 2.0,