How to Mold Smarter Learners by Using Patterns

Vignettes Learning

Your morning routine is an excellent example of a pattern. A pattern is a repeated, recurrent behavior of a group or individual. But patterns are not limited to the things we do. There are also the patterns that we see around us and patterns we use to make sense of the world.

Always Be Consistent Most of the Time

Association eLearning

If it didn’t come up that would be breaking the pattern you’ve become accustomed to. There needs to be a pattern in order for a pattern to be broken and when a pattern is broken people take notice. Courses that don’t have a pattern in the first place end up being a mess.

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Interesting Learning 2.0 Pattern

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary. There's something really nice about this pattern Found via Brent - 23 Microlearning exercises (23 Things). It has 23 Tasks over a 9 week period that helped them get you up to speed on what Web 2.0 is all about. It's a great list and the nice thing is that they offerred a free iPod as a reward for getting it all done. What a great idea.

Stop Abandoning Your Learners!


The pattern outlined above is most commonly seen in the context of live training events, but it can apply to a variety of teaching methods. I have seen it countless of times.

The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

In summary then, employees are now well ahead of the game! It is now very clear that in many organisations L&D and employees view workplace learning very differently.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Developer Juho Kim describes the technology like this : “LectureScape dynamically adapts to thousands of learners’ collective video watching patterns to make it easier to rewatch, skim, search, and review.

Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts

ID Reflections

The diagram below is a good summary of why one should practise working out loud and what are the likely benefits of this habit. It hones critical skills like reflection, pattern sensing and synthesis, provides insights into our own working process and helps us to improve it.

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

Given below is a short summary of what I gathered from this session and is my first impression. Post the summary I also raise a few questions. I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL).

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!


Also, how would you predict your potential LMS usage patterns upfront. So in summary, let’s say if you want to customize a whole lot, perhaps an open source LMS isn’t the right choice for you. So, you’ve identified the need for an LMS in your organization and are on the lookout for one.

3 Traditional Learning Theories and How They Can Be Used in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Behaviourism is based on observable changes in behavioural patterns. It focuses on a new behavioural pattern being repeated until it becomes automatic. Summary. Learning Theories are frameworks that are extensively used by Instructional Designers to meet the requirements of the target audience and the situation. To do justice to this mandate, an Instructional Designer must first understand the Learning Theories in order to apply them.

6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

Douglas Fields introduced us to the temporal pattern of stimuli related to the long-term memory , while Paul Kelley and his team developed the method that relies on Field’s research. New post 6 Best Practices For Applying Spaced Learning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

Learning design has to take these new usage patterns into account. A summary of how these paradigm shifts may impact the work and skills required of instructional designers are given in the table below.

Make Your Software Training Handy with These 10 Job-aids

CommLab India

It can be a worksheet, diagram, summary, checklist, and more. A mnemonic is a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations which assists in remembering concepts.

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A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink). The curation process is one of determining patterns in content that draws links between content objects in a variety of ways.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Day 25 (Go Shopping)

Learning Visions

Go to a mall and spend 30 minutes observing shopping patterns, merchandising schemes, etc. As I think about my own blog-reading habits, I see the same patterns. Darren did a great summary of his lessons learned while shopping as did Michele Martin.

Myth of the "Relevant Experience"

ID Reflections

As long as experience makes one resilient, quick to adapt and learn, a good leader and empathetic manager, and increases one''s ability to connect the dots and see the pattern, the experience is relevant.

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The Learning and Forgetting Curve: How to Make eLearning Memorable


Another good habit to adopt when developing eLearning content, is to add a summary section in which you repeat these points again. Frequent assessments not only help gauge progress but also create a stronger memory pattern. You haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while.

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

Firstly, this same pattern of results was visible across all functions. Summary. That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

meeting summaries. Sorting through posts made me think critically and see patterns. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery.

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6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

SHIFT eLearning

Here are just some principles you can use to improve retention of the material and help learners make meaning out of the material: association, organization, visualization, familiarity, frequency, rhymes, patterns, and acronyms.

How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

EI Design

In this article, I will begin with a quick summary of the benefits that eLearning offers, what ROI is, and how you can measure it. Level 2: Learning can be easily measured through scoring patterns in the end of course assessments.

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How To Measure The ROI Of Online Training?

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will begin with a quick summary of the benefits that eLearning offers, what ROI is, and how you can measure it. Level 2: Learning can be easily measured through scoring patterns in the end of course assessments.

Cut The Clutter: 8 Tips To Create Focused eLearning Courses That Meet Individual Needs


For example, charts that highlight important statistics or patterns, as well as pictures that provide a visual metaphor for complex concepts. Provide online learners with a brief summary of what each eLearning resource entails and the benefits it offers.

The Critical Connection between Good Listening and Great Training

Training Industry

For example, you will absorb more information if you break the habit of formulating an answer when another person is speaking (a pattern called interruptive thinking). In Summary. Many brilliant thinkers have offered good advice about how to improve your listening skills. They have also noted that you will hear better if you eliminate interruptions and distractions. Those steps produce dramatic improvements in listening, and I recommend them.

Easily Turn a Technical Subject into an Interesting eLearning Course

SHIFT eLearning

Add Infographics and Visual Summaries. Compared to lengthy verbal or textual content, visual summaries and infographics make learning much easier; for instance, education psychologist Richard Mayer discovered that visuals with a small amount of text are more effective than visuals with a large amount of text. Displaying patterns that would otherwise be difficult to detect.

Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

Vignettes Learning

This phenomenon happens when a speaker is able to create similar brain response patterns in another person, creating a connection between them through the story or information being shared. Why do we snooze when we are lectured at and why do we perk up when we are watching a story unfold?

IBM Watson And The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

I’ve banged on about intelligent personal learning agents based on semantic technologies in the past , and Watson – a ‘natural language processing’ ‘pattern recognizing’ ‘world aware’ engine – is a huge step towards making that happen.

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Wonderful Brain

By summary then, we face three elements in our quest to make big data work for organizations: Gathering information factoring the effect gained when combinations of content reveal even newer more, newer, meaningful data. In this article I want to explore 3 connected ideas.

Creating Visual Stories That Resonate

Experiencing eLearning

An image of this shape is found in this summary of Duarte’s book. Filed under: Lifelong Learning , Patterns , Social MediaThese are my live blogged notes from the webinar Training Online: Creating Visual Stories That Resonate by Nancy Duarte. My side comments are in italics. Any errors, typos, and incomplete thoughts are mine, not Nancy’s. Check out Cammy Bean’s notes too.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

Training didn’t teach the meta-skills of learning nor did it foster the abilities for creative thinking, innovation and pattern sensing – all necessary 21C skills. A quick summary of each of the paradigms mentioned above shows how these could probably have an impact on the overall performance of each individual, and on the organization as a whole: Growth mindset - Carol Dweck , in her research, differentiated between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. The shift has happened.

Design Considerations for Content Delivery

Training Industry


A close look at training and mobile technology

Learning Wire

Once each client’s needs are identified, the team targets participant usage patterns and how best to maintain an uninterrupted training program: In different locations. For example: Key Points summary in PDF format – 2 minutes.

Training Vision 4: The Training Vision

Your Training Edge

Summary: Now that you have assessed the organization, the industry, and your most important internal clients, it’s time to take a good look at your vision for the training department.

Adobe InDesign: Nested Styles

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Nested styles are ideal when the paragraphs being formatted follow a consistent pattern such as entries in a catalog, directory, or bibliography. Notice the summary of formatting properties in the Style Settings section of the dialog.

How humor helps + Powtoon review

Making Change

The same pattern would probably work in any training trailer to boost enrollments. The article “How Laughing Leads to Learning” offers a readable summary of some research and makes several points that are relevant to corporate training. I recently created a funny (I hope!)

10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with e's

When I read the summary, I remembered that Cathy had been the prime mover in one of the first large scale iPod education projects at Duke University several years before. Yes, there’s a pattern here!) Cathy N.

Engage Your Online Classroom With These 10 eLearning Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

The vocabulary-memorizing platform is patterned in a way that every student can memorize the spelling by ease because it provides a series of games and satisfactory dictionary.