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Learning Myths: Debunked. Andy has always loved explaining things to people.

Learning Myths: Debunked

As a child that made him a know-it-all. As an adult that makes him an instructional designer. Spaced Learning: An Approach to Minimize the Forgetting Curve. Science of Learning 101: The Case for Less…Generally. One of the issues to consider when designing instruction is how much instruction to provide.

Science of Learning 101: The Case for Less…Generally

This question isn’t always considered, though, and we either provide too much instruction (or not enough). This brief story will emphasize one aspect of this problem. If Content Is King, It’s Time to Overthrow the Monarchy! Sign in - Adobe ID. Introduction to Assessment for Learning. The Psychology of Why Creative Work Hinges on Memory and Connecting the Unrelated. By Maria Popova “In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.”

The Psychology of Why Creative Work Hinges on Memory and Connecting the Unrelated

Literature is the original internet — an endless rabbit hole of discoveries, with each citation, footnote, and allusion essentially a “hyperlink” to another text, another idea. I was recently reminded of this by a passing mention in Ronald Kellogg’s 1994 book on the psychology of writing, which led me to a fantastic 1985 volume titled Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking (public library).

In this masterwork of insight, psycholinguist Vera John-Steiner cracks open the minds of 100 different creative individuals — writers, artists, composers, choreographers — via original interviews and an analysis of their existing notebooks, journals, letters, and scientific records, shedding light on the central elements and essential patterns of creative thought. Illustration from 'Neurocomic,' a graphic novel about how the brain works.

Donating = Loving. Triggered Action Planning. This article was originally published in Will's Insight News, my monthly newsletter.

Triggered Action Planning

It has been updated and improved to include new information. Click here if you want to sign up for my newsletter... Radically Improved Action Planning Using Cognitive Triggers to Support On-the-Job Performance. To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break. 60 Minute Masters v05 clive no audio 2. Serious-elearning-manifesto-principles-in-2-pages-1.pdf. The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes. By Maria Popova An irreverent take on chemistry from Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji.

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science-inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified (public library) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you might recall. Lively and irreverent, this comic-inspired take on the Periodic Table gives each of the 118 known elements a distinctive character, with attitude and style reflective of the element’s respective chemical properties, era of discovery, and natural states.

From Carbon’s ancient beard to the Nitrogen family’s rebellious mohawks to Hydrogen’s boastful might, the charming micro-vignettes nudge the young reader towards that ever-marvelous space where science and whimsy intersect. Recent Research Review. About two years ago, four enterprising learning researchers reviewed the research on training and development and published their findings in a top-tier refereed scientific journal.

Recent Research Review

Pop Quiz! Do You Really Need Quizzes in Online Training? Question: Do you really need quizzes in your online training modules?

Pop Quiz! Do You Really Need Quizzes in Online Training?

Select the best answer to the question from the choices below. A. Always B. Never C. Probably The answer is C, “Probably”. How to thrive in a world where change is constant. On a trip to the Bahamas in 2012, I got the chance to feed a group of grey reef sharks.

How to thrive in a world where change is constant

Now, feeding sharks is not an activity to be taken lightly. Memory Recognition and Recall in User Interfaces. Low Findability and Discoverability: Four Testing Methods to Identify the Causes. Why Is the Research on Learning Styles Still Being Dismissed by Some Learning Leaders and Practitioners? Spacing Learning Over Time. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product.

For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum. Applying. Forgotten Knowledge: How Memory Works, and to Improve Yours (Infographic) Just in case you forgot, our memories are an integral part of our lives and experiences, and enrich our existence.

Forgotten Knowledge: How Memory Works, and to Improve Yours (Infographic)

They let us remember “the good old days,” the incredible times spent with family and friends, and enjoy special moments over and over. And while we may think of our best memories, like a first date or a game winning shot, as a single event, they are actually complex constructions of multiple memories, strung together. Color Scheme Designer 3. Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Visual - Me and My Laptop. Patheos. Bloom's Taxonomy. Peer Instruction Inventor Eric Mazur wins $500,000 Minerva Prize! Eric Mazur, who I had the pleasure of meeting several years ago in his on-campus office, won the Minerva Prize, which is dedicated to rewarding "extraordinary innovation" in teaching. Mazur, a professor of physics at Harvard University, developed the peer instruction method out of frustration with his students’ erroneous conceptions of physics.

Too many of them utilized naïve mental models about the physical world in thinking about physics. Mazur wanted them to think like physicists. Unfortunately, his early attempts to improve their physics thinking had failed. He found that just presenting correct concepts was not effective in modifying his students’ faulty mental models. Mazur’s Peer Instruction method begins with a question designed to surface misconceptions. To learn more about peer instruction: Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques. In 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed and engineering students who were successfully solving complicated problems.

Then he discovered that his success as a teacher “was a complete illusion, a house of cards.” The epiphany came via an article in the American Journal of Physics by Arizona State professor David Hestenes. He had devised a very simple test, couched in everyday language, to check students’ understanding of one of the most fundamental concepts of physics—force—and had administered it to thousands of undergraduates in the southwestern United States. Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur. Design for Adult Learning, Teaching and Learning Theory, Feedback. Design for adult learning Ideally, the design of a course should allow students to customize the experience to meet their goals and complement their personal learning styles. Leonard and DeLacey draw two observations from an Adult Learning Workshop [*] held at Harvard Business School that are useful to keep in mind when designing enhanced, blended or fully-online courses: students who already know the power of a classroom experience will not easily abandon that model for something new; because humans have "certain, predictable preferences and capabilities in learning," some principles of learning span different academic methods.

They offer seven simple, yet valuable ideas that should be incorporated into the design of online courses: