9 Top Tips To Engage Your Learners in eLearning At the following article you will find 9 Top eLearning Tips to engage your learners right to the end. Just Keep It... Keep It… I wonder what the heading of this article would signify to someone who does not know what this article is about. Chances are that I have lost a considerable number of readers already, because of my very unattractive heading. Keep It… RelevantThe topics that are covered in an eLearning course should be relevant to the course itself.
Memory Gym Series | :: BrainTrain - Changing the Way People Think :: Insurance coverage varies according to insurance company and state, but all major carriers now cover Cognitive Rehabilitation. It is billed in 15 minute units with fees paid at $35 to $55 per unit, depending on the region of the country. A treatment plan is required and progress must be documented. Code: 97532: Development of cognitive skills to improve attention, memory, problem solving (includes compensatory training), direct patient contact by the provider, each 15 minutes. Code: 97533: Sensory integrative techniques to enhance sensory processing and promote adaptive responses to environment demands, direct patient contact by the provider, each 15 minutes.
Where do you find your (free) images? How to Rewire Your Brain for Success The most recent edition of The New Yorker magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training. How the Brain Remembers Most people think about human memory as a videotape or computer memory. When you remember something, you're playing back the memory, which is vivid or vague depending on how good you are at remembering things. It turns out that human memory isn't like that at all. Rather than video playback, human memory is more like video editing. According to the latest research, it's possible to intentionally edit bad memories to remove the bad feelings associated with those memories. What This Means to You Your attitude and behavior--the two things that make you successful--are heavily influenced by your memories. The reason that this research is so important is that we now know that you can: How to Weaken Your Bad Memories
For Learners | Resources for Science Learning | The Franklin Institute Maillardet's Automaton In 1928, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia acquired the pieces of an interesting, but totally ruined, brass machine. The very same is an automaton, now in working order, and on display in The Franklin Institute's "Amazing Machine" exhibit! Find out more >> The Case Files The Case Files are a unique repository in the history of science and technology. The Human Heart From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. The Human Brain You have been entrusted with the care and feeding of the most extraordinary and complex creation in the universe. Ben Franklin FAQ America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin.
How the brain forms time-linked memories This cross-section of the hippocampus shows island cells (green) projecting to the CA1 region of the hippocampus (credit: Takashi Kitamura) MIT neuroscientists have discovered how two neural circuits in the brain work together to control the formation of time-linked memories, such as the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash.* This is a critical ability that helps the brain to determine when it needs to take action to defend against a potential threat, says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience and senior author of a paper describing the findings in the Jan. 23 issue of Science. “It’s important for us to be able to associate things that happen with some temporal gap,” says Tonegawa, who is a member of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. The paper’s lead authors are Picower Institute postdocs Takashi Kitamura and Michele Pignatelli. Memories of events, known as episodic memories, always contain three elements — what, where, and when.
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Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory How the massive influx of tourists impacted prostitution, which is technically legal, in the South American country. In 1920, to prepare for King Albert of Belgium’s visit to Rio de Janeiro, local officials engaged in an extralegal campaign to improve the city’s “moral hygiene.” Police rounded up all the lower-class prostitutes, cuffed them, and relocated them to the “Mangue”—or downtown marsh district, thereby forming Rio’s very first red light district. Further cleansing occurred in 1967, when police erected walls around the prostitution zone to shield it from the delicate gaze of Queen Elizabeth II in advance of her state visit the following year. The police crackdown on crime also extended to prostitution in order to, as the district attorney stated, “contribute to changing [Rio’s] soiled image.” "Among 279 sex venue addresses mapped in the city of Rio de Janeiro before World Cup, only 16 have demonstrated an increase in sex workers and tourists."
7 seconds is all it can take - Safety Recruitment Australia: WHS Recruitment & OHS Recruitment specialists Impression management is a term derived in sociology and social psychology, referring to the process by which individuals alter their personality, appearance and information according to the perception of how they want others to perceive them. Using impression management can influence the opinions others have of us, and is particularly useful in the interview setting. During the interview process there are three main aspects of impression management in which interviewees can portray certain impressions to interviewers. Interviewee’s can control the way they promote themselves in terms of verbal, non-verbal and physical appearance. The first impression for an interviewer is your appearance. During an interview, the verbal cues we give are indicative of the way we conduct ourselves. Verbal impression management is most effective with behavioural based questions. Nonverbal cues are just as important.
Thinking and memorizing; test preparation and taking menus Your Study Guides and Strategies starts here! Home An educational public service helping learners succeed since 1996:over 10.4 million visitors in 39 languages in 2011. Study Guides and Strategies Courage is not simplyone of the virtues,but the form of every virtueat the testing point. C. Study guidesfolder menus Thinking and memorizing; test preparation and taking Thinking The Role of Silence in Learning Stresses and responsibilities can negatively impact your preparation and performance... ConcentratingConcentration: the ability to direct your thinking... Thinking criticallyStrategies for critical thinking in learning and project management... Thinking criticallySecond stage exercise in critical thinking:topic and project development ... Thinking creativelyNine considerations for thinking creatively... Radical thinkingAre you looking for new ideas? Thinking aloud/private speechWhen we learned as infants and children, thinking aloud or saying what we are thinking was accepted Memorizing Test taking
5 Ways to Blow the Top Off of Rubrics This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of EdTechTeacher.org which is an advertiser on this blog. Do you have a rubric for that? Rubrics, designed to help teachers grade fairly and convey their learning objectives and performance standards to students, can serve a critical role especially with technology-rich projects. Teachers also like them for standardizing grading among teachers teaching the same course. "If you assign a project and get back 30 of the exact same thing, that's not a project, that's a recipe." - Chris Lehmann Especially with 1:1 or BYOD classrooms, where individualized learning should be the norm, this is a huge potential problem. “Individualized instruction is a method of instruction in which content, instructional technology (such as materials) and pace of learning are based upon the abilities and interests of each individual learner” via Wikipedia “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in the creative art of expression and knowledge.”
train-working-memory What is Working Memory? Can it Be Trained? By: Dr. Pascale Michelon You have probably noticed the increasing amount of research and media coverage focused on “working memory”. What is working memory? Working memory is the ability to keep information current in mind for a short period, while using this information for the task at hand. Let’s take a few concrete examples to understand in which situations working memory is used. Brain Exercises for the Weekend By: Alvaro Fernandez Harriet Vines, Ph.D., an experienced author and retired college professor, sends us a few fun brain exercises to train our attention and working memory (the ability to keep information current for a short period while using this information). Say the days of the week backwards, then in alphabetical order.Say the months of the year in alphabetical order. PS: Enjoy these 50 brain teasers to test your cognitive ability. Good luck!
Reducing Bullet Points and On-screen Text Reducing Bullets Points and On-screen Text One of the most common questions e-learning designers ask is around how to reduce the amount of bullets in their courses. And it's a great question, because when used appropriately, bullet points offer an effective way to organize content and increase readability. So, why are bullet points so misused? One reason is they're easy, right? Here are a few ways to reduce bullet points: Rewrite as a question and allow the narration to answer the questionShorten bullet points from full sentences to a phrase or even a wordUse one bullet point per slideUse an image, graphic, chart or animation in place of each bullet The following screencasts demonstrate some before and after examples. And Part 2: Here's an example of the storyboard used for this course Post written by David Anderson