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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. Moving and still images have been included in learning materials for decades, but only now has faster broadband, cellular networks, and high-resolution screens made it possible for high-quality images to be a part of eLearning visual design. Graphic interfaces made up of photos, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams, and videos are gradually replacing text-based courses. In this post, we will dig deep into some statistics and facts to further convince of why eLearning developers should embrace visuals when creating their courses. 1. Both the short-term and long-term memory store information in chunks, but the former is limited. According to Dr. Furthermore, this effect increases over time. 2. According to the Visual Teaching Alliance: Image source: Uberflip Blog 4. 5. 6. Related:  phil2021

Too Sexy for Your Training: Creating A “What’s In it for Me?” (WIIFM) When Your Learners Couldn’t Care Less | SweetRush Two integral parts of any large change within an organization are gaining buy-in for the change and developing internal change champions. As a strategic partner to our clients in helping foster behavior change within their organizations, we believe effective communications around the change are essential for buy-in and success. We can make the best training in the world, but if learners aren’t “buying in” at an organizational level, training can be deemed ineffective when, in reality, it has nothing to do with the quality of the training, but rather other organizational currents. To help our clients address and overcome these challenges, we often weave in communication campaigns with our training deliverables. This helps learners understand the why and WIIFM behind the new process or procedure on which we’re training them. There are a variety of ways in which we accomplish this with our clients. Determine the best methods for marketing.

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Visual Aids Introduction Sixty-five percent of the population are visual learners. That is, they use images, pictures, colors, and other visual media to organize and learn information. The remainder of the population is comprised of auditory and kinesthetic learners (see pie chart). Therefore, by adding effective visual aids to your presentation you will increase the possibility of your students remembering the message simply because most people are visual learners. Click here to view some examples of ways the different "learner types" best receive and process information. Visual aids add a new dimension to presentations. Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners eLearning is a valuable tool in education. Whether the goal is training or professional development, even complete college degrees, eLearning is here and here to stay. This begs the question, how can we ensure that we maximize the potential of those who are engaged in eLearning? Certainly, if there is content we expect people to learn, we want that content to “stick” in their minds and to be something they can recall later. eLearning at its core is about connecting with your learners. Here are some ideas to start with: 1. Learning starts at the individual level. When eLearning courses pay attention to the diversity between learners, take into account how learners learn best, their feelings and desires, and there is an atmosphere that respects each learner, the learner self-directs their learning to find their purpose and goals for learning. 2. 3. Write in the second person. 4. 5. Take Note: The perfect image is a rare find. 6. 7.

Neuf exercices pour améliorer sa concentration au travail La concentration consiste à mobiliser ses facultés mentales et physiques sur un sujet ou sur une action. Or notre cerveau est sollicité par de multiples informations et il ne peut en traiter qu'une seule à la fois de façon optimale. Il s'agit donc de le monopoliser, en se libérant des émotions parasites et en s'entrainant à agir, en activant ses cinq sens. Par cette pratique, vous gagnerez aussi en performance. Voici neuf exercices à effectuer avant et pendant ce travail. 1. Le chercheur Robert Nideffer, féru de psychologie du sport, a observé que l'attention de l'athlète se caractérise par deux dimensions : l'étendue, large ou étroite selon qu'elle est focalisée sur une seule ou plusieurs informations ; la direction, interne ou externe selon qu'elle est centrée sur les pensées et sensations ou sur un événement ou un objet extérieur. 2. 3. 4. Comme précédemment, regardez un seul objet mais sans vous y attarder. 5. Pour les auditifs, c'est une aide intéressante. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Strive academy athletes hone sports, leadership skills Athletes learn sports and leadership skill... Strive Sports Challenge Leadership Academy building leadership, self-awareness and other positive, influential character traits Jason Minto/The News Journal Two-week camp at St. Andrew's draws high school student-athletes from Delaware and around the country MIDDLETOWN – At first glance, it looks like the typical sports camp that draws students to fill their summer vacation void between the end of one school year and the start of another. The sound of bouncing basketballs, squeaking sneakers and echoing voices fills the Sipprelle Field House at St. Outside, girls lacrosse players inhabit one field and girls and boys soccer players fill another. But it’s what happens before and after — and often amidst — all these sports practices that makes the Strive Sports Challenge Leadership Academy unique and, those associated with it say, superior. This is the program’s 19th year and 14th at St. All went through a rigorous application process.

A 3-Level Approach to Creating Stronger eLearning Courses A 3-Level Approach to Creating Stronger eLearning Courses Some eLearning developers tend to focus on their courses’ appearance; others place a greater emphasis on content. However, only a few, work on creating an effective eLearning design that has an impact on learners by evoking emotions and causing a lasting impression. This is called emotional design. The best way to achieve an emotional design in eLearning is by paying attention to the three cognitive levels, first defined by Donald Norman — visceral, behavioral, and reflective. It is important to focus on emotional design from the very start of course development; it is not something that can be infused into the program at a later stage. This best way to understand how to apply emotional design is to look at the three cognitive levels in turn. 1) The Visceral Level (Appearance) The visceral level, the automatic, prewired layer, the first and most base cognitive process, enables people to make rapid judgements. 2. 3. To Conclude

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True Leaders Have True Grit It’s not every day that distinguished Ivy League professors quote Hollywood actors in their epigraphs. But that’s exactly what Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, did in a recent article she coauthored with Lauren Eskreis-Winkler for Observer magazine: "The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things--you got it on me in nine categories. - Oscar-nominated actor and Grammy award-winning musician Will Smith Why is this quote pertinent to Duckworth’s work? Duckworth’s research reveals that grit is an important determinant of success in almost any venture. Specifically, more than 1,200 freshman cadets took the grit test upon entering West Point and embarked on a grueling summer training course.

3 Types Of Interactions You Should Be Sustaining in eLearning 3 Types Of Interactions You Should Be Sustaining in eLearning Certainly, most of us have once attended a long and boring training session (virtual or face-to-face), where the students are merely passive observers and are given little or no opportunities to participate. The truth is, this type of instruction hardly makes an impact on the audience. For effective learning and retention you need interaction. This is what makes the experience more worthwhile and valuable for the learner. Make sure you keep these three big types of interaction in mind. Between Learner-learnerBetween Learner-instructorBetween Learner-content Learning theories on interaction is one thing. 1) Between Learner-Learner This type of interaction happens between two learners or among a group of learners studying the same course. Social interaction definitely plays a main role in how people learn and it’s something that many eLearning professionals tend to forget (or ignore). 2) Between Learner-Instructor

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Visuals can be a very useful tool in learning. It is important to know how to use images and which images have the best impact. by rachelbreann Mar 8

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