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Science of Learning 101: The Latest Research on Needs Analysis and Learning Climate

Patti Shank | July 22, 2015 | Article

needs analysisIn “The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice,” Eduardo Salas and his fellow authors assert that “decisions about what to train, how to train, and how to implement and evaluate training should be informed by the best information science has to offer.” Specifically, their research examines two steps to be especially critical for pretraining effectiveness: needs analysis and preparation of the learning climate. 

Science of Learning 101: Are We Doing the Right Things?

Patti Shank | June 15, 2015 | Article

continuous learningCurrently, corporate learning and development (L&D) is still skewed heavily toward building courses and content, but this approach is not really in sync with the exponential rate of knowledge change and today’s knowledge-heavy work processes—or the instructional piece work L&D provides.  Consequently, L&D is dangerously close to becoming irrelevant in many organizations.  

Science of Learning 101: Should We Measure Learners or Training?

Patti Shank | March 05, 2015 | Article

This is article three of Patti Shank’s Science of Learning 101 series. This installment examines the question: Should we measure learners or training? Do we really care if people can remember the name of the document? Or do we want to know something else?

Science of Learning 101: Can We Really Assess Learning?

Patti Shank | February 06, 2015 | Article

This is the second post of the Science of Learning 101 series. This month, Patti Shank delves into assessing learning experiences. 

Use It or Lose It

Art Kohn | January 28, 2015 | Article

The neuroscience of learning, retention, and transfer.

Science of Learning 101: What’s the Point of Instruction?

Patti Shank | January 08, 2015 | Article

Patti Shank discusses why numerous disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, education, computer science, and others) expend enormous energy and resources to figure out how we learn and how to best build instruction?

70:20:10: Where Is the Evidence?

Andrew Jefferson, Roy Pollock | July 08, 2014 | Article

In recent years, 70:20:10 has become a commonly quoted statistic in training circles. But where did the concept originate, and what is the evidence that supports it?

The Uncharted Territory of Big Learning Data

Elliott Masie | November 25, 2013 | Article

Applying big data in the training and development field is a method that will soon make its mark on the industry.

Practicing Mindful Leadership

Erika Garms | February 26, 2013 | Article

Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in a growing number of organizations worldwide in the effort to improve personal and professional effectiveness and overall organizational productivity.

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