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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When people discuss how the human mind works, they often use computer terminology. In cognitive psychology, we see the terms working memory for actively processing information, and...
Job Aids & Tools
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The science of learning (or learning sciences) is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines how people learn and how the learning and development field can improve learning and...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Unique neurological design and understanding the drivers that optimize your brain performance is the key to development and performance optimization. Effective and successful people manage...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Not too long ago, I helped a client create testing procedures to evaluate several learning management system (LMS) suppliers. One issue that intrigued them was whether multiple devices...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Employees must constantly learn, improve, and adapt to economic, societal, and technological changes in order to not become obsolete—mostly because the workplace continually changes work...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Margie Meacham believes that when you understand how the brain works, you will find it easier to develop highly effective training that yields business results.  Margie is an adult learning...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Self-awareness of how people learn as individuals and in teams becomes the springboard for change and innovative growth. To make learning meaningful, understandable, and motivating requires...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Suppose we attend a workshop on writing realistic dialogue, because writing good dialogue helps us write good scenarios and stories. The instructor, Joelle, is a novelist and has written...
TD Magazine
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
To seamlessly weave technology into your learning solution, focus on pedagogy first. Technology has disrupted many industries and has presented new opportunities and paradigm shifts. Think...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Many learning practitioners find the topic of instructional feedback confusing, so I thought it might be a good topic review. Feedback is quite complex, so let’s start off with a basic...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Having spoken to hundreds of audiences, I’ve learned that stories are memorable because of the images and emotions contained in them. The lesson of the story sticks because it’s embedded in...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
We often hear that the Internet “democratizes” learning because people can initiate and guide their own learning. Some organizational learning professionals say workers with access to...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Moving pictures are hard to resist. But research shows when compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. Fortunately there are ways to make...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
I’ve heard people say that L&D professionals don’t have good research to guide their best practices. Not so! Granted, research may be hard to find or access. What’s more, it’s not always...
Friday, July 1, 2016
Picture the scene. You are a mid-level manager meeting with one of your more creative employees to discuss a current challenge within your department. It is a basic back-and-forth...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
I write a lot about the science of learning, so today I thought we should talk about science. The word science comes from the Latin scientia, which means knowledge. In Western culture, the...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
If you read the Science of Learning blog, you are probably a professional seeking informal learning opportunities to increase your on-the-job competencies and productivity. Maybe you are...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert. But this is a myth. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, misquoted the work of Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, a...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
In a recent post, I described the progression of expertise from beginner to expert, and some normal characteristics of work performance at each stage. For example, competent safety analysts...
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