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Mind the Learning Gap

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Learning only makes an impact if people remember what you teach them. Understanding how the brain processes and stores information can help you improve your training programs.

A Neglected Learning Strategy: Retrieval Practice

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What happens to the information we spend so much time learning? Where does it go? Why can't we retrieve it when we need to? Often, we chalk this problem up to a lack of focus or understanding, but this reason is incomplete.

How Neuroscience Can Help Us Develop Better Training

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We are living through a breathtaking explosion of research into the neuroscience of learning. If we were to create education as a new discipline today, there is no doubt that we would do so based on the foundational principles of cognitive science.
Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, you have likely experienced seductive details at some point in your educational or professional training experience. In fact, you may currently have them in your own training programs without even realizing it!

The Psychology of Memory

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While the brain is complex and we don’t know everything about it, we do know some things about memory. We know enough to increase the chances of learners’ retaining information if they consume information in the best way.
Humor isn’t a requirement for becoming a trainer, but it is a valuable skill if you want to be effective. In fact, humor is a missing skill that can help you in nearly all capacities of your work, not just in training.
For employees to change their behavior, your training needs to make it past the brain’s gatekeeper – working memory – and into long-term memory. Instructional designers must craft a course in which all elements work together to manage learners'...

The Power of Pictures: How Far Does it Go?

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Modern e-learning is more visual than the text-heavy modules of the past. Designers are keen to highlight the visual and interactive aspects of their courses, but what does successful visual training look like?