What’s causing the kinks in the “cognitive hoses” out there? How can we remove them? [Christian]

Engagement = acquiring and keeping your learners’ attentions. Attention is the gatekeeper to further learning. [Christian]

From DSC: Many people talk about engagement when they discuss learning, and with good reason. It seems to me that what they are really getting […]

Two articles from Donald Clark re: 1) Attention & 2) Transfer

Pay attention! Attention is a necessary condition for learning experience design, but poorly understood… — from donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com by Donald Clark Excerpts: Attention is to selectively […]

[Re: online-based learning] The Ford Model T from 1910 didn’t start out looking like a Maserati Gran Turismo from 2021! [Christian]

From DSC: Per Wikipedia, this is a 1910 Model T that was photographed in Salt Lake City:   From DSC: The Ford Model T didn’t […]

How to Engage Students (and Identify Them) [Schaffhauser]

How to Engage Students (and Identify Them) — from thejournal.com by Dian Schaffhauser Excerpt (emphasis DSC): “The lessons that created the most engaging experiences for […]

Artificial Intelligence for Learning: How to use AI to Support Employee Development [Donald Clark]

So what is the book about? — from donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com by Donald Clark; which discusses his book entitled, Artificial Intelligence for Learning: How to use AI to […]

James Lang’s Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It [Dhami]

James Lang’s Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It — from tophat.com by Harleen Dhami Navigating distraction in the virtual […]

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education [Young]

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education — from edsurge.com by Jeffrey R. Young Excerpts: Simon spent the latter part of his career as […]

Christian: We really need a standard for loading Q’s into a memory-refreshing app

From DSC: After reading Jeff Young’s article re: learning engineering and seeing the Nudge application from Duke University...it once again occurred to me that we […]

What should schools, colleges and Universities do in September? …7 actions [Clark]

What should schools, colleges and Universities do in September? …7 actions — from donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com by Donald Clark Excerpts: Let me start with a tough question. […]

Microsoft Teams’ “Together Mode” reduces extraneous cognitive load in videoconferencing meetings

Microsoft Teams Rolls Out Virtual Rooms to Fight ‘Meeting Fatigue’ — from cheddar.com by Taylor Craig       From DSC: Again, the longer the […]

Learning theories

Five Current Learning Theories Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also […]

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