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Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning

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If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. It may sound wonderful and complicated at the same time, but chances are you already use CPA to absorb information every day without even realizing you’re doing it. What are […]

Death of Textbooks: 5 Reasons to go Digital

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The beginning of a school semester usually brings back the same memories: seeing friends; grabbing course schedules; and of course, the crippling physical and financial weight of picking up textbooks. The thick tomes have become a modern thorn in the side of cash-strapped students who must purchase (and re-purchase) the books they’ll need for the […]

Are You Using a Project Management App?

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It might not immediately seem like an L&D topic: project management apps are for IT, right? But sharing projects with employees and prioritizing workflow definitely falls under the umbrella of workplace learning, so project management apps are definitely worth a second look. Even small companies can benefit from having every project (including training sessions) flow […]

Dear Twitter: Don’t Change Your Character Count

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First it’s the Facebook “dislike” button; could Twitter be the next social media giant to announce a big change? In a September 29tharticle, re/code reported that Twitter is developing a product that would allow users to bypass the usual 140 character limit (to mixed opinions). As if to prove their intentions, Twitter also removed the 140-character limit […]

How Virtual Reality Became 2015’s Comeback Kid

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File this under “Topics Most Likely to Have Been a 1980s Sci-Fi Movie Plotline”: A 26-square mile real-life Sim City is currently under construction deep in the New Mexico desert, designed to test new technologies on a grand scale. Before you pack your bags to become a sim character yourself, you should know that the […]

4 Video Game Elements to Steal for Your Next Webinar

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Unless you’re a total noob, you know that video games are onto something when it comes to engaging players and getting them hooked. But consider this: According to ESRB, the average gamer is 34 years old. It’s a surprising number and one that might look suspiciously similar to that of the age of your average learner. […]

Good, Better, Best: Buildable Microlearning for Macro Results

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We’ve all been guilty of the “just one more level” rule when playing a video game. It usually happens when playing what should be a quick level of Candy Crush or Plants vs. Zombies and the next thing you know, you’ve been at it for an hour and are now a leading expert on which greenery would work best […]

Respect: The Surprising Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Among the thousands of books, articles, and diatribes written about overseeing employees usually comes the inevitable comparison of managers versus leaders. Usually, it’s the leaders who come out on top: Leaders are the ones depicted as revolutionary trailblazers inspiring others, while managers are the ones cracking whips and counting pennies.

Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs

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We’ll be honest: There’s a huge difference between someone with a passing interest in neuroscience and someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes all things brain and behavior. While most people hear the word “psychologist” and think in clinical terms, psychologists–particularly those with a neuroscience emphasis–are unbelievably valuable in the learning sphere. After all, who better […]

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