Patti Shank, PhD

Founder, Learning Peaks, LLC

Learning Peaks, LLC

Patti Shank PhD is listed as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in eLearning internationally. She has written numerous books and her articles are found all over the Internet . You can find out more about her at www.pattishank.com.

eLearning Articles by Patti Shank, PhD

Realistic Training: How Realistic Should Training Be? (Part 1)

Realistic Training: How Realistic Should Training Be? (Part 1)

Saturday, 23 September 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

In this month’s article, I’ll discuss what research tells us about the nature of realistic training.

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Learner Engagement: Probably Not What You Think

Learner Engagement: Probably Not What You Think

Thursday, 20 July 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

An insight into engagement, as it applies to organizational learning.

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Training Worthy Of Attention: Attention, Memory, And Usable Knowledge

Training Worthy Of Attention: Attention, Memory, And Usable Knowledge

Friday, 2 June 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

In the workplace, there are many things vying for attention: Work, deadlines, workplace drama, family issues, and more. We should…

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Attention And Learning. Not. So. Easy.

Attention And Learning. Not. So. Easy.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

Why maintaining attention is so hard and what gets in the way of attending? Let us have a look.

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Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

There is a popular belief that the human attention span has shrunk because of the expanding uses of technology. Some…

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From Building Content To Meeting Today’s Job Needs

From Building Content To Meeting Today’s Job Needs

Monday, 23 January 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

Last month, I felt compelled to write about a trend I’ve been seeing in our industry: Doing less with analyzing…

Instructional Design
Too Much Content And Yet Not Enough: How To Improve Expertise?

Too Much Content And Yet Not Enough: How To Improve Expertise?

Monday, 9 January 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

Why what people and organizations need from learning professionals is finding strategies on how to improve expertise.

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Memory And Learning, Part 2

Memory And Learning, Part 2

Friday, 18 November 2016 by Patti Shank, PhD

Last month, I began a series of articles about knowing and using the constraints of perception and memory. Unlike some…

Instructional Design
How To Design To Help Working Memory, Part 1

How To Design To Help Working Memory, Part 1

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 by Patti Shank, PhD

When working on a project, it’s super helpful to understand and work within the project’s real needs and constraints. For…

Instructional Design
How To Help People Learn: An Insight

How To Help People Learn: An Insight

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 by Patti Shank, PhD

People do and will need to keep learning as their jobs keep changing. So it’s our job to use the…

Instructional Design
Fixing Business Problems, Not Just Building Content

Fixing Business Problems, Not Just Building Content

Sunday, 21 August 2016 by Patti Shank, PhD

Training helps when people need to gain or maintain new, updated, or changed skills (and the knowledge embedded in those…

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Critical Skills For Learning And Development Professionals (Training Isn’t Enough)

Critical Skills For Learning And Development Professionals (Training Isn’t Enough)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 by Patti Shank, PhD

Last month, I discussed the technological, demographic, socioeconomic, and geopolitical changes that are creating massive havoc in the world. These…

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