Patti Shank, PhD

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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

Should We Use Background Music With Instruction? No.

Should We Use Background Music With Instruction? No.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 by Patti Shank, PhD

Here is why background music and sounds hurt learning.

Instructional Design
Mastering Deeper Learning, Part 2: Feedback

Mastering Deeper Learning, Part 2: Feedback

Friday, 15 December 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

This is the second part of a two-part article about the significant roles that practice and feedback play in promoting…

Instructional Design
Mastering Deeper Learning, Part 1: Practice

Mastering Deeper Learning, Part 1: Practice

Thursday, 14 December 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

In this two-part article we will explore the significant roles that practice and feedback play in promoting deep learning. Let’s…

Instructional Design
Why Deeper Learning Requires Practice And Feedback

Why Deeper Learning Requires Practice And Feedback

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

Here is why getting practice and feedback right is crucial for promoting deep learning.

Instructional Design
Using Readable Fonts And Type Sizes: How To Write And Organize For Deeper Learning (Part 2)

Using Readable Fonts And Type Sizes: How To Write And Organize For Deeper Learning (Part 2)

Thursday, 7 December 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

With hundreds of fonts available, choosing the right one for making your content readable may be a daunting task. In…

Instructional Design
Testing Readability: How To Write And Organize For Deeper Learning (Part 1 )

Testing Readability: How To Write And Organize For Deeper Learning (Part 1 )

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

In this two-part article I will talk about 2 of the most important writing and organization requirements for deep learning.…

Instructional Design
Realistic Training: How Realistic Should Training Be? (Part 2)

Realistic Training: How Realistic Should Training Be? (Part 2)

Friday, 3 November 2017 by Patti Shank, PhD

The second part of a two-part article series on the role that realism can play in corporate training.

Corporate
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.

Corporate
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.

Corporate
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…

Corporate
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.

Corporate
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…

Corporate
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