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How Neuro-Science Drives eLearning Effectiveness And Retention

How Neuro-Science Drives eLearning Effectiveness And Retention

Over the last several years, I’ve helped many companies evaluate game-based learning and gamification technology solutions. I noticed that vendors are beginning to market how their solutions leverage “brain science”, “neuro-science”, “micro-learning”, and other terms. These are popular buzzwords indeed! The problem is that many solution providers don’t go beyond the use of the buzzword. Where is the substance behind the buzzword in their solution? Let’s provide some substance behind neuro-science as it relates to learning and learners’ retention.

Enhancing Working Memory: 6 Strategies for eLearning Professionals

Enhancing Working Memory: 6 Strategies for eLearning Professionals

Without any doubt, one of the most important brain functions with a significant impact in the learning process is working memory. In this article, I’ll explore how working memory functions and I’ll offer 6 strategies that eLearning professionals should follow in order to increase the effectiveness of their eLearning courses by enhancing working memory and, thus, facilitating the transition of knowledge from the short to the long-term memory.

Enhancing Long-Term Memory: 7 Strategies For eLearning Professionals

Enhancing Long-Term Memory: 7 Strategies For eLearning Professionals

Memories may serve as fond reminders of the past, but they also allow us to achieve learning goals and expand our educational horizons in the here-and-now. It would be nice if our minds functioned like cameras and we could access our picture-like memories at any time we wanted. Unfortunately, this is not how it works; everything we see and hear is stored in different areas of our brains and we can easily lose information it if we don’t make a conscious effort to retain it. In this article, I’ll explore the basics of long-term memory and I'll share 7 strategies you can use to create memorable eLearning courses, the content of which will be stored in your audience's minds for a long, long time.

Enhancing Short-Term Memory: 5 Strategies For eLearning Professionals

Enhancing Short-Term Memory: 5 Strategies For eLearning Professionals

Long-term memory may get all the glory, but knowledge retention and information recall wouldn’t be possible without the aid of its more temporary counterpart. In this article, I’ll discuss the basics of the short-term memory and I’ll highlight 5 strategies that eLearning professionals may follow in order to enhance short-term memory and, thus, to increase the effectiveness of eLearning deliverables.

Harvard Researchers: Frequent Tests Increase Retention In Online Learning

Harvard Researchers: Frequent Tests Increase Retention In Online Learning

It's easy to get distracted--especially when you're in the midst of an online training course that shows no signs of ending. While most of us can agree on the utility of web-delivered training, we must also face the reality that even the most well-intentioned of learners, when left to their own devices, can be distracted by a sudden beep on their tablet or a buzz of their smartphone.