Short-Term Memory

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October 25, 2016

How To Design To Help Working Memory, Part 1

When working on a project, it’s super helpful to understand and work within the project’s real needs and constraints. For example, when buying a car, knowing your finances and true needs will help you take into account what you can afford (including total cost of ownership) as well as what you really need. This thinking leads to better decisions. Because it’s often not possible to have everything, knowing what your client values most (for example, ease of updating and reduced costs for support) and what the audience most needs (for example, a quick start on basic tasks) helps you prioritize what you build and how you build it. Here is how to design to help working memory and offer more effective learning experience to your learners.
by Patti Shank, PhD
June 2, 2015

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.
by Christopher Pappas
May 22, 2013

Memory: Types, Facts, and Myths

Would you like to know the types of memory? What are the characteristics and operations of short-term and long-term memory? What is working memory? Sure you do if you are involved at the eLearning field! Last but not least, at this post I will present you 7 Memory Mythbusters!
by Christopher Pappas