PsyBlog: 7 Sins of Memory: Complete Guide

How do you account for these “sins” in your learning materials? This is a great read to remind us that we need to design for these types of challenges that we all face. For example, applying Cognitive Load Theory to maximize the learners germane load can help them build a schema that will optimize their learning and over come these sins.  

PsyBlog: 7 Sins of Memory: Complete Guide

Inside eLearning by Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D. : Know Yourself and Succeed: New Free Online Inventories Help You Gain Insight

 

Inside eLearning by Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D. : Know Yourself and Succeed: New Free Online Inventories Help You Gain Insight

How to recognize elearning bloat » Making Change

I see this ALL the time. I’m definitely in the less is more fan club and I think this makes the point rather well. As I once heard “if you tell them everything, they don’t hear ANYTHING!”

How to recognize elearning bloat » Making Change

25 Tools For Your Training Toolbox

This list is a great starting point and would the majority of things you need to build learning content.

25 Tools every Learning Professional should have
in their Toolbox – and all for FREE!

25 Tools

bag-of-tricks

 Via Cathy Moore comes USA Today’s “10 Ideas You Can Steal From News Sites“. This article touches on different ways to tell your “story”.  Be sure to check the bottom or each slide for the great examples!

bag-of-tricks

Rapid Intake – Unison – Web-based Collaborative Rapid e-Learning Development

This Web 2.0-ish E-learning development tool looks very promising. I’m anxious to get in there and “kick the tires”. Has anyone else tried this? Any comments so far?

Check out the “in depth” tour

Rapid Intake – Unison – Web-based Collaborative Rapid e-Learning Development

Bad grades? Faulty memory could be to blame – Yahoo! News

Working memory is the new IQ? Per this article “Some psychologists consider working memory to be the new IQ because we find that working memory is the single most important predictor of learning,”

For instructional designers the key point is this… “Since there is this limit, it is important to put in the right thing. Irrelevant information will clutter up working memory,”

Bad grades? Faulty memory could be to blame – Yahoo! News

VIDDIX – Mix video with the web

This looks like it could have some very nice applications for e-learning courses. I’ve added it to my list of things to investigate.  

VIDDIX – Mix video with the web

Everything about FLV video

I’m increasingly using FLV video for various e-learning materials and this post on “everything FLV” is a keeper. From editors, to players, to conversion to other formats this one is a keeper.

Flash Video Editing Made Simple – Learn Everything about FLV Videos

Google Maps: No screenshot required

The image above is NOT a screenshot but being served from Google directly. See how the static map wizard works here.

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