Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Editor’s note: Interesting piece debunking the notion that we have very short attention spans (due to the rise of technology). This piece explores attention as well as debunks myths around it.

The digital native is a myth

Editor’s note: Research suggests that younger people use technology no differently to older people. Learning designers beware . . .

Myths and facts about the brain and learning

Editor’s note: This is worth an hour of your time. Dr Christian Jarrett slays some myths about learning in his talk at the Learning Technologies conference back in January this year.

Challenging some learning myths – curated #chat2lrn tweets

Here are our curated tweets from the Chat2lrn Twitter chat on #learning myths, fads and fancies. [View the story “Challenging some learning myths – curated chat2lrn tweets” on Storify]

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

Editor’s note: Another article that shows that the idea we have learning styles is not based on any evidence. The idea just won’t go away and many learning professionals continue to hold on to it. Why is that?

Busting learning myths

Editor’s note: Thanks to Donald Taylor for sharing this link, which looks at three myths that you may not have heard talked about before. If you invest training time and money in someone will they take it and then leave?