Editor’s note: Do gamification techniques reinforce a simplistic, behavioural approach to learning? In his article, Ben Betts says complex behaviours grow out of simple rules. Find out what those rules are and engage people with the principles to reap great results.
Tweeting from the Learning Live 2012 conference pushed the event hashtag #learninglive into number one…
Editor’s note: Researchers are looking into the effects on the brain of reading Jane Austen. The experiment focuses on literary attention, or more specifically, the cognitive dynamics of the different kinds of focus we bring to reading.
Editor’s note: Interesting look into the skills required to create effective infographics. This article also provides insights into what makes a great infographic as well as a look at the creative process.
Editor’s note: Developing senior leaders can be a costly business so what actually works? Research shows only a small proportion of executive development activities are likely to drive meaningful results.
Editor’s note: Academics explore why moderate views tend to be pushed out the way by more extreme views when it comes to the way ideas are shared.
Editor’s note: Stanford academic and behaviour change expert shares his thinking on how to change behaviour using tiny steps. This is a 10-minute video that’s well worth a watch.
Ben Betts, founder of the Curatr social learning platform, says big data enables our approach…
Editor’s note: Following on from Steve Wheeler’s future learning trends, in which he mentions augmented reality, is this useful list of examples of how schools are using the technology.
Editor’s note: Nothing new in these survey findings but useful when you start to link the need for better employee communication with the benefits of employees being able to better share and collaborate.
Editor’s note: Treehouse aims to help people develop coding skills quickly. An interesting addition to the “learn to code” movement.
Editor’s notes: The origins of human ingenuity were some 300,000 years ago according to this discovery of spears in Schöningen, Germany. Ties in well with Donald Clark’s recent posts on the origins of learning technology.
Editor’s note: It’s fair to say that our emotions affect our behaviour and they certainly affect our capacity to learn and to ‘take things on board’. So, interesting to see that scientists are setting out to understand how emotions are generated in the brain.
Nigel Paine, a former chief learning officer at the BBC, was billed to provide ‘Six…
Editor’s note: A new tool from Wikimedia let’s you export articles from Wikipedia and collate them into an ebook for browsing on your mobile.