Editor’s note: A look at natural user interfaces, such as voice or gestures, and how they are being used to control computers. The development of these interfaces are rooted in cognitive science and based on constructivist views of learning as a process in which the learner actively constructs or builds new ideas or concepts based upon current and past knowledge or experience.
Editor’s note: GoogleEDU is Google’s approach to learning which relies on data analytics and other measures to ensure it is teaching employees what they need to know.
Editor’s note: An interesting infographic looking at how tablets are being used by teachers to enhance the learning process. Food for thought here for how tablets can be used for workplace learning.
Editor’s note: A look at seven ‘scientific’ steps towards a better strategy that might save time and help turn strategy into action.
Editor’s note: Researchers from the McKinsey Global Institute lift the lid on the potential value to business of social technology – and that is the potential to vastly improve collaboration, communication and learning.
Editor’s note: A well referenced, short read on five areas of psychological research, from mentoring to maximising strengths – that can help leaders develop their skills.
Editor’s note: The Inquire intelligent textbook provides readers with the opportunity to query text they don’t understand. They are then taken to a Wikipedia-style page for more explanations. The future of textbooks . . . maybe.
Editor’s note: Researchers have been looking into what makes time fly. It isn’t just about being happy or satisfied, rather it is being excited by actively pursuing a desired goal.
This infographic from Onlinecolleges.net focuses on college students but has significance for adults too. Brain…
Editor’s note: The amazing story of a 15-year-old Jack Andraka who, in the face of his biology teacher’s disinterest went on to discover a cheap advanced cancer test. It’s a great story which lifts the lid on what motivates us to learn and how we can use the web to find what we need.
Editor’s note: Researchers have linked obesity to declining mental performance.
Editor’s note: Needs turning into layman’s language but worth flagging up as this academic article looks at the biochemistry of memory storage and maintenance in the brain. The references are worth looking through too.
Editor’s note: A great infographic based on more than 50 social networks. A good at-a-glance reference to what’s popular and for whom.
Editor’s note: Salesforce has announced a new addition to its offering – Salesforce Communities. This feature will enable organisations to create communities which will help create and share information. Creating and sharing relevant content amongst peers and customers – is Salesforce and platforms like it the new intranet and LMS rolled into one?
Kickstarting a new series on What’s informing your thinking? we ask learning professionals to share…