Editor’s note: Research shows, not surprisingly, that we find our work more satisfying if we are using our one or more of our signature strengths. The use of these strengths goes hand in hand with more positive experiences at work, namely enjoyment, flow, sense of purpose or satisfaction and calling.
Editor’s note: Nearly 600 learning professionals share the tools they use to learn. A great resource from Jane Hart at the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies.
Editor’s note: What is the emotional relationship people truly have with the mobile space and how they make meaning there? Google carried out some research to find out . . .
Editor’s note: Researchers show that an important factor in happiness at work is not how much you earn but how what you earn compares to your peers.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is calling on L&D professionals to move away…
Editor’s note: With Instagram overtaking Twitter on mobile devices we know the importance of images. And we also know the importance of images in learning content, and in our own avatars, etc, which is why this research is worth a look.
Editor’s note: This is for CIPD members only but worth flagging up as this piece of research has been carried out by organisational learning expert Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith of Surrey University. The research looks at what practitioners do now – steady state – and what they need to be looking at for the future – ready state.
Editor’s note: Research shows that sentence structure is sequential not fundamentally hierarchical as has been the assumption for many years. Interesting implications for natural language processing for computers.
Editor’s note: Researchers have shown that activity in the brain’s parahippocampal cortex predicts how well people will remember a visual scene.
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: A look at the Deeper Learning Report released by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington.
Editor’s note: The first in a series of research reports from the Elearning Guild looks at the impact of informal learning, definitions of informal learning and how best to support it.
Editor’s note: Analysts Bersin & Associates have produced a report on high impact learning organisations based a new ‘maturity’ model they have launched for their clients. This piece looks at some of the learning trends that come out of the report.
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: Professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen’s work sheds some light on how we do and don’t manage to turn our aspirations into reality and what makes us set and stick to our goals. This article outlines her work. One to watch if this is an area of interest.