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.
The preferred mode of engagement with information is to sit forward and interact, not sit back and absorb
Editor’s note: McDonald’s Daivd Fairhurst is excited by the opportunities video games bring to workplace learning. McDonald’s has created a game to support the roll-out of a new check-out system.
The benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for businesses are well documented: it can help to improve an organisation’s reputation and aid recruitment because potential employees find altruistic organisations attractive. It can also engage employees if they feel