Will Thalheimer reminds L&D professionals that the most important thing we can do is be skeptical when we encounter “research” or evidence.
Debbie Allison's insight:
Twenty years ago my US History professor began teaching by explaining that he would NOT be teaching us how to memorize dates and facts in his courses. Instead he would teach us how to research, evaluate, analyze, and connect factual information that we could readily look up in a book. With all the sources of information available to us today, it is even more important that we teach students how to explain, apply, and analyze, rather than only remember (whether 10% or 90%)
Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.
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An Instructional designer breaks down content that involves any learning material, into something that is easy to comphrehend; he or she also creates the content to be appealing to the target audience."
Warning: Do not look at the image above if you have math anxiety. A new study from the University of Chicago found that, for people who get anxious at the idea of doing mathematics, just preparing to do a math problem can trigger activity in a part of your brain that registers physical pain.
Researchers studied 14 subjects who suffered from anxiety about doing math — but not generalized anxiety — in an fMRI machine that imaged their brain activity. When the subjects were asked to prepare to do a math problem, they showed significant activity in the posterior insula, an area deep in the brain that is associated with responding to threats and experiencing pain.
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
This one about what young leaders need to do to lead folks from older generations. Four recommendations are:
1) Be an active listener and learner
2) Get to know them on a personal level
3) Embrace differences
4) Earn respect by being less authoritative.
All four of these recommendations apply to anyone who is new to a leadership position, no matter what their age or circumstance. Basically, the recommendations all focus around one thing: permeability.
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