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Creating a Plan for Successful eLearning Implementation

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Before you implement e-learning in your organization, it is important to develop an accurate e-learning plan.
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The social origins of intelligence in the brain

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By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

 

This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

 

Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.

 

The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.

 

The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.

 

As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.


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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 2, 12:30 PM

There is a popular myth that humans use no more than 10% of their brains throughout their entire life. This has been shown to be untrue as brain damage consistently results in loss of function. Nonetheless, this myth provided the premise for some great movies such as the 2014 film, Lucy 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_film)

 

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 9:32 AM

From Dr. Stefan Gruenwald:

By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, researchers have found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning are also vital to general intelligence and emotional intelligence.

 

This finding, reported in the journal Brain, bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one’s life.

“We are trying to understand the nature of general intelligence and to what extent our intellectual abilities are grounded in social cognitive abilities,” said Aron Barbey, a University of Illinois professor of neuroscience, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

 

Barbey, an affiliate of the Beckman Institute and he Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, led the new study with an international team of collaborators.

 

The study involved 144 Vietnam veterans injured by shrapnel or bullets that penetrated the skull, damaging distinct brain tissues while leaving neighboring tissues intact. Using CT scans, the scientists painstakingly mapped the affected brain regions of each participant, then pooled the data to build a collective map of the brain.

 

The researchers used a battery of carefully designed tests to assess participants’ intellectual, emotional and social capabilities. They then looked for damage in specific brain regions tied to deficits in the participants’ ability to navigate intellectual, emotional or social realms. Social problem solving in this analysis primarily involved conflict resolution with friends, family and peers at work.

 

As in their earlier studies of general intelligence and emotional intelligence, the researchers found that regions of the frontal cortex (at the front of the brain), the parietal cortex (further back near the top of the head) and the temporal lobes (on the sides of the head behind the ears) are all implicated in social problem solving. The regions that contributed to social functioning in the parietal and temporal lobes were located only in the brain’s left hemisphere, while both left and right frontal lobes were involved.

Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, August 13, 4:55 AM

Strange that CT scans were used. High resolution Functional MRI would show both structure and activity. Other imaging methods such as optogenetics, MEG, TMS, BOLD, etc. could also help to pinpoint these areas without using radiation on an already-injured brain.

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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.

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Supporting the Learner-To-Performer Continuum

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Training was never intended to support a Performer in their work context. Training is not designed to be agile enough, or flexible enough to adapt to diverse needs, or accessible enough at the mome...
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Supporting the Learner-To-Performer Continuum

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Training was never intended to support a Performer in their work context. Training is not designed to be agile enough, or flexible enough to adapt to diverse needs, or accessible enough at the mome...
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Change the Conversation - Extend the Blend

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We’ve been touting Training as a viable solution to virtually any performance problem for years. Our clients bought in. They’ve been buying in for as long as we’ve been selling it. We’ve done it we...
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50 Interesting things you can do in your online courses

50 Interesting things you can do in your online courses | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Almost any activity can be designed to be carried out in some way or another for an online course. Most important is that the instructor must set up the activity with all the supporting and explana...
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Targeting the Right Skill Level

Have you ever struggled with determining the appropriate skill level of a training session or module? In the course of writing training objectives, sometimes you can get stuck on how much you can/s...
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Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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The Best Way to Care for Your Whiteboards

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When it comes to communicating with colleagues, illustrating concepts to students or jotting down notes and reminders, whiteboards are one of the most effective means available.
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Engage Passive Learners - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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The 10 Best Photoshop Tutorial Sites

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Learn Photoshop With the Best Photoshop Tutorials Getting started in Photoshop isn't easy. It wasn't easy a decade ago when I got started with it. There were so many menus and filters that I didn't know where to begin.
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Indezine News: December 11, 2012

In this issue, we start with a new set of Pushpin graphics. Next, Nolan Haims shows you how you can use gradient boxes and vignettes in PowerPoint to do amazing things with your graphics.
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Just-In-Time Learning Access – Why You Can’t Ignore It?

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In the context of the information overload that we all face in today’s markets, it is essential that we provide sales people with learning that is “just-in-time” or on-demand.
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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? (On Demand Corporate Training)

This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 26, 12:52 PM

Interesting study.  

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 26, 9:54 PM

It's no wonder getting large scale eLearning in place is such a challenge. Should be considered by all the CEOs who expect it to "just happen"!

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Essential for the good planning of any project.

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Instructional Strategies Online

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Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives.
Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site.

 

 


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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

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Check out this interactive model with examples of applications to connect Bloom's levels of thinking skills with technology-related learning activities. Thought-provoking and well done!

 

Click on the image or title above to access website. 


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Why Games Don't Teach by Ruth Clark : Learning Solutions Magazine

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Molly McClure [molly@fremontconsulting.com]'s curator insight, April 4, 1:31 PM

To develop an engaging learning strategy, our experts who helped Cisco, HP and SAP know how to do this for world-class organizations. It's going to depend on what works best for your organization, your talent development and planning as well. Let's talk, I have a couple of consultants available for this type of work again with experience with the signature clients I have mentioned above.

molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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Virtual Instructor-Led Training: The Best of Both Worlds - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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Shawntay Skjoldager's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:41 AM

Interesting article on the benefit of VILT!

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11 Steps to Make Sure Your Next Webinar Is a Total Flop

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Learn what NOT to do to host a great marketing webinar ... by hearing what makes for a totally terrible one.
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Scenario design in elearning: Two types of feedback

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Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning| Whitepapers | TechRepublic

Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning| Whitepapers | TechRepublic | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
In any organization, leadership plays a crucial role in success. While everyone typically understands the value of leadership, there is much debate ab
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Present course information in a cool way with display board eLearning templates

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How to Keep Employee Morale Up #VLOG - Spark Hire

How to Keep Employee Morale Up #VLOG - Spark Hire | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Watch our HR vlog on how to keep employee morale up in the office for increased productivity.
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Working With 3D in Illustrator

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Being Aware of 3D in Illustrator Illustrator is the go-to place for most illustrators to do their work. Many artists do their 2D work inside of Illustrator,  and they create amazing results.
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Even E-learning Needs Marketing to Attract Learners

Even E-learning Needs Marketing to Attract Learners | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
It is not enough to build your eLearning solutions and hope that learners will take the courses on their own. You need to do all that is possible to promote and market eLearning initiatives within your organization.
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