How dealing with Redundancy helps the brain process information

When we see on-screen text, we read it, taking in the information through our visual channel. But if someone is also reading it to us, it is like an assault on our verbal channel - we cannot easily block it out, and suddenly the processing demands have exceeded our capacity to process.This is where the principle of Redundancy can help. 

How the Japanese KonMari method can improve your learning design

The result of implementing Marie Kondo's incredibly simple, but powerful, KonMari method is a decluttering of your home, and by extension your life. This is at the heart of the learning design principle of Coherence,  which can help us reduce extraneous processing. A learning designer applying this principle is focused on weeding out words, graphics, animations, and sounds that are not central to the learning outcomes.

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The future is video, just ask Facebook

The trend Facebook is seeing is people are posting less text, and more and more video every day. This means that people are going to get used to, and want, to consume information through video - including training. 

How Training Can Make Company Values a Daily Habit

Company values should be used as the basis for a decision framework that all employees use to respond to ethics and compliance risks they may face on a daily basis. Corporate training on ethics and compliance is the best medium to embed these values, engage with employees, and measure how effectively values are becoming behaviors. 

Three BIG eLearning Trends for 2017

We explore three trends for the eLearning industry, namely: Real Mobile Learning, Interactive Videos, and Games & Gamification.

What Is Cognitive Overload?

The human brain has two channels for processing information - verbal and visual, and the processing capacity of this working memory is limited. This post explores cognitive overload, when the capacity of working memory is exceeded by the processing demands of all the information we come across, and how smart training design can manage this. 


The Power Of Video In Learning

Images can convey vastly more information than written words. But beyond the efficiency of information processing, video has a significantly more powerful quality that we can take advantage of - the ability to connect with learners on an emotional level.

How The Human Brain Learns

This short explainer will shed some light on what is happening behind the scenes of your learning process. Understanding this basic process can unlock a world of conscious competence to improve the way you learn.