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Allison Crow on Visual Thinking - Make your Training more memorable

Have you read Sunni Brown's Game Storming Book?  Watched her at the TED conference?  (really we're jealous!)  Thought doodling was a waste of time?   It's not, for an example of useful doodling watch the video by Allison Crow below. 

Marketing Training -- Why and how to create a market for your learning

I presented Marketing Training to Austin ASTD and decided to capture those thoughts in a Prezi.   Presenting the value of training to decision makers is part of the core mission of the E-Learning Council.   Creating good marketing for training products is vital to the ongoing success of training departments.   Please comment and add your thoughts. 

Overcoming the Ebbinghaus Curve--How soon we forget

In 1885, Herman Ebbinghaus did an experiment where subjects memorized a list of meaningless three letter words and tracked how quickly his subjects forgot the words.   As you can see from the graph below, known as the Ebbinghaus curve, our learners will rapidly forget information.  In the case of meaningless information, only 20 minutes after they only remember 58% of the information.

 

Ebbinghaus Curve

Graph from Purdue University

Practical Techniques for Designing Better E-Learning, David Anderson, Articulate

David Anderson, Articulate

At the E-Learning Symposium, Articulate's David Anderson (@elearning) provided an engaging and practical lecture on using elements of design when building your courses. Doing so makes them more heavily geared toward the topic, as well as aesthetically pleasing to the learners. Topics addressed were:

  • working with the "client" to create a look and feel for e-learning using a brilliant mind mapping technique
  • creating custom themes
  • the personality of fonts and choosing the right font to enhance your e-learning
  • simple graphic techniques that reduce text and make your e-learning more inviting

David also answered the question of why there is invariably a rooster crowing on his webinar.

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