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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

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