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PowerPoint Coma – Causes, Effects, Prevention, and Dilbert.

April 9, 2016
PowerPoint Coma – Causes, Effects, Prevention, and Dilbert.

John Herrell has been there, perhaps you’ve been there too. PowerPoint Coma is a real phenomenon. It drives those afflicted into a daze that numbs their brains; it has a soporific effect so strong that you’d ditch valium; it is the reason why many awesome programs fail to make a real impact. The crowd-sourced urban dictionary, has been among...

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IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

April 7, 2015
IDEAL: Understanding Cognitive Dissonance – Explanation and Illustration.

Cognitive Dissonance: (Explanation, Illustration, and its Impact on Learning.)   Understanding Cognitive Dissonance: I had first encountered this term when I was a student of management. The context was customer behavior, and the concept being discussed was Post-purchase Dissonance. To simplify matters, let me explain Post-purchase Dissonance first. Every once in a while, after having bought something of high...

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The IDEAL: Verbal Information

August 1, 2012
The IDEAL: Verbal Information

  Verbal Information / Verbal Skills Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills and Cognitive Strategy, and understood what sort of abilities fall under these two classes. Verbal Information is possibly the most abundantly found among the three types of...

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The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

June 19, 2012
The IDEAL: Cognitive Strategy

  Cognitive Strategy Robert Gagne classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skill We’ve already discussed Intellectual Skills. Gagne included Cognitive Strategy into his list of the five types of competencies that may be learned, and hence into his five types of learning outcomes; thus, drawing our attention...

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Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

June 14, 2012
Sloth rises beyond his level of incompetence…or so he thinks.

  Sloth tries to reduce his dissonance through deliberate misinterpretation of his supervisor’s remark.     Cognitive Dissonance:   Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort that people feel when they experience something that doesn’t agree with their existing knowledge or beliefs.  When Sloth’s supervisor tells him that he’s got a bad average rating for his trainings,  he experiences a discomfort...

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The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

May 12, 2012
The IDEAL: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner reviewed the existing definition of intelligence and broadened it to explain intelligence as “a set of abilities” used to resolve problems within a given cultural context. Thus, he moved away from the viewpoint that intelligence is general and universal. Gardner listed the following 7 intelligences. Musical Intelligence Kinesthetic Intelligence Mathematical/Logical...

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Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

March 29, 2012
Aleatoric Creativity and Instructional Design

According to the Webster’s dictionary that sits on my desk, Aleatoric means, “characterized by chance of indeterminate elements.” Aleatoric Creativity: Aleatoric creativity thus, must mean something that’s the complete antithesis of the kind of creativity required for instructional design, which has to adhere to the instructional framework in order to generate value. According to this Wikipedia entry on Aleatoricism,...

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The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

February 2, 2012
The IDEAL: The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation by John Keller

The ARCS Model for Learner Motivation Coffeebeans is clamoring for our attention. She’s got something to say about Perceptual Arousal, which is one of the techniques to gain the learner’s attention. We are listening, Ms. Coffeebeans! John Keller’s ARCS model establishes 4 parameters for motivating the learner. A: Attention R: Relevance C: Confidence S: Satisfaction According to Keller, the...

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The IDEAL: Intellectual Skills

January 20, 2012
The IDEAL: Intellectual Skills

  Intellectual Skills Robert M. Gagné classified the outcomes of all learning processes into 5 types. Intellectual Skills Cognitive Strategy Verbal Information Attitude Motor Skills Intellectual Skills – Explanation and Illustration While all the five types mentioned above are important for humans to utilize their full potential, I believe that the intellectual skills are the ones that drive the...

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The Wallas Stage Model of Creativity

January 3, 2012
The Wallas Stage Model of Creativity

  The Wallas Stage Model of Creativity divides the process of creative thinking into 5 stages. These stages are Preparation, Incubation, Intimation, Illumination, and Verification. Let us see how Cheryl’s thought process can be broken up into these five stages. Cheryl works as a content developer in a Delhi-based eLearning organization. Her work requires her to conceptualize and visualize...

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