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  • Issue 66: Taking Notes and Reading Slides 📓

    This week’s articles focus on learner note-taking and slide accessibility. The questions that we’ll be looking at this week are: Does texting during a presentation impede note-taking and learning outcomes? Should learners have access to a copy of the slides...

    • Duration 10m
  • Issue 65: Learning in Managerial Training 🚆

    This week’s articles focus on some learning strategies for managers. We’ll be addressing: Can team-based learning improve interpersonal skills?Does gamification increase cognitive rehearsal?

    • Duration 11m
  • Issue 64: Can Robots Improve Complex Skills? 🤖

    In our ever-improving world of technological advancements, our training practices are following suit. The articles today look at two methods of training that utilize these technological advancements. 

    • Duration 10m
  • Issue 61: Learning Research You Really Autumn Know 🍂

    • September 23, 2021 • We’re focusing on the following questions: Are case studies or simulations better when learning critical thinking? Can an informal education program improve knowledge & customer loyalty?

    • Duration 8m
  • Issue 60: Writing Goals & Reflecting🪞

    • September 16, 2021 •  This week at LSW, we’re delving into types of goals and providing feedback to learners. Specifically, we’re addressing...

    • Duration 10m
  • Issue 59: Responding to Reviews & Virtual Learning Sequence 🔎

    • September 9, 2021 •  In this week’s newsletter, we’re tackling the following questions: How does an interactive peer review method compare to conventional peer review when related to learning Does the order of materials, specifically virtual reality and verbal...

    • Duration 12m
  • Issue 58: Are Group Projects Actually Dreaded? 😓

    • September 2, 2021 •  Our specific questions for this week are: Does integrating a collaborative project improve learning for underrepresented learners?Do learner perceptions of scenario-based learning change when it’s embedded in e-learning?

    • Duration 12m
    • Award
  • Issue 57: Do Instructional Videos and Enthusiasm Improve Learning? ⚛️

    • August 26, 2021 •  The articles in this week’s issue are both related to learning with technology. Specifically, we’re addressing the following questions: Do instructional videos or collaboration affect learning outcomes for digital game-based learning? Is enthusiasm with a...

    • Duration 9m
    • Award
  • Issue 56: Culture in Online Learning & 5 Minute Videos ⏱️

    • August 19, 2021 •  Hi, reader! This week, we’re tackling questions related to online learning. Specifically, the questions addressed in this issue are: Do particular pedagogical factors play a role in learner persistence culture differences? Does mobile microlearning increase...

    • Duration 10m
    • Award
  • Issue 55: Improving Your Assessment Strategies ✍

    • August 12, 2021 • Welcome! This week, we’ll be chatting about a couple of ways to improve your assessment strategies.  Our articles ask the following questions: Should learners have access to content during assessments, study sessions, and practice tests? Is...

    • Duration 11m
    • Award
  • Issue 54: Robots, Avatars, and Mice - Oh My! 🎮

    • August 5, 2021 •  This week, as the title suggests, we’re talking about robots, avatars, and mice. A bit more specifically, the following questions are addressed: Are there gender differences in learning with educational robots? Do we perform better...

    • Duration 10m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 53: Pointing and Pride in Learning 👉

    • July 29, 2021 •  Today, we’re interested in a couple of questions: Do physical movements, specifically circling and pointing, improve learning? How do consumers learn while using configuration tool kits?

    • Duration 9m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 52: Social Influences on Learning 🤝

    • July 22, 2021 •  This week, we’ll be talking about the social influences on learning, in a couple of different forms. The questions of interest are: Does group learning help improve self-directed learning? Which social media functions impact learning performance?

    • Duration 9m
    • Award
  • Issue 51: Driving Learner Engagement 💍

    • July 15, 2021 •  This issue of LSW is focused on self-directed learning and learner engagement. The questions we’re focusing on this week are:  How do instructional design factors impact independent online learning? In a self-directed learning context, what are learners' intentions for further...

    • Duration 12m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 50: Boost Learning with Fun! 🎉

    • July 8, 2021 •  This week, we’re talking about fun in the workplace and connecting with others. The questions we’ll be asking and answering this week are: Do fun activities promote informal learning? How can technology boost informal learning?...

    • Duration 10m
    • Award
  • Can Robots Improve Complex Skills? 🤖

    • July 1, 2021 • This week, I'm featuring two articles that focus on the following questions:  Does immersive virtual reality increase learning? Do interpolated questions improve podcast listeners' knowledge acquisition and retention?

    • Duration 8m
  • Issue 48: Learning in the Flow of Work 🌊

    • June 17, 2021 • Someone recently asked me about “learning in the flow of work,” a “new” concept “coined” by a popular L&D consultant; based on what I’ve heard, this concept sounds like a shiny new way to say “informal learning,”...

    • Duration 9m
    • Rating 3.0
    • Award
  • Issue 47: Gamification: Mistakes, Tips, and Reviews 🎠

    • June 11, 2021 •  This week I’m revisiting some of my favorite reviews of articles related to gamification. Topics we’ll cover include:  Gamification and motivation One-time badges vs. streaks Gamified learning for behavior change

    • Duration 7m
    • Award
  • Issue 44: Trophies for Everyone! 🏆

    • May 21, 2021 • This week’s issue of LSW highlights research on one topic: gamification. Specifically, we’ll focus on the following questions: To what degree does gamification impact perceived motivation in learning? How do prizes influence learner performance? Do learners involved...

    • Duration 8m
    • Award