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  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
  • Issue 41: Optimizing Learning Objectives 🌟

    • April 30, 2021 •  Happy Friday! This week we're focusing on two questions related to learning objectives and course design: Where should you put the learning objectives for an online course? How can learning objectives be optimized to enhance...

    • Duration 6m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 39: Seductive Details & Social Media 👯

    • April 16, 2021 •  This week we're focusing on two questions: Can enterprise social media use improve organizational learning? Do interesting but irrelevant details impair learning?

    • Duration 6m
    • Award
  • Issue 38: Robots, Notifications, and Background Music 🎶

    • April 8, 2021 •  This week we're focusing on the following questions: Does the presence of a social robot, combined with gamification elements, encourage learning? How do notifications impact learning? Can background music enhance learning efficiency?

    • Duration 9m
    • Award
  • Episode 11: Practical Applications of Gamification with Dr. Karl Kapp

    In this week's episode of the Learning Science Weekly Podcast, we spoke with Doctor Karl Kapp about instructional game design, gamification classes, and online learning design. We explored his research, theoretical foundations, and practical application of gamification, game-thinking, and activity-based...

    • Duration 40m
  • Issue 36: Organizational Learning Culture: Who Needs It? 🐩

    • March 18, 2021 •  This week, we're slightly obsessed about the following questions: How can we optimize informal workplace learning? What's the impact of managerial coaching on workplace engagement? Why has no one sent in any pet photos this week? Would...

    • Duration 7m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 35: Does an instructor's mood impact learning? 😀

    • March 11, 2021 •  This week, we're tackling the following questions:  How does an instructor's mood in a video lecture impact learners? What does a learner's cognitive load tell us about potential training transfer? How can instructors reduce the impact of seductive...

    • Duration 7m
    • Award
  • Issue 34: Are you making these common assessment mistakes? 🎯

    • March 4, 2021 •  This week we're answering the following questions:  Does incorporating gambling into an LMS increase learner engagement? Can spaced practice using a flashcard app improve test performance? What are the most common assessment mistakes made by...

    • Duration 7m
    • Award