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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
  • 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
  • Issue 32: Graphics in Online Learning: Useful or Distracting? 🎨

    • February 4, 2021 •  This week, we're focusing on the following questions:  Do graphics enhance online learning? Should software simulations have written instructions? How can platform administrators increase adoption of social learning tools?

    • Duration 8m
    • Award