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  • 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
  • Issue 28: What's the Best Way to Train Astronauts? 🌠

    • December 18, 2020 • This week, we're focusing on the following questions: What's the best way to train astronauts? Does gamification help med students? And what's with Mr. Fluffington's face??

    • Duration 10m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 27: VR, Discussions, and the LSW Podcast 🎧

    • December 11, 2020 •  This week, we’re focusing on the following questions:  Which instructor online discussion strategies are associated with learner performance? What are some of the challenges in translating learning science research?  Is immersive virtual reality a useful...

    • Duration 7m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 26: Pedagogical Agents, Customer Ed, & Clippy 📎

    • December 4, 2020 • This week, we're focusing on the following questions:  What are pedagogical agents, and do they enhance learning?  Are “streaks” more effective at encouraging regular learning than badges? What skills make customer education professionals successful?

    • Duration 8m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 25: How Psychological Safety Impacts Your Team 👥

    • November 20, 2020 •  This week, we’re focusing on the following questions:  How can an organization’s gamification strategies influence their employees’ use of a mobile learning app? How does psychological safety impact team performance? How can we use Merrill’s...

    • Duration 8m
    • Rating 5.0
    • Award
  • Issue 24: Gamification, Mobile Microlearning, and More!

    • November 12, 2020 • This week, we’re focusing on the following questions: When can workplace gamification backfire? What are the best practices in mobile microlearning? Does spaced practice enhance learning?

    • Duration 7m
    • Rating 5.0