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(Science Daily) Video Captions Improve Comprehension

A simple change -- switching on captions -- can make a big difference when students watch educational videos, an SF State professor has discovered.

Robert Keith Collins, an assistant professor of American Indian studies, found that students' test scores and comprehension improved dramatically when captions were used while watching videos. The tool is often utilized for students with learning disabilities, but Collins says his results show captions can be beneficial to all students.

ABCDEF: are people tools?

Are people tools in the hands meeting architects, to influence participants? It sounds a bit weird but on the other side, it is about time we see professionals (and volunteers or staff) of all sorts as a category of tools in designing better meetings. Our participants are people and consciously deploying ‘non participant’ people to assist, facilitate, inspire, motivate and even drive meeting objectives is probably the most logic and maybe even the most effective thing we can do.

Six Online Training Dos and Don’ts

Online training has come up as the blessing for those who cannot take regular classes or want to continue their education after a break. Online training is accompanied with many advantages which has made it very popular among learners. In spite of various benefits it is very important for the learners to introspect the need and the type of course they want to do and thus do proper research before taking the course. Online training can be very exciting for some but it can be frustrating and discouraging for others.

Our Ability To Learn Has Deep Roots In Our Ability To Talk To Others

Listening is often the only thing attendees do in formal learning environments.

Speakers talk. Audiences listen.

They listen to keynote speakers at conferences. They listen to presenters in workshops.
They listen to industry speakers in education sessions. They listen to staff in HR trainings.

The truth is that all that listening amounts to very little learning or change in attitudes, behaviors and skills.

Talking Is More Important Than Listening

On the Road to ROI

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Andrea Driessen. Chief Boredom Buster

Andrea Driessen, Chief Boredom Buster at No More Boring Meetings, has been serving the speaking industry for over 20 years.

She and her team transform status-quo meetings into engaging, rip-roaring events that boost productivity and motivation. Audiences are fully awake and able to learn all they need to be more effective and productive.

Adrian Segar

Adrian Segar is the owner of Conferences That Work, located in Marlboro, Vermont. He has organized and facilitated conferences for thirty years, and is the author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love, a comprehensive rationale and guide to creating structured participant-driven events that become just what the attendees want them to be.

Bloom's taxonomy - learning domains

Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains for design and evaluation toolkit for training and learning. Cognitive Affective Psychomotor Domains Bloom's Taxonomy, (in full: 'Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains', or strictly speaking: Bloom's 'Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives') was initially (the first part) published in 1956 under the leadership of American academic and educational expert Dr Benjamin S Bloom.

Powering meetings towards an effective experience and networking booster

Allan and Barbara Pease remind us that 80% of men can do only one thing at a time. So what about all those speakers showing slides, overloaded with text, while they keep on talking?

And the movie industry proves us that it is possible to keep an audience attention during 2 hours non-stop. So, what is their secret?

'Meeting effectiveness' is very much under attack today. How can we change meetings into an effective and motivating experience?  

What is the one point you bear in mind during a brainstorming session?

Many brainstorming sessions deal with a particular problem where fresh ideas are needed. It can take place in groups of four to seven or ten. Some rules to follow for healthy brainstorming session are:

Avoid passing judgment on others’ ideas

  • The whole idea of the session is to think differently.
  • Catch on to an idea, improve, modify or build around it.
  • Quantity is more important than quality.

What rules do you follow to make the brainstorming process simple and effective? 

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SPEAKER: John Medina

John Medina has the rare gift of making science fun and accessible to business leaders. He is an extraordinary speaker -- perhaps one of the most energetic and engaging speakers you will ever encounter. And he has a message that every leader needs to survive and thrive at work.

In a keynote presentation or dynamic workshop, Medina guides you through his 12 Brain Rules, things you should know about how the brain works. With fascinating stories and his characteristic sense of humor, he'll explain:

American Society for Training & Development

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
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