What can great athletes teach us about training?

What can great athletes teach us about training?

Stephen J. Meyer

World-class athletes can make it look easy. But the truth is, it’s not. It requires practice. It requires learning from mistakes. And it requires training. In effect, great athletes aren’t just superior performers – they’re dedicated learners.

How to boost learner motivation and improve results

How to boost learner motivation and improve results

Stephen J. Meyer

It’s clear that motivated learners benefit more from training. But not every learner will enter a training experience with the same level of motivation. So, is there a way for learning professionals to increase motivation across the board? Recent research suggests there is. And it’s surprisingly simple.

Can training make your organization recession-proof?

Stephen J. Meyer

The benefits of training your employees are well chronicled. But these benefits typically assume that conditions are normal. What about when the situation is abnormal? Can training help your organization survive, or even thrive, when the economic outlook is grim?

Gamification: What does the research say?

Stephen J. Meyer

The appeal of gamification is clear, but does it actually work? That’s what Penn’s Wharton School recently investigated during a gamification conference with some of the field’s top researchers.

How to help struggling learners improve

How to help struggling learners improve

Stephen J. Meyer

When a learner is struggling to improve, what’s the best way to help? Research conducted by Harvard and Brown universities may have the answer.

Newly discovered brain network sheds light on learning process

Stephen J. Meyer

We’re written before about the importance of activating prior knowledge in training. To briefly sum up: If you can connect new information to what learners already know, they’ll be much more likely to understand it, see it as important and remember it. For years, researchers knew how important prior knowledge was to learning. But they…