A simple strategy to keep struggling learners motivated

Stephen J. Meyer

The road to mastery is never a straight line. It’s natural when learners struggle. Fortunately, researchers have recently discovered an incredibly simple technique that will increase struggling learners’ motivation and improve performance.

A fun place to work – and learn

Stephen J. Meyer

When employees informally share knowledge, work performance and engagement increase. And recent research has uncovered a surprisingly powerful way to encourage informal learning: fun.

How clickbait can help you build better learning

Stephen J. Meyer

Recent research has explored how activating curiosity can promote positive behaviors. And the findings suggest that curiosity can also successfully boost learners’ motivation and engagement in workplace learning.

Study: How to give learners effective feedback

Study: How to give learners effective feedback

Stephen J. Meyer

Effective feedback is crucial to the learning process. But how do you make sure your feedback is heard? And more importantly, how do you ensure that it motivates learners to change their behavior?

The neuroscience behind long-term learning

The neuroscience behind long-term learning

Stephen J. Meyer

Neuroscientists from the University of Texas recently identified exactly what happens in the brain when we have a memorable experience — and how it relates to learning and long-term memory.

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?