What happens when you combine two of the most powerful research-based learning techniques? Do you get a supercharged training experience? That’s what research into “successive learning” wants to find out.
Is there a way for you to help learners see the need for change – and increase the odds that they’ll actually take action? A new study suggests a simple intervention can help you convert skeptical learners into believers.
Numerous studies have shown the power of mental practice. But nearly every one has focused on individual skills. What about collaborative tasks? Can mental practice – which can only be performed alone – help teams work better?
There’s a good chance that public speaking can be a valuable competency for just about everyone in your organization to have. The bad news: Most people dread it. The good news: Researchers have found a simple technique that can help.
According to recent research, pretesting is a surprising way to boost knowledge retention. Even though learners guess wrong – which makes perfect sense since they haven’t learned the material yet – pretesting helps learners get it right down the road.
Want to boost learners’ motivation for learning a new skill? Stress the importance of working together towards a common goal. A recent study from Stanford shows that social connections and collaboration can yield powerful results.
How can you boost interest and engagement among learners? Conventional wisdom says you should show them how the material is important and relevant to their careers. But research suggests this approach could hurt more than it helps.