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Cognitive bias and faulty judgement

Wikipedia defines cognitive bias as “a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own ‘subjective social reality’ from their perception of the input.” Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins writes about cognitive bias and how an individual can make faulty judgements because of: Information processing shortcuts The limited processing ability of […]

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Ideas that change the world

Every so often someone impresses you with their ability to think outside the box and come up with an innovation that changes the world in some way. Stanford bioengineer, Manu Prakash did just that. He created a paper-based centrifuge that can spin biological samples fast enough to help diagnose infections like malaria and HIV. It’s […]

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How to talk about the things you don’t want to talk about

Our January webinar had leading negotiation and conflict resolution expert, Peter Hiddema, share insights on how to have constructive conversations about difficult things. Topics covered were: How to not assume the worst about people’s motives – without being a fool How to manage strong emotions, including yours How to flip the switch on deadlocked arguments How […]

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The age of immersive learning

We’re all being pulled in a multiplicity of directions with endless social media updates, email notifications, web pop-ups and advertisements. A constant stream of information means that learning needs to be able to capture our attention, and keep it. We’re in an age of immersive engagement ― an age of immersive learning. An immersive environment […]

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eLearning trends (2018)

Every year trots out new lists of trends from the learning industry. One of our favourites for 2018 is from eLearningArt. They talked to 57 experts, summarized the feedback, and came up with these 11 trends: Micro-learning Video Artificial Intelligence (AI) Augmented Reality (AR) Mobile xAPI Virtual Reality (VR) Subscription Tools & Learning Science-based Learning […]

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Seven things to look for in an LMS

As Redwood’s Learning and Technology Manager, I work closely with our LMS clients. Here are my top seven things to look for in a learning management system: Ease of use; intuitive for both learner and administrator Modern, fully-responsive, mobile-first interface Seamless integration with existing or planned systems Flexibility to customize to brand as well as […]

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Cool runnings

There are many amazing things going on in the world of virtual reality, including using VR to help athletes get better. Here’s something that caught our eye. It’s an app called Bobsleigh 360 and it simulates the experience of riding with a bobsleigh team down a bobsleigh track. It’s a rush! Learn more.  

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Augmented Reality (AR) explained

Wikipedia defines Augmented reality (AR) as “a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are ‘augmented’ by computer-generated perceptual information, ideally across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.” Watch Jonathan Strickland explain what that means in simple terms.  

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