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Take your dog to work — and make everything better
Thousands of workplaces around the country played host to a parade of canine visitors Friday, June 21, in honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day. But for some employees, dogs come to work every day. Researchers have found that having dogs in work environments can lead to better teamwork, boosted morale, lower stress and higher employee retention.
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3 things to know before designing training for the iPad
As people get more used to using tablets and smart phones to read the news, watch videos and otherwise consume content, it stands to reason they will also want to complete training or otherwise engage in learning experiences using the same technology. So if you are a learning experience designer, you should be preparing yourself for the day when you need to design training courses for people who use iPads.
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How to write better analogies for learning
The eLearning Coach
Analogies are a key component of human thinking and understanding. They've stimulated great feats of problem-solving and discovery. They are also a classic way to foster learning by applying prior knowledge to new concepts. Researchers say that a critical aspect of an effective analogy is that the two areas of comparison are superficially different. For example, comparing an atom to the solar system or a database to a filing cabinet.This is because analogies are non-literal comparisons. They highlight one or more points of similarity between two very different things. They help learners construct new mental models by transferring knowledge from a known domain to an unknown domain.
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More productivity myths, debunked by science (and common sense)
"A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind." "If you had more hours in the day, you'd be more productive." These are common productivity tropes you've probably heard before, and you may even be wasting time trying to follow them when they don't make sense for you. Let's take a look at some of the most popular claims about productivity, and see if there's science to back them up.
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How 15 minutes can fix your time management
Leadership coach Jason Womack describes why you should break up your day into 96 different 15-minute blocks.
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