Tip #715:  What Myths Are You Perpetuating?

On April 2, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #715:  What Myths Are You Perpetuating?

“I have always found fact infinitely more interesting than myths and falsehoods.” John Brunner

I just read a fascinating article titled: 12 Educational Research Myths,  by John Dabell. He calls them “12 of the best ‘worst’ research myths and legends.”

There are six that jumped out at me, four of which I didn’t realize were myths:

  1. Edgar Dale’s Cone of Experience was debunked quite a while ago. Unfortunately, some trainers still teach that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 50% of what they see and hear, 70% of what they say and write, and 90% of what they do. [I knew this one]

According to Will Thalheimer (2015): … Read the rest

Tip #581: Maslow’s Hierarchy Applied to Teams

On August 10, 2015, Posted by , In management and leadership, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #581: Maslow’s Hierarchy Applied to Teams

“‘What would you call the highest happiness?’ Wratislaw was asked. ‘The sense of competence,’ was the answer, given without hesitation.” John Buchan

The following information is drawn from an article titled: “Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs” by “Brother” Joe Johnson at eLearning Brothers. He applies Maslow’s hierarchy to elearning development teams. However, his model can be applied to any team.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is divided into five basic needs that are usually portrayed as levels within a pyramid. The bottom level is Physiological. Next comes Safety, then Social, then Esteem, then Self-Actualization at the very top of the pyramid.

Maslow’s premise was that physiological needs must be met before a person can focus on safety needs. Only after safety … Read the rest