How cognitive biases can influence your training strategy

Cognitive Bias is a complex topic. As learning designers, we should pay attention to some of these biases. This linked article discusses cognitive bias addressing 5 areas to be aware of when designing learning experiences. In the image link you will additionally find 11 more biases defined for your reference.

  1. egocentrism
  2. information bias
  3. confirmation bias
  4. loss aversion
  5. group think

“A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information and affects their decisions and judgments. It’s often a result of your brain’s attempt to simplify information processing.”

“Perceptions influence how we remember things, how we select information, and how we understand and interpret reality.”

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Wonderful share @Roxann on a topic we all have/use/design with and around! When working to support learners that lived in different regions and countries that including them in the design process helped bring topics, even semantics, out that could be addressed and aligned. Also found new learning for me in the process too!

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