Applying Brain Science in Online Learning Design – A Practical Approach

Duration:
1 hour
Presenters:
Steven Turner, Walmart

Sarah Nicholl, D2L

Description:

We’ve heard about advances in brain science and how they can apply to learning but how do we put this into practice? And how can it be used in courses online? What exactly do we mean by brain science anyway? Join us to hear practical examples from the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, and D2L, a learning platform provider. During this introductory session, we’ll review current research on brain science from fields such as cognitive psychology and neuroscience; and we’ll examine how the findings apply to online learning design.

Key takeaways include:

  • View learners as investors – applying behavioral economics to learning design and behavior
  • How your brain works on learning – practical tips to design for both storage and retrieval learning
  • Resources and tools to learn more and apply the content in your learning programs

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