Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. More and more L&D professionals are using this scientific-based research to inform their thinking but it can be hard to stay on top of new theories. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques. Read: Brain rules Watch: How does the brain work?

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Friday Find Finds — Skills Reports, Async Training Program & Brain Sensory Signals

Mike Taylor

In spite of many cognitive psychologists’ efforts to dispel the myth, the learning styles theory is still popular in many educational circles. How the Brain Tells Apart Important and Unimportant Sensations. “Your job is to collect good ideas.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. Scientists are finding ways to change the brain through intellectual exercises. People who are socially clumsy can be given exercises that improve their brain’s ability to read nonverbal clues. Havent yet read that brain plasticity book , but its on my list.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You My thinking has evolved way beyond that, and I think Ive wrapped my little brain around the concept. 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

So after several hours of unenlightened googling, I decided to bite the bullet, go back to first principles and read George Siemens’ seminal paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Siemens describes connectivism as “the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organisation theories&#. According to Chaos Theory , everything is connected, as illustrated so eloquently by the Butterfly Effect.

Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

TechSmith Camtasia

You can watch the video on this topic at the top of this post, to listen to the podcast episode, hit play below, or read on for more… What key skills are missing in today’s learning development? Alex explained to us the interesting research into the effect of learning on the brain. The more you do that, the more you train your brain to give up. Your brain starts to learn that when we try something that’s difficult, we give up and then the difficult thing stops.”.

Learning Objectives, Brain, Content, iPod Learning, Training Stats, & Dilbert

Big Dog, Little Dog

New Mathematical Model Suggests How The Brain Might Stay In Balance - Science Daily. This is called the Hebbian theory of synaptic plasticity and is the classical model for learning. One group attended the live class, the other listened via podcast. When given a test on the subject a week later, the podcast group scored 71 per cent while the in-class group scored 62 per cent. Do learners really need learning objectives? Bottom-Line Performance. Why do we do this?

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An Elearning Design Reading List

Usable Learning

Science Daily’s Mind & Brain feed. John Medina’s Brain Rules. David Rock’s Your Brain At Work. Excellent Podcasts on Motivation, Self-Determination Theory and Behaviorism. Behavioral Economics Brain Stuff e-Learning Instructional Design Interesting Research Research For Practitioners ATD Certificate Class Instructional Design Resources No you don''t have to read them all Yes I know it''s a long list

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 27, 2018

Mike Taylor

I hope your brain is ready for this week’s roundup? No matter what, I think you’ll find some great brain and learning-related knowledge that you’ll want to check out. Battling the Bandwidth of your Brain. In this article by Greg Ashman ( @greg_ashman ) touches on why cognitive load theory is so powerful. Books/Courses/Podcasts. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Lloyd Dean ( @LloydDeanUK ) on his Future of Learning podcast.

Audiolearning: a media that makes noise


Learn how to provide an offer of engaging and efficient training podcasts and audio content! The podcast, a growing format. You can listen to it anywhere, whenever and it lasts an average of 25 minutes: the podcast. Do you use voice messages instead of sending a text?

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Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | February 18, 2022

Mike Taylor

Understanding ACT-R Theory. John Anderson’s ACT-R theory is an ambitious attempt to synthesize a huge amount of work in psychology to form a broad picture of how we learn complicated skills. “You have to be odd to be number one.” Dr. Seuss. Happy Friday!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? The EduTech Wiki also has a good overview on learning style theory. Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:41 PM Labels: learning styles , theory 1 comments: Howard Solomon said. Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry Don't Be a Tyrant!

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 21, 2021

Mike Taylor

Brain Research Confirms Stupidity Of Back-to-Back Meetings. Brain research now confirms what we have all experienced: back-to-back meetings are stupid. Podcasts. The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. Paul Arden.

Welcome to Hot Skills Summer


Learn why our brains aren’t wired to make us happy and what to do about it: Master Your Emotions by Thibaut Meurisse. From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.” . A Lesson on Critical Race Theory on The American Bar Association .

How To Learn Effectively With Different Online Formats


Some of the digital learning formats today are: Podcasts and Audiobooks. Podcasts and Audiobooks. Podcasts and audiobooks allow for multitasking, and you can listen to audio episodes while running, cooking, cleaning, etc.,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. The old theory: Up until now, Ive gone along with that concept of learning styles , which the books authors tell me is based on the information delivery theory. The new theory -- the Redundancy Principle: The Redundancy Principle is based on the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.

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Top Five Most Important Adult Learning Principles


In theory, adult learners seem somewhat rebellious: we don’t like being told what to do, we want to do things in our own time, and it better be worth it or we’re not interested! We don’t want to have to rack our brains to work out how training relates to us; it should be clear!

How To Be More Creative: 10 Activities to Try

Scissortail's Learning Nest

In an episode of The Big Bang Theory , Dr. Sheldon Cooper is trying to solve a physics problem but finds his mind blocked. Most of us wouldn’t choose a job in a busy restaurant as a way to relax our brains, but it works for Sheldon. Reading Time: 7 minutes. Introduction.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 16, 2020

Mike Taylor

Five of the best workplace learning theories. The folks at Emerald Works have shared their take on the workplace learning theories they think are most useful. Podcasts.

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | March 3, 2022

Mike Taylor

But have you ever wondered what’s happening in your brain to turn all these weird symbols into meaning? How does nudge theory support workplace learning on the MindTools podcast Sarah Winters on content design with David Dylan Thomas on the Design for Cognitive Bias podcast.

10 HVAC Training Apps

Ed App

For example, EdApp’s Brain Boost is a handy tool that uses spaced repetition, which is one of the best ways to improve retention rate. Brain Boost. Here, your workers can find tech tips, podcasts, and tools that they can use to increase their HVAC knowledge and service performance. HVAC School’s podcast is an informative series dedicated to bringing the latest in HVAC knowledge to its listeners. Key features: Podcast series. Podcast.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 30, 2020

Mike Taylor

Last week’s most clicked item: Five of the best workplace learning theories. Research Proves Your Brain Needs a Break. Podcasts. Learning how to Learn Curiously with Erika Andersen on the The Curious Advantage podcast.

Artificial Intelligence in Talent Development


We’ve been hearing so much about artificial intelligence (in the news and in movies) for years and we’ve heard some theories on how it might impact the learning and development world. Because you’re going to find some interfaces just work better for you, just the way your brain works.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 30, 2018

Mike Taylor

He shares some evidence-based learning strategies explains why you should focus on getting knowledge out of your brain instead of into it (and what, exactly, that means). Simplifying Cognitive Load Theory. Adam Boxer ( @adamboxer1 ) takes a stab and simplifying the cognitive load theory. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind.

Science-based learning


Lot’s of theories… Lot’s of trends… So how do you you what’s a fad and what’s legit? The Brain Lady”) defines it as: “Science based learning means following the evidence to make decisions instead of following opinion, interest, or preference.”. What’s an example of a theory that we assumed was true, but has been debunked? Concept #2: Science of evolution and how brain developed. The purpose of the brain is to keep you alive. Check out her podcast.

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Bring the Science of Learning into Your Employee Training


Making any type of learning really stick and be relatable to the learner—whether it’s a YouTube video, in-person course, podcast, or online learning—requires an understanding of the science of learning. How Our Brains Like to Learn. Artwork by Kevin Bannister. Share on facebook.

Are you experienced? An insight into Learning Experience Platforms

Learning Pool

Active recall is the theory that we need to actively stimulate memory during the learning process. Your eyes were engaged, but your brain wasn’t. You need to get the brain to actually do the work in order to effectively practice. The basic theory is that your brain is more aware of the differences between subjects, creating a different relationship between this information in your memory, which results in better long term retention.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 28, 2018

Mike Taylor

The Brain’s Autopilot Mechanism Steers Consciousness. This Scientific American article by Steve Ayan walks through the theory of the “predictive mind” – how consciousness only arises when the brain’s implicit expectations fail to materialize. According to this theory, higher cognitive processing can happen without consciousness. The regions of the brain responsible for the emotions and motives, not the cortex, direct our conscious attention.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 30, 2020

Mike Taylor

Last week’s most clicked item: Learning theories timeline: key ideas from educational psychology. The Brain Maps Out Ideas and Memories Like Spaces. Podcasts. “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal. Happy Friday!

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 7, 2019

Mike Taylor

WHY DO “LEARNING STYLES” THEORIES PERSIST? Why Do “Learning Styles” Theories Persist? Amy Brann ( @Amy_Brann ) asks “Are you being tricked by your brain into thinking that you know something well when actually you don’t?” Books, Podcasts, Courses: The Neuroscience of Storytelling on the Chief Content Officer podcast. How To Develop Your Creativity on the Elearning Coach podcast.

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Resources of 2019 for Upskilling Your Workforce


These articles, podcasts, research papers, and books are extremely relevant as we think about upskilling and reskilling the workforce to prepare for the future. . My favorite podcast right now is HBR IdeaCast.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | March 22, 2019

Mike Taylor

Why Your Brain Needs Idle Time. We know the brain can get into its downtime state very quickly, and the education research suggests just a few minutes?—?five Growth mindset theory is a relatively new – and wildly popular – idea that sees failure as a chance to improve your ability. Books, Podcasts, Courses: What will be hot in L&D in 2019? Don Taylor ( @DonaldHTaylor ) on the Good Practice podcast. 10 Podcasts for Every Type of Designer.

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

But other psychologists and neuroscientists have questioned the scientific basis for some learning style theories (nb: learning may be broader than just processing stimuli or information). Personally I dislike podcasts, when I listen to them, my mind gets distracted too easily. Learning styles and the brain Reading the book ' brein@work ' about brain functioning it is explained that the brain is flexibel and adaptive.

mLearning Strategy

Ed App

Similar to a Netflix algorithm, features such as Brain Boost use spaced repetition to boost learner retention and refresh acquired knowledge in the ideal window of opportunity before it falls off the edge of Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve. . mLearning could be as simple as googling a specific work-related question after a meeting, or going for a run and listening to a relevant podcast or audiobook, either voluntarily or as part of a workbook club. .

5 tips to make your microlearning strategy really deliver


These tiny bites could be interactive videos, podcasts, activities, and more. In theory, making learning bite-sized is a great idea. Even if you don’t read theory about “spaced learning,” your gut feeling would tell you that dishing up ninety concurrent pages of online content doesn’t feel right. In our interview with Neuroscientist Stella Collins , she states that repetition is fundamental to brain-friendly learning.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

First, the learning style theory has been debunked a long time ago. Our brains are very creative and form a lot of our own visuals. For a long time I thought I was the odd one out for unsubscribing from blogs that switched to podcasts/videos instead of regular well-written articles. How do we make an online course exciting? What makes people stay and do the work? We talk a lot about ‘engaging’ the learners, but what does that mean?

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