Applying Brain Science in Online Learning Design – A Practical Approach

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST  
Host: Future Workplace Webinars
By: Sarah Nicholl, Director, Customer Success, D2L

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 that you can apply in your programs. 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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Sarah Nicholl
Sarah Nicholl

Director, Customer Success, D2L

Sarah Nicholl has focused her career on extending the reach of learning through technology. Over the past 20 years, Sarah has consulted with companies to design enterprise learning programs, implement learning and talent platforms, lead strategy engagements, and advise on measuring learning's impact on business outcomes. Sarah has authored several methodologies and white papers, and led webinars and presented at conferences worldwide. Sarah holds a Masters of Education focused on learning, work and change and is interested in how technology is shaping the skills we'll need in the future and the impact on workplace learning. Today, Sarah serves as the Director, Customer Success for D2L where she works with D2L's corporate clients to help them achieve measurable value from engaging learning programs on the D2L platform.


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