Applying Brain Science In Online Learning Design

Course Overview

Course Introduction

We’ve heard about advances in brain science and its application in different fields. Learning is not untouched by these advances. It needs a practical approach for its improvisation. Brain science impacts learning processes and thus creates an opportunity for its application in online learning designing too. In this course, Sarah Nicholl shares information about her current research on brain science from fields such as cognitive psychology and neuroscience; and examines how the findings apply to online learning design. She defines brain science and its application in designing online learning.
Some of the topics covered in the course include: Future Of Online Learning; The Concept Of The Leprechaun; Storage-Storing The Knowledge; Stickiness- Knowledge Retention; Retrieval- Recalling Learning.

Who Should Attend

  • ClOs
  • HR Directors
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Learning And Development Professionals


Course Methodology

This course is based on a session by Sarah Nicholl, Director, Customer Success, D2L, from the CLO Insight Summit 2017 by Sarder TV and Future Workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the learning process of the brain
  • Understand the application of behavioral economics in driving learning 
  • Understand the storage of information in learning
  • Understand the retention of knowledge in learning
  • Understand the retrieval of knowledge in learning

Course Modules

  • Future And Learning
    • Future Of Online Learning
  • Brain Science And Learning
    • The Concept Of The Leprechaun
  • Learning Process
    • Storage- Storing The Knowledge
    • Stickiness- Knowledge Retention
    • Retrieval- Recalling Learning
  • Category
    CLO Insight Summit
  • Skills Level
  • Duration
    26 min
  • Competencies
    Conceptual Thinking
    Design Learning Programs
    Driving Learning Outcomes

Course Experts

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Sarah Nicholl Director, Customer Success, D2L