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Friday, September 5, 2008

Designing e-learning? Don't leave your brain at home!

Designing e-learning is another great video that is well worth watching - all 46 minutes of it!

Dr Itiel Dror gives a very humorous and stimulating presentation demonstrating how the brain's cognitive architecture underpins learning. The lesson is to optimise your learning by fitting it to the brain.

Dr Dror argues that an understanding of how the brain works is essential in learning design. "New learning technologies make it possible to deliver a great deal, but they also make it possible to fail spectacularly, especially if we focus on the technology rather than on the learner".

I really liked these two examples which show how the human brain is a "limited machine". To get the most out of the video make sure you participate in the 'audience' activities by following Dr Dror's instructions.

Enjoy :-)


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