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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The core concept behind effective instruction is differentiation and adaptation particularly now that technology and digital media is taking over every facet of our life. Being able and ready to adapt your teaching methods to your students emerging learning needs is the key to a successful teaching career. Adaptation requires  thinking analytically about what goes on when students are engaged in learning. Some get the point so rapidly without the need for exhaustive explanations but others are slow learners and call for longer time.

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Oh, this is just brilliant!

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The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education

The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Katrina A. Meyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
University of North Dakota
katrina_meyer@und.nodak.edu


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This article presents information drawn from research on brain processes that impact perception, memory, learning, and understandings about the world. This information is related to the use of interactive video and the Web in distance education through a discussion of how best to enhance learning - or mitigate problems caused - through the use of these technologies.

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Connection through emotions in an online environment takes some extra effort on everyone's part. For me, personal teaching stories help convey humor, empathy, along with the curriculum content.  


Having a lounge where folks can swap pictures of kids and pets might appeal to our brains limbic centers as well! 

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Developing trust and reciprocal awareness among virtual student teams is essential in effective group formation and performance - particularly in short-duration, high-stakes projects.
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How the Brain Learns from Mistakes - Dana Foundation

How the Brain Learns from Mistakes - Dana Foundation | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Imagine renting a car in the United Kingdom. Though you may be an experienced driver on American soil, making the switch to the “wrong” side of the road can be a bit of a challenge. You have to remain vigilant and pay close attention to the new rules, as well as inhibit your automatic tendency to want to drive on the right. Chances are, you will also make a few mistakes at first or as you grow tired.Common wisdom holds that we learn best from our mistakes. But researchers at Michigan State University have published a new study that suggests something more is needed: We must be conscious of our mistakes to reap the benefits of improved performance."

 


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neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy

neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This article explains how Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science combines perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and pedagogy that contribute to a better understanding of how humans learn, and consequently, how we should teach.


Similar to other evolutionary processes, MBE science drew from the dominant “genes” of its parents to produce a better-adapted being. That is, rather than including anything and everything that falls under the labels of education, neuroscience, and psychology as a whole, MBE science is a careful selection of only the best information that can inform the new science of teaching and learning.

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How digital culture is rewiring our brains

How digital culture is rewiring our brains | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our brains are superlatively evolved to adapt to our environment: a process known as neuroplasticity. The connections between our brain cells will be shaped, strengthened and refined by our individual experiences


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TED | Talk | Tag | Brain

TED | Talk | Tag | Brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
TED Talk Tag brain...


TED does it again.  Here's link to a dozen videos tagged: brain


Happy viewing!

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9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered the Classroom

9 Signs That Neuroscience Has Entered the Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We still have a long way to go in understanding the science of learning, but neuroscience is already changing the classroom of today for the better.
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Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities

Digital Stress and Your Brain » Online Universities | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps.

 


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Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos)

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Charlie Rose Brain Series (videos) explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Charlie interviews the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. Dr. Eric Kandel joins Charlie. He is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University. He’s also affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Episodes:

Episode 1 - The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain

Episode 2 - The Perceiving Brain

Episode 3 - The Acting Brain

Episode 4 - The Social Brain

Episode 5 - The Developing Brain

Episode 6 - The Aging Brain

Episode 7 - The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain

Episode 8 - The Anxious Brain

Episode 9 - The Mentally Ill Brain

Episode 10 - The Disordered Brain

Episode 11 - The Deciding Brain

Episode 12 - The Creative Brain

Episode 13 - Highlights from the Series

sponsored by Simons Foundation


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I will certainly be looking at these.
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Facebook and Your Brain | Psychology Today

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You don't need a psychiatrist to tell you that the world has gone crazy over Facebook. The incredible hype over this month’s public offering showed us that as did the over 900 million people using Facebook at least monthly. Here’s a quick look at some brain chemistry to help explain why.
Some say that inside information is the fuel that drives Wall Street. Well, the inside dope on Facebook is dopamine, an organic chemical released in the brain and associated with pleasurable feelings.


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Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience | KurzweilAI

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience | KurzweilAI | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have discovered rules that relate the genes that a neuron switches on and off to the shape of...
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15 Big Ways the Internet is Changing Our Brain| The Committed Sardine

15 Big Ways the Internet is Changing Our Brain| The Committed Sardine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil wants to remind us of the major pros and cons of ubiquitous online access and how it's shaping our brains. This article is featured on the website Kurzweil AI.

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Apr 2, 2012

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The Man Working To Reverse-Engineer Your Brain : NPR

Our brains are filled with billions of neurons, entangled like a dense canopy of tropical forest branches. When we think of a concept or a memory — or have a perception or feeling — our brain's neurons quickly fire and talk to each other across connections called synapses.
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The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses

The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Here are five foundational elements of a brain-friendly eLearning courses.

1. Emotion

 

2. Repetition

 

3. Creation

 

4. Multi-sensory

 

5. Real context



 



 


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Patricia Christian's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:51 PM
It's all about engagement and creating an environment for learning.
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Important considerations when developing online science curriculum. The multi-sensory element especially is important as students need to engage in all forms, not just reading text online.

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Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Brain-Based Online Learning Design - Magna Publications | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Abreena Tompkins, instruction specialist at Surry Community College, has developed a brain-based online course design model based on a meta-analysis of more than 300 articles. In this study, she distilled the following elements of brain-based course design:

  • Low-risk, nonthreatening learning environment
  • Challenging, real-life, authentic assessments
  • Rhythms, patterns, and cycles
  • Appropriate chunking or grouping
  • Learning as orchestration rather than lecture or facilitation
  • Appropriate level of novelty
  • Appropriately timed breaks and learning periods
  • Purposeful assessments
  • Learning that addresses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners
  • Active processing with mental models
  • The use of universal examples, analogies, and parallel processing
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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life.


But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop.

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The Mechanics of the Brain (Interactive)

The Mechanics of the Brain (Interactive) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

An unprecedented research project in one Virginia community, the Roanoke Brain Study, uses a variety of games to explore how interactions and other factors shape our brains and decisions.
Check out this interactive to see what insights researchers can learn from these four behavioral games.


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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
"Do you recall some of your college professors who knew their subject matter but had zero teaching skills? Staying awake in their one-way-directed lecture classes required Herculean strength (or lots of coffee). They were never trained to develop the skillset of engagement strategies.


Even though I was a physician with a strong science background, when I decided to become a classroom teacher (and thought I'd teach science), I did not want to make that career change without the benefit of instruction and guided student teaching. The year I spent in my graduate school of education program was invaluable in my transition to becoming a professional educator."


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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Announcing Now You See It, in Paperback!

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Announcing Now You See It, in Paperback! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Now available in paperback, "Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform The Way We Live, Work, and Learn," is essential reading for anyone interested in the way human attention and human-created media are co-evolving. -- Howard


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Brain Scans Could Replace The SAT By 2032

Brain Scans Could Replace The SAT By 2032 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Imagine it's the year 2032. You are a high school student. You are at a center where a visual scanner confirms your identity so you can enter a room where you are about to receive a brain scan. A...
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The Collective Intelligence Revolution | Puck – Your Local Heroes

The Collective Intelligence Revolution | Puck – Your Local Heroes | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Now researchers from around the world are organising the first international conference dedicated to “Harnessing collective intelligence with games“, to be held in September this year in Germany. The conference is aimed at ...

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 first international conference dedicated to “Harnessing collective intelligence with games“, to be held in September this year in Germany.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian

Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day.


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Susan Bainbridge's comment, May 29, 2012 9:52 AM
Glad you liked this post. Should be lots more of these types of courses appearing this year.
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What Makes Design Good From The Brain ViewPoint: Designing for the Mind

What Makes Design Good From The Brain ViewPoint: Designing for the Mind | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Design is powerful because of the way our brain processes visuals.

 

We might think of vision working by our eyes pulling in images and projecting them in the back of our mind.

 

If this were the case then there would no be design or art.

 

There are in fact 30 areas in the back of your brain that process different aspects of the image.

 

The various vision processing areas of the brain are individually recreating the design.

 

So, in a way, the viewer is also an artist.

 

In reality, design and art stimulate the mind more than a realistic image would do. Which is why it affects us differently."

 

 

"In this article we look at some principles that make the aesthetics of design attractive to people, and explanations on why they do.

 

The more you become conscious of how design works the better you are able to communicate and judge design decisions."

 

Full article: http://designinformer.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/10/designing-mind/ 

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Welcome to your Wondermind
Wondermind is about a few things. It’s about the brilliant, amazing and truly mind-boggling stuff that’s going on inside your brain as you grow. It’s about the art of Alice in Wonderland, the exhibition at Tate Liverpool. And it’s about putting together both of those things: mixing art with science. Being good at one doesn’t mean you can’t be good at the other (in fact, it’s often the opposite).


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Neurology-of-Gaming-Infographic

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AnnC's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:13 PM

 We need to share this info with parents so they can help their children make healthy choices regarding types and amounts of video gameplaying  in which they engage.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, December 25, 2012 1:57 AM

La Neurologie et l'apprentissage

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Note: The origin of this infographic is: http://onlineteachingtoday.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/neurology-of-gaming-infographic/