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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
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Learning to Teach in the 21st Century - UW-Stout

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Dr Paul Howard-Jones - Neuroscience, Games & Learning

Dr Paul Howard-Jones, a leading expert on the role of neuroscience in educational practice and policy with a particular interest in how gaming engages the brain and the application of this knowledge in education. Paul discusses the findings of his recent research that reviews the potential effects of video games and social media on the brain. Can Google rewire the brain? What are the impact of technologies on human well being?


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Brain-Based Learning: Possible Implications for Online Instruction

Brain-Based Learning:  Possible Implications for Online Instruction | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Stephanie A. Clemons

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As higher education institutions push for more online courses instructors are faced with issues and challenges related to teaching in the online learning environment. Regardless, of whether higher education’s impetus is fueled by cost-saving measures, or the belief that online courses answer the challenge of rapid tuition increases or changing student body, one issue that continues to resurface, concerning online courses is to how best to deliver the information and facilitate learning for the student.

Issues concerning student learning involve how they accept, retain and process information delivered in a course. This paper briefly defines and describes brain-based learning, a theory that is under investigation in higher education, and offers suggestions on how that theory may be implemented in the delivery of information and facilitation of online classes in higher education. Implications for online educators are also presented.


The brain is “not only the control center of the entire human body, organizing our behaviors and biological functions, but it also is the seat of our humanity. It defines who we are, how we act, and the very nature of our species.” (Slavkin 2004, 38).


KeyWords: Learning models, learners, modalities, online learning and instruction, brain-based learning, higher education.

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