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The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education

The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | 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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Bluebrain: Noah Hutton's 10-Year Documentary about the Mission to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain [Video]: Scientific American

Bluebrain: Noah Hutton's 10-Year Documentary about the Mission to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain [Video]: Scientific American | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Neuroscientist Henry Markram is trying to build a biologically accurate virtual model of the human brain. One independent filmmaker is following his journey." (Article & Video)

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The Sentis Brain Animation Series - The Regions of the Brain (Video)

The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. The second in the series describes the three regions of the brain and how they interact as we experience the world.


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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups?

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How the Brain Learns Best: Strategies to Make Learning Stick-Dr. Judy Willis Webinar

Neuroscience is a complex field that educators don't often turn to for inspiration, but knowing a few basic concepts can help you plan teaching strategies that will prompt your students to be more receptive to learning. Dr. Judy Willis Edutopia Webinar.


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Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain - George Lakoff

UC-Berkeley Linguistics Professor George Lakoff discusses how idea framing and metaphors contribute to shaping the way we think.
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John Medina: on The Human Brain

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What do you and The Scarecrow from THE WIZARD OF OZ have in common? You both have brains, but neither of you have learned best how to exploit them. John Medina is the world-renowned developmental molecular biologist and author of the best-selling users manual, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. In lay language, John can explain how we think and how we could take greater advantage of the incredible organ that separates us from our primate cousins. (video)

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Gene which sparked human brain leap identified - Telegraph

Gene which sparked human brain leap identified - Telegraph | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified the gene which may have driven the crucial step in evolution where man learned to talk.
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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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Brainology

Brainology | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

This is an exciting time for our brains. More and more research is showing that our brains change constantly with learning and experience and that this takes place throughout our lives. Does this have implications for students' motivation and learning?

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NOVA | Mirror Neurons

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A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people. (video)

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Your Brain, the Internet and the Universe Have Something Fascinating in Common | TIME.com

Your Brain, the Internet and the Universe Have Something Fascinating in Common | TIME.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
"What if it turned out that what we’ve become over the course of evolutionary eons is about more than just the elemental stuff that stars and planets and nebulae are made of? What if the very structure of our brains, as well as the things our brains can lay claim to — constructs like the Internet, social networks, etc. — resembled the underlying structure of the universe itself?

That’s what a recent study published in the science journal Nature’s Scientific Reports suggests — that not only are we star-stuff, but that there may be a kind of cosmic feedback loop in the design of our brains and what we’ve created using them."
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Interesting parallels.

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The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science

The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps us remember music, scientists say. When we listen to a new musical phrase, it is the brain's motor system — not areas involved in hearing — that helps us remember what we've heard, researchers reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans last month."

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Your Amazing Brain (Website)

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Your amazing brain..."Explore your brain, take part in real-life experiments and test yourself with our games, illusions and brain-benders."

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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | 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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Can Leadership Be Mentored?

Can Leadership Be Mentored? | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Basically, the human brain comes equipped with neurons that are prepared to react and adapt to a wide range of environments; whether intellectually or physically rigorous, the human brain is able to shift gears and develop skills as necessary well into adolescence. Exceptional young people -- prodigies -- are indicative not merely of their own rare and unique mental capacities; they are also a reflection of what their communities and cultures emphasize as worthy pursuits. Prodigies have mentors. Without mentorship, education, and development, there would be very little continuity of culture over history. Those who strive to teach us have a permanent impact on the future.

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The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain - video

The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain  - video | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Drawing inspiration from the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists in the US want to map all the neural pathways in the human brain, revealing for the first time the physical structure of individual memories and even the faulty wiring that may underlie some psychiatric conditions. (Video)

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BrainFacts.org

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BrainFacts.org is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public.
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Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | 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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Mixing art and science creates fascination and wonder for children in classrooms!

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The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today

The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What's the relationship between stress and performance? This is a different way of thinking about how the brain operates to help or hurt our performance, whether at work, in learning, in a sport, in any domain of ability. There are three main states depicted...By Dan Goleman, Ph.D....

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TEDxEnola: Dr. Judy Willis — Neuroscience in the Classroom

TEDxEnola: Dr. Judy Willis — Neuroscience in the Classroom | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

From Neuroscience Lab to the Classroom" Great video presentation by neurologist and educator, Dr. Judy Willis. Discusses Neuro-logical strategies from the video game model of learning.

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Moulding Young Minds-Tom Chatfield

Moulding Young Minds-Tom Chatfield | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Digital culture does not ruin children’s brains. In fact, it may help them learn better.... Given that the defining quality of all digital media is its interactivity, making these interactions precisely responsive to the nature of our minds is one of the 21st century’s most exciting frontiers.

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