A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

| August 30, 2018

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There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching.The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. Much of the time, eLearning instructors are unaware that they are hindering the learning process through ineffective training methods and inappropriate design. When eLearning professionals have a greater knowledge of the brain, they are able to make better decisions about design and create richer learning conditions that attend to students’ social and emotional needs.

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