Applying brain science In online learning design - A practical approach

Available: On-Demand

Duration: 60-minutes

We've heard about advances in brain science and how they can apply to learning but how do we put this into practice?  And how can it be used in courses online? What exactly do we mean by brain science anyway? Join us to hear practical examples from the world's largest retailer, Walmart, and D2L, a learning platform provider.  During this introductory session, we’ll review current research on brain science from fields such as cognitive psychology and neuroscience; and we'll examine how the findings apply to online learning design.

Key takeaways include:

  • View learners as investors - applying behavioral economics to learning design and behavior
  • How your brain works on learning - practical tips to design for both storage and retrieval learning
  • Resources and tools to learn more and apply the content in your learning programs

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   Steven Turner
Senior Manager of Global Talent


Steven is responsible for enabling learning technologies at an enterprise level for Walmart. He has spent the last 20 years in education, technology, and leadership development functions in the corporate world and academia. His current role consists of leading research and development and piloting new technologies to create better, more efficient learning experiences that engage the modern learner. Steven holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Leadership and Ethics.


   Sarah Nicholl
Customer Success Director


Sarah has focused her career on extending the reach of learning through technology.  Currently serving as a Customer Success Director with D2L, Sarah has worked with global organizations to achieve measurable results through the effective use of learning technology.  With over 20 years of experience in working with more than 200+ corporate accounts, Sarah has helped to design effect adult learning offerings aligned to business drivers, ensuring successful programs and measuring maximum return on investment. Sarah holds a Masters of Education focused on learning, work and change.