TH407 - Brain-Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Thu, Jan 25 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | 210AE

Session Description:
What if the training you delivered in the virtual classroom was so vibrant and compelling that people clamored to attend your sessions? Your ability to connect with, engage, and stimulate the thinking of your participants is directly linked to your understanding of the neuroscience of learning. Our brains ignore what is predictable and boring. This session explores the brain's need for novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion to capture and keep your participants' attention online. Increase novelty with the creative use of relevant games. Enhance contrast by incorporating a variety of facilitation techniques. Build meaningful connections with collaborative learning approaches. Harness emotion with storytelling frames. Explore six brain-based guidelines that leverage the interaction and collaboration tools in the virtual classroom.

Application on the Job:
Apply six brain-based guidelines in your next web workshop.
Increase novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion in the virtual classroom.
Use an infographic from the session to reinforce brain-based learning approaches.

Type: Concurrent Session

Tracks: Virtual Classroom

Handout(s): Presentation


Clay, Cynthia

Cynthia Clay


NetSpeed Learning Solutions