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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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P14 B.Y.O.L.: Applying Brain Science to Improve Training and Change Behavior

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, March 15

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We work hard to create great eLearning. We are disappointed when our employees fail to learn or don’t transfer learning back to their workplace. Training programs that fail most often do so because we don’t understand the mind of the learner. As a result, we build modules that are not consistent with the brain’s natural means of acquisition. The programs we build can be more effective once we understand how the learner’s mind operates.

In this energetic workshop, you will explore the core principles that will help you understand how the brain controls learning and behavior. Participants will develop a new understanding of how the mind learns and retains new information. You will examine the core principles in detail and discover how to leverage neurological principles to create sustainable behavioral changes both within the individual and your entire organization. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of core principles of modern cognitive science, and you will be able to immediately utilize these ideas as you create eLearning that is tailored to the human mind.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to develop incentive systems that reinforce desired behaviors
  • How to create social learning communities that are based on psychological principles of observation
  • How to use authoring tools more effectively by understanding how the brain encodes metaphor
  • How to improve employees’ attention within mobile learning by understanding the secrets to people’s attention
  • How to design effective follow-up training by tapping into mnemonic principles of memory
  • How to deliver visual messages or auditory messages based on an understanding of the brain

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors who have a strong interest in learning. Although the session will explore neuroscience and psychology, there are no natural science prerequisites.

Technology discussed in this session:

Art Kohn


ASPIRE Consulting Group

Dr. Art Kohn earned his PhD in cognitive science at Duke University and is a consultant with Google, helping the organization develop new programs which train more than 1.2 billion people. Dr. Kohn's professional research explores how to present information in order to maximize learning and memory. He was awarded the National Professor of the Year award from the American Psychological Association and he won a Fulbright Fellowship in cognitive psychology and a second Fulbright Fellowship in distance education. He consults with organizations around the world, helping them modernize and optimize their training programs.

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