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Brain-based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom
Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7:00:00 PM UTC
Without some kind of reinforcement, people forget 90% of what they’ve learned in the classroom within one week! As trainers and instructional designers, what can we learn from brain research into how the brain retains information that will help us design programs that encourage long-term retention? If you’ve ever had a hunch that certain learning experiences work better than others, the chances are good that there is a solid neurological principle to back that up. 

In this engaging webinar we’ll explore six brain-based principles that result in maximum learning retention, transfer, and application. Brain researchers know that the challenge of moving information from short-term to long-term memory requires us to encode, store, and retrieve it repeatedly. We have to help people get past the “I already know that” filter by presenting content in novel ways (forcing the hippocampus to compare the new information to the old information). We must bypass the amygdala or fear system by creating safe learning spaces for people to explore, tackle challenges, fail, reflect and adopt new practices to succeed. We must light up the reward center in our learners’ brains, activating the ventral system. Our job as designers and facilitators is to move people through thinking, doing, giving feedback, and receiving feedback as they build new synapses that support long-term retention and application of critical concepts.

In this webinar you’ll experience interactive activities that model the principles presented. You will change the way you design and deliver learning experiences as you leverage the neuroscience of learning to ensure on-the-job behavior change and application of new skills.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:

•	Apply six principles from neuroscience to your virtual classroom designs
•	Prepare learners’ brains to receive and act on new information
•	Leverage brain-based practices that help learners break old habits and enhance their skills   
•	Reinforce and extend learning beyond the virtual classroom to the job

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