313 How Do We Really Learn? Applying the Science of Learning to Design
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, March 26
The most expensive instruction is that which doesn’t work. This discussion will look at the actions and behaviors that have been scientifically proven to affect learning. You will explore the ways in which instructional design requires more than content delivery and common sense. You will look at robust, evidence-based principles of learning to discover new ways to build the kind of training that is genuinely effective at creating performance change and helping organizations achieve their objectives.
In this session, you will learn what every good instructional designer should know from the best books for learning techniques, the principles of learning, and the actions that define learning in learners. You’ll build new ways to look at instructional design, as well as resources to use after the conference to help strengthen your skills as a designer. You will also explore the scientific research on eLearning and talk about how the findings apply to learning as it has been shaped thus far, as well as how they can shape learning in the future.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the science of successful learning
- Evidence-based principles of learning
- About the applications of practice for learners
- About reference resources to improve your instruction design
- How to avoid creating wasteful instruction
Designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.