Visual language in learning

When you use visual language you don't need to worry about your audiences first language. Everyone is visual literate. Wikipedia defines visual language as: a system of communication using visual elements. Diagrams, Maps, Paintings, Photographs and Film/Video all rely on visual communication and these can be used in learning to transmit a message which crosses language … Continue reading Visual language in learning

A learning designers product #BlogEveryDay

In my opinion, the brain is a learning designers product. A car designer understands how a car works and ensures that the final design has enough room for the engine, brakes and other essential items. Learning designers need to understand how to firstly, motivate the brain so it becomes interested and secondly understand how to make the material … Continue reading A learning designers product #BlogEveryDay

Dopamine in learning

Since last weeks CPD event about Neuroscience I have been reading different articles as I would like to incorporate ways to release dopamine in any learning and development solution I create. In 2012 Martha Burns, Ph.D shared Dopamine and Learning: What The Brain’s Reward Center Can Teach Educators through Scientific Learning. Martha: refers to dopamine as the “save button” … Continue reading Dopamine in learning

Curiosity according to Stella Collins #NLAWWeek

This week 15th-21st May is Learning at Work week, which is an annual event and 2017's theme is Curious & Creative. I discovered the power of curiosity in learning and development when I read Neuroscience for Learning and Development by Stella Collins. She explains; "When we are curious out brains are stimulated by dopamine, a neurotransmitter that … Continue reading Curiosity according to Stella Collins #NLAWWeek