Technology is brain friendly
Of course it is, or millions of people wouldn’t be addicted to their iphones, ipads, kindles or whatever latest technological gadget is current as you read this. Our brains pay attention to what’s important for us and we get enormous emotional and psychological satisfaction from our electronic devices.
So don’t ask people to turn off their cell phones or laptops when they are learning – just make sure they are motivated to use them to enhance their learning experience.
Use social media to share learning, use twitter to summarise, use Storify to capture information, bring the outside world into your learning environment.
If you’re introducing e-learning make sure you’ve assessed it for brain friendliness too. You can make it multisensory, memorable, sticky and use all the same design criteria as you’d use for face to face learning.
Find out exactly how to apply brain friendly principles to e-learning at www.howtobeabrainfriendlytrainer.com on 20th June in Hampshire.
Since being on the workshop earlier this year Carol Ridlington from Victim support said ‘the pilots we conducted on our eLearning have been very positive and our volunteers are enjoying it. We’ve also noticed a marked increase in requests coming forward for more eLearning modules which is very rewarding!’