- Working with Cognitive Load – Continuing on the brain biology and learning techniques theme!
- Top tips for using neurology to improve elearning – As a once-upon-a-time biologist, I love it when biology is applied to learning. From the article: "This means that it’s important to recognise which brain mechanism is appropriate for the type of training you want to deliver."
Posts Tagged biology
- Set in Our Ways: Why Change Is So Hard: Scientific American – A great article from Scientific American on the biology/psychology of why people are naturally resistant to change. Interestingly, it claims people are more tolerant of change during their 20s and then again after 60.
- Pew Internet: Future of the Internet – Pew Internet research releases the results of its survey on the future of the Internet. Much as expected, with the exception of one finding that surprised me: "The transparency of people and organizations will increase, but that will not necessarily yield more personal integrity, social tolerance, or forgiveness." I think we may see more tolerance overall as everyone moves to "wearing a transparent kimono."
- Ask Nature – the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature – As a biologist by training, I constantly see ways in which effective business systems mimic biological systems. This looks like a wonderful site for inspiration. From the site: "That's the idea behind AskNature, the online inspiration source for the biomimicry community. Think of it as your home habitat—whether you're a biologist who wants to share what you know about an amazing organism, or a designer, architect, engineer, or chemist looking for planet-friendly solutions. AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born."
- learningscience.org – A topic near and dear to my heart. And based on the latest international test results, we need it now more than ever…
- The Growth of Open APIs: More Evidence That Web Services Drive Network Effects [Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog] – Dion extrapolates the growth of Amazon Web Services to the Web as a whole. The question remains how to monetize this usage. Without the scale or intrinsic financial incentive of Amazon, how do other companies leverage APIs successfully?
- The Science of Irrationality: Why We Humans Behave So Strangely: Scientific American – MIT's Dan Ariely discusses his research in behavioral economics and explains how to deal with our brain's flawed decision-making process.