Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tier 1 Performance Solutions is a knowledge management company that assists businesses undergoing change to educate and inform their workforce using their online software programs. There is a Brain and Behavior Blog on their website where they post various articles by educators, neuroscientists, and other professionals on new insights made in the realm of neuroscience and the way the brain learns. Of particular interest was the article on "The Brain-targeted Teaching Model" by Dr. Mariale Hardiman, a Johns Hopkins faculty member and a pioneer in the “neuroeducation” movement. The blogger replaces some of the neuroscientific words with plain English to make the articles easier to understand.
This blog site has some amazing articles, slideshares, video's, and pictures regarding the cognitive neuroscience and physiology of the brain and learning. I was blown away by the article posted in July, 2009 regarding left brain vs right brain. A neuroscientist, Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, interviews a patient who had his corpus callosum severed to stop the spread of severe epilepsy. It was fascinating to see how his brain processes images with two totally separate hemispheres. You have to check it out.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This blog is a collection of the best and most updated knowledge regarding eLearning and Instructional Design. It is organized well, easy to navigate and offers a wealth of information on almost every aspect of Instructional Design and Technology possible. If I started reading today and read continuously for the next year, I doubt I could read every article and comment.
E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors. The edublog emphasizes real-world e-learning issues and appropriate uses of emerging technologies. Susan Smith Nash is the Queen’s Assistant. She has been in e-learning since 1990. She has co-authored a book with George Henderson entitled Excellence in College Teaching and Learning. She blogs about opensource software such as Moodle and Joomla, social networking, twitter plus there are many other very interesting informational tidbits. Please check out her site. I think you will enjoy it.