She Learns, He Learns: What We Know about the Brain and How it Impacts E-Learning

Session date, time, and location: March 24, 2008, 12-12:50 PM, IRC 104 (a brown-bag discussion)

Presenter: Rick Van Sant, School of Education and the man whose hobbies are: living life out-loud, looking 'round the next corner, singing in the rain, and traveling to far-distant lands.

Session description:

Brain-friendly learning has been a hot topic of investigation and implementation in the field of K-12 education for some time now, and new research findings have tremendous applicability to higher education. Despite this, there is scant evidence that fields outside of education -- and even many areas within education -- are utilizing this research when designing their corporate, institutional, and/or E-learning courses or training sessions. In this session, we will explore recent research in gender- specific, brain-friendly learning and what lessons we, as E-learning designers and teachers, might learn from that research. You will leave the session with some new knowledge and ideas that will help you to design courses or course content and teach in an online environment.

For more information about any of the above, please contact the facilitator(s) or Laurie Daniels ( or ext. 2440.