Research in Brain Function and Learning
The importance of matching instruction to a child's maturity level
What I found of particular interest were the facts and myths about brain development and learning. We viewed a video in the first week of this course suggesting that learning styles do not exist so what other misconceptions are out there?
The site also includes a number of do's and don'ts which are supported by evidence.
Instructional Design Models and Theories:
Information Processing Theory
This website was referenced by several members of the class as a valuable resource for instructional designers. Upon further digging, I found a nice connection between information processing theory and instructional design.
Applications of information processing theory on instructional design and learning include:
- Focusing skills
- Information gathering skills
- Remembering skills
- Organizing skills
Additional learning theories: http://elearningindustry.com/instructional-design-models-and-theories
How Einstein's Brain Is Different Than Yours