Neuro, Cognitive & Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice

Track : Online Learners

Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes


This highly interactive workshop engages participants in “applying” neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences-based practices to a current or planned course.  Participants will review concepts and practices related to the principles of human learning, metacognitive development, and mindfulness. They will also have the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to review their course and reflect on how content, activities, and assessments align with research regarding attention, memory, cognitive load, and transfer of learning.


This workshop is designed for eLearning professionals who work as instructors, professional development administrators, or instructional designers and who have completed the first workshop, Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part I: Bringing Theory to Practice.



  • Explain principles of human learning

  • Utilize evidence based practices and strategies to support metacognitive development, learning, memory, and transfer

  • Complete a customized best-practices Learning Sciences: Course Design Worksheet to guide online and blended instruction


Prerequisite :

Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part 1: Bringing Theory to Practice 



This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. There is one optional live synchronous session that will be recorded.

Total length of time to completion: 7 days.


Who should take this program?


Professional development administrators

Instructional Designers involved in online and/or blended learning


What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • Access to resources on how findings of cognitive, neuro, and learning sciences can be applied in education

  • Methods to review, enhance, or develop your own course using current and emerging research from neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences

  • A Neuroeducation Checklist to review an online or blended course based on concepts from learning sciences to ensure alignment with human learning principles and neuroeducation


Note: This workshop is eligible for a digital badge for participants who complete the two workshops in the Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences series. Upon completion of both workshops, participants should contact to notify. A badge will be issued after confirming that all requirements have been met.


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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.