Myth Busting Learning
Concurrent Session 5
Are you a learning myth buster? In this session, we’ll not only bust some of the most common and persistent learning myths, but we will also learn how to apply learning science to design effective instruction that helps your students learn better.
Humans have shorter attention spans than goldfish.
Millennials learn differently.
Re-reading and highlighting are effective study strategies.
Images are 60,000 times more effective than text.
In this highly interactive session, we will debunk some of the most prevalent myths surrounding how humans learn. Whether you are new to learning design or a seasoned veteran, you may be surprised to discover how many myths you believe to be true, and have actually incorporated into your courses.
We will go beyond the debunking to share what recent learning science has shown to be true about the way students learn. We will also share effective activities and tools for supporting effective learning. This will be a highly interactive session incorporating large and small group discussion, as well as a fast-paced quizzing game.
Participants in this session will:
Discover commonly held misconceptions about learning
Compile current learning science research
Discover tools and techniques for reinforcing learning in the online classroom