Why do we learn? Often people think that we learn in order to solve problems. So we gain Excel skills, so that we can do our taxes. But we also learn simply to notice, to gain awareness.
As we have been pulling together an online class on “learning to learn,” we decided to consider the research on online learning generally. We wrote up some of our conclusions in this blog post and look forward to hearing feedback in the comments.
I'm always on the look out for new science of learning research, hunting for new studies that help move the field forward.
There are not that many universities that have fully embraced the science of learning. Some schools might have clickers in a few classrooms for example.
The Learning Agency advisor and George Mason University Economics professor Phil Auerswald recently finished up a powerful Tedx talk titled "Eye Contact Can't Be Automated."