Do we learn from failure – or – How Monkey are You?

Okay — I really, really, really like  It populates my google reader with all sorts of nifty brain related research, keeps me up to date on interesting new stuff, and provides nice, tidy references to the articles, which I have many time searched as an extended index to my own memory (“I know there … Read more

Why Your Brain is a Closet

Maybe you are a subject matter expert teaching something to a bunch of newbies, or maybe you are an instructional designer working with a subject matter expert.  Either way, it’s important to consider the mental models your learners have for the subject.  What do your learners already know, and how have they organized that information … Read more