Why research into the brain matters for educators

By Jennifer Fink 4/1/2017

How do people learn?

That question has boggled scientists, philosophers and educators for millennia. How, in fact, do humans process, remember, retrieve and use information? How do they build upon existing knowledge to create new ideas and inventions?

The answers to those questions, after all, seem infinitely useful, particularly to educators charged with helping students learn. Yet for a....

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50 days ago
This is interesting, and I agree with most of it. But with your example of MOOCs, it's been proven that people take MOOCs for varying reasons and completion is not an end goal for a lot of participants. The go into MOOCs to learn one chapter, or one concept, learn it, and then move on. They don't feel the need to continue learning about other things in the particular course.