The Neuroscience of Learning Design: Britt Andreatta At MoodleMoot US 2016

Britt Andreatta, CLO (L for Learning) of online education company Lynda.com, shared the company’s decades worth of experience around a talk about neuroscience in higher and corporate education. If you loved the movie Inside Out, you’re gonna love this presentation. Andreatta, Ph.D, begins with a disclaimer: she has no neuroscience background. Her approach involves reading literature and talking with authors to “translate” findings into learning experiences. Right away Andreatta frames the science around potential, and what we can do to maximize it in each student. She quotes Carol Dweck from Stanford and her findings correlating success and mindset. A “fixed” and a “growth mindset” in their eyes mark the divide between success and failure. Growth mindsets, naturally, lead to a desire to learn. By first setting fixed mindsets as…


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