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May 24, 2021

John talks to Mirjam Neelen, Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis, and a well-known blogger and speaker. She recently co-authored a book, Evidence-Informed Learning Design, with Paul Kirschner that has been extremely influential in learning and development. The book has plentiful tips, tools and examples to help L&D and training professionals avoid the myths and hype and design effective learning based on solid research.
The conversation also covers two controversial and much-vaunted areas for future development in learning: neuroscience and AI. Are they really as useful for learning as some believe?
02:55 - How does she balance practitioner role with ‘guruhood’?
05:08 - Why has the ‘evidence-informed’ message resonated so strongly?
7:46 - The learning sciences and how to approach them
10:40 - How useful is neuroscience for learning really?
15:58 - How useful is AI for learning?
22:36 - Adaptive systems and LXPs
25:10 - What role has tech played in shaping ideas about learning?
30:48 - When Theory met Reality
35:24 - How should people focus their efforts to become more evidence-informed?
Mentioned in the discussion
[book] How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What They Mean in Practice By Paul A. Kirschner, Carl Hendrick, Routledge 2020
[Podcast episode] Learning Sciences Weekly: Enhancing learning experiences using AI with Donald Clark
Dick Clark research on AI cognitive task analysis discussed in Trish Uhl Learning tech 2019 talk
Mirjam's Hall of Fame
Patti Shank
Will Thalheimer
Jane Bozarth
Clark Quinn
Connie Malamed
Paul Kirschner
Donald Clark
Etienne Wenger
Victoria Marsick
Geary A. Rummler
Guy Wallace
Michael Eraut
Thomas Gilbert
Follow Mirjam
Blog: Twitter: @MirjamN
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Twitter: @johnhelmer
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