science of learning


The Bigger Picture: Mirjam Neelen’s 4 Tips on Aligning Stakeholders When Pivoting to Performance L&D

This week, David James and co-host, Guy Wallace, sit down with Mirjam Neelen, Head of Global Learning Design and Learning Sciences at Novartis, about the importance of understanding the bigger picture and her approaches to analysis, design, and stakeholder management.

Great Minds on Learning: Expert Insights From John Helmer

Great Minds on Learning: Expert Insights From John Helmer

In this L&D podcast recap, David James speaks with John Helmer, Host and Founder of two Learning & Development podcasts: The Learning Hack and Great Minds on Learning, about his insights on the L&D discipline and the people and approaches that have informed so much of the L&D profession.

Students in India

From Trainer to Community Leader: Sugata Mitra and the Future of Remote Learning

Secret to remote learning success? Your grandma.

Microlearning examples

Microlearning Examples and Techniques to Improve Employee Learning Outcomes

When it comes to learning, employees prefer bite-sized portions, not Big Macs. Learn how to incorporate microlearning into your training courses.

Collaborative Learning Theory

What Is Collaborative Learning Theory and Why Do You Need It?

Employees want learning experiences that are democratized, relevant, and engaging. Collaborative Learning Theory helps L&D teams deliver on that expectation.

How Active Learning Can Help You Avoid the Biggest eLearning Pitfall

How Active Learning Can Help You Avoid the Biggest eLearning Pitfall

L&D teams that rely on passive learning techniques aren't going to see the long-term learning outcomes they want. Enter: active learning.

Transformative Learning

Transformative Learning Theory: How to Learn Through Challenging Assumptions

Disorienting dilemmas, preconceived notions, and communicative learning...grasp the basics of applying Transformative Learning Theory in the workplace.

Need for cognition

Need for Cognition: How to Inspire the 3 Types of Learner Curiosity 

Why do some learners take to L&D like fish to water, and others see it as an uphill battle? Enter the need for cognition and epistemic curiosity.

Adult learning theory

What is Adult Learning Theory and How Can You Apply It?

Adults don't learn the same way kids do—so why do so many L&Ds train them as if they're still in grade school? An overview of Adult Learning Theory is in order.

Cognitive learning theory

What is Cognitive Learning Theory and How to Apply it?

By applying Cognitive Learning Theory to your L&D program’s design, you can encourage higher employee engagement and more effective learning.

10 Learning Theories to Structure Your Training Programs

10 Learning Theories to Structure Your Training Programs

To build great learning programs for your employees, you need to get inside their heads...and for this, understanding basic learning theories is essential.

Successful Anti-Bias and Diversity Training

How to Develop Anti-Bias and Diversity Training That’s Truly Effective

We share tips on developing training that encourages team members to confront and understand their internally held biases and provide a path to do better.