education's digital future

Learning Engineering: The Art and Science of Improving Learning Performance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
CERAS Learning Hall

Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc.

There's learning science - and then there's learning. Because so many of us have spent years in learning environments, we think we know "how it works." Unfortunately, our intuitions are often incorrect - witness decades of intuitive ed-tech "innovations" that still have not moved our learning needle.("Video is great, right? Must have more!") We'll discuss our efforts to be more like "learning engineers" - to discipline ourselves to apply learning science at scale (even when it violates conventional wisdom), and gather data to show what's working - and not - in the field. We'll talk about some specific promising results - and promising ways to get results at scale.

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