• Exams are coming; Optimize your learning by using “Desirable Difficulties”.

    February 1, 2020 by

    Desirable difficulties are difficulties which challenge the comfort but ends up creating long term desirable effects(Learning). The concept of “desirable difficulties” was developed by Robert Bjork of UCLA. In his research, he noticed various kinds of experimental phenomena which indicated the emergence of 2 predominant patterns in learning. They are: Conditions of instruction or practice… Read more

  • Three levels of Future Learning Technologies everybody should know about.

    December 14, 2019 by

    The technologies of today and its many different variables are going to shape the human learning dramatically in the coming decades. Our society is facing unprecedented changes like the emergence of intelligent machines, engineered organisms, artificial intelligence, and consequent skill and job displacement, etc. This is why we need a big-picture view of exponential technologies… Read more

  • Asking questions and learning

    November 5, 2019 by

    One good technique which aids fast and sustainable learning is to read the topic once for understanding, then quiz yourself. Asking questions will trigger the creation and refinement of retrieval cues specific to the information or groups of information to be retrieved. Without these retrieval cues we cannot reliably bring back the information into our… Read more

  • What is the Science Of Learning? The birds eye view.

    September 20, 2019 by

    Learning must be informed by scientific research and by establishing evidence-based feedback-loop. This is why the idea of a “Science Of Learning” attracted deep interest from people across different fields. This includes psychology, education, neuroscience, and technology, as well as from practitioners. The applied nature of Science Of Learning can be seen more and more… Read more

  • Tweet: Education as Signaling or Skill Building?

    September 6, 2019 by

    Econ Duel: Is Education Signaling or Skill Building? — Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) September 6, 2019 This is a very interesting discussion on education and its fundamental purpose. It is focusing on two important paradigms of education; The Human Capital Theory and The Signaling Theory. Human capital theory claims that education will stimulate social… Read more

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