August 21, 2018
Instructor: Julie Dirksen
A number of myths persist about people’s allegedly ever-shortening attention spans—but what does the science say? Neuroscience, behavioral economics, and consumer psychology all offer insights into how we manage and allocate attention. Additionally, our ability to manage attention and focus seems to be related to our abilities to allocate willpower and influence how we make decisions.
In this session, you will learn what the current science says about how attention, willpower, and decision-making interact, and how that influences the design of learning environments. Having a deeper understanding of this topic will help you create more engaging and effective learning solutions.
In this session, you will discover:
- How we allocate and manage attention.
- How to interact differently with different types of attention.
- How to engage learners’ attention and manage distraction.
- How to use the principles of willpower, attention, and decision-making to create better learning.
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