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Learning can be counterintuitive. Professor Robert Bjork at UCLA uses the term “desirable difficulties” to refer to conditions of learning that feel worse but wind up being better. Recognizing that challenges during learning don’t necessarily indicate that someone is struggling – and can instead indicate the exact opposite – is essential for doing what’s best for your brain, yourself, and any learners whose training you oversee.

Leveraging Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence to Save Lives

A recent article published by Springer Nature shares how an adaptive learning platform harnesses artificial intelligence and the principles of cognitive psychology to find and fill knowledge gaps among clinicians to reduce medical errors. This article summarizes those findings.

Fact or Fiction: Learning Styles Lead to Better Learning

Educators and education institutions have long believed that learning styles not only matter but are the key to effective learning. Many educators have been encouraged to create learning experiences based on these “styles” to improve learning outcomes. But, do such experiences actually result in better learning?

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