Learning science is a multidisciplinary field, drawing from decades of research and practice in areas like cognitive psychology, neuroscience, education, computer science, and linguistics; this rich history has left us with a body of evidence to support adult learning at scale. Unfortunately, the Learning & Development practice has historically been a matter of accumulated folk wisdom instead of being built on a foundation of meticulously researched evidence.
We've decided it's time to bring science to L&D. This outreach initiative, anchored by the Learning Science Weekly newsletter, is designed to help professionalize the L&D industry by providing research-backed, evidence-based best practices that can aid practitioners in the creation of effective learning environments and impactful educational experiences. By translating cutting-edge research into actionable insights for the field, we hope to usher in a new age of improved and more informed practice.
Learning Science Weekly is led by Dr. Julia Huprich. Julieta Cygiel is the head of growth and community. You can reach the team by emailing editor (at) learningscienceweekly.com. Find us on Twitter @LearnSciWeekly.
Learning Science Weekly is sponsored by Intellum, an Atlanta-based learning technology company that combines the best of customer experience with customer education to help large brands and fast-moving companies increase revenue, improve customer retention, and decrease support costs. The Intellum Platform includes all the tools an organization needs to create, manage, track and improve highly-personalized learning experiences for customers, partners and even employees.