Episode 9: Taking an evidence-informed approach to training with Mirjam Neelen
The Learning Science Weekly Podcast brings together thought leaders, researchers, creatives, authors, and scientists to chat about the science of learning and how it can be applied in corporate and customer education.
In this week's episode of the Learning Science Weekly Podcast, Julia Huprich will be chatting with Mirjam Neelen. They'll go over tips and tools on how to start taking an evidence-informed approach. How you can read more critically and learn on evidence-informed tools, techniques, and ingredients!
Guest: Mirjam Neelen
Mirjam Neelen is currently Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis. In her current role, she is responsible for the global learning design strategy and plan. She has around 15 years of industry experience, working at a wide variety of companies, including Google and Accenture.
She takes a holistic approach to learning, always keeping the people and their jobs front and center, as well as the business priorities of course. She also leads matrixed teams and provides advisory and consultative support to all learning teams on learning design practices.
Mirjam has always been a proud advocate for evidence-informed approaches to learning experience design and has had a collaborative blog with Paul A. Kirschner for over 5 years. Together, they have recently published a book on evidence-informed learning experience design.
Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance by Mirjam Neelen and Paul Arthur Kirschner.
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Mirjam presents her work regularly. She has completed an MSc in Learning Sciences, an MA in Psycholinguistics, and a BA in Speech Therapy.
Mentioned in the episode:
- Does virtual reality lead to better learning? By Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner – Original work by Wilfred Rubens
- Mirjam recommends reading: Learning to Make a Difference: Value Creation in Social Learning Spaces by Beverly Wenger-Trayner and Étienne Wenger
- The power to persist by Dick Clark
Dick and Guy discuss various topics, such as multitasking, advance organizers, VR for unlearning, feedback, and AI for cognitive task analysis (CTA) By Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner.