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"It’s All About Context! Optimizing Learning for and in the Workplace" ; February 2022 Bi-monthly Meeting

  • Friday, February 11, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • 1st time guests attend their first meeting for free to "try us on for size." If you are a former member or a guest who has attended any GOOD meeting before, please register as a returning guest.
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"It’s All About Context! Optimizing Learning for and in the Workplace"

Friday, February 11, 2022

Session Overview

Cognitive scientists have long known the importance of place for the acquisition of skills and tasks; however, with the advent of virtual and distance-spanning technologies, the need to re-incorporate place and context back into learning is fraught with challenges.

In this talk, we will briefly discuss:

1) neurobiological underpinnings about why place and context are critical to long-lasting learning,

2) current data about the ongoing desire, on the part of individuals, to incorporate both into their training and education, and

3) techniques and paradigms for doing so with a student base and workforce that are becoming more and more widely distributed.

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Jerome L. Rekart is the Vice President of Research and Insight in the Office of Product and Program Innovation at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). The team he leads uses quantitative and qualitative analytical methodologies to measure and describe the efficacy and workplace impact of innovative educational offerings. Prior to joining Southern New Hampshire University, he was a tenured professor of education and psychology and author whose research focused on the integration of cognitive and neuroscientific research into instruction to facilitate learning. His publications include articles on the cellular and molecular substrates of learning and memory, an examination of the impact of competency-based education on workplace skills, and his book, The Cognitive Classroom, describes practical, research-based applications of cognitive science in education. He has a BS in Biochemistry from Indiana University, MSc and PhD in Psychology from Northwestern University, and did his postdoctoral training at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.


    • 9:00 AM -- Welcome
    • 9:30 AM --Bi-monthly  Program


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