This blog was first posted on eelearning.com on 2/26/09.
jim stellar, psychology professor at northeastern university, and shwen gwee, a student of jim’s, have started a new blog called the other lobe of the brain. their goal is to merge the discussion of neuroscience and social media for learning – both individual and organizational.
jim has been a friend for over ten years now and is one of the most innovative thinkers i’ve met. jim has a great balance between academic and scientific research and practical business application. his passion for understanding how learning happens and how it can be facilitated is contagious. he’s convinced, both by his research and his experience, that experiential and social learning are the keys to accelerating learning.
if you enjoy innovative thinking and mind expanding insights, i’d suggest you add the other lobe of the brain to your blog reader.
UPDATE: 406 posts later, this blog is still going strong. If you want to understand some of the science behind social learning, you need to check this out.
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