Learning behaviors and brain functions have always been subjects of fascination among educators, psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. Our brain has two halves; each half controlling a set of character traits. The left brain is more analytical, defined by logic and reason, and seeks for quantitative and concrete meaning. The right brain looks for abstractions; it’s more imaginative, artistic, emotional, and empathetic. What has this got to do with eLearning design?
It’s an age-old belief that people who rely on left brain characteristics learn better, are intellectually superior and more productive. Consequently, most corporate training programs and eLearning courses fail to accommodate the right brain elements and end up being preachy, sterile, and prescriptive.
When you see the world around you, you will realize we’ve moved from an age of information to an age of conceptualization. And in this conceptual age, there is no place for number crunching automatons. There is a rising need for employees who are meaning makers and have autonomy over their thoughts and actions. To generate such a workforce, your eLearning design needs to harness the power of the right brain.
Here is an infographic that shows you six senses that speak to the right brain and have the power to transform your eLearning experience.