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Leveraging the Latest in Brain Science to Deliver the Next Generation of E-Learning
With the explosion in brain research during the past 10 years, scientists know more about the brain than ever before. Consumer brain training software designed to improve memory, attention, cognitive ability and more has hit the market with a vengeance. How is this same research set to change the world of corporate learning and e-learning solutions? What does the next generation of e-learning look like? Join Dr. Alice Kim from the Rotman Research Institute, a premier international center for the study of human brain, along with Carol Leaman, the CEO of Axonify, to learn about:
- Three key areas of brain research that are expected to have the most impact on corporate e-learning.
- How the latest research is being applied in e-learning tools in the workplace.
- Real corporate examples of improvements in knowledge retention, learning transfer and the bottom line.
About The Rotman Research Institute:
Baycrest Hospital, a leader in cognitive neuroscience and memory research, is the home of The Rotman Research Institute (RRI). RRI is a premier international center for the study of human brain function. The primary research focus is on memory and the executive (frontal lobe) functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions which affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The stellar reputation of the Rotman Research Institute reflects its ability to raise and answer fundamental questions about memory, aging and the neuroscience of cognition.
The Axonify platform enables organizations to easily motivate and engage employees in the learning process through the delivery of personalized, bite-sized content in the form of daily questions and information in topic areas those organizations care about. Using concepts of behavioral science combined with gaming, Axonify is proven to improve sales and service levels, while reducing safety incidents and inventory shrinkage. The system creates a real-time, personalized knowledge map employee by employee, which identifies and closes information gaps. Participation and success rates are measured and correlated to specific corporate outcomes that drive revenue or reduce expenses. For more information, please visit www.axonify.com.
Dr. Alice Kim
Rotman Research Institute
Dr. Alice Kim is a post-doctoral fellow at the Rotman Research Institute (part of Baycrest Health Sciences) and York University. She will be discussing the use of cognitive neuroscience research to improve workplace training. Kim uses neuroimaging techniques to uncover how memories are formed in the human brain with the aim of informing better practices of education and training. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where she was trained by world-renowned experts in the neuroscience of memory. She has presented her research at international conferences, including the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, and was the recipient of several awards, including a Millennium Excellence Award and fellowships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. For more information, please visit alicekim.ca.
President and CEO
Carol Leaman is the CEO of Axonify Inc., a next-generation e-learning company that combines game mechanics with brain science to drive knowledge retention in corporate enterprise. She is a much sought-after speaker, presenting at high-profile events such as the Fortune Tech conference, HR Summit 2012 Impact99 conferences and TedxWomen. In 2012 alone, Leaman received three awards for presentations delivered on the future of learning. Prior to Axonify, she was the CEO of PostRank Inc., a social engagement analytics company that she sold to Google in June 2011. Leaman was also the CEO of RSS Solutions Inc. and Fakespace, two companies she successfully sold to strategic acquirers. Leaman is also the recipient of the Sara Kirke Award (2010) for Canada’s leading female entrepreneur and the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Intrepid Award (2011). She sits on the boards of many organizations, both charitable and for-profit, and advises many technology companies.