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Digital learning - the good, the bad, and the very bad is a Course

Digital learning - the good, the bad, and the very bad

Starts Nov 16, 2020

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Date and time  

Monday 16 November 2020, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm


Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are wondering why learning during COVID was difficult and how to better leverage technology in the future in case students must return to digital learning.


Digital learning isn’t going anywhere – and, if COVID taught us anything, it’s that we never know when we will be required to engage with computers.

Unfortunately, we have long known that Digital learning is weak and that computers are by-and-large a detriment to learning.  This means we can’t simply assume learning will continue as normal when students transition between the classroom and the laptop.

During this session, we will take a look at why computers are difficult to learn from and dive into three key areas of learning that COVID brought to light.

The first area concerns stress and the impact of stressors on learning.  The second concerns memory and the impact of digital technologies on memory formation.  The third concerns engagement and the impact of computers on the three levels of successful student engagement (cognitive, behavioural, and emotional).

Key takeaways              

  • understanding how stress impacts learning (good and bad), and how computers contribute
  • strategies to employ computers to ensure deep memories are being formed
  • awareness of the three levels of engagement and how digital learning interacts with each

Presenter information

Dr Jared Cooney-Horvath                         

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on enhancing teaching and learning practices. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 40 schools around Australia. Jared is currently a research fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and he serves as Director of the Science of Learning Group: a team dedicated to bringing the latest in brain and behavioural research to teachers, students, and parents alike.