Changes in learning & development practices.

In this episode Bruce and Richard Culatta explore how the world is changing in learning and development due to advances in cognitive science or, as we like to call it, “brain science”. We explore how these changes drive the need to re-think the importance of training content not just as a means of raising awareness but more specifically influencing behaviour.


Richard Culatta is an internationally recognized leader in technology and learning. He currently serves as CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit serving education leaders in 127 countries. Prior to joining ISTE, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. In this role, he led the development of a National Education Technology Plan and helped bridge the gap between tech developers and the tough problems faced by parents.


Key Topics (Explained in bullet Points)

  • Cognition and how it is shaping learning theories
  • The impact of information over load on learning
  • Traditional learning theories limitations in an information overloaded world.
  • Memory and re-call.
  • Motivation’s role in learning.
  • What impact does flexi time and reduced hours have on learning within the work place?
  • Learning outcomes. Competency versus behavioural change.
  • Learning within context.
  • Zombie learning.
  • Engagement & content.


Resources & Topics

Digital for Good, Richard Culatta. Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World: Culatta, Richard: 9781647820169: Books

Ted Talk: Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta at TEDxBeaconStreet – Bing video

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