Monkey business: how evolution impacts learning with Rob Hubbard, CEO, LAS

In evolutionary terms, we’ve only been walking upright for a heartbeat. With our freakishly large brains, obsession with burning our food with fire and irrational, destructive behaviour; we truly are the strangest of all primates. Whilst we may feel highly evolved because we have Netflix, spaceships and cake, in fact much of our behaviour is the result of the same evolutionary instincts as our primate cousins. If we can recognise and work with these evolutionary instincts, rather than against them, the better we can help our audiences learn.

In this interactive session we’ll get up-close and personal with our monkey selves, identify some of our evolutionary behaviours and consider their implications on how we help people to learn.
About your presenter:
Rob is the founder of LAS, a human-centred digital learning agency. At heart he is a designer through and through, who is fascinated by how we learn, what we remember and why. He is a great enthusiast of all that technology can offer to enhance learning and has completed a huge variety of projects in his 20+ year career.

He is a conference speaker and the editor and co-author of The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual published by Wiley and featuring contributions from the brightest and best digital learning minds on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a former Chair of the eLN.
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11 Nov 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Joan Keevill


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