It was a pleasure to work on this video abstract with co-authors (Celia Popovic and Mandy Frake-Mistak) for our paper in the International Journal for Academic Development (reference below). A big thanks to Meagan Veneracion, from TLR In Action (tlraction.com), for her amazing animation/illustration work for this video!
Kim, A.S.N., Popovic, C., Farrugia, L., Saleh, S.A.F., Maheux-Pelletier, G., & Frake-Mistak, M. (2020). On nurturing the emergent SoTL researcher: responding to challenges and opportunities. International Journal for Academic Development. doi: 10.1080/1360144X.2020.1842743
In this short (5 min) video, I discuss cognitive phenomena (e.g. distributed practice or spacing, retrieval practice) that can be applied to enhance workplace learning and drive business performance. I had a great time working on this project in collaboration with Axonify.
I teach a third year course at York University that surveys different aspects of cognition, including, for example, perception, attention, memory, decision making, and language. Teaching the course often brings me outside my research area, and I really enjoy covering the different topics and discussing them with students. Last week we covered perception. While preparing for my lecture I found this great YouTube video of a patient with associative agnosia.
Patients with associative agnosia can copy drawings and match objects, but they cannot identify objects through vision – the video demonstrates this very well. Patients with visual agnosias, in general, are impaired in their ability to interpret visual information. Importantly, however, for these patients vision is not a problem, it is really a matter of interpreting visual information. If you know of any other good videos for teaching cognition, please let me know!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the 2015 Alchemy SISTEM Learning Summit, co-hosted by Maple Leaf Foods. It was a fantastic event! It was my first time speaking to the food industry and my batteries were re-energized by how engaged the attendees were. It was clear that they were deeply interested in how knowledge retention can be enhanced and how they could then apply this information to their workplace. Here is the graphic recording of my presentation – what a great idea/memory cue!