Evaluating and Identifying Online Resources

on January 17, 2016


This week, I had to look for at least two articles and/or websites that talk about the brain and how it learns, information processing, and problem solving methods during the learning process.

The first website that I found was Edutopia. On the site, I came across several resources on brain-based learning. In one resource, it covered myths about the brain. Some of those myths I can recall reading from my course text. In a next article, written by Dr. Donna Wilson, discusses cognitive strategies for getting and keeping the brain’s attention. I think that this article can be helpful for both educators and instructional designers.

The Information Processing to Approach site gives information on learning theories and how information is processed.  The site provides a stage model of how information is processed and stored in three stages. The three stages in which information is processed and stored are sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Descriptions of each stage are provided on this site. Scrolling to the bottom of the page, there is a chart on using information-processing approach in the classroom.


Huitt, W. (2003). The Information Processing Approach to Cognition. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved from

Wilson, D. (2015). Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention. Retrieved from


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