The Amazing Brain: Blending Old School and New School Ideas to Create a High Impact, Spaced Learning Experience

  • Leslie Mason, Sage Therapeutics,
  • Carolyn Kopchains, Red Nucleus,
  • Chuck Karvelas, Sage Therapeutics

In this workshop, Sage Therapeutics will present a case study in creating a spaced learning experience for a product launch curriculum, focusing on teaching disease state information. The learning experience blended old school and new school training modalities—including eCourses, virtual meetings, and an Amazing Race-inspired workshop that engaged learners kinetically (called the Amazing Brain).

The bulk of the session’s time will be spent on reviewing the Amazing Brain workshop itself—a strategy- and knowledge-based competition in which 18 teams raced around the meeting space to face off in a series of 4 challenges. These kinetic challenges—while fun—provided an opportunity for learners to practice retrieving the knowledge they learned during the eCourses and virtual meetings.

The results of this learning experience will also be shared, including any qualitative and quantitative measurements.

After this session, participants will walk away with a solid example of how to create a disease state related blended learning solution, as well as a case study in creating an innovative, engaging Amazing Race-inspired workshop.

  • Date:Tuesday, June 4
  • Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:Grapevine 2-3
  • Location:Grapevine 2-3
  • Session Type:Case Study
  • Submitter Name: Lytle, Kelly
  • Submission Date (CST): 11/01/2019 15:53
  • Session Level: Intermediate
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  • Session Length: 60 Minute Workshop
  • How are you planning on keeping the learners engaged during this presentation?: Participants will review the Amazing Brain workshop, compete in a challenge, and capture opportunities to use a similar approach at their own company!
  • Learning Objective 1: Describe how a spaced learning experience can be created to teach disease state information
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe how to measure the impact of this spaced learning experience
  • Learning Objective 3: Identify important topics and/or meetings at your company, for which a workshop that engages learners kinetically may be useful
  • What is the topic your workshop will cover and how is it relevant to the industry?: This workshop covers how to create a spaced learning experience for a product launch curriculum, focusing on teaching disease state information.