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    Saga Briggs is an author at InformED. You can follow her on Twitter@sagamilena or read more of her writing here.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • Why Is Immersive Learning So Effective?

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    February 9th, 2021 Features

    Immersive learning is becoming a bigger part of both in-person and online education across the globe. Why is it so effective at improving learning outcomes, beyond the obvious appeal of being virtually transported to another place or time? Research suggests the answer lies in presence, autonomy, and feedback. What Is Immersive Learning? Immersive learning is… Read More

  • Working As a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

    According to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Wellness, alcohol was the most common drug of concern for which clients sought treatment in 2018-2019. In 2020, wastewater data analysis revealed that alcohol was not only one of the most commonly detected substances but that there was a higher consumption of it in… Read More

  • If Not Learning Styles Theory, Then What?

    As of the last major literature review in 2008, there’s still very little evidence that people learn best when information is processed according to their purported “learning style.” Individuals may have preferred thinking styles, says cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham, but these don’t serve them when the processing method (e.g. visual) doesn’t match up to the… Read More

  • How to Navigate Online Learning in 2021

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    January 10th, 2021 No Comments Features

    As we approach one year since the pandemic hit most of the world, it’s worth taking a look at how online learning will continue to expand and develop in 2021. One thing that’s clear is that it will continue to be an important option even if schools and companies return to their physical locations, and… Read More

  • Educational and Career Paths in Mental Health

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    December 13th, 2020 No Comments Features

    Thinking of becoming a mental health practitioner? It may be the perfect time. According to the Black Dog Institute, nearly half (45%) of Australians already experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime, and these numbers are only growing due to the pandemic. Many pharmaceutical treatments and psychiatric models are no longer considered effective… Read More