RC2 – Neurodidactics – Where neuroscience meets (online) education

Lecturer: Nicole Flindt
Fields: Neurodidactics, online education, educational technology


Do you sometimes wonder how your students can actually remember and transfer the content you teach in your (online) university class? Due to the COVID-19 crisis schools and universities all around the world were forced to use digital learning methods. But even assuming a seamless transition to digital platforms, good Online Learning tools do not imply good content and a good presentation of the content. The way we learn (online and offline) is actually a field where neuroscience meets education – or should meet, in my opinion. My research field is neurodidactics – a relatively young research discipline in which neuro and educational science as well as psychological findings are interlocked. University lecturers, trainers, and learners can benefit from the transfer of neuroscientific findings on neuroplastic changes in the brain and the resulting opportunities for teaching and learning.

This rainbow course invites all IK participants to get an up-to-date summary of my research area – neurodidactics – and how to create brain-stimulating Online Content for students. I will also offer a more detailed overview of my current research entitled „Brain-stimulating Online Learning content for a youth migrant and refugee EU project“ and of my ongoing research on whether the roles and attitude of teachers and learners should change.


  • Flindt, N., Magarian, M. & Hohl, G. (2021). The creation of brain-stimulating online learning content for a youth migrant and refugee project. In: Muallim Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, April 2021 (Vol 5 Issue 2). (accepted)
  • Steinmeier, J. & Flindt, N. (2021). Digitale Resilienz in der Hochschule und Schule (Digital resilience in universities and schools). In: Lehre und Lernen. (angenommen, in process)
  • Kassymova, G., Bekalaeva, A., Yershimanova, D., Flindt, N., Gadirova, T. & Duisenbayeva, Sh. (2020). E-Learning Environments and Their Connection to the Human Brain. In: International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 9s (2020), pp. 947-954 (also Open Access available: http://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/13359)


Dr. Nicole Flindt
Dr. Nicole Flindt

Dr. Nicole Flindt, M.A., studied law and education at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. Her research area is connected to online education, educational technology, and neurodidactics. She did her thesis on „e-learning“ in cooperation with the software company SAS GmbH Germany. She is the managing director of the research department and head of the Graduate School for Young Researchers at Heidelberg University of Education. Since 2020 she is an Advisory Board Member of the non-profit organization Teachsurfing.org and part of their IT based youth migrant EU project.

Affiliation: Heidelberg University of Education
Homepage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicole_Flindt