Category Archives: Design

A methodology for learning. Part 8 – Case Study

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks running through each of the six steps of my learning methodology. To round things off, i wanted to share a case study, to show a practical application of this thinking. The project i’m … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 7 – Footsteps

As we explore the final stage of my learning methodology, we leave the formal learning and move back into the everyday world. Footsteps is about how we transition from the abstract to the concrete, about how we support performance and … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 6 – Assessment

In this series of articles, i’m exploring my Learning Methodology in more detail. We started by examining Context, the contract for the learning, and moving onto Demonstration, where we illustrate our points. Then into Exploration, with a chance to play … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 4 – Exploration

I’ve been exploring my methodology for learning in more detail across a series of articles. We started with Context and then Demonstration: today, we’re looking at the third stage, Exploration. Exploration is where we play with the learning, and it’s … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 3 – Demonstration

This week i’m exploring my Methodology for learning in more detail: today, it’s the second stage, Demonstration. Whenever we are designing training, it’s important that, at some point, we demonstrate what we mean. This may appear obvious, but you’d be … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 – overview

When i’m designing a learning solution, i use a methodology that i’ve refined over time. This is about the underlying structure of the learning, so it applies to any format, be that mobile learning, e-learning, classroom training or social learning. … Continue reading

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Whether to GoPro? Technology and creativity

You may have seen the GoPro range of cameras? Small, lightweight, waterproof and rugged, they’re aimed at the sports and outdoor market with a brand that shouts ‘action‘. They come with a range of clamps, clips, sticky patches and bindings … Continue reading

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Building a rocket to fly to the moon: are your learning blueprints complete?

Commander Hadfield is the archetypal Social Age hero: rugged but personable commander of the International Space Station, cult hero on Twitter and lead musician in the first ever terrestrial/orbital concert performance. Which, naturally, makes me want to build a rocket … Continue reading

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How to design great e-Learning: ask the right questions

It has to be said that i’m a rather amateur gardener, much preferring the ‘BBQ on a summer evening‘ end of the event to the ‘months of digging holes and spreading manure‘ part of the process. On those occasions when … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Context, Demonstration, Design, E-Learning, Effectiveness, Engagement, Footsteps, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Methodology, Learning Styles, Meaning, Narrative, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments