Tag Archives: Learning Design

The Use of Games in Learning

Today i am sharing an illustration around the use of games in learning. It’s not intended to be definitive, but rather a snapshot view of four applications of game dynamics and mechanics: Quests, Rehearsal, Problem Solving, and Engagement. Quests are … Continue reading

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To Experiment (Or Not)

Scientists never really ‘know’ if something is true: they just have a body of evidence which supports a hypothesis, which has not yet been disproved. The onus does not lie on anyone else to prove an alternative: it’s open simply … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Learning Architecture

Following on from my last post, just sketching up the eight aspects of Learning Architecture: the aim of this is to create a ‘basket’ of elements, any of which can be bought in by a particular organisation, to give an … Continue reading

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Developing a Learning Architecture. A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I’m working on a holistic view of learning, a framework for any organisation to employ, to bring together various aspects of learning: methodology, design, modality, and support. I’m calling this a Learning Architecture, as it’s a scaffolding for learning design … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Designing Effective Social Learning

Social Learning is one approach to learning design, an approach where we combine the best of ‘formal‘ learning (the story that the organisation tells), with the best of the community (the co-created, sense making, ‘social‘ story that the community writes). … Continue reading

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An introduction to Scaffolded Social Learning

I’m sharing this: it’s a short ‘Introduction to Social Learning’, intended as a foundation for people new to the subject. It’s a first iteration: see what you think and let me know if you have ideas! What is Social Learning? … Continue reading

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Engagement and Silence

Often in Social Learning we are aiming to generate engagement within our communities, but it’s easy to get caught up in the ride and think we are successful when people start to speak. Engagement isn’t just about hearing from a … Continue reading

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