Tag Archives: Learning Design

Assessment: we’re spoilt for (multi) choice

Long term blog readers will know of my dislike of multi-choice assessments: the last ditch bid of the desperate in the final fifteen minutes of learning design. In an idle five minutes, i’ve sketched out some other approaches to assessment, … Continue reading

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On the ninth day of Christmas Learning: perspective

Sometimes we need a jolt, something to kick us out of our comfort zone and into a new space, a creative space where we explore new ideas, where we are unafraid to make mistakes, where we can learn new things … 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 methodology for learning. Part 5 – Reflection

This is part five of my exploration of a methodology for learning. We started by looking at Context, where we establish a contract with the learner, then moved into Demonstration, where we illustrate our view of the world. From there … 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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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 , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The ecosystem of engagement in learning

We do not learn in isolation: we inhabit a rich ecosystem of media, all competing for our attention. TV adverts, posters on the sides of buses, radio, new music, films, the xBox, books, emails from friends, Facebook and Twitter, there … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Community, Conformity, Creative, Curation, Design, Effectiveness, Engagement, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Technology, Mediocrity, Pace, Stories, Storytelling, Teaching, Training, Variety, xBox | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Learning what to leave behind: agile learning in the Social Age

You can’t do everything, or so i’m told, but the trick is to know what to leave behind. As we progress, as we learn, we take on new responsibilities, new roles, learn new skills, it’s important to learn what not … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Adaptability, Agile, Change, Community, Difference, Effectiveness, Introspection, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Opportunity, Personal Learning Network, Productivity, Reflection, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The role of ritual and why to avoid too much structure in learning

It’s a big day here in Amsterdam, Queen Beatrix has abdicated and handed the crown over to her son, the now King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch like to party and today is no exception: as i write this the celebrations are … Continue reading

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