Learning DesignLearning design is so much more than cutting and pasting text and images. It is about understanding the psychology of learning and designing learning experiences that engage, excite and enable people to practice, store, retrieve and apply the learning.

Designers have expertise in how learning experiences can be designed.

There are a number of factors and principles that underpin a design and recommendations, including:

  • Knowledge about learning theories and how those work online and in face to face environments
  • Ability to create different types of  learning activities
  • Create ways to engage students through the learning experience
  • Ensure learning activities are aligned to learning outcomes

Design Crimes in Learning & Development

2019-02-01T10:16:34+00:00Categories: Learning Design, spectrain, Training and Development|Tags: , , , |

Recently I have been “Optimising” a huge library of learning and development materials for an organisation who wish to transfer traditional teacher-focused learning to a flexible blended approach. The collection of  learning materials has been "designed" by a variety of individuals and consists of a mixture of styles, templates, fonts, [...]

Feedback is the food of progress, sometimes it doesn’t taste nice

2023-09-19T08:00:11+00:00Categories: Evaluating Training and Development, Learning Design|Tags: , , |

I admire and encourage people who can express their creativity with whatever tools are available, but having access to PowerPoint and Clip Art does not make you a learning designer. I have owned a hammer for many years but that doesn't mean I can build a house. So when a customer asked me [...]

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