DesignLearning Design

Learning 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

Leaning Transfer Developing Wings

For Khalid Al – Shammeri and the dream team in Kuwait  Three challenges confront designers of learning materials and those who deliver training.  Challenge one is linked to interest, how to turn on the learning machine and ensure that the learner is motivated to rehearse or apply the techniques. The second challenge is related to creating memories: and processes that prompt learners to identify appropriate things and to respond in appropriate ways. The third is to ensure retention to ensure the learning is the cause of the organization and fixation in long term memory.  I recently designed and delivered a [...]

2023-12-30T11:44:30+00:00Categories: Learning Design|Tags: |

Recall and the Rule of Three

Workshops Don’t End When Learners Leave Thats why these recall and the rule of three techniques are essential. Workshops provide stimulus to change, and as learners leave with their action plans we hope that they transfer their leaning implementing their new skills and knowledge with huge success. Good facilitators do not rely on hope; they incorporate methods into their workshops to encourage the process of recall and learning transfer. Recall  and The Rule of Three There are a numerous simple and yet effective methods for encouraging learners to begin, increase or further develop their skills. To ensure effective recall use the [...]

2023-12-30T11:46:12+00:00Categories: Learning Design|Tags: |

Connecting Learners to Content

Take a moment to reflect back to the moments when people were arriving at your last training event. Notice the range of roles you played as you welcomed them. As I reflect I can see myself alleviating anxiety, optimising states for learning, connecting people to people, and listening to their interests so I can connect learners to content. While I am doing this I am gathering and desperately trying to retain a huge amount of essential information including names, aspirations, roles, and a variety of individual requests.  Why Connect Learners to Learners? We all have expectations about the situations that we [...]

The TimeBoxing Technique for Learning Designers

Designers of learning and development solutions frequently build learning solutions that have a prescribed time period and most designers, including myself, sub consciously chew over possible solutions and approaches to the blend of methodologies for days lost in the flow of artistic creation and exhaustive consideration of endless possibilities - it could go on for weeks on end if allowed to.   There is often a misconception that structure gets in the way of generating new ideas. However the creative process thrives under constraints and this discipline actually encourages more ideas to make it to the table. Deadlines tend to focus the [...]

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