"Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. "
Would not limit the application of this to K12, think of the possibility for learner manuals for adult learners as well.
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Points out that there are multiple stakeholders within an organization you have to market to/engage. A good marketing tip that's very transferable: Tie features to benefits
There's a spectrum of value creation. A good reminder from Jane Bozarth--The quality of interactions depends on trust, a willingness to ask for and offer help, and time invested in developing ties deeper than those purely at the surface.
Situational Variables differ at each enterprise, at each function, at each location. Keep that in mind. I try to. As Rigorous as Required, and as Flexible as Feasible That's the way to go IMO. And ...
A great article and collection of visuals to frame the importance of a systems view of performance improvement. Particularly important, imo, are the human asset enablers that include values, attitudes, or beliefs since we often can't tackle performance change without some culture change. Incorporating a performance improvement mindset into instructional design, development, and evaluation is critical to creating meaningful learning experiences.
This is instructional design 101, but the only thing I'd emphacize/add is that questions that support "understanding" have to lead to more than a passive, abstract recognition of concepts and a problem space but also to a learner's own formulation of solutions in that problem space. We also have to provide opportunities to test those solutions in a safe space (whether it's a face-to-face training space or online or in an informal learning sandbox).. Love the quoite about "retrieval practice paired with context alignment"--so important.
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.
Things that arouse passion in the ID community: - ADDIE vs non-ADDIE approaches (Agile, SAM) - The need for formal training vs relying on informal learning - -Articulate vs Captivate
- PCs vs Macs (ok, that one goes beyond the ID community :))
And of course, there's learning styles, bunkum, or worth paying attention to at all?
As with all things, the answer usually lies in compromise (and actually understanding the principles that inform each side of the discussion), so here's Howard Gardner's take, revisiting multiple intelligences and learning styles