Oldie but a goodie re: Cognitive Load Theory in e-learning design. To avoid overloading learners, apply research-based principles that manage INTRINSIC, minimize EXTRANEOUS, and maximize GERMANE cognitive load in your e-Learning courses. The three principles discussed in this article by Ruth Clark are among a number of cognitive load guidelines proven to improve the quality of your instructional materials.
By understanding the level of learning and intentionality in our mistakes, we can identify what helps us grow as learners.
Mel Aclaro's insight:
I love this article. Some have asked me to clarify my philosophy of creating "safe environments in which to fail..." This article sums it up perfectly. :)
"Mistakes are not all created equal, and they are not always desirable. In addition, learning from mistakes is not all automatic. In order to learn from them the most we need to reflect on our errors and extract lessons from them... If we're precise in our own understanding of mistakes and in our communication with students, it will increase their understanding, buy-in and efficacy as learners."
There are many factors to consider when calculating the total cost of training. It is not enough to determine the development costs; one must also determine the delivery costs to arrive at an accurate result. Most of us already know that. However, when calculating the total cost of training, we sometimes forget to include the cost of lost opportunity. Here’s how to identify that cost!
This page provides links to resources that can be used to debunk/discuss myths, misconceptions, and confusions in the learning field. In addition to using the links as resources, The Debunker Club invites you to (a) recommend additional resources by commenting on the linked pages, (b) provide counterarguments to express your...
There are significant benefits of having your video footage transcribed for editing, as well as final delivery. In this post we share 3 low-cost online services for getting your videos transcribed quickly, saving you time in post!
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most widely used personality test in the world. An estimated2 million peopletake it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and e...
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(Annotated and web-clipped via Evernote public link. Original source: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless.) What's an alternative then? "...The Five Factor model measures people's openness, conscientiousness, extraversion (sic), agreeableness, and neuroticism -- factors that DO differe widely among people, data has told us. And there's some evidence that his scheme have some predictive power in determining people's ability to be successful at various jobs and in other situations..."
If you’re looking for the next must-read book for learning professionals, this is it. Michael Allen’s latest work, Leaving ADDIE for SAM, outlines his successive approximation model (SAM)—an approach that reduces the overall complexity of traditional instructional design processes, offering a more flexible, iterative, and productive model for today’s instructional designers and developers.
Instructional designers face the constant challenge of balancing many considerations affecting learning. Of all the guidelines from research offering advice on these matters, few are more challenging than those dealing with cognitive load. How much is too much? Is cognitive load always bad? In this article, two authors who have focused on these questions give you the answers and a systematic view.
Although microlearning is the industry topic du jour, it’s not entirely a 21st century innovation. Breaking up topics into small, simple units, is as old as education itself. The advent of the digital age just made it a requirement.
Learning styles have been popularized by well-intentioned people, including possibly your professor of instructional design. However, the claim that we have to adapt our design to accommodate different learning styles has been repeatedly debunked by research.
The Danger Have you ever seen the following “research” presented to demonstrate some truth about human learning? Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Worse, these fabrications have been rampant over the last two or three decades—and...
Mel Aclaro's insight:
“The retention chart cannot be supported in terms of scientific validity or logical interpretability. The Cone of Experience, created by Edgar Dale in 1946, makes no claim of scientific grounding, and its utility as a prescriptive theory is thoroughly unjustified...”
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.
Mel Aclaro's insight:
I can see applications here for massive course communities re: social sciences, philosophy, management, etc.. Admittedly, I find myself skeptical, though, when I think if this could apply for, say, technical and software learning programs?
"...The reason I want L&D in the equation is that they (should) be the ones who really understand how we think, work, and learn, and consequently they should be the ones facilitating performance and development. It takes an empathy with users to facilitate them through change, to help them deal with fears and anxieties dealing with new systems, to understand what a good learning culture is and help foster it."
Per-person productivity = Talent x (Relationship +Right Expectation + Recognition/Reward)
"There’s an almost point-to-point correlation between the level of employee engagement in a particular business unit...and that unit’s composite performance...relative to the company median. Higher employee engagement: better performance. Lower employee engagement: worse performance."
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