Designing Curricula for Professionals
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Focused on behavior change, adult learners, design techniques, or anything pertinent when starting to put programs together
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Are You Creating an Environment in Which Learning Can Thrive?

Are You Creating an Environment in Which Learning Can Thrive? | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
This past weekend I spent an evening making Smores with my kids in the backyard. My son enjoys this and loves helping his dad build the campfire. Here are some of the fire-building 'tips' I shared ...
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EXCELLENT post on learning environments, but I believe it can also be distilled down from the organization to the learning event. Spend the time up front, and the student will build momentum and drive through completion.

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Marc My Words: The End of Books by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: The End of Books by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it

An excellent article about what the migration to new media means for the instructional design approach.

 

"...it’s not as much about building a course as it is about what should be in that course and how it should work, and what we should deliver in other ways. Not as much about creating online knowledge resources as it is about what those resources should include and how we should structure them. Not as much about building social networks as it is about what those social networks can and should accomplish. And so on."

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Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers

Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
These tips could be well applied to classroom print material too. We shouldn't develop dense text that compels thorough reading; rather we should develop content that supports learning and guide the participant through the overall experience.
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The Thing About Multiple-Choice Tests … by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine

The Thing About Multiple-Choice Tests … by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
This is one of those topics you can never study enough. Good exams can make or break a learning experience.
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What are the rules your brain works by? - Barking up the wrong tree

What are the rules your brain works by? - Barking up the wrong tree | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
The section on improving memory has some interesting considerations that could be built into course designs to encourage transfer of content to long-term memory.
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Are learners idiots? | Cathy Moore

Are learners idiots? | Cathy Moore | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it

No they are not! Imagine if we assumed what they knew, developed job aids for those that didn't meet those assumptions, and crafted experiences that leverages and builds on those things they already do.

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Scenarios in elearning: Why they're better than quiz questions

Scenarios in elearning: Why they're better than quiz questions | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it

For all learning, scenarios provide context. "A scenario-style question that puts the challenge into context and shows the result of each decision requires learners to think a little more deeply and independently. This at least makes your elearning more engaging and could lead to better transfer on the job."

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
A good refresher...
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Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it

It's not what that adult learners care about, as much as why.

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Learning with 'e's: Conversation as curriculum

Learning with 'e's: Conversation as curriculum | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it
"...content based delivery of the curriculum, and its traditional compartmentalisation of subjects constrain the understanding of students, and fail to prepare them for a dynamic world of work and life that is constantly changing. Today we have a vast array of technology at our fingertips, and - although I admit this is seldom enough to make informed decisions and knowledgeable actions on its own - combined with the appropriate skills and literacies, individuals will have the ability to apply creative solutions to problems they may encounter on a daily basis."
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The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You? | Social Learning Blog

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You? | Social Learning Blog | Designing Curricula for Professionals | Scoop.it

I'm a big believer that we should push content outside of the classroom and have participants exhibit behaviors while they are in it.

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