Learning Design Principles: Going from Forgettable to Compelling

I’ve presented twice in the past week on learning design principles with the goal of helping people reach their own conclusion that “telling does not equal learning.” I’ve posted my presentation on SlideShare.com – feel free to review it and share it with others. Here’s a quick summary: Principle #1: Content does not equal outcomes. […]

Why Games Make Great Learning Solutions

Finally – I have time to write a blog post about some of the wonderful stuff I’m immersed in at DevLearn 2010. Probably my favorite sessions today revolved around games in learning. Jerry Bush, the “game guy” for Cisco shared what Cisco is doing with learning games – and it’s really impressive. Check out some […]

Getting in Touch…

Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer? The sensation you felt as you used what previously was a common tool (phone or computer) in a completely new way? It’s a definitive experience for many people and it comes as no surprise that touch-screen […]

Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No?

Okay, people who don’t know what to do with Twitter (and I struggle myself). These are fantastic links that I came across while perusing people I follow today: From Tony Karrer: Tips on Teaching Online From Joe Deegan: A fantabulous example of an e-course authored in 3 days that was super engaging and very appropriately […]

When should we "help" adults get it right?

Last week I was driving to a meeting listening to NPR. I ended up sitting in my car for a few minutes once I arrived at my destination to listen to an incredible story. Apparently there is an ongoing investigation in the Atlanta public school system to determine if adults corrected answers to standardized tests […]

Using games to help people learn

This is a must-try for anyone who wants to explore alternate-reality games (probably one of the more highly complex forms of game play to create!). This game starts TODAY, October 7th, and it’s an experiment funded by the Robert Wood Foundation. The goal of the game is to see if the community can pool together […]