Category Archives: Instructional design

SXSWedu 2017 doodle-notes (Part 2)

…continuing with last week’s doodle-notes from the Land of A-Ha’s: SXSWedu. Wednesday Tim Ferriss: Secrets of Accelerated Learning and Mastery The Challenge of Curation Next Generation Transmedia Learning Ecosystems How to Make Awesome Educational Videos The Premise & Promise of Hybrid Higher … Continue reading

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SXSWedu: Taking Learning Experiences to the Extreme

To me, it’s all about the learning. Here’s my doodles and added notes from a couple of the 2016 SXSWedu sessions that focused on the learners’ end of education and training. Learning Experience Design Learning experience design, or LX design, is … Continue reading

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SXSWedu — Forever Learning

Tomorrow, I return to the Land of A-Ha’s where curiosity and learning intersect in an explosion of learning possibilities: SXSWedu. Sure, you may know all about South by Southwest (SXSW), whether it’s the music, film or interactive festival. What far fewer … Continue reading

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What’s the big ID?*

*Instructional Design I recently explained how I more or less backed into my profession of instructional design, or ID  — as in “I had no ID how to train those people properly” perhaps. Let me explain a little more about instructional design, starting … Continue reading

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Dancing Lessons from God

“Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” — Bokonon (AKA Kurt Vonnegut) Vonnegut’s phrasing there in Cat’s Cradle always delights me. It captures the whimsy and wonder of serendipity in shaping our lives, and not just in travel, either. So many … Continue reading

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See What I Mean? Images Aid Learning

An enormous amount of our brain is devoted to visual processing — up to 60% by some estimates. Leveraging visual thinking processes to improve learning simply makes sense. Key images provide overarching cognitive organizers, and work well as visual mnemonics. Repetition of … Continue reading

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3 Intriguing Words

Recently, I received an inquiry from someone seeking to connect with me in my role as a long-term instructional designer. Three words she used in particular made me smile. “Amateur” — she identified herself as an “amateur instructional designer” — which … Continue reading

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