Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it’s not in our job descriptions. Whether it’s giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you’ve ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems.
In Design For How People Learn, Second Edition, you’ll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you’re sharing. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- 1. Where Do We Start?
2. Who are your Learners?
- What Do Your Learners Want?
- What Is Their Current Skill Level?
- How Are Your Learners Different from You?
- Learning Styles
- Methods for Learning About Your Learners
3. What’s the Goal?
- Determine Goals
- Identify the Problem
- Set the Destination
- Communicating Learning Objectives
- Determine the Gap
- How Long Is the Trip?
4. How Do We Remember?
- Memory In & Out
- Types of Memory
- Repetition and Memory
5. How do you Get their Attention?
- If They’re Not Paying Attention...
- Talk To the Elephant
- Ways To Engage the Elephant
6. Design for Knowledge
- Will They Remember?
- Helping Your Learners Understand
- How Much Guidance?
- A Process To Follow
- 7. Design for Skills
- 8. Design for Motivation
9. Design for Habits
- What Is a Habit?
- Identifying Habit Gaps
- Designing for Habit
- Applying To Learning Design
- 10. Social and Informal Learning
- 11. Design for Environment
12. Designing Evaluation
- The Challenge Of Doing Good Evaluation
- What Does Learning Evaluation Look Like?
- Does It Work?
- Are They Learning?
- Can the Learners Actually Do the Right Things?
- Are the Learners Actually Doing the Right Things?
- Title: Design for How People Learn, 2nd Edition
- Release date: December 2015
- Publisher(s): New Riders
- ISBN: 9780134211510
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