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Design for How People Learn, Second Edition by Julie Dirksen

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6. Design for Knowledge

(IN WHICH WE LEARN TO NOT HAND OUT MITTENS IN SUMMERTIME AND TO LET LEARNERS HOLD THE MAP)

In this chapter, we will focus on a few basic challenges we face when designing a system to convey knowledge:

• Will your learners remember?

• Do the learners understand?

• How much guidance do you give learners?

We’ll also take a look at a process for designing learning solutions.

Will They Remember?

Let’s look at a few of the many ways to make content more memorable.

Think About Shelves

One way to embed content more firmly in memory is to already have some shelves the learner can use to store the information.

Have Learners Consider What They Already Know

A lot of times learners already have some knowledge of a topic, and you ...

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